Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc (DCM Inc) special announcement about Wi-Fi!

ATTENTION:

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc and The Bethania Group had several meetings to establish Wi-Fi Hotspot at 285 Pembina Hwy that does not require a password.

Good news!! As of Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, Deaf Centre Manitoba Main floor (Lobby area, DC Cafe area, Affleck Room & Fiola Room) became a Wi-Fi Hotspot!

Here is the process of how to get the Wi-Fi Hotspot:

Go to setting and look for "Wi-Fi" and click on it and wait for the network list to be available. Click on MTS Wi-Fi Hotspot. It will be automatically gives you Wi-Fi accessibility without password.

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc would like to say THANK YOU to The Bethania Group for taking the time to coordinator this project and also thank you to The Bethania Group for willing to take the full responsibility to cover the costs of Wi-Fi.

We all hope that you will enjoy the Wi-Fi accessibility :)

Thanks,
Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

St. Francis de Sales Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf Lunch Fundraising-May 4th

St. Francis de Sales
Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf (MCCD)

Lunch Fundraising “FIL-UKRAINIAN”
Deaf Centre Manitoba, Affleck/Fiola Room

Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 12:30 noon
      Entertainment, Rainbow Auction, 50/50, games, door prizes


 



Ticket:  $ 15.00
   
Menu: Perogies, Cabbage rolls, Garlic Sausage, sour cream,
Filipino noodles and Sweet buns
Coffee, tea, juice, water
                                           $ 7.00 (6 to 12 yrs. old) ½ servings
                                                                6 yrs. old under: FREE

      Tickets available from: Liette & Raymond G., Mari-Len A., Denise A., Jo Turner
                        DRC office, Front desk (c/o Krista) Mon.- Fri. 9am-5pm only

                voice/text- 204-898-4758 or mccd234@gmail.com



Proceeds: Church operational cost.
FROM OUR HEARTS TO YOURS, THANK YOU
J

Monday, 24 March 2014

Winnipeg Association of the Deaf (WAD) Special Meeting - April 1, 2014

Winnipeg Division of Manitoba Deaf Association
Winnipeg Association of the Deaf (WAD)

SPECIAL MEETING

TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014

6:30 p.m.
 at DCM-285 Pembina Hwy. Affleck/Fiola Rooms
NOTE: This is a VERY IMPORTANT MEETING

It will be very important for MDA members to show up at this special meeting. Last March 6th, 2014 we were unable to find people to serve on the WAD Board.  We need four people who are willing to be on the Board for the 2014 – 2015 year.

The people on the Board now for the 2013-2014 year have all decided, at the March 6th meeting that they would NOT continue for the 2014 – 2015 year.  If we do not have anyone interested to serve on the WAD board for one year, then we will be forced to shut down and we will pass on everything to MDA to take care of.

What has WAD done in the past?? Recreation and Programs for MDA members. For example, in the past, we have had various recreational events such as Fun Game nights, Bingos, as well as Tally Ho, Sleigh Ride, Christmas Children’s party and Christmas Dinner and Draw.

WAD has $50,000 locked in GICs and we use the interest from the GICs for WAD programs. We also receive $1,575 from Affleck Bequest. We contribute $1,200 towards rental of the MDA office. WAD gives a grant of $500 to Manitoba Deaf Seniors Club.
Come out to the meeting and show your support to continue with WAD.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting.

2013 – 2014 Representatives:

Elaine Anderson     Kenneth Anderson   Gunars Butkans  Bruce Koskie


  

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Reminder- Wedding Social for Brenda Stanley & Joe Comte- May 24th!

Reminder:

Brenda Stanley & Joe Comte's wedding social- May 24, 2014!

Wedding Social for Brenda Stanley and Joseph Comte

Saturday May 24, 2014   8:00 pm – 1:00 am
Varsity View Community Centre
Admission: $12.00

Please see Ticket Sellers:            
Andrew Hope, Marc Comte, and Kent Wall (Calgary), Denise Watson-Jarigen, Connie Labossiere-Gervais and Deborah Owczar


Please come and celebrate their upcoming nuptials at their wedding social!!   

Canadian Deaf Sports Association (CDSA) Press Release


Deaf Basketball Canada (DBC) Press Release


4th Annual Human Rights Film Festival





Winnipeg Goldeyes 2014 Schedule


Colon Check by CancerCare Manitoba

Please click or copy/paste this link - 
http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/u=37c2ee13bacde7f2e34fcd91e&id=836190727e&e=9e28b49d4d





Manitoba Culturalism Day in Manitoba-June 28th!



Multiculturalism Day in Manitoba

Open call for cultural performers of all kinds!

Would you like to bring your show/act to Manitoba’s Multiculturalism Day Celebration?

Submit your act/group’s information to connect@marl.mb.ca.

Multiculturalism Day is a free, interactive, family event featuring performers, entertainers, artisans and displays, all in celebration of Manitoba’s cultural diversity.

Please see attached for more information.

Choloe

Manitoba Association for Rights & Liberties

Manitoba Deaf Club League (MDGC) special announcement!!



Monday, 17 March 2014

Manitoba Deaf Curling Club Funspiel 2014 CANCELLED

Manitoba Deaf Curling Club Funspiel 2014
March 21-23, 2014

HAS BEEN CANCELLED
due to not enough players signed up for
the Funspiel.

We will try again next year!
Cliff Beaulieu

Friday, 14 March 2014

Deaf Seniors Literacy Program for March 2014


DSLP Seniors class
At DCM Fridays 3:30 – 4:30pm

 MARCH 2014

14th         No class

21th          MSD History       
                  


28th      Kettle Dam         in Manitoba  
                                    

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD) Townhall- March 29th!



Manitoba Deaf Association

Hosts

Canadian Association of the Deaf’s Town Hall

Speaker:   Frank Folino, CAD President  

Purpose for CAD Townhall Meeting:    This is to obtain feedbacks, inputs and brainstorming sessions from Deaf Canadians on what they want to see CAD to change for the future. Also, it will discuss about restructuring CAD and the social enterprise and the advocacy for Deaf Canadians.

In addition to the CAD Town hall, CAD President will have an opportunity to meet Deaf people in each community across the provinces in Canada and listen to their issues on what CAD should be changed for the future.

Saturday, March 29, 2013

6:00 Pizza and Refreshment (Cost: $5.00 each and members for free charges)

6:30 to 8:30 pm Presentation/Town hall Meeting
Affleck & Fiola Room, Deaf Centre Manitoba, 285 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg

For more details or information, please contact Jordan Sangalang at manitoba.deaf.association@outlook.com, Gunars Butkans, at gunsbut@hotmail.com, or Doug Momotiuk at dougmomotiuk@shaw.ca.


We hope to see you on March 29th.

Public Advisory from Winnipeg Police Service- Frauds/Scams


PUBLIC ADVISORY- FRAUDS/ SCAMS CONTINUE
As previously released on March 6, 2014, the Winnipeg Police Service has received several reports over the past month of phone calls being made by persons claiming to be a police officer or a government official.  The caller demands the victim to pay money to prevent them or a family member from being arrested.  The WPS advises that these calls are NOT legitimate and would like your assistance in identifying the persons making these phone calls.

In addition to these scams, the Commercial Crime Unit has seen an increase in the number of reports of the “Emergency or Grandparent Scam”, averaging 1- 2 reports per day.  To date, investigators are aware of 35 victims, with estimated losses between $2500- $7000 per incident, and total losses for all victims at just over $118,000.  

The basic scam involves the suspect(s) calling an elderly victim, claiming to be his or her grandchild or family member.  The suspect(s) claim that they are in jail, the hospital, or have some other critical emergency, such as a car break down, and need money wired to his or her location.  In almost all cases, the victim is encouraged not to say anything to anyone and to keep it a secret.

The Commercial Crime Unit encourages all care providers, children and grandchildren to discuss this scam with their elderly family members or those individuals who they feel may be susceptible to these pressure tactics.

If you receive such a call, always check with another relative before wiring money.

If you do receive such a phone call, please make note of the incoming phone number and details of the conversation.  At the conclusion of the call activate the call trace feature on your land line (*57) and then contact police at 204-986-6222.

For further information on this scam please visit Phone busters at: http://www.phonebusters.com/english/recognizeit_emergency.html

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Public Advisory from Winnipeg Police Service- Vehicle Theft Prevention


PUBLIC ADVISORY – VEHICLE THEFT PREVENTION
The Winnipeg Police Service would once again like to remind motorists to be mindful when leaving their running vehicles unattended, especially during cold winter conditions. Reports of stolen vehicles have been received as a result of those vehicles being left unattended while they were warming up.
As well, each year a number of vehicles are stolen in Winnipeg as a result of keys being left in the ignition, or spare keys left within the passenger compartment of the vehicle (in the glove box, under the floor mat, etc.)
Vehicle owners are strongly encouraged to protect their keys.  Do NOT leave spare keys within your vehicle.
During the month of February 2014, a total of 117 vehicles were stolen within the city. Some of the preventable circumstances are as follows:  

1) Vehicles left running w/key in ignition: 45
2) Keys stolen from unattended personal items (i.e. jacket/purse): 19
3) Keys left in vehicle (i.e. glove box, under seat etc.): 13

Total: 77 preventable vehicle thefts

Summary: 66% of all reported stolen vehicles during the month of February could have been prevented.

Please take every precaution to protect your property.   
 
 

Winnipeg Deaf Dart Club (WDDC) Fundraiser event- March 29th!

WINNIPEG DEAF DART CLUB
IS HAVING
FUNDRAISER
ON MARCH 29, 2014
SATURDAY
AT 5:30 PM

     COME ON OUT JOIN THE FUN!
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
BRING YOUR OLD AND NEW FRIEND
AND FAMILY

Get tickets from:
Robert P, Fred & Patty A, Gordon W, Linda S, Rita & Ken B, Denise W, Leszek G, Jackie B,
Gene C, Bobbi H, Sheilah V, Lorne P, Charlene A and Bryan R

COST $15.00 EACH

Children is welcome but cost is same.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf-Spring Bake Sale


Winnipeg Church of the Deaf
1918 - 2014


~ Spring Bake Sale ~

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Main Floor Lobby – Deaf Centre Manitoba. 285 Pembina Hwy.

Proceeds to WCD Programs and Services.

Baked goodies would be appreciated; contact Carol Demianyk
email: caroldemianyk@mymts.net / TTY/FAX 204 477 1394 for further information.

Public Advisory-Winnipeg Police Service



Winnipeg Police Service
See CORRECTION below in red

 
Thursday, March 6, 2014
 
 
PUBLIC ADVISORY
The Winnipeg Police Service has received several reports over the past week of phone calls being made by persons claiming to be a police officer or a government official.  The caller demands the victim to pay money to prevent them or a family member from being arrested.  The WPS advises that these calls are not legitimate and would like your assistance in identifying the persons making these phone calls.
 
If you do receive such a phone call, please make note of the incoming phone number and details of the conversation.  At the conclusion of the call activate the call trace feature on your land line (*57) and then contact police at 204-986-6222.
 



For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer
Detective Sergeant Natalie Aitken, Public Information Officer

Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:
WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Manitoba Deaf Seniors Club (MDSC) -Military Whist Card Party

         

            
       

         
Manitoba Deaf Seniors Club
Will host

Military Whist Card Party
Wednesday, March 26th at 1:30 pm

 at Deaf Centre Manitoba
  Light Refreshments will be served at the end of the game. There is no need to know how to play the game of whist in order to participate in the card party. Players will be taught how to play before the game begins.  

Donations for Western Canada Deaf 55+ Games
Western Canada Deaf 55+ Games will host in Winnipeg on August 16 – 20, 2015. Come and practice and enjoy!!


Welcome anybody!!

English course for Canadian citizenships who are not eligible for EAL classes!


Community Tax Preparation Clinic information

VOLUNTEER TAX PREPARATION CLINICS


Accueil Francophone # 104 – 420 Des Meurons Street
March 10 – April 30 – Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
204-975-4250

A & O: Support Services for Older Adults offers help with income tax preparation via the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, for qualifying older adults 55+.
5 days only: call 204-956-6440 to book an appointment for the following dates:

March 8 at A&O, 280 Smith Street
March 15 at A&O, 280 Smith Street
March 19 at Holy Eucharist Parish Centre, 460 Monroe Avenue
March 22 at A&O and at St. Mary's Road United Church, 613 St. Mary's Road
March 27 at St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre, 3-203 Duffield Street

Bilingual Service Centre,  # 100-614 Rue Des Meurons
March 11, 2014 to April 15, 2014
Every Tuesday and Thursday – No appointments, walk-ins welcome – English or French
10:00am to 2:30pm
Does not serve clients that exceed the suggested income
Newcomers in Fort Garry - Income Tax Info Session
Wednesday, March 12 at 7pm
Church of the Rock – 1397 Buffalo Place (off McGillivray)
Childcare provided.

Norquay Building, 401 York Avenue, basement auditorium
February 25, 2014 to April 30, 2014
Every Tuesday to Friday – no appointment necessary – walk-ins welcome - English
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This clinic is located in the basement auditorium. Clients are encouraged to come early to ensure they will be seen by a volunteer as this clinic typically sees a large volume of clients
Service Canada Centre, 1001 St. Mary’s Road
February 27 - April 24, 2014 – No appointment necessary – walk-ins welcome - English
Every Thursday – 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Does not serve clients that exceed the suggested income


Community Volunteer Income Tax Service

Need a hand to prepare your tax return?

If you do not know how to prepare your income tax and benefit return, the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program may be able to help you.
Community organization volunteers prepare returns for eligible taxpayers who have low to modest income and a simple tax situation.

Are you eligible for help?

To find out if you are eligible for help, use the income levels shown below. For each additional dependant, add $2,500 to the family income. You should not have interest income of more than $1,000.
Maximum income levels
Taxpayer status
Family income
Single person
up to $30,000
Couple
up to $40,000
One adult with one child
up to $35,000
Community organizations have the flexibility to adjust or set eligibility criteria for tax filers based on the local economic environment, the population they serve, and their own capacity.
Eligible taxpayers normally served by the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program include:
  • Aboriginal people
  • Newcomers to Canada
  • Seniors
  • Social Assistance Recipients
  • Students
Volunteers do not prepare complex returns, such as returns for individuals who:
  • have self-employment income
  • have business or rental income and expenses
  • have capital gains or losses
  • have employment expenses
  • file for bankruptcy
  • deceased in the year.

Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf (MCSD) news!

Their website is http://www.adnm.ca/. There is a link for tickets and info.


For those who want to go, they need to email info@adnm.ca to tell them to book interpreter. Deadline is TODAY( Thursday, March 6th.)


Their Arts & Disability Network Manitoba facebook page link is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arts-Disability-Network-Manitoba/246821392066696



Sargent & Victor & Me

Written and Performed by Debbie Patterson

Directed by Arne MacPherson

The Theatrical Masterpiece ends March 9, 2014
ASL Interpreters are available for Saturday March 8, 2014.
Please e-mail info@adnm.ca to request interpreters.
Deadline for requests is Thursday, March 6, 2014.

 
Sargent & Victor & Me, written and performed by Winnipeg actor/playwright Debbie Patterson, is a profoundly moving and insightful one-woman show which interweaves accounts of a neighbourhood in crisis and the narrator’s experience of a progressive and disabling disease, multiple sclerosis. Challenges encountered by individual and community reflect and illuminate each other.
 
To create Sargent & Victor & Me, Debbie interviewed residents of the neighbourhood, and devised a script which combines the words of those interviews and her reflections on her own experience of MS. In effect, the neighbours become co-authors of the piece and characters within it: a clergyman who runs a food bank in his church, elderly residents who recall the neighbourhood’s past as an Icelandic enclave, a fifteen year old aboriginal girl who has been recruited by the Gangster Crips, a seven year old who daily copes with poverty and family dysfunction. (Debbie plays all the parts.) This is a story of poverty, violence, and disability, to be sure, but it is also a story of love, generosity, and the enduring strength of the human spirit.
 
February 27 - March 9
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film 
400 Colony Street (U of W Campus)
Venue is fully accessible

Debbie Patterson
Playwright & Performer


Debbie is a Winnipeg playwright, director and actor. Trained at the National Theatre School of Canada, she is a founding member of Shakespeare in the Ruins (SIR) and recently served as Theatre Ambassador for Winnipeg’s Cultural Capital year. She is currently serving as Artistic Associate at Prairie Theatre Exchange and is a member of the PTE Playwrights Unit.
Arne MacPherson
Director


Arne has directed over 30 productions in Winnipeg, in both professional and student settings. He is a member of the Curatorial Committee and the board of nuna(now), an Iceland-Canada art convergence. In association with nuna(now), Arne co-created with a group of Icelandic and Canadian artists a multi-disciplinary performance work called The Island, which was shown in Reykjavik and Winnipeg.
 

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Reminder- Winnipeg Association of the Deaf (WAD) Annual General Meeting- March 6th!

REMINDER:

Winnipeg Division of Manitoba Deaf Association

Winnipeg Association of the Deaf (WAD)

Annual General Meeting

Thursday, March 6th , 2014

           5:45 p.m.



at DCM-285 Pembina Hwy. Fiola/Affleck Rooms
We will have a light supper at 5:00 p.m.

Note:    For the supper, it is free for MDA members and
$5.00 for non-members, payable at the door.

It will be very important for members to show up at the meeting to discuss representatives for 2014-2015; Old Business; Budget; What activities do members want to see take place and how we can serve our members better, 100th Anniversary Plans for Sept 2014, Letters received, etc.….

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting.

2013 – 2014 Representatives:

Elaine Anderson  Kenneth Anderson      Gunars Butkans          Bruce Koskie