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2nd BC Deaf Dart Playdowns

April 17/18
Vancouver Island


Optimist Communication Contest April 1st

The 15th Annual Pacific Northwest Optimist Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing sponsored by the BC Provincial Outreach Program and Optimist International is approaching quickly. It will be held on April 1st this year at Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby. Please open the attached flyer for more details on the event.

Come one, Come all!
This invite is open to all parents, teachers, colleagues, friends, family of the participants and media. Join us in encouraging and in being inspired by participants from all across BC as they present on this year’s theme “For me, optimism is…”

Lunch will be provided

Please RSVP by email by March 25, 2009

Judy Poato,
BC Provincial School for the Deaf
Outreach Program

More info: optimist

St. Patrick’s Day Theme Party


RDB Fundraising Dinner
Friday, March 13 at 7 PM

More info: rdb-st-patrick-party1

Love Is A Many Spendored Thing (Photography)

Message: If you are interested in signing “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing” in the studio please phone Jasna Stojanovic at 604-786-3994 or email John Warren at jchrw4@hotmail.com to arrange an appointment with us. Your face will be displayed on the wall at the famous art galleries in the future.

John Warren

RDSP Information Session: Monday, Feb 23


Registered Disability Savings Plan (RSDP)

What are they?
Do I need one?
Who can open a plan?
Why should I care?

Come and find out the answers to your questions at the
Registered Disability Savings Plan Information Session

When: Monday February 23, 2009
Time: 5:30pm- 7pm
Where: WIDHH, Brodie Hall, 2125 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
ASL Interpreters Provided

Do you know if you open a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RSDP) by March 2, 2009 you will be eligible for grants from the Federal government?

For low-income people with a disability — those with a family income of less than $21,287 — are eligible for a $1,000-a-year Canada Disability Savings Bond grant, regardless of whether any contribution is made.

Mike Bensimonh, a representative from the Royal Bank of Canada will provide an overview of the RSDP and he will be available to make appointments for anyone wishing to open an RDSP.

Remember, if you want to benefit from the 2008 Grant and Bond, make sure to set up your RDSP and contribute before March 2, 2009.  
Please RSVP to: Susan Masters