Friday, 30 August 2013

Public Safety reminder from Winnipeg Police Service regarding back to school!

Winnipeg Police Service



Friday, August 30, 2013

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY
As the new school year is upon us, the Winnipeg Police Service would like to remind parents and guardians of the importance of the safety of our children as they go to and from school.  Each year, serious safety hazards are created when children are being dropped off and picked up from school.

Parents and guardians who are stopping or parking their vehicles while dropping their children off are reminded to do so in an appropriate and legal fashion, paying particular attention to no stopping/parking signs in schools zones. Drivers should be abiding with the pick-up and drop off programs that are already established for your school. 

If your child walks to school, walk with your child several times to familiarize them with the route and point out traffic hazards and situations to avoid.  As the distance from home to school increases, so does the risk of encountering traffic safety hazards. 

Talk to your child about traffic safety and teach them when and where it is safest to cross while stressing the importance of using crosswalks and abiding by the direction of School Patrols.  Children should visually scan potential dangerous areas such as parking lots and driveways for vehicles.

Parents, guardians and other motorists should consider the volume and speed of the traffic in your area.  Be mindful of children in the area and pay particular attention near schools as children could dart from between vehicles at any time.

Stop signs on buses picking up and dropping off children must always be respected.  Anyone not stopping when a school bus has its stop sign and lights activated may be subject to a fine under the Highway Traffic Act.

Please remember, Just Slow Down.

Deaf Awareness Week for September 21-28th, 2013



      



Manitoba Deaf Association
Hosts
Deaf Awareness Week
September 21 to 28, 2013

If your organization is interested to take or host this following week’s event, please contact Doug Momotiuk at dougmomotiuk@shaw.ca. Thanks.

The events listed are tentative and subject to change.
A more updated sheet will be available in September.

The World Federation of the Deaf celebrates International Week of the Deaf 2013
with the theme “Equality for Deaf People”. This year’s theme focuses on equality for deaf people, amongst deaf people and promoted by deaf people. Equality for Deaf People recognizes contributions by deaf people to global prosperity, human rights of all deaf people, and preparation of deaf communities worldwide for future challenges.

Saturday, September 21nd
TBA  

Sunday, September 22th, 2013
Tri – Deaf Church Worship Service (Calvary Temple Deaf Fellowship, Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf and Winnipeg Church of the Deaf) held at Deaf Centre Manitoba in the Forrest Nickerson Theatre beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Lunch following the Worship Service and Everyone is Welcome to attend.

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
TBA  

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
TBA

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
TBA

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 
Deaf Movie Night at 7 pm.
ASL Movie:  Gerald
There is No admission charge: however, a donation towards Deaf Youth Camp (DYC) will be accepted at the door. Donations of $15.00 or more will receive a tax receipt from Deaf Centre Manitoba.
There will be refreshments sold at the door; proceeds to Deaf Youth Camp. 

Friday, September 27th, 2013
International Day of Sign Language Rights & BBQ Dinner Manitoba Deaf Association will host the Canadian Association of the Deaf and World Federation of the Deaf‘s celebration of Sign Language Rights in the Front Lobby of DCM from 5 to 7 pm. The BBQ Dinner and Celebration Cake will be served.

Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Volleyball Tournament will be coming there. Details will be announced soon. For further information, contact Michael Austria at blastsprinter@hotmail.com





Thursday, 29 August 2013

Reminder- Camp Kakepitay's Chicken & Corn Supper

REMINDER: 

Camp Kakepitay
CHICKEN & CORN SUPPER
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
5:30 – 6:15 P.M.
at Deaf Centre Manitoba

Advance Tickets:     $13.00 per person
(by Sept 6th)             $11.00 per child (17 & under)
                                  $11.00 per senior (55 & over)
                                  $45.00 per family (with children)

After Sept 6th                   $15.00 per person
                                        $13.00 per child (17 & under)
                                        $13.00 per senior (55 & over)
                                        $50.00 per family (with children)

Advance Tickets are only available until September 6th from:
David Burke, Mar Koskie, Bruce Koskie, Jaclyn Demianyk, Cynthia Duboff, Donna Johnson, Rod Nickerson, Donald Demianyk, Ron Muir, Gordon Dash or DCM front desk.
NOTE: Limited number of tickets available.


Proceeds will help with kitchen renovation work at Deaf Camp.

Winnipeg Association of the Deaf (WAD) News!

From the WAD Board… winnipegdeaf@gmail.com
(Gunars Butkans, Elaine Anderson, Kenneth Anderson, Bruce Koskie)
OR Drop a letter or note off at MDA office - #240 – DCM

WAD 100th Anniversary Celebration 1914 - 2014
Thanks to the people who took the time to complete the WAD Survey about the 100th celebration for 2014.
The Board met and discussed the outcome of the survey and decided that we will go ahead with the planning of the 100th celebration of WAD during the Deaf Awareness Week in September 2014.
BUT>>>> we need help.. we need a committee…we need volunteers…
If you are interested in helping out.. either let one of the Board members know, or send us an email…
                      
WAD Children’s Christmas Party – December 7, 2013
The Annual WAD Children’s Christmas party will take place at Deaf Centre Manitoba on Saturday, December 7th.
Contact Sheila Montney or Sherry Clark for further information.

WAD Christmas Dinner and Draw – December 14, 2013
The Annual WAD Christmas Dinner and Draw will take place at Deaf Centre Manitoba on Saturday, December 14th.
BUT>>> we need help.. we need a committee… we need volunteers…
If you are interested in helping out, either let one of the Board members know, or send us an email. DEADLINE to let us know is Tuesday, October 8th.  We will then let people know if we will have the event or cancel it.

WAD Recreational Events
WAD feels it is very important to have recreational events, so people can get together to enjoy and have fun…
We are planning a TALLY HO sometime in February 2014. More information later…
We are planning other events, like Bingo, Games, Picnic, etc. and it will be announced later.
If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact us.

Remember… WAD is YOUR organization and the success of the events, etc. will depend on your support.

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you… real soon… J

WAD Board




Deaf Walking Club News!

Hello Everyone!!

Summer is almost gone. The leaves are showing to change Fall colors!

If you are interested to join for  a bicycle ride, we can use bicycle pathway at Birds Hill Park on Saturday September 14 at 9:30 am Sharp! Please meet at parking 2 on Northside Road. If you are interest to join , please  text me by 204 770 9881 before  Wednesday September 11, 2013.

Deaf Walk Club 2013
Schedule for September

Hike: Little Mountain Park
Meet: parking lot on Farmers Road
Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm 2 km loops

Hike: Point Douglas
Meet: at Forks pancake entrance outside
Tuesday September 17, 2013  at 6:30 pm 8 km return

Hike: Osborne Villiage
Meet: at Kennedy Street closer to Broadway Ave
Tuesday September 24, 2013 at 6:30 pm 6.5km loops

Thank you, Charlene Arnold

Deaf Walking Club Leader

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Public Advisory from Winnipeg Police Service re: Light out!


Public Advisory from Winnipeg Police Service
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

LIGHTS OUT- PLEASE USE CAUTION
The Winnipeg Police Service has received several reports of lights out affecting numerous intersections in the West area of the city. 

Please use caution and reduce your speed.  Intersections that have lights out should be treated as 4-way stops.




Sheila Montney
Executive Director

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Fall Dance hosted by ImagineAbility!


  • Friday, September 27th, 2013- 6 pm-10 pm
  • ImagineAbility Inc-436 William Avenue
  • Band, music and dance!
  • Snack food available to purchase
Get your tickets by September 20th, 2013




Tickets are $6.00 each
You can get them from...
Contact:
Tara@Madison
Jenelle@William
204-956-9700



This event is not supervised by Imagine Ability staff. Please provide transportation to and from.


Deaf Literacy Program Registration for Fall 2013



Hello Deaf Community,

If you want to learn more English or would like to keep up your English skills come out to the Deaf Literacy Program!

Our registration day is on Thursday, September 5, 2013 in room E104 at Red River College. Drop in any time between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to register for classes and tutoring. The cost for one year is $5.50.

We have lots of great workshops and classes planned for this year - come and see what we can offer you! Or keep your eyes peeled for upcoming workshops through the DRC news.

If you can't come to the registration evening but would like to attend DLP please email Jordan Sangalang josangalang@rrc.ca.


Sincerely,


Jordan Sangalang

Instructor, Deaf Literacy Program

Welcome to the
Deaf Literacy Program



Registration Day
Register for class and tutoring on Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Room E104 at Red River C ollege

Drop in anytime between 4:00 p.m and 7:00 pm

Cost for one year is $5.50


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Update from Deaf Walking Club

Be advised that Deaf Walking Club for Tuesday, August 27th (tonight) is CANCELLED due to very high humidity.

Thanks,
Charlene Arnold

Monday, 26 August 2013

Job position available at Portage la Prairie School Division

Portage la Prairie School Division
Permanent ASL Interpreter/Educational Assistant

Competition: 2013-EA-009
Location: North Memorial School
Hours/Day: 5.500 hours
Start Date: September 3, 2013
Term of Employment: permanent
Salary: As Per Collective Agreement
Application Deadline: 3:00 PM Monday August 26th, 2013

Qualifications

Must have good oral and written communication skills
Minimum Grade 12 standing or equivalent
Must work effectively as a team member
WEVAS training will be required

The primary function on the interpreter is to interpret between people who do not share a common language, such as the deaf and hard of hearing student (s) and their hearing peers, classroom teachers, parents, school staff and administration in the classroom, as well as school activities such as assemblies, field trips, teams, clubs and other experiences.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and work collaboratively as a member of the educational team
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to establish trust and rapport with students and staff
  • Knowledge of the basic aspects of children's educational, physical, social and emotional development
  • Understanding of language implications on the deaf and hard of hearing students and competency in adapting to various signing styles along the communication continuum
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of educational practices, the function of support services and the role of interpreters as part of educational team
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilities communication between the student, his/her hearing peers, the classroom teacher, school administration, parents and staff within the school environment by providing interpreting services based on the communication as specified in the students' individual education plan. Communication modalites may include a combination of ASL, contact signing and spoken language. Participate on the school's education team for deaf and hard of hearing students by regularly consulting and collaboration with teachers, performing duties to support student achivement of the educational objectives, reviewing vocabulary and reinforcing specific concepts covered in class, and provide information about cultural and linquistic differences that may impact students' performance and behavior
Job description

For more information and to apply, go to https;//cims-taketwo.ca:81/joblist.aspx and applyu using the online link.

Special announcement from Manitoba Video Relay Services (MBVRS)!

Special announcement from Manitoba Video Relay Services (MBVRS):

MBVRS Committee for 2013-14:

Co-Chairperson- Kenneth Dans & Sheila Montney
Secretary- Kevin Bauldic
Public Relation- Devin Stocki
Manitoba Deaf Association (MDA) Consultant- Jordan Sangalang
Committees- Patricia Amaro, Kimberley Drummond, Ross LaVallee, Dennis Zimmer

These committee are looking forward to work together to make the goal `VRS in Canada` accomplish!

For more information or contact, please email-mbvrs2013@gmail.com.

English Classes for Deaf Adults

English Classes for Deaf Adults

Where: Immigrant Centre- 100 Adelaide Street
When:  Tuesdays 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (Basic)
           Saturdays 11 am to 12:30pm (Itntermediate)
            Classes start third week of September
Who can attend:  Deaf Immigrants and Citizens
How to Register:  contact Walter by email-
wluzzi at icmantioba.com

Sign-a-story

Sign-a-Story

  • Sign-a-story is a shared reading program presented by a Deaf storyteller
  • Parents & children enjoy stores as they learn American Sign Language
  • For children ages 2-6 who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or hearing
  • Older siblings, family members and friends may attend also, space permitting
  • Registration is required for this free program
  • Free parking
Henderson Library *NEW LOCATION*
1-1050 Henderson Highway (Rossmere Plaza at McLeod Avenue)
Tuesdays from 6:15-7:15 pm
October 15-November 19th

To register, for more information, please contact:
Cathy Grafton, Society for Manitobans with Disabilities
Email: cgrafton@smd.mb.ca
Phone: 204-975-3273  Toll free: 1-866-282-8041
TTY: 204-975-3083  Toll Free TTY: 1-800-225-9108  Fax: 204-975-3073

Sign-a-Story is presented by the Library in partnership with the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities. Funding for the program is provided by a generous donation from Bremaston & Associates through Sponsor Winnipeg.


Update from Manitoba Co-ordinator for Western Canada Deaf 55+Games!

I, the Manitoba co-ordinator for the last two events, think that you should know what's there from the 2013 Western Canada Deaf 55+ Games that was in Vancouver last week.  Eight Manitobans, namely Kenneth & Elaine Anderson, Sue Tebow, Linda Strowbridge, Reynolde & Rita Ruiz, Carol Hall and Sylvia Sigurdson with some help from BC particpants, who were most former Winnipegger, to make a team of Manitoba, were glad to let them know that Manitoba got silver medals (only 15 points from being getting gold medals).  Way to go!!!!

I have won the bid for Winnipeg to host the Third bi-annual Western Canada Deaf 55+ Games for the third week of August 2015.  So come and support the biggest event in 2015.  

I will post a date for the first inaugurated meeting sometimes in October.  Once I post the date, you're all welcome to come over to the meeting and set up the commitee.  


Kenneth Anderson, Manitoba Co-ordinator

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Growing in Faith Together



Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf (MCCD)


Deaf Retreat/Workshop to be preached by Fr. Peter Monty, s.j.


          Aug. 23 (Fri.)      5:30 pm - Fellowship
                                       6:00 – 8:00 pm - Open Discussion, Quiet Time, then                                        Refreshment
          Aug. 24 (Sat.)     1:00 pm – 2:30 pm - “The Eucharist” (The Mass),
                                             Why we do? What we do?
                                       2:30 pm – 3:00 pm - Coffee Break
                                       3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – “Biography of Pope Francis”
                                       4:30 pm – 5:30 pm - Supper at DCM
                                       5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – “Water of Stillness”

          Aug. 25 (Sun.)   11:00 am - Sunday Mass (Fr. Lalonde, o.m.i.,
                                       Fr. Monty, s.j., & Fr. Joe Bruce, s.j.)
                                       12 noon – 2:30 pm - Lunch at DCM, Sharing
                                      “World Youth Day 2013 – Rio de Janeiro,
                                        Brazil”, Farewell Fr. Monty



This is a FREE Retreat/Workshop, donation is appreciated just to cover the food cost.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!!

  




Thursday, 8 August 2013

Final information from Canadian Deaf Golf Championship (July 22nd-25th, 2013)


Canadian Deaf Golf Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba (July 22-25th, 2013)

Golfer Attending Summer 2013
Men's Competition
Ryan Mobberley -Winnipeg, MB
Ben Gilbert - Halifax, NS
Jeff Pautler - Denfield, ON
Devin Stocki - Winnipeg, MB
Jay Wilkie - Brampton, ON
Andrew Thompson - Stonewall, MB
Alain Turpin - Montreal, QC
Jim Fleckenstein - Edmonton, AB
Dale Proctor - CoQ. BC
Mark Duncan - Calgary, AB
Sean Ramsay - Vancouver, BC
Sheldon Dueck, Winnipeg, MB
Alexandre Ouellet, Quebec
Jonathan Rose, Guelph, ON
Maxim Desrochers, Notre-Dame,QC
Kevin Bauldic - Winnipeg, MB
Micheal Bilyk - Winnipeg, MB

Men's-Women's Recreation
Gerardus Martens - London, ON
Bradley Keenan - London, ON
Dana McCarthy - London, ON
Judy Kraemer - Belle River, ON

SR. Men's Competition
Jim Cranswick - Burnaby, B.C
Grant Underschultz - Edmonton, AB
Dennis Warick - Edmonton, AB
Rob Cundy - Edmonton, AB
Denis Marchand - Rouyn-Noranda, QC
Ken Hoffman - Regina, SK
Jack Stewart - Edmonton, AB
Wayne Poirier - Surrey, BC
Brian Johnston - Willowdale, ON
Paul Landry - West Kelowna, BC
Mike Parkes - Langley, BC
Aurele Bourgeois - Belle River, ON
Zbigniew Twarog - Surrey, B.C
Douglas Klein - Toronto, ON
Bill Kluchnik - Winnipeg, MB
Peter Mitchell - Mississauga, ON
Lionel Ouellet -Quebec


Men's Competition Golfers
Round 1
Round 2
Round  3
SUM
Ryan Mobberley,MB
73
74
83
230
Alexandre Ouellet,QC
76
77
78
231
Dale Proctor ,BC
74
76
82
232
Jonathan Rose,ON
81
72
86
239
Ben Gilbert ,NS
77
84
82
243
Jay Wilkie ,ON
89
88
86
263
Sheldon Dueck,MB
88
91
97
276
Jim Fleckenstein,AB
91
96
96
283
Jeff Pautler,ON
92
103
93
288
Mark Duncan,AB
97
87
105
289
Alain Turpin,QC
93
94
102
289
Devin Stocki,MB
100
102
91
293
Maxim Desrochers,QC
99
100
98
297
Sean Ramsay,BC
102
109
91
302
Kevin Bauldic,MB
92
112
103
307
Andrew Thompson,MB
107
104
110
321
Micheal Bilyk,MB
107
120
116
343







Senior's Competition Golfers         
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
SUM
Rob Cundy ,AB
83
83
86
252
Ken Hoffman , SASK
80
86
87
253
Brian Johnston,ON
80
91
98
269
Denis Marchand ,QC
86
91
96
273
Grant Underschultz, AB
92
90
94
276
Jim Cranswick ,BC
94
92
90
276
Bill Kluchnik,MB
92
96
89
277
Peter Mitchell ,ON
98
93
91
282
Douglas Klein,ON
93
96
97
286
Mike Parkes,BC
92
101
93
286
Zbigniew Twarog, BC
89
103
97
289
Lionel Ouellet,QC
92
99
100
291
Aurele Bourgeois , ON
103
97
100
300
Jack Stewart,AB
104
104
100
308
Paul Landry,B.C
102
102
107
311
Wayne Poirier,BC
99
111
103
313
Dennis Warick,AB
114
104
106
324




REC  


Round  1 


Round 2


 Round 3



SUM        

Gerardus Martens,ON
  103
100
104
307
Dana McCarthy,ON
 102
105
104              
311
Judy Kraemer ,ON
 107
107
108
322
Bradley Keenan ,ON
 109
116
116
341

CONGRATS TO JACK STEWART FOR GETTING A HOLE IN ONE ON JULY 25. 

MENS CHAMPION:    RYAN MOBBERLEY
SENIOR CHAMPION: ROB CUNDY
REC CHAMPION:        GERARDUS MARTENS


CONGRATS TO EVERYONE