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Deaflympics and Pan American Games Position Openings







Dear members of the CDSA,

Please see attached the application forms for the position of Chef de Mission for the 2011 Deaflympics in Slovakia and for the position of Chef de Mission for the 2011 Pan American Games in Brazil. If you are qualified, please seriously consider applying for these two prestigious positions as Team Canada will surely be represented at both!

The deadline for submission is Monday, September 14, 2009. Please send all
applications directly to me at the address below!

Applications for mission staff will be sent out in the fall once the Chef de
Mission’s have been selected.

If you have any questions about the job description or the application,
please feel free to contact me (mthompson@bcdeafsports.bc.ca) directly for more information.

Go Canada Go!




XPhoneOnce again, the CRTC has gotten nearly everything wrong!

 In February 2008, the CRTC asked Bell
Canada to test VRS in Ontario and Quebec,
while Telus would test it in B.C. and Alberta.  Before the end of that year, Bell said it made no sense to go ahead with
these tests, and they cancelled their plans.

In the public hearing in November 2008, and in written
comments in January/February 2009, Bell joined Sign Relay Canada (SRC),
Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD), and Canadian Cultural Society of the
Deaf (CCSD) in telling the CRTC that Canada needs national VRS’s, not
provincial or regional ones.

Despite this united front of consumers and telcos, the CRTC
has now stubbornly ordered Bell and Telus to proceed
with the provincial tests.

 As if this wasn’t bad enough, the CRTC has also told Bell and Telus they don’t have to start their VRS’s until 31 December 2011.  That’s right — another two years before Canada
gets VRS in even four provinces! 

To read more on this subject please click on the link below for the entire article:

CAD News on VRS

Corn Party Count Down! 4 More Days!

corn graphicAre you ready for the party of the year? 

The 31st Annual Corn Party is Saturday August 15th, 2009, ONLY FOUR DAYS AWAY!

This year we have a TON of prizes worth over $2000, TONS of activites for ALL ages, and ALL the corn you can eat!

Bring the whole family for a fun day shared with friends!

Tickets can be bought at the door!

Tickets include:

  • A hotdog or smokie
  • Can of pop
  • All activities and games
  • 1-Year GVAD membership

Hot Dogs, Smokies, and Veggie Dogs are available for a low price of $3, chips, pop & bottled water are only $1

Wine and beer will be served after 4 pm.

See you Saturday!

corn pary for deaf bc

 Click on the image above twice to enlarge

In Memory of Keith Cooke


BCRAD (British Columbia Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf) would like you to join us for vigil in memory of Keith Cooke. We will be meeting at the The Inukshuk by English Bay (The Inuit Rock Statute). We will be bringing our own candles and will light them up in honour of Keith Cooke. Please come and join us on Sunday August 9th at 8pm .

You may share your memories and stories with the group. See you there!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rytch at bcrad@ymail.

Have you seen Drive TV yet?

Drive TV Vancouver is a NEW project brought to you by SOPOS (Sense Our Possibilities).

Drive TV Vancouver – Deaf Culture Channel – features Deaf Culture and Community events.  Hosted by Craig Loehr & Denise Read.

Here are a couple videos to check out:

Stay tuned for more videos to come!

For more information check out: Drive TV Vancouver

If you have ideas for new Drive TV-Deaf Channel News
please email: Patrick Hennings: drivetv.ph@gmail.com