Friday, 31 May 2013

REMINDER FOR TOMORROW (Saturday, June 1st!):

CAMP KAKEPITAY
Community Garage Sale Walk/Run for Fun & BBQ LUNCH

Saturday, June 1st, 2013



   9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Community Garage Sale
Sell your own stuff and keep the money you collected. You just need to ‘rent’ a table for $15.00.  If you are interested, contact Donna Johnson or Bruce Koskie for  more info. 



  10:00 a.m.
Walk/Run for Fun (collect pledges and chance to win prizes)
Registration form / Pledge form available
Tax receipt will be issued for pledges of $15.00 or more.
Meet at Deaf Centre Manitoba by 9:30 a.m. The walk starts at 10:00 a.m.
For further information, send us an email at campkakepitay@gmail.com or contact Jaclyn Demianyk or Bruce Koskie for further information.



    11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
            BBQ LUNCH
          In the front area of Deaf Centre Manitoba.
          Proceeds to the Deaf camp for upkeep and renovation work.
Hello,

There is a big news that was published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 29th that Megan Jack graduated from University of Manitoba as a doctor! Manitoba has first Deaf doctor!!

Please see the link - http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/U-of-M-grads-unafraid-to-dream-big-209194831.html

Congratulation to Megan Jack for accomplish her dream!

Thanks,
Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc
Hello,

Some of you have been asking me where to find ASL video on CRTC website which was mentioned at MBVRS Townhall on Thursday, May 23rd.

Here is the link - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLveC0lFjXEOGnplwpQS4V4Q0iKgjaEDU

Thanks,
Sheila Montney
MBVRS
Chairperson





Looking Ahead: Video Relay Services (VRS) in Canada and Restructuring CAD

The Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD) will host its Board Meeting and Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 11-13, 2013. The Annual General Meeting is open to the public and it will be held at the Forks Inn (75 Fork Market Road) on Friday, July 12th at 1 p.m. and Saturday, July 13th at 8 a.m.

The CAD invites members, friends, supporters, youth, seniors, delegates, and anyone to attend Townhall Meeting to discuss... about VRS Issues & CRTC’s Process, Restructuring CAD, and Social Enterprise Information.

When: Friday July 12, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Deaf Centre Manitoba in Affleck and Fiola Room

Before the Townhall Meeting, the Manitoba Deaf Association will host BBQ Burger Supper (Beef or Chicken) from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at Deaf Centre Manitoba. For more information, please see the event information (in English): https://www.facebook.com/events/470797472997701/

The agenda will be distributed shortly and the Townhall is free and open to the public. ASL & LSQ interpreters will be provided at the Townhall Meeting.

Questions? Contact Frank Folino at frank.folino@yahoo.ca

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Regard sur l'avenir: Service relais vidéo au (le SRV) Canada et restructuration de l'ASC

L'Association des Sourds du Canada (ASC) tiendra sa réunion du conseil d'administration et l’assemblée générale annuelle à Winnipeg, au Manitoba, sur la date du 11 au 13 juillet 2013. L'assemblée générale annuelle est ouverte au public et se tiendra à The Forks Inn (75 Fork Road Market), le vendredi 12 juillet à 13 heures et le samedi 13 juillet à 8h.

L’ASC invite les membres, les amis, les gens qui supportent, les jeunes, les personnes âgées, les délégués et toute personne à assister à le réunion municipal pour discuter de la SRV, les questions et le processus du CRTC, la restructuration de ll’ASC, et de l'information de l'entreprise sociale.

Quand: Vendredi, le 12 juillet 2013
Heure: 19:00-22:00
Où: Deaf Centre Manitoba dans la salle « Affleck et Fiola »

Avant le réunion municipal, l'Association des Sourds de Manitoba sera l'hôte pour le souper BBQ soit des hamburgers (bœuf ou poulet) à partir de 18:00-18:45 à Deaf Centre Manitoba. Pour plus d'informations, s'il vous plaît voir les informations de l'événement (en anglais): https://www.facebook.com/events/470797472997701/

L'ordre du jour sera distribué sous peu et l'Hôtel de Ville est gratuite et ouverte au public. Les interprètes en ASL et en LSQ seront fournis lors de le réunion municipal.

Questions? Contactez Frank Folino à frank.folino@yahoo.ca
Job Opportunity – Chief Executive Officer
Edmonton, Alberta

Connect Society—Deafness, Education, Advocacy & Family Services (“Connect Society”) is a not-for-profit agency providing services and supports to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children, youth and adults and their families. Connect Society employs 42 staff members, and has a complex and diverse funding base of $2.2 million.

Connect Society currently seeks a Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will provide leadership and management to implement established policies and strategic direction.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus 5 to 10 years of progressively responsible related experience in managing a human service organization in the not for profit sector. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and knowledge and understanding of:
 Leadership and management principles;
 Organizational performance and evaluation systems;
 Policy governance;
 Financial management;
 Agency client population, sector challenges and opportunities;
 Diversity and its impact on decision-making.

Preference will be given to applicants with competency in American Sign Language and understanding of Deaf Culture.

Salary
$62,000 - $75,000 annually
In addition to a competitive salary, we are offering:
 Comprehensive benefits plan;
 RRSP program;
 Positive workplace culture.

Deadline – October 15, 2013 (4:00 pm)
Start Date – TBD

How to apply – E-mail Curriculum Vitae and letter of interest to Dr. Joe McLaughlin at jmcLaughlin@connectsociety.org

If you would like more information about Connect Society overview, please contact Dr. Joe McLaughlin at jmclaughlin@connectsociety.org
Job Position available at Red River College- DSP,DLP & AEIP Department:

Instructor:

Deaf Studies, Deaf Literacy, & ASL-English Interpretation Programs

Term from August 2013 to June 2014

Creative Arts Department

The School of Business and Applied Arts

Red River College is a leader in applied learning and innovation. Our talented team of employees is passionate about education, innovation and student success.  We offer competitive salaries, extensive benefits, and the opportunity for personal and professional growth in a rewarding career. Together, we are going places.

 Duties: Developing and updating course outlines and curriculum as required; instructing in classroom, lab, and tutorial environments; counseling students and evaluating student progress; supervising/organizing students’ independent projects and practicum; coordinating workshops with guest speakers and outside agencies; participating in departmental activities outside the classroom; assisting with College activities including student registration and orientation; responding to inquiries from potential applicants and interviewing applicants.

 Qualifications

      Required:

·         A degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, an equivalent combination of experience and/or training may be considered.

·         Significant current work experience as an instructor

·         A thorough understanding of enculturation and the interpreting process with the ability to support students

·         Demonstrated fluency in American Sign Language

·         Exceptional skills in English Language comprehension and use

·         Experience in tutoring/teaching functional literacy and basic skills to Deaf adult learners

·         Experience/knowledge in Deaf culture and history, ethics, and cross-cultural issues

·         Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

·         The ability to work both independently and with others in a team environment

·         Cultural Sensitivity

·         Commitment to Lifelong Learning

Preferred:

·         Evidence of continuous professional development

·         Solid experience using current technology including computer and AV equipment

·         Evidence of strong working relationships with the Deaf community and organizations

·         Sensitivity to, and understanding of the learning needs of adult learners from a wide range of educational, cultural, socio-economic and age groups

Candidates are asked to specifically address the above Qualification Requirements in their application.

Candidates chosen for interviews will be required to provide a portfolio of their recent professional and creative work.

Instructors employed with Red River College, are required as a condition of employment, to complete a Certificate of Adult Education (CAE).

This position may be required to work evenings.

We seek diversity in our workplace.  Aboriginal persons, women, visible minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



Competition Number:                                2013-059

Closing Date:                                          June 7, 2013

Salary:                                                      $53,316 - $79,208*

*The successful candidate with a Masters or PhD in a related field will receive an

Educational Supplement of $2,725 or $5,450 per annum respectively pro-rated on an hourly basis.


 Apply to:    Red River College

                  C410 - 2055 Notre Dame Avenue

                 Winnipeg, MB  R3H 0J9

                 Fax:  204-694-0750

                  e-mail:  humanresources@rrc.ca


 We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



ATTENTION-DEADLINE APPLICATION EXTENDED TO TODAY (MAY 31st):


Job Opportunity: Project Coordinator
28 Month Contract

The Canadian Association of the Deaf has received federal funding support for a 28-month project that requires a highly skilled and very energetic Project Coordinator.

Starting date:             10 June 2013
End date:                    9 October 2015

Responsibilities:        This is a very demanding position that involves a broad range of responsibilities.  You will outreach to various health organizations, charities, and foundations; solicit and negotiate their partnership in our project activities; seek funding and sponsorships to underwrite expenses related to the partnerships; create “Simple Language” versions of health-related information; produce ASL-LSQ video versions of the information; produce text versions to accompany the Signed videos; disseminate and promote these products; and manage website and social media promotional activities.

Requirements:           Proven expertise in creating easy-to-understand text and Signed video versions of complex information such as government publications (writing, directing, performing, post-production) -- include samples in your application.  Proven experience in working in partnership with different kinds of charitable organizations, including both Deaf and non-Deaf organizations.  Highly skilled in social media and website management.  Success in soliciting sponsorships and fundraising from corporations, foundations, and businesses.  Deep understanding of Deaf culture and language.  Commitment to the project for the full term of 28 months.

Languages:     Complete fluency in at least two of the following is required: ASL, LSQ, written English, written French.

Location:        Preferably but not necessarily Ottawa.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits.  This is a full-time position (35 hours/week).

Send your resume by 31 May 2013 to jroots@cad.ca.  Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.


Due to the nature of this position, preference will be given to applicants who are Deaf.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Exciting update!

As posted earlier AVLIC 2014 will be having a fundraiser on June 7 at Garbonzo's Pizza Pub in the old bus depot. The event runs from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. and tickets are $15 which includes 1 - 8" pizza and a drink (pop, Kool-Aid  or beer). Many of you have been asking what exactly this is.

It is like a Bud, Spud and Steak night but with Pizza and a drink instead. There will be a meat raffle, a basket raffle and a pottery sale. A giant Jenga Tournament will take place with prizes. You will have time to meet old friends and make some new ones.

Raffles: We will have about 10 "baskets" --one is a TV so not a basket :)
Meat raffle: We will arms length tickets and winners will take home meat.
Jenga Tournament: Form a team of two and let Suzanne or Tessa know who is on the team. $5 per team to enter. Prizes for top three teams.
You MUST have a ticket before coming--we are not allowed to sell them at the door. Contact us if you want to buy one and we can arrange to hold them at the door for you.

Thanks for supporting the interpreting community!

Suzanne and Tessa
AVLIC 2014 Fundraising Chairs




AVLIC 2014 CONFERENCE FUNDRAISER

Friday, June 7, 2013
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Garbonzo’s Pizza
University of Winnipeg, AnX
2-471 Portage Avenue (old bus depot)

$15.00 includes 1 - 8” Pizza and 1 drink (pop or beer)
Meat Raffle
Basket Raffle Pottery Sale     
Giant Jenga Tournament ($5 entry fee for team of 2)
Family Friendly Environment (Children Welcome)
For tickets (must be bought prior to the event):
Tessa Rogowski @ U of W
Suzanne St. Yves @ MSD
TerryJanzen @ U of M
Elaine Fong @ RRC

Bonnie Heath @ ECCOE
Sheila Montney at DCM Inc/DRC

Monday, 27 May 2013

ATTENTION OF NOTICE OF ROOM CHANGE:

ECCOE Annual Meeting Notice

Notice of Annual General Meeting
May 27th, 2013
7:00 pm

Deaf Centre Manitoba Affleck Room
285 Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Nominations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the Annual Meeting (May 13th, 2013).

i.             Nominations must be in writing
ii.            Be supported by 2 residents of Manitoba
iii.           Be received at the ECCOE Head Office

Attention:  Nominating Committee
Room 200 – One Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 4L9


The agenda and minutes will be available through the DRC after May 17th 2013.

Please RSVP to bonnie.heath@eccoe.ca or sign up at the Forks so that we can have an accurate number of participants. Refreshments will be provided.

Exciting...Website/Scheduling software. It will demo by Community Services Relations Chair- Rick Zimmer.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013



Suite 303 ü 251 Bank Street ü Ottawa, Ontario ü K2P 1X3 
 (613) 565-2882 V/TTY ü http://www.cad.ca ü info@cad.ca 
Charitable Business No. 10807 5003 RR0001 No. d’entreprise charitable

Job Opportunity: Project Coordinator
28 Month Contract

The Canadian Association of the Deaf has received federal funding support for a 28-month 
project that requires a highly skilled and very energetic Project Coordinator.
Starting date: 10 June 2013
End date: 9 October 2015

Responsibilities: This is a very demanding position that involves a broad range of 
responsibilities. You will outreach to various health organizations, charities, and foundations; 
solicit and negotiate their partnership in our project activities; seek funding and sponsorships to 
underwrite expenses related to the partnerships; create “Simple Language” versions of healthrelated information; produce ASL-LSQ video versions of the information; produce text versions 
to accompany the Signed videos; disseminate and promote these products; and manage website 
and social media promotional activities.

Requirements: Proven expertise in creating easy-to-understand text and Signed video 
versions of complex information such as government publications (writing, directing, 
performing, post-production) -- include samples in your application. Proven experience in 
working in partnership with different kinds of charitable organizations, including both Deaf and 
non-Deaf organizations. Highly skilled in social media and website management. Success in 
soliciting sponsorships and fundraising from corporations, foundations, and businesses. Deep 
understanding of Deaf culture and language. Commitment to the project for the full term of 28 
months.
Languages: Complete fluency in at least two of the following is required: ASL, LSQ, written 
English, written French. 
Location: Preferably but not necessarily Ottawa. 
We offer an excellent salary and benefits. This is a full-time position (35 hours/week).
Send your resume by 27 May 2013 to jroots@cad.ca. Only those applicants chosen for an 
interview will be contacted.

Due to the nature of this position, preference will be given to applicants who are Deaf.

VIDEO RELAY SERVICES (VRS) TOWNHALL MEETING


Who hosts: MBVRS Committee
When: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Time: 7:30 -9:00 pm
Where: Deaf Centre Manitoba
Affleck Room

Purpose for Townhall Meeting:

1) Help you sign up on CRTC website with comments we can provide you
2) Help you provide ASL into video
3) Letter sample for your MLA area
Do you want to see VRS in Canada? Come and join so you can learn how to tell CRTC that YOU WANT VRS IN CANADA!!
Saturday, May 25th is an alternative date if needed.
Questions- email to mbvrs2013@gmail.com

GO CANADA VRS GO!!! GO CANADA VRS GO

Friday, 17 May 2013

ATTENTION:

CRTC has recently announced that they are WILLING to extend 10 extra more days for us to submit our comments for VRS in Canada.The deadline is by Monday, May 27th!


MBVRS Committee have decided to host Townhall meeting next week for the people who can come down and need help with submitting comments to CRTC. The more people sign up, the CRTC will know that we really want VRS in Canada!!

Tomorrow I will have special MBVRS Committee meeting to discuss the best date and time and will announce to you all for confirmation. It is more possible on either May 21, 22 or 23rd around 7 or 7 30pm.

Please keep your eye on Deaf Resource Centre (DRC) E-news for the breaking news on Tuesday, May 21st :)

Enjoy the long weekend!

Sheila Montney
Chairperson
MBVRS

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


Calvary Temple Deaf Fellowship
Spring Revival
DEAF PASTOR
Greenwood, South Carolina


Brad Schaaf was converted to Christ when he was a student at Kansas School for The Deaf. After he graduated from there, he went to Liberty University majoring in Pastoral. He graduated with Bachelor of Science degree. He was a pastor of Christian Life Church of the Deaf in Indianapolis for little less than 15 years. After his wife, Tammy, and he moved to Louisville, Kentucky, he started a video ministry, Everyday Breadcrumbs that gives a devotional study to the deaf tri-weekly. He and Tammy have 5 children. All are grown up and two of them are married. They have three grandchildren. Last year they moved to Greenwood, SC, to spend their life with their daughter and her family. 
Admission: FREE                               Come and Learn!
Friday, May 24 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 25 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Bring your own Lunch Bag)
Sunday, May 26 (Church Service) – 10:00 a.m. 


At 1:00 p.m. we will attend the One Heart church service at Investors Group Field. 
(New Stadium at University of Manitoba)
Interpreters will be provided.

Calvary Temple Deaf Fellowship
3rd Floor, 400 Hargrave Street
Pastor Barbara Easter – barbara@ctwinnipeg.com 


New Blue Bomber Stadium  -  Sunday May 26th 2013
Gates open at 11:30
12 - 1pm – Family Fun Time
Fun for all ages! Meet with 35 Cartoon Characters, Disney Princesses, and clowns – enjoy performances on the stage and field – with Fresh IE, Sean Quigley, Buzz & Boomer and the Blue Bomber Gymnastic Squad.          Don’t forget your cameras!

 1 - 2:30pm – Celebration Service  
Over 80 churches worshipping together, declaring One Lord, One Church, One Harvest in our city & province. 
Special guests, Mayor Sam Katz & Milt Stegall

Free Parking & Transportation available
Please carpool with 4 or more people per vehicle to park at the stadium.
Handicap parking will be available right beside the door.
Park & Ride locations

Church of the Rock ( 1397 Buffalo Place ) off McGillivray
Southlands Church ( 85 Keslar Rd. ) off Lee Blvd. just east of Waverley
Shuttles will begin at 11:20 and return guests at 2:45

Food & drinks will not be allowed in the stadium,
but all the concessions will be open.
You can fill your empty water bottles at the fountains.
Admission is Free

Tickets will be required and are available from your church or at the
 CHVN office at 1-741 St. Mary’s Rd. as well as at the gate. 
Fill in your ticket for prize draw for Bomber Tickets!

This is a cost recovery event.  A freewill offering will be received to help cover event expenses and to donate to Winnipeg’s inner city ministries working with underprivileged families.

Check for updates at: www.oneheartwinnipeg.com







Monday, 13 May 2013

SOBEY'S
AVLIC 2014


FUNDRAISER
Sobey's gift card can be bought in any amount . For example, $5.00, $10.00, $15.00 , $50, $100 etc

To buy gift cards, please contact:

Tessa Rogowski at University of Winnipeg

Suzanne St. Yves at Manitoba School for the Deaf

Sheila Montney at Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc/Deaf Resource Centre

Thank you for your support!!!

AVLIC 2014 PIZZA FUNDRAISER

When: Friday, June 7th, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m - 9:00 p.m
Where: Garbonzo's Pizza at University of Winnipeg, Anx 
on 
2-471 Portage Avenue (old bus depot)

Silent Auction
Giant Jenga Tournament

Costs: $15.00 each (includes 1-8 inches pizza and 1 drink (pop, kool-aid or beer)

Family Friendly Environment (children welcome)

For tickets (must be bought prior to the event):
Tessa Rogowski at University of Winnipeg
Suzanne St. Yves at Manitoba School for the Deaf
Terry Janzen at University of Manitoba
Elaine Fong at Red River College
Bonnie Heath at E-Quality Communication Centre of Excellence
Sheila Montney at Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc /Deaf Resource Centre





Winnipeg Church of the Deaf

Celebrating 95 years… (1918 – 2013)

  May 2013

   Sunday 5th      IGNITE @ 9:30 a.m. on 4th floor
                        (IGNITE = Bible Discussion)
Worship Service @ 10:30 am
                        at DCM
                        “Welcomed News”
                        Acts 16: 9 - 15

   Sunday 12th    No Service
                        “Liberating Love”
                        Acts 16: 16 - 34

   Sunday 19th    Worship Service at Deaf Camp
                        “Pentecost Sunday”
                        Acts 2: 1 – 21

     God
     Sunday 27th   No Service
                        “Joyful Creating”
                        Proverbs 8: 1 - 4, 22 - 31

    Something to keep in mind.....
           
    WCD Spring Rainbow Raffle

     Winnipeg Church of the Deaf will have their Spring Rainbow Raffle Draw at the Camp Kakepitay
     10 KM Walk/Run for Fun. The draw will be held at 1:30 p.m. We have purchased the prizes
     already, if people wish to make a financial donation, please see Carol Deminanyk for
     further information. A tax receipt will be issued for donations of $15 or more. Tickets will be
     on sale during the months of May and June.

     WCD 95th Anniversary Celebration

      Friday, October 18th to Sunday, October 20th in Winnipeg with Pastor Noah Buchholz and 
      and his new wife Alyssa Buchholz.
      Mark your calendar and plan to come out to this memorable celebration. More information
      will be coming out in June. Everyone is Welcome to join the weekend of learning and
      celebrating.

     CAMP KAKEPITAY

     BBQ Burger Supper There will be NO Burger Supper this year.

       Watch for the upcoming Chicken and Corn Supper that will be held on Saturday, 
       September 14th beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Deaf Centre Manitoba with proceeds to the Deaf
       Camp.

       May Long Weekend- DRY (no alcohol)
       Friday, May 16th- Monday, May 19th  at Camp Kakepitay-near Vermillion Bay, Ontario 
       where we will do general spring cleaning as well as some repair work. Deadline to pre-
       register is Tuesday, May 7th. Everyone is welcome to come out and have a productive 
       and enjoyable long weekend!

       Community Garage Sale Saturday, June 1st, from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
       Sell your own stuff... reserve your own table for $15.00. A tax receipt will be issued for your
       donation. Contact Donna Johnson for information.

       BBQ Lunch Saturday, June 1st from 11:30 a.m until 1:30 p.m held in the front area 
       at DCM. Proceeds from the BBQ lunch will got to the Deaf Camp. Contact Bruce Koskie for 
       information.

       Camp Kakepitay Family Walk for Fun
       Camp Kakepitay is planning to have a Walk for Fun on Saturday, June 1st beginning at 
       10:00 a.m. Proceeds to renovation work at Camp Kakepitay. Pledge forms are available and
       there will be prizes and you can join us for free BBQ. All are welcome to come out and
       enjoy the walk. Contact Jaclyn Demianyk for information.

       Camp Booking for June, July, Aug & Sept
       Anyone wishing to book the camp contact Vice-President Mar Koskie at marcindy@shaw.ca
       for further information. Spaces are still available for the month of June and September; as 
       well as August 23-30, 2013 for the Eastlock Lodge only.