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Filmmaking Workshop

During the week of August 17-21, 2009, the Deaf Culture Centre and the Canada Council for the Arts are co-sponsoring a “De’VIA Filmmaking Workshop” open to only twenty people from across Canada, between the ages of 18 and 24. I have attached a .PDF package, which includes the flyer, the schedule, brief biographies of the presenters, and the application.

Throughout the week, participants will have opportunities to analyze De’VIA elements and learn how to reflect the De’VIA philosophy in short films that they will complete by the end of the week. This is a very exciting opportunity for young rising Deaf filmmakers to hone their skills and to network with fellow Deaf filmmakers, as well as receiving advice from experts in the field. Last, but not least, participants will be able to show their film during a showcase open to the community on Friday evening, August 21 — and take a copy of their film home with them!

Remember, only twenty Deaf filmmakers will be able to participate, so apply now!

If you have any questions or issues with opening/viewing the file, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Thank you!

Rachel Burton
Intern, Deaf Culture Centre

CRTC – June 16, 2009

From the CRTC website today:

June 16, 2009 – Chairman of CRTC said this in a speech today


June 16, 2009 – Chairman of CRTC said this in a speech today:

Let me turn next to the accessibility of communications services to persons with disabilities. As today’s communications technology evolves, we have more tools than ever before to participate in society. However, those tools are only useful if they are accessible to us.

The communications system must respond to the needs of all Canadians, including the more than four million Canadians that have a disability. Moreover, if we look ahead a few short years, it is evident that the communications needs of baby boomers will also change as they age.
We recently held a comprehensive proceeding on this issue that included a public hearing. The proceeding was unique in that it considered accessibility in light of both the Broadcasting Act and the Telecommunications Act. I am sure we will see more of these converged hearings in the future.

We have listened to input and advice on issues ranging from: captioning and described video; consumer service and support; access to wireless services; emergency services; and relay services involving the interposition of a live operator.

We expect to issue our decision on accessibility later this month. It will address reasonable accommodations that can be implemented to reduce barriers to the access of telecom and broadcasting services, while taking into account the economic reality.

Thanks to Henry Vlug for sharing!

Hornby Island Camps

Hornby Island Kids/Teens Camp – deadline is approaching (extended til Friday)
We have had lots of emails and phone calls worrying about missing the earlybird deadline. Don’t worry – we will continue to accept your applications until Friday 19th (postmarked) at the reduced rate. (so no worries). We are filling up quickly – so please send your forms in the mail ASAP, and send an email to: deafyouthtoday@gmail.com to let Forrest Smith know the application is in the mail.

Announcement: Special Guest at Hornby Kids/Teen Camp and Hornby Island Family Camp

Kyle Emard – Kyle was born and raised in California and is currently living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Kyle graduated from Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. with a Bachelor of Sciences in Deaf Studies and American Sign Language. He has traveled the world and visited many different countries – being exposed to different cultures, educational processes and hands-on experiences. Kyle’s passion is: ASL skits, ASL storytelling, ASL Wars and ASL more/more!

Kyle has a background in leadership development, outdoor education, recreation, sports training, real life scenarios/Training. He is currently working at the New Mexico School for the Deaf in Santa Fe as Student Life Educator where he works with Elementary and Middle school students. Kyle designs and facilitates programs for residential students that combine elements of everything the students need to be a productive citizen in today‘s society.

Kyle will share all these experiences during Hornby Island Kids/Teens Camp. Deaf Children and Youth will benefit greatly by Kyle’s leadership and skills. Families will also be entertained by Kyle at Hornby Island Family Camp (get ready for: CAMPFIRE TIME!!!)

Hornby Island Family Camp – register now
Lots of new families this year!
Gord Campbell needs to have registration information BEFORE you arrive! Email: camgor@telus.net

Still time to register for Family Camp – see Family Camp flyer on FNDC’s website: www.fndc.ca

WIDHH Job Posting

Click audiology-admin-assistant-june-2009

JUNE 20 yoga PAH! at bonsor rec complex

namaste everyone:

this is the first announcement about
the first ever specialty class held at Bonsor’s Recreation Complex.
please read on:

Yoga PAH!
presents DEAF YOGA at
Bonsor’s Recreation Complex
Bonsor Yoga and Pilates Studio
6550 Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby, BC


TIME: 1:30 to 3:30-ish (to be confirmed)

$ 7.60 adults
$ 5.70 seniors & students