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BC ASL & LSQ Events Clarification


Hello, my name is Lindsay Carroll.

I’m the chairperson for the BC ASl-LSQ Awareness Day that is happening on September 22.
I have some good news! The Mayor of Victoria has decided and confirmed to speak at our event!
However the reason why I am doing a vlog here is to clarify about emails.
I am responsible for all emails at bc@asl-lsq.ca for government, speakers, donors and sponsors. 

And next, Mari Klassen is responsible for bus transportation from Vancouver to Victoria. Her email is bctransportation.asl.lsq@gmail.com. Mari will take care of all your concerns and questions. Contact her please.
The other co-chairperson, Nicole Sellars, herself will be responsible for Indigenous, Volunteers, Deaf Blind/Plus Interpreting. She can work to provide full access for bus transportation and at the Awareness Day at the BC Legislative building.
Her email is bc.asl.lsq@gmail.ca.
I hope this will clarify with people that have been trying to contact us. We had some technical difficulties with the email set up.
  hope that this will help clarify which chairperson to contact, so you can have a better understanding how to come and participate in the rally/Awareness Day for BC ASL/LSQ!
Thank you and bye for now!

Special project and asking for volunteers who are interested in participating

To whom this may interest,

My name is Lola Storey. I am an artist currently living and working out of Vancouver, BC. I was directed by Preferred Interpreters to WAVLI upon recommendation for an artistic project I am working on that focuses on how language and communication is embodied, and the multiple intelligences that enable thought and emotion to be conveyed through sign language. This project proposal has been accepted to be shared with Polygon Art Gallery this September 20th, so I am seeking members of the Deaf community who are interested in participating.

Here is background information of the project:

The project is titled Clouds. It began with my interest in the intelligence of language and communication beyond verbal capacity body language, psychology, empathy, for example. I started to question what is it that occurs between people while communicating, and how concept and emotion can be conveyed. I was really inspired by sign language when I was at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival in 2017. The festival is great for providing accessibility to the deaf community; With every music stage there is an interpreter that translates the music to the crowd. I found it really inspiring to watch how poetry and rhythm was embodied and performed. This interest was tethered with an interest in language and music and their capacity to culminate collective experience. I decided to look into working with the deaf community and/or interpreters to manifest my ideas. In April, I worked with an interpreter from Preferred Interpreting on this project, which turned out great. I am now seeking to work with a number of interpreters to further the dynamic of the project.

As an artistic project I am working toward creating an installation. My vision is to create a space where viewers could stand in front of a to human-scale video projection of a figure signing the song Both Sides Nowby Joni Mitchell (for many philosophical and conceptual reasons that contribute to this project). No music would be played, but simply a figure offering the language and emotion of this song. Creating this space and connection would prompt the emotion to be conveyed through the embodied language of not only this song, but languageas a whole.

Working with a member of the community would mean one day of roughly 3-5 hours of work, recording the sign language of this song on to a digital-SLR video camera. I would compensate however much one would charge for an hourly basis. I have a studio space located in Vancouver with all of the equipment needed.

If this is something that you would be interested in participating in, Please let me contact me at lolastorey11@gmail.com to discuss further. Id like to work with at least 3 people if possible.

Warm Regards,

Lola Storey

2018 Vancouver International Film Festival is looking for volunteers.


The 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival is fast approaching!!

Each year we welcome some of the world’s finest films to one of the most beautiful cities on the planet.  For 16 days, hundreds of films from around the world will play throughout the city, showcasing unique genres and content.  Plus: dozens of directors, writers and actors will be on hand for insightful—and occasionally provocative—post-screening Q&A sessions.

Volunteers are an essential and valued part of the Vancouver International Film Festival. They help to create successful world class events year-after-year. Our team of over 1200 volunteers, in collaboration with staff, and directors create an internationally renowned and appreciative space for filmmakers and audience members to share their love of film and the film industry.

We are looking for Volunteers to help fill our diverse Teams and Lead volunteer positions this year. If you love movies, the arts and being a part of an amazing community— than we have a spot for you!!

Please visit our website https://www.viff.org/Online/volunteer to find out more!


Event: September 27 – October 12th

Positions available from mid-August through October 15th


Vancouver at various venues. Centralized at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour st)


Volunteer Department volunteer@viff.org

Volunteer Teams:

Customer Service


Guest Services


Media office

Special Events




Volunteer Service

How do I Become a Volunteer?

You must be 16 years or older to apply to volunteer. Certain teams have higher age requirements. Before filling out your application, review VIFF 2018 Volunteer Teams.  You may also be interested in the VIFF 2018 Volunteer Team lead positions. Read up on them here.

All potential applicants must fill out a Volunteer Application form and go through a phone screening before they can be accepted as a VIFF volunteer.
All information requested must be filled out fully and accurately to ensure proper placement.
Team Lead applicants may also be asked to attend an in-person interview. 
Volunteer applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Our pre-screening calls will begin any time after August 3rd. Please be patient as we receive a high volume of applications. 
Volunteer positions are filled based on previous VIFF experience, interview and knowledge of VIFF culture, work and life related skills, and selected preferences. Please keep in mind that each team requires specific skills and qualifications as specified in the Team Descriptions

Once accepted you will be assigned to a Festival Team. Specific information regarding your orientation and schedule will be provided to you by your Team Volunteer Coordinator. Again, please be patient – your Team Volunteer Coordinator will contact you when the info is available. You will also be emailed the Volunteer Handbook to review before your Orientation.

Volunteer Commitment

The majority of Teams require each volunteer to commit to a minimum of 4 shifts. The majority of shifts are between 3-5 hours. Volunteers interested in Team Lead positions are required to commit to 50 hours.  

 Volunteer Perks

In addition to joining the amazing VIFF team, all volunteers who complete their 4 shift minimum can expect to receive: 

1 Volunteer Ticket Voucher for every shift you volunteer. Vouchers can be used in advance for any available festival screening. Vouchers are transferrable – so bring a friend!
A Volunteer Pass which can be used by you in the Volunteer Stand-by Line
For volunteers who are 16 and 17, this pass allows you access to any classified films. Please note that under BC classification law, you must be 18 or older to view unclassified films.
One invitation to the VIFF Volunteer Appreciation Events
Special offers, screenings and promotions exclusive to volunteers.
An exclusive Festival Volunteer T-shirt.
printable PDF:

September 2018 events (GVAD’s Cornfest Festivals and ASL/LSQ events)



Hello everyone, finally i m here to make vlog.. for events in sept even feeling that summer is almost over as for us parents, have to get our kids ready for school which will start after labour long weekend, right. Know that now Sept is coming closer and closer, many events happening in Sept, with one event hosted by GVAD, which is Cornfest, same annual traditional thing for us. This year will be on Sept 8 th, Saturday at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. This time will be different and special, Why? It is our 40 th anniversary, really important. Jacques Custeau and his committee first set up first Cornfest Festival thinking that 40 years later is long way and true biz now we are in our 40 th year, Time truly flies fast! We will have same food, three choices of chicken, pulled pork, or  spicy black beans for the meat choices, it will include side dishes and the corn! It is same as we follow the tradition of 40 years which means a lot to us all! We also have different catering company called old Yale saloon from Vancouver downtown, their pub/restaurant, and they do business as catering on the side. We expect the food to be delicious! We have gotten some old cornfest history that s related to pictures, posters, flyers, etc. Some of you have brought them to our GVAD office, so If you have some more, please drop them off or arrange with us, under attention of Kimberly Wood, or Christopher Polson, or Peggy Fee.  You also can email any of us if you have any questions. Peggy is still part of this, very heartwarming of her, however this year will be her last for being involved with Cornfest Festivals! I am not looking forward to this as I know we will miss her very much! All this will be on SEPT 8TH, which will start at 1 pm and ends at 1 am.  The Liquor sales  will be for at limited time, which we must follow the license permit of 6 hours. This will be at Bear Creek Park, Tickets are ready. Tickets ages from 19 to 64 will cost you 35 dollars, for Seniors who are 65 years or older will be 25 dollars. For Teens/Youth/students ages from 14-30 will cost 15 dollars. If you are a student, please show your proof of student ID. For children ages from 6 to 13 which will cost 10 dollars. For Late bird which is after August 31 which cost 40 dollars. Food could be short but we will provide smokies along with the side dishes.  The reason why for deadline on the date of August 31 is that we must let the Catering company know how many people wants chicken, or pulled pork, or/ and spicy black beans. See you all there!!

Next event, September is really busy month for us all.. after Sept 8th, then we have big event on Sept 22 which many of us all are aware of ASL/LSQ entertainment events in Victoria, BC. They have many different events there with various of activities and workshops all day long. They also have two special guests who will be coming to our event, which is Mark Wood, with understanding is that we have no relations as we have same last name Wood. But no relation at all, just happen same last name! Alright, second special guest is Calvin Young. The GVAD is in full support of their event as this ASL/LSQ is important cause for us.  With understanding this event being all day, but, between 12-3 pm will have special rally at Victoria Parliament Building.  In support for bill C-81 which means we want the Canada Govt (federal) to recognize ASL/LSQ as official language in Canada which will effect for better accessibility for all of us. As for Bill C-81, if you all are curious for more details about this, we will do another vlog explaining in details what Bill C-81 means for us all. And what we all can do about this and show full support for the rally which is really important cause not only BC, it will be important for all across Canada! So if you are coming for Rally, then grab your opportunity to join for ASL/LSQ entertainment all day in Victoria, for tickets, please contact Denise Read. Which all the information is on deafbc and GVAD facebook. If you have any questions or curious for more info, feel free to contact us at the office, and we will make references for you to contact Denise Read.

For the ASL/LSQ Rally, they need more volunteers, part of their committee, which will be split in various duties, hand out brochures, make posters, many different duties. They really need support and volunteers, so, please contact Lindsay Carroll or Nikki Sellars. For some of you who are worried about transportation, no way to get to Victoria, Ferry, limited income, you can ask and check with Mari Klassen which is her responsibility to look after transportation for us who are on mainland to get to the island. They also accept donations for transportation purposes. You all know that.. both event for the ASL/LSQ RALLY AND ASL/LSQ ENTERTAINMENT  is really important cause, it is really close to many of us, our hearts. It is our language, our communication method, our accessibility, our language, many more. So this is probably once in our lifetime to be included in the rally and the entertainment all day on Sept 22nd, and plus to meet with those two special guests. Can be used to your advantage, once in life time opportunity. 

Now I am wrapping this up, I talk too much here, so if there is any questions or need any more information, contact us, contact the rally chairpersons, Lindsay, Nikki, and Mari, contact Denise Read for the Entertainment events. 

Thank you!

Printable flyers:

2018 – Cornfest Flyer 1


ASL-LSQ-Poster-Text-format FINAL

aslsq sat event

Rockies Deaf Bikers BBQ and Social Gathering

Come and join Rockies Deaf Bikers’s BBQ / social gathering at Day Picnic Shelter, Golden Ears Park          

Time: 3:00 p.m. until dusk

When: Sept 8, 2018    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  – Bring potluck to share, own drink, lawn chair and own meat (BBQ Grill if you can bring and share)                                                                                               – Fun games will be provided.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               – 50/50 draw raffles                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      – Admission: $13.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Funds proceeds go towards RDB’s 20th anniversary / Canadian Deaf Bikers & Riders’s 5th anniversary in 2021                                                                                       

RDB admins Babette Ristau, Russ Ward & Rosanne Dong                                                                                                                                                                                  e-mail address: rockiesdeafbikersriders@gmail.com