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Deaf Coffee Gathering in Surrey, BC

A friendly and social coffee group that meets every last Friday of the month.
Where: Java Hut Coffee
#301-6361 152nd St (64th ave and 152 st)
Surrey, B.C.
Time: 7 pm

*Next meeting is July 31st*

Come all and spread your hands to reach out to your friends !!
Creating a healthy ASL lifestyle, which is designed to be a fun and positive communication experience.

Contact: email julielampitt@rogers.blackberry.net
or email mijo@rogers.blackberry.net

GVAD History

Exciting news!

Derek Sweeting is looking for GVAD past and current members to share with him stories, memories, and photos of GVAD’s history. Through this research Derek will be producing a book about GVAD’s past from 1926-2001. Derek looks forward to any memories you would like to share.


Eugeniu Televco is looking to start a GVAD history museum, which may be set up at WIDHH in the future. Eugeniu is looking for a variety of items. Example; old technology(hearing devices, tty’s,etc.), flyers, photos, videos, etc. Do you have anything you would like to donate to a GVAD museum?

If you would like to contribute to either or both of these please email GVAD at: vandeaf@telus.net

Visit Playland with R.A.D

R.A.D wants you to join us on Saturday, July 18th for the Annual Gay Day @ Playland”

Come out to this unique event at Playland. Your favourite carnival games, rides, roller coasters, corn-dogs and candy floss are all there for you as well as live entertainment stages and a private beer garden. Wear red to show your Pride.

Date:Saturday July 18, 2009
Time:12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
*RAD group is meeting at noon at the Beer Garden*
Place:Playland at the PNE
Price:$27 through VPS

If you would like to attend with the Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf please email Rytch at: RNewmiller@rogers.blackberry.net


GVAD Corn Party 2009


Hosted by the Greater Vancouver Association for the Deaf


King George Park On Cambie Road in Richmond between No. 5 and Jacombs Roads

AUGUST 15TH 2009
11am – 9pm

Non-Members: $20
GVAD/BCDSF/ WIDHH Members: $15
Family: $25
Seniors/Youth (6-18): $10
Children Under 5 yrs: FREE
*Tickets available for pickup at the GVAD office*

Purchase of a Corn Party ticket entitles you: 1 smokie or hot dog, pop, and corn!
BONUS Free 1-year GVAD membership!

What else?
Will be selling: Hot Dogs, Smokies, Pop and Snacks
Afternoon/Evening: Bar in the Hall
Checkers/Chess games throughout the day followed by a tournament!

For more information please email GVAD at: vandeaf@telus.net

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BC R.A.D is Back

Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf is BACK! We are celebrating by having a fundraiser Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 at Numbers Cabaret in Vancouver. We would be honoured and delighted to have all in attendance for this exciting and one of a kind event.

Hosted by Rytch Newmiller, along with performances by some of the cities top drag queens.


Date: July 15th, 2009
Time: 8pm
Location: 1042 Davie St, Vancouver
Cover Charge: Accepted by donation

Please bring your funky wild hats. Prizes will be given for the best hat. Be creative as you can!!!!

BONUS: Silent Auction & 50/50 draw

This is a fundraiser event. All proceeds will support Deaf and Hard of Hearing people impacted by HIV AIDS and prevention education.

GVAD is very proud to announce that BC R.A.D is back! The purpose of British Columbia Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf is to establish and maintain a society of Deaf GLBT that will encourage and promote social networking, as well as, educational, economical and social welfare. We want to advance the communities interest in the rights and equality of all, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, religion, ethnic background or abilities.

Hope to see you all there!

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