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Accessibility committee of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival (VFMF)

We are excited to let you know that again, this year, we will have day-stage shows interpreted for ASL. We are hoping you can help us advertise it so people who use this service will be aware of it.

Here is the list of the shows:

Saturday July 14: 

  • 13:40-14:50 Stage 1 – Dirty Windshields
  • 15:00-16:00 Stage 2 – Beyond Borders 
  • 16:20-17:10 Stage 2 – Flyin’ on My Own

Sunday, July 15:  

  • 10:00-11:00 Stage 2 – Shake Your Soul
  • 13:40-14:40 Stage 2 – Change is going to come
  • 16:15-17:15 Stage 3 – Love is Love

The full program can be found here:


The VFMF strive to be as accessible as possible. People with disabilities who who purchase a regular price ticket for themselves will get a free ticket for their attendant. More information about our accessibility program can be found here:



Foster/Adopt Deaf Cats needed

I am a Foster Coordinator for the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA.) We are a non-profit that rescues kittens and cats and places them into foster homes in preparation for adoption.
I would like to reach out to members of your organization to find individuals interested in fostering cats with us. The reason I’m contacting DeafBC directly is we currently have several deaf cats in our system for whom we are trying to locate foster home. Deaf cats are unusually vocal and loud which is causing difficulties as most of our fosters cannot tolerate the noise. These cats are extremely friendly and litter-trained, their only complication is they just don’t know how loud they are. I’ve attached some pictures of the kitties in question.
Fosters could potentially adopt their kitties, or they could continue fostering with us after adoption. We cover all expenses related to food and medical bills while the kitties are in foster and a Foster Coordinator (like myself) is assigned to answer questions or address issues that may arise. The Foster would need to provide a safe home, take care of the cat’s day-to-day care, socialization, and photos and updates for our adoptions website.
Please let me know if you will be able to assist me in my search for foster homes or if there’s a better contact I should reach out to. If you have any questions feel free to email or call me.
Thank you for your time and consideration.


VOKRA TIP OF THE DAYDid you know that plastic bowls can cause acne in kitties? Using glass, metal, or ceramic water and food dishes and frequent washing will keep your foster cats photogenic!

Samantha Fregien

Foster Coordinator, Secretary



Hours of Availability:

  • Mon-Friday 6PM-9PM

  • Saturdays: 10AM-1PM

  • Sundays: 4PM-9PM

  • Reception Hours: Saturday 1PM-4PM

Foster Handbook

Keep the Kitties Safe! Don’t Let Them Escape! Make sure to keep doors and windows closed and remind guests to do the same.

VOKRA is 100% volunteer-run so we may not be able to respond to your email right away, however we’ll get back to you as soon as we’re able.  


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Open Gala Art Party on June 16

Open Gala Art Party! June 16 at 7 pm
Transfixed June 18 at 7 pm
Camera Obscura (hungry ghosts) June 20th at 7 pm & June 23rd at 2 pm
Closing Party at the Junction at 7 pm

For more information on the Opening Gala and celebration of 10 years of the Queer Arts Festival, check out the FB event page https://www.facebook.com/events/438850183238007/

Class of 2018! Host by Hand Dancer Interpreter Service


Class of 2018!

Host by Hand Dancer Interpreter Service

When: June 16, 2018

Time: 5 pm to 8 pm


5320 Nielsen Ave

Ferndale, WA. 98248


Hand Dancer will provide BBQ.

NWWCD will provide cake

Community provide potluck.


Flyer created by NWWCD

Any questions, Email to nwwcd.treasurer@gmail.com

Graduation party 2018 Doc word

Graduation Party 2018 PDF