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Info Session for Free Food Services Course at VCC

There will be an information session for the upcoming Access to Food Services for Deaf Students course at VCC on July 19 from 3:00-4:00pm. The information session will be at the downtown campus. We will meet in the Advising area near the Pender Street entrance. Come learn about this free program that is being offered to the Deaf community.

For more information contact:
Nigel Scott
– Email: interpreting@vcc.ca
– Text/FaceTime: 604-328-8742
– Glide: Interpreting Services VCC

Casting needed for an deaf or hard of hearing actress

Casting for a female deaf role on an animated series:

Looking for females who are deaf or hard of hearing and speak, to voice a female deaf role.

ROLE: Female (30 -40 years)?”General Amaya”; an intense, imposing female. She is fierce, competent and a leader.

ROLE Reference:

Brienne of Tarth (Game of Thrones)/Claire Underwood (House of Cards)

This property is a fantasy series, not quite Game of Thrones, but with a similar sophistication and geared for a slightly younger audience..

Recording: Aiming to record 2 episodes the week of July 12th.

Union: Auditioning union & non-union talent.

Mp3 submissions: July 3rd

Casting Director: Shelley Taylor / Vida Spark Productions

Email: vidaspark2@gmail.com?

Phone: 604.999.8262

Please phone or email for sides and more information.

Shelley Ann Taylor
Vida Spark Productions Inc
Office# 604.274.6081
Mobile# 604.999.8262

Summer Celebration

We invite people to come to our Summer Celebration, to celebrate our communities by joining together for food and fun.

When: Saturday, July 15th, 12 – 3 pm.
Where: Centennial Park, Central Saanich
Who: Deaf and hard of hearing people, families with Deaf and hard of hearing children, service providers
What: BBQ foods, snacks, beverages; socialization, games for children and adults

Inquiries may be sent to leslee@idhhc.ca
Summer Celebration 2017 – Poster final (1)

Indian Summer Festival

Indian Summer Festival – Graphically Speaking

Indian Summer Festival wants to let you all know about how their Graphically Speaking event (on July 14th) will have ASL-English interpretation! At this event Joe Sacco and Molly Crabapple will be interviewed by the award-winning Indian novelist Raghu Karnad. However, interpretation will be cancelled if nobody requests before July 7th!

Video: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=X81rw4EBoOw

Website: https://www.indiansummerfest.ca/event/graphically-speaking/
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/isf2017-graphically-speaking-tickets-34477945463#tickets
Access Info: https://www.indiansummerfest.ca/venue/sfu-woodwards-goldcorp-centre-for-the-arts/

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Hello everybody! Indian Summer Festival will be having a variety of events (July 6 – 15). They want to let you know about one called “Graphically Speaking”.

At this event, the award winning Indian novelist Raghu Karnad will interview two graphic artists. The first graphic artist is Joe Sacco, a very well respected graphic artist who has published various books such as ‘Palestine’ – very powerful. The second graphic artist is Molly Crabapple, who is involved in an array of projects. Her memoir ‘Drawing Blood’ is a bestseller. This is the first time they will meet, they will be interviewed by Raghu and discuss the role of the artist in these turbulent times.

When: July 14 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Where: SFU Woodwards Campus – 149 West Hastings St (Hastings & Cambie)
Cost: $18 advance, $22 at door

ASL-English interpreters are booked but if nobody requests interpretation by July 7th, interpretation will be cancelled.

Space Access Information:
The space is wheelchair accessible.
The event is scent reduced, please don’t use scented products.
Our seats are cushioned.

For more access information:

SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Hope to see you there!

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GVAD Scholarship Winner of 2017

GVAD would like to announce the winner of 2017 scholarship to Tony Yang! GVAD President, Kimberly arranged with his parents and his teacher to surprise him with the scholarship!

We also grabbed the opportunity to explain to Tony and his parents what GVAD does and what services WIDHH have and what we can do to support for his needs in his first year of university!