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ASL interpreted shows at Vines Art Festival

Vines Art Festival Promo Script

“Hello, my name is Ladan Sahraei.

I want to let you know about some ASL interpreted events at the upcoming Vines Art Festival 2018. The festival is a free public event that creates platforms for local artists and performers to create with and on the land, steering their creative impulses toward work that focuses on the environment. They stage work in pedestrian, open-air settings so audiences will happen upon public art, finding delight in the unexpected beauty and power of the super-natural Coast Salish Territory.”
Interactive Art | Spoken Word | Theatre | August 8 | 1-4PM | Granville Island


ASL interpreted offerings on August 8th include spoken word by Rabbit Richards and Quin Lawrence. The final presentation will be Tom Catyr Todd’s short play, Venus and Moon. Venus and Moon is a play about two planets the explores our relationship to femininity. The play centres queer characters and experience through absurdism and intimacy.
Dance | Disability Justice Workshop  | 1-3:30PM | Roundhouse Community Centre


All Bodies Dance examines sanctuary in relationship to self, to one another and to the people that inhabit public spaces. Choreographed and performed by Harmanie Taylor and Rianne Svelnis
In Quin Lawrence’s workshop, learn about the history of disabled people around the world, activists and artists working and creating change today, and the role disabled people have in your actions creating change.
Dance | Spoken Word | Theatre August 18 | 1-6PM | Trout Lake Park


Vine’s main event is at Trout Lake Park, at the South end of the lake, on August 18th from 1:00 pm – 7:30 pm with over 30 artists and featuring our Resilient Roots Program. The Resilient Roots Project led by Senaqwila Wyss (S?wx?wú7mesh Ethnobotanist), Heather Lamoureux (Artistic Director of Vines Festival), and Sara Cadeau (Anishnaabe Kwe, ceremonialist, singer, writer, maker of medicines and helper of people), is a commissioning project that partners Indigenous and non-Indigenous artivists to create a new work which will be performed at Trout Lake on August 18. This is a fun day with interactive installations. Bring a blanket and come lounge in the park with us!

Reposting- Celebration of Life, Kathy Caldicott

Celebration of Life
Kathy Caldicott
(June 23, 1951 to June 24, 2018)


Kathy Caldicott passed away on Sunday, June 24th and is now without any pain and is at peace and dancing amongst the stars.

Kathy’s wish was for friends and family to gather together for an informal
Celebration of Life

Sunday, July 22nd
2:00 pm
Burnaby Lake Clubhouse (Rugby Club – upstairs)
3760 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
(Note:  venue is not wheelchair accessible)
In lieu of flowers, Kathy requested donations be made to:


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seniors’ Program,
WIDHH, 2125 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 1X9.

Family Network for Deaf Children & our Deaf Youth Today Program  www.fndc.ca/donation/
FNDC, PO Box 50075 Southslope RPO, Burnaby, BC, V5J 5G3

Planned Lifetime Advocacy Networkhttp://plan.ca/donate/
PLAN, #260 – 3665 Kingsway, Vancouver BC, V5R 5W2

Questions or for more information:  contact fndc@fndc.ca (we will relay messages)

Medical Interpreting Service Advisory Committee

WIDHH Medical Interpreting Services Advisory Committee

WIDHH is excited to announce we have established an Medical Interpreting Service Advisory Committee.

We look forward to working with our community and partners throughout BC to make our interpreting program even better.  Watch the full announcement below.

If you have any questions, please contact Tim Mallach Head of Interpreting at tim.mallach@widhh.com or text 905-299-2696 or contact Grace Shyng, Interim Executive Director at grace.shyng@widhh.com or text 604-619-1714.




Vancouver Aquarium ASL interpreters provided!

Humans, Rising Sea Levels and the Fraser River Estuary | Ocean Matters July Lecture

Tuesday, 24-Jul-2018 @ 7pm (doors 6.30pm)

BC’s Fraser River Estuary is under immense threat from both climate change and human activities. This wetland is a biodiversity hotspot that is vital habitat for a large number of plants and animals, including millions of migrating Pacific salmon and shorebirds.

Since 1827, human activities have caused the disappearance and degradation of these important fish and wildlife habitats. This continues today, with even more development, pollution, industrial activities and spread of invasive species. However, in the 21st century sea-level rise is likely to pose an even greater danger, unless we do something to protect this incredible ecosystem.

In this talk, Eric Balke will tell us about his work protecting the Fraser River Estuary, and his research into ways we can protect it against both present and future threats.

The Speaker

Eric Balke is the Coordinator of the South Coast Conservation Land Management Program. He manages a portfolio of conservation lands as part of a partnership with the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Ducks Unlimited Canada, The Nature Trust of British Columbia, and the Canadian Wildlife Service/Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Price: Free, but register here to guarantee your seat
Accessibility: This event will be ASL signed and is wheel-chair accessible
Location: The Vancouver Aquarium
Livestreaming?: Yes!! On the Vancouver Aquarium YouTube Channel

For more information see ocean.org/oceanmatters