Monday, 30 December 2013

UPDATE--- Winnipeg Church of the Deaf


Winnipeg Church of the Deaf
1918 – 2014 - Celebrating 96 years


January 2014

Sunday 5th    No Service
                   “Epiphany”
                   Matthew 2: 1-12
As brightly as the story’s star, the Epiphany opens up the stellar power
of God’s coming to humanity. We seek the rewards of leaving the
comfort zone of one’s faith and of interfaith cooperation.

Sunday 12th 9:30 a.m. Annual WCD Retreat & Lunch held at
                   DCM – B. Jack Room
“Turning Points”
                   Matthew 3: 13-17
The baptism of Jesus presents an occasion for exploring our ideas about flesh & spirit, our misconceptions about repentance, our inner and outer journeys of faith and the various “Hinge events” of our lives.

Sunday 19th   9:00 a.m. Core Meeting 
                    No Service
“Listen, God is Calling”
                   Isaiah 49: 1-7
We are bombarded with testimony everywhere. We struggle to know
what sources of information are reliable.

Sunday 26th  Worship/Communion Service
                    10:30 a.m. – 4th floor D.C.M.
          “Call: A Challenge and a Gift”
                   Matthew 4: 12-23
Life presents us with many choices. We are uncertain about the right answer, or we regret having to give up options by picking one decision path. God presents us with a gift, offering a clarifying light on our path


February 2013

Sunday 2nd   Family Sunday - Movie
“Slow Moe”
“Awakening to God’s Reality & Love”
                   Matthew 5: 1-12
The next 4 weeks we will focus on a collection of Jesus’ sayings known as the Sermon on the Mount.
Sunday 9th    WCD Annual Meeting,
Agape & Lunch10:30 a.m.
2nd floor Bruce Jack Room
“Let your Light Shine”
                   Matthew 5: 13-20
Jesus tells those listening on the Mount are told they are like the salt of the earth.  We learn what it means to “practice righteousness” and to restore beauty in community.

Sunday 17th   No Service
“Heart of the Matter”
                   Matthew 5: 21-37
Six weeks into the new year and our resolutions are beginning to feel more like routines than resolutions. The scripture today turn us inward again. They ask us to look deep into our hearts and to investigate what is really true to us.

Sunday 23rd  Worship Service-10:30 am.
4th floor - DCM
                   “Love Disarms”
                   Matthew 5: 38 – 48
This week’s scripture passages keep our vision on the Holy One. Jesus points to the source of our perfection. Paul reassures us of the foundation that Christ truly is. God reminds Moses that the ability to be holy is a gift to God’s people, as free as God’s love.




Camp Kakepitay Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 26th, 2014 beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Fiola Room at Deaf Centre Manitoba. Be sure to mark this on your calendar. There will be quite a few things to discuss and make some decisions regarding the next two years in preparation for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Camp Kakepitay for 2016.  Everyone is invited to come out to the meeting.

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 is the Annual Ukrainian Fundraising Supper at DCM beginning at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Proceeds from the supper will go towards the Deaf Camp.
Tickets available from DCM front desk and any Camp Kakepitay Board member.
Please note:   BOX SUPPER is available upon request.

Advance Tickets (by Feb 21st):        
$14.00 per person
          $  9.00 per child (12& under)
          $12.00 per student/senior (55 & over)
          $50.00 per family (living in same house)

On Feb 22nd and at the door:            $16.00 per person
          $12.00 per child (12 & under)
          $14.00 per student/senior (55 & over)
          $55.00 per family (living in same house)


May Long Weekend, volunteers are needed to help with the Annual Spring Cleaning.  More information later.  Everyone Welcome to come out.
 

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas video to enjoy !

Hello,

Thought to post the Christmas video for you to see it and enjoy it!! Here is the link-

http://aslnook.com/2013/12/the-night-before-christmas-story-in-asl/

Happy Holiday,
Sheila Montney
Executive Director 

The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) News!

Hello,

Please see the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) President and CEO Holiday Message:

http://www.chs.ca/blog/vlog-holiday-message-president-and-ceo

Thanks,
Sheila Montney
Executive Director

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf (WCD) news! UPDATE

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf
1918 – 2014 - Celebrating 96 years


January 2014

Sunday 5th    No Service
                   “Epiphany”
                   Matthew 2: 1-12
As brightly as the story’s star, the Epiphany opens up the stellar power
of God’s coming to humanity. We seek the rewards of leaving the
comfort zone of one’s faith and of interfaith cooperation.

Sunday 12th 9:30 a.m. Annual WCD Retreat & Lunch held at
                   DCM – B. Jack Room
“Turning Points”
                   Matthew 3: 13-17
The baptism of Jesus presents an occasion for exploring our ideas about flesh & spirit, our misconceptions about repentance, our inner and outer journeys of faith and the various “Hinge events” of our lives.

Sunday 19th   9:00 a.m. Core Meeting 
                    No Service
“Listen, God is Calling”
                   Isaiah 49: 1-7
We are bombarded with testimony everywhere. We struggle to know
what sources of information are reliable.

Sunday 26th  Worship/Communion Service
                    10:30 a.m. – 4th floor D.C.M.
          “Call: A Challenge and a Gift”
                   Matthew 4: 12-23
Life presents us with many choices. We are uncertain about the right answer, or we regret having to give up options by picking one decision path. God presents us with a gift, offering a clarifying light on our path


February 2013

Sunday 2nd   Family Sunday - Movie
“Slow Moe”
“Awakening to God’s Reality & Love”
                   Matthew 5: 1-12
The next 4 weeks we will focus on a collection of Jesus’ sayings known as the Sermon on the Mount.
Sunday 9th    WCD Annual Meeting,
Agape & Lunch10:30 a.m.
2nd floor Bruce Jack Room
“Let your Light Shine”
                   Matthew 5: 13-20
Jesus tells those listening on the Mount are told they are like the salt of the earth.  We learn what it means to “practice righteousness” and to restore beauty in community.

Sunday 17th   No Service
“Heart of the Matter”
                   Matthew 5: 21-37
Six weeks into the new year and our resolutions are beginning to feel more like routines than resolutions. The scripture today turn us inward again. They ask us to look deep into our hearts and to investigate what is really true to us.

Sunday 23rd  Worship Service-10:30 am.
4th floor - DCM
                   “Love Disarms”
                   Matthew 5: 38 – 48
This week’s scripture passages keep our vision on the Holy One. Jesus points to the source of our perfection. Paul reassures us of the foundation that Christ truly is. God reminds Moses that the ability to be holy is a gift to God’s people, as free as God’s love.




Camp Kakepitay Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 26th, 2014 beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Fiola Room at Deaf Centre Manitoba. Be sure to mark this on your calendar. There will be quite a few things to discuss and make some decisions regarding the next two years in preparation for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Camp Kakepitay for 2016.  Everyone is invited to come out to the meeting.

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 is the Annual Ukrainian Fundraising Supper at DCM beginning at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Proceeds from the supper will go towards the Deaf Camp.
Tickets available from DCM front desk and any Camp Kakepitay Board member.
Please note:   BOX SUPPER is available upon request.

Advance Tickets (by Feb 21st):        
$14.00 per person
          $  9.00 per child (12 & under)
          $12.00 per student/senior (55 & over)
          $50.00 per family (living in same house)

On Feb 22nd and at the door:            $16.00 per person
          $12.00 per child (12 & under)
          $14.00 per student/senior (55 & over)
          $55.00 per family (living in same house)


May Long Weekend, volunteers are needed to help with the Annual Spring Cleaning.  More information later.  Everyone Welcome to come out.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Holiday Message from Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc (DCM Inc) Board and staff wishes you a happy holiday! We are providing holiday office hours at Deaf Resource Centre this year.

See the vlog- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix9ScmRNE5E&feature=youtube_gdata


Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc (DCM Inc) holiday office hours:

Monday, December 23rd- 9:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m
Tuesday, December 24th- 9:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m
Wednesday, December 25th- CLOSED
Thursday, December 26th- CLOSED
Friday, December 27th- CLOSED

Monday, December 30th - 9:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m
Tuesday, December 31st - 9:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m
Wednesday, January 1st- CLOSED
Thursday, January 2nd - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Friday, January 3rd - 9:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m

Job opportunity at SCE LifeWorks



SCE LifeWorks supports adults labeled with intellectual disabilities to work & participate in the community.

SCE LifeWorks is currently accepting cover letters and resumes for:
§  a full-time term Employment Consultant position
(January – August 2014)

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
§  providing vocational support; career exploration, job development, on the job training and follow-up support
§  building and maintaining relationships with participants, employers, families and residential service providers
§  case management; provide the necessary support to assist participants in reaching their goals
§  administrative duties; maintaining data base and participant files

Qualifications for the position include:
§  Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and some post-secondary education in a related field. 
§  Ability to work in a professional manner, representing SCE LifeWorks.
§  Ability to build positive and successful relationships with the business sector.
§  Ability to prioritize duties and work under pressure.
§  Ability to work independently and also work positively with other team members towards service and organizational goals.
§  Vaild driver’s license and access to a vehicle for work.
§  Clear Criminal, Adult and Child Abuse Registry checks
§  American Sign Language (ASL) is an asset.

Deadline for applications is December 30, 2013.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Lana Seniuk, Manager of Supported Employment Services
E-mail: lseniuk@lifeworks.mb.ca

Fax: 783-2555

Manitoba Deaf Blind Association (MDBA) Christmas Draw Winner List 2013

Manitoba Deaf-Blind Association                License # 4746

Christmas Draw held on Dec.13, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Basket # 1 won by Jeff----Ticket #061142
Business card book, beach bag, photo album, beach towel, EZ keyboard, 2 book marks, Morden’s peanut brittle and Star Christmas decoration.

Basket# 2 won by Elaine B. -----Ticket # 061160
Lettuce knife, Christmas Santa candy, roll up dart board, black travel bag, 3 pc. White towel set, and Morden’s peanut brittle.

Basket #3 won by Jeff-----Ticket# 061142
Red Kap baseball hat, TCI Product Tool Bag, Book Titled Invisible, Morden’s Jelly fruit, Chocolate Christmas Wreath candy,

Basket #4 won by Pam -----Ticket# 061159
Light up Christmas Figurine, book titled Invisible, business card book, Morden’s mixed nuts, 2 book marks, dolphin notebook, friendship pin, Santa chocolate candy,

Basket # 5 won by Gladys S. -----Ticket# 061162
Chocolate fondue set, Christmas wreath chocolate candy, dirt begone mop Morden’s chocolate covered peanuts, crochet apron, 2 knitted dishcloths, raincoat, Men’s black polo shirt

Basket # 6 won by Sabrina B. ----Ticket # 061149
Book titled A laugh a Day, pro star baseball hat, Men’s watch, Morden’s snowball candy, basketball, NASCAR car bag.

Basket #7 won by Alana W. ----- Ticket # 061141
Microwave egg cooker, Braille Salt and pepper shakers, 2 book marks, Morden’s chocolate covered peanuts, Christmas wreath, chocolate candy, corn on the cob holders, book titled Invisible, pour perfect bowls, and Deli Pro knife.

Basket# 8 won by John R. ----Ticket # 061175
Dear Friends cocoa mugs, Morden’s snow ball candy, USB cup warmer, blanket, and friendship pin.




Basket # 9 won by Dennis C.----Ticket # 061154
Glasses cleaner and cloth, scrapbook binder, puppy playing cards, Christmas wreath chocolate candy, pink candle in glass votive, gold butterfly bracelet, 2 book marks, 2 silver heart necklaces, silver earrings with necklace and 3 different pendants, friendship pin, heat pin, Morden’s chocolate and nuts, pink/purple scarf.

Basket # 10 won by Hazel M. ----Ticket # 061164
Pour perfect measuring cups, pour perfect bowls, lettuce knife, kitty notebook, 2 knitted dishcloths, Braille salt and pepper shakers, 2 book marks, Santa chocolate candy and
Recipe organizer.

Basket #11 won by Gayle N. ----Ticket # 061152
Dolphin summer purse, friendship pin, Santa decoration, Bethania cookbook, book titled A Laugh A Day, Mordens’ snowball candy, Scent Simmer pot and different scents, book titled Pocket Inspirations.

Basket # 12 won by Tania Mc. ----ticket # 061188
Case for IPad with keyboard, Asline travel mug, Display Protector, Kitty notebook, friendship pin, 2 book marks, Mordens’ assorted chocolate candy, lettuce, knife, book titled Invisible, University of Winnipeg T-shirt size large. 

50-50 money won by Alana. Green ticket # 965500

Door Prizes Winners: Hubert, Josie, Ann, Hazel,
Rod, Jane, Kevin, Sandra, Gordon, Sabrina and Dorine.



Thank you for supporting the Manitoba Deaf-Blind Association.

Season's Greeting from Manitoba School for the Deaf (MSD)

Season’s Greetings!

On behalf of all the staff and students at the Manitoba School for the Deaf we would like to thank everyone who came out to our Holiday Concert on Thursday. We appreciate all the food and monetary donations that were made and for the support of the Deaf community. Because of you the season will be more bright for several families.

We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year! See you again in 2014.



Thanks from MSD

Monday, 16 December 2013

E-Quality Communication Centre of Excellence (ECCOE) Website is down!

ATTENTION:



Advises that ECCOE website is down!!  If you have already booked an Interpreter for this week or next can you please send Candy an email right away so she can double check all the appointments.  Contact her  candy.badger@eccoe.ca immediately. We appreciate your support as we try and get the appointments for this week sorted out.



Reminder about holiday hampers for Manitoba School for the Deaf Holiday Concert!

REMINDER:





Dear Deaf Community,

This holiday season, members of the MSD student council have decided to do traditional holiday hampers. The hampers will be taken to the two families that we have selected on December 20th. During this period, the student council will be collecting any non-perishable food items which can either be dropped off at MSD’s front office or you can bring it to the holiday concert on December 19th and drop it off in the hamper located in the gym.  

Thank you for your kind support during this busy season.


Sincerely,

Frank Nausigimana

Prime Minister of Student Parliament 

New Directions & E-Quality Communication Centre of Excellence (ECCOE) hosts Deafhood workshop for January 2014!


                              

hosts DEAFHOOD: GLOBAL DIVERSITY in DEAF CULTURE

They are presenting


Nigel Howard

WHEN: Friday, January 24th, 2014
TIME: 9:00 a.m - 4:30 pm
WHERE: Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc on 285 Pembina Highway

REGISTRATION FEE: $75.00 per person (light lunch provided)
STUDENT FEE: $40.00

RSVP DEADLINE: January 10th, 2014

REGISTRATION FORM

Name(s): ______________________________________________
______________________________________________
Agency/
Organization: _____________________________________________
Mailing Address: _____________________________________________
______________________________________________
Telephone: ______________________________________________
Email: ______________________________________________
Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.
Please mail this form with your cheque payable to New Directions
Attention: Carolyn Peters
c/o New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families
400-491 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E4
T: 204.786.7051 ext 5370
F: 204.774.6468
E: barb.greenham@newdirections.mb.ca

E-Quality Communciation Centre of Excellence (ECCOE) hosts Medical Interpreter Training in January 2014!


hosts Medical Interpreter Training and presents 


 
Nigel Howard

INTEPRETING in MEDICAL SETTINGS

The workshop focuses on the use of constructed action and constructed dialogue, as well as visualisation sensibility in medical settings. It will cover specialised diseases, medication (dosage, duration, timing and such), palliative care/ICU, ethical situations/dilemmas, and specialised and specific anatomy and its functions/dysfunctions.

WHEN: Friday, January 24th, 2014 7:00 p.m-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 25th-9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 26th- 9:30 a.m-4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: University of Winnipeg-EL08 (Lockhart Hall)

REGISTRATION FEE: $50.00 (Interpreters)
$30.00 (Students)

RSVP DEADLINE: January 10th, 2014


REGISTRATION FORM
Name (s):     ____________________________________________________________
                    ___________________________________________________________
Student or working interpreter: _____________________________________________
Mailing Address: _________________________________________________________
                        _________________________________________________________
Telephone:        _________________________________________________________
Email:                _________________________________________________________

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.

Please mail this form with your cheque payable to ECCOE
200 -One Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9
E: candy.badger@eccoe.ca or sheila.montney@gmail.com

Can drop off the form at Deaf Resource Centre (101-285 Pembina Highway) or ECCOE office at the Forks (Room 200).

Springs Church Christmas Eve Service

Hello everyone!!

Christmas is a special time for celebrating the birth of Jesus, and is also a great opportunity for inviting other to Church.  This year, to make room for even more guest, we are adding an extra services on Christmas Eve!  Be thinking about who you can bring out this holiday season!

Where: Springs Church on 595 Ladigmore Blvd  
Time: 4:00 p.m
When: Tuesday, December 24th

Please note: There is no child care available.

There is an interpreter available for 4 pm service only. Please arrive there early to get the seat.

Hope see you there.

Thank you, Charlene Arnold

God bless you all.

Friday, 13 December 2013

REMINDER!!! Manitoba School for the Deaf Holiday Concert

Reminder!!!
Silent Night
Holiday Concert
Manitoba School for the Deaf
December 19, 2013
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served


Rainbow Auction in support of the Japanese Exchange Program

 Bake Sale to support Graduation 2014  

Silver collection to support other families in need of clothes or toys during the holiday season. 

Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf- New Year's Day Mass

St. Francis de Sales
Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf
New Year's Day Mass and Supper
Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
4pm - MCCD Mass
5pm - Supper
 
 
Donation of $8.00 is appreciated to cover the food cost.
(Chicken wings, Spaghetti with meatballs, Bread & butter, Dessert, Coffee, Tea)
 
ALL are WECOME!!
Affleck/Fiola Room
Deaf Centre Manitoba

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Another reminder from Winnipeg Deaf Dart Club (WDDC) about New Year's Eve Social!

Another reminder about New Year 's Eve Social by Winnipeg Deaf Dart Club (WDDC)

REMINDER:




Limit 100 people. Games!! 50/50 Draw!! DJ music and refreshments.  Deadline is December 20th. Please contact Linda Strowbridge for tickets at angel200@shaw.ca.
Come and have fun with us!

Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) Press Release on qualifications and standards for professional sign language interpreters



For immediate release
Thursday, December 12, 2013
CHS calls for qualifications and standards for professional sign language interpreters
Toronto, ON (December 12, 2013) –  The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) calls for qualifications and standards for professional sign language interpreters for effective communication between Deaf and hearing communities in light of the current situation reported in South Africa of the hiring of an unqualified interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial.
“While we acknowledge there is a shortage of qualified interpreters in Canada, it is not acceptable for organizations to hire unqualified interpreters. Organizations should provide screened, trained professional interpreters in all interactions between Deaf and hearing people,” said Chris Kenopic, President and CEO, Canadian Hearing Society.
“It’s time to stop the practice of hiring unqualified interpreters,” Kenopic added. “It’s time for all public and private sector organizations to enforce standards and best practices for interpreting. It is important that interpreters have the appropriate credentials because we need to ensure all people have equal access to communication. Qualified interpreters provide that.”
CHS has for many years advocated for the provision of high quality interpreting services used in educational, community, medical and legal proceedings. When qualified interpreters are not available for assignments, Deaf and hard of hearing people experience unequal treatment that has potentially life-threatening or economic consequences.
“Using unqualified interpreters such as the one used at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service is disrespectful and an insult to the Deaf community,” said Gary Malkowski, Special Advisor to the President, Public Affairs, CHS. “Unfortunately, interpreters without credentials are being hired in Ontario. We are seeing more and more organizations hiring for lower costs which means they are often hiring unqualified interpreters.”
CHS recommends using professionally trained and screened sign language interpreters for communication in public proceedings or situations. Interpreters in Canada can be certified with AVLIC (Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada), have a Certificate of Interpretation or be registered with CHS’ Ontario Interpreting Service.
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About the Canadian Hearing Society
The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) was incorporated in 1940 to provide services, products and information to culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing people and to educate the hearing public.  CHS is governed by a board of directors, the majority of whom are deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing.  The organization is funded by government, internal revenue generation including fundraising, and the United Way.  For more information or to find your regional office, visit www.chs.ca.
Background
CHS issued a position paper addressing the issue. Read the CHS Position Paper on Challenges Affecting The Deaf and Interpreter Communities online atwww.chs.ca/communication.
CHS Media Contact:
Marie-Lauren Gregoire
Phone:  416-928-2500 ext 272