Tuesday, 20 March 2018

World Poetry Day: Poetry in Many languages- ASL-English interpretation will be provided!

World Poetry Day: Poetry in Many Languages
World Poetry Day was conceived by UNESCO as a project of heritage preservation in 1999, and is practiced around the world each spring. We hope you will join us in a multicultural poetry evening featuring poetry read by people of diverse ages and walks of life, in their own heritage languages. Friday, March 23rd at the Gas Station Arts Centre, you will hear by (to name just a few), musicians, students, academics, a chef, a nurse, a city councillor and a CBC host. There will be poetry readings in English, French, Ojibwe, Cree, Mandarin, Icelandic, Vietnamese, Spanish, German, ASL, Swahili, Yiddish and more.
“In the first Winnipeg Poet Laureate-sponsored poetry event I am privileged to host, we are highlighting the rich cultural diversity and many languages spoken in our city. Poetry was once widely practiced by everyone, young and old, educated or not. Children and grown-ups would memorize and recite the great poems of the heritage, and would also write or make up poems themselves for special occasions. Poetry has a magical quality to it that is also humbling, in that it often feels "inspired" by someone or something more powerful and beautiful and wise than we are. The wonderful thing about poetry is it can accommodate the entire range of human experience and expression, from silly to grand, serious to funny, playful to grief-stricken, small to epic, sometimes all at the same time!”


Di Brandt, Winnipeg’s First Poet Laureate
 Winnipeg’s Poet Laureate program was created and managed by the Winnipeg Arts Council. Through the creation of new works of poetry reflecting life in the city, public appearances and the creation of public engagement programs, the Poet Laureate will contribute to Winnipeg’s reputation as a city of the arts and facilitate connections between the arts, the city, and its citizens. Bring your friends and family and enjoy this innovative celebration of traditions and language flourishing in our multicultural city.
Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Gas Station Theatre, River Avenue & Osborne Street
Admission by donation (Pay what you can)
Reception to follow
ASL-English Interpretation will be provided.
For interviews with Di Brandt or any of our other readers, please contact Trish Cooper at 204‑943‑7668 or tcooper@winnipegarts.ca


Trish Cooper
Communications Coordinator
Winnipeg Arts Council
Suite 103-110 Princess Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1K7

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Deaf Interpreter workshop!!


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WORKING AS A DEAF INTERPRETER (DI) FOR ECCOE?

30 Hours of Workshops
taking place
3 hours per week Mondays 5:30 – 8:30 pm
(and 2 Saturdays TBA)
Food Provided!
ECCOE needs more Deaf Interpreters
and hopes that you are interested!

Are you:
v Available during daytime
     hours, evenings and/or       weekends?
v Have experience assisting as a         Deaf Interpreter either at work   or volunteer?
Deadline extended to March 22nd, 2018
Interviews take place during week of March 26th, 2018
Workshops offered on site at ECCOE Office at The Forks
Please contact Jane at Jane@eccoe.ca to book an interview.
Mentorship and on-going support offered by ECCOE
A confirmation email will be sent with “What to Expect” at the interview J

Training will include:

·         Deaf Interpreter Code of Ethics
·         Introducing your role as a Deaf Interpreter
·         Managing Confidentiality
·         Handling Ethical Dilemmas
·         Working as a Team with a hearing Interpreter
·         Giving & Receiving Feedback
·         Skill development
Please see blog by Rick Zimmer at: https://youtu.be/t120Ea3H_go or deafmanitoba.org

Saturday, 10 March 2018

St. Francis de Sales Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf (MCCD) Fundraising Lunch- April 28th


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

Fundraising: FIL-UKRAINIAN LUNCH
House of Peace, Marie Rose Hall
211 Edmonton St. Wpg. MB R3C 1R4

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 12:30 – 3pm
entertainment, 50/50, games, door prizes



Ticket:  $ 20.00 adult/senior
   
15.00 (13 yrs. -17 yrs.old)
5.00 (4-7 yrs. old, half servings)
Free: (3 yrs. old below)
                                         

      Tickets available from: Liette & Raymond, Mari-Len & James, Denise A.Funk
        Ingrid & Rick W., Rita A. Ruiz, Sheila & Elena, MCCD office @ House of Peace

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

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

Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf (MCCD) Raffle Draw tickets available!!


St. Francis de Sales Manitoba
Catholic Church of the Deaf
Raffle draw:  Sunday, April 15, 2018
House of Peace, at 12:30 pm (right after Mass)

 1st prize: $ 200.00 cash
 2nd prize:  $ 150.00 cash
    3rd prize: $ 100.00 cash
Proceeds: Church operational cost.

From our hearts to yours,
Thank you for your continued support J
Tickets available from: Sheila, Mari-len, Ingrid,
Denise, Liette, Rita & Elena (MCCD office at House of Peace, 211 Edmonton St. 204-898-4758 text/voice, mccd234@gmail.com)



# of tickets printed: 1,200          $ 2.00 each
Licence # LGA-4827 RF-28030

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Another new position available at Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc (DCM Inc)- Administrative Assistant


Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc
Job Opportunity
Administrative Assistant

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc. located at 285 Pembina Highway, is a non-profit organization that recognizes the value of Deaf Culture and America Sign Language (ASL). The purpose of the organization is to coordinate and/or provide resources, advocacy and programs that enhance the development of the Deaf Community.

We are seeking a dynamic Administration Assistant who works with Service Coordinator.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Answer the telephone calls and VRS
• Follow up with customers following placement of CHS/DC Inc orders
• Follow up with customers on late return library books and DVDs
• Prepare invoices
• Send and receive messages; orders and confirmation of emails correspondences
• Photocopy documents for distribution, mailing and filing Type and proof-read correspondence, informative and thank you letters, reports, statements, invoices, forms and other documents as required
• Print shipping/other labels
• Sort and process receipts, expenditures, forms and other documents as require
• Monthly library & communication devices inventory
• Product list binder
• Prepare orders for the customers
• Coordinate the Deaf Community calendar
• Update and inform the Service Coordinator as required
• Update bulletin board & social media • Maintain and update manual or computerized filing, inventory, mailing and database
• Update invoice binder
 • Update Clients information-binder
• Update price lists
·         Other assigned duties as necessary

Requirements:
  • Work in office is an asset
 • Complimentary work ethics
 • Self Motivated
 • Knowledge of computer skills
·         Knowledge of Deaf Culture and ASL is essential

This is .5 position. The salary ranges from $12.00 to. $14.00. The person will work for average 2.5 days a week.

The successful candidate will be subject to Criminal Record, Adult Abuse Registry and Child Abuse Registry.

Prospective candidates should forward resume with three references and cover letter to Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc by Tuesday, March 16th, 2018: DCM Inc Search Committee #101-285 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2E1 (204) 284-9373 FAX or dougmomotiuk@yahoo.com.

Extended deadline for Service Coordinator position available at Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc (DCM Inc)


Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc
Job opportunity
Service Coordinator

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc. located at 285 Pembina Highway, is a non-profit organization that recognizes the value of Deaf Culture and American Sign Language (ASL). The purpose of the organization is to coordinate and/or provide resources and programs that enhance the development of the Deaf Community.

We are seeking a dynamic Service Coordinator, who reports to DCM Inc Board, oversee the day to day operation and lead the organization into the future.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • ·         Report to DCM Inc Board of Directors
  • ·         Work together with various Deaf Community groups in Manitoba as well as in Canada, ensuring up to date information with employment, education, social, and cultural lives of Deaf people
  • ·         Develop/submit calendar monthly for Deaf Community events
  • ·         Coordinate internal/external communication and keep data
  • ·         Access to internet to get news for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind as well as Deaf Plus people could learn about various activities happening in the Deaf Community
  • ·         Coordinate and maintain the Deaf Resource Centre like Public computer, VRS public access, and Library
  • ·         Manage the DCM Inc Social Media
  • ·         Manage the Communication Device
  • ·         Provide education information session to different places if needed
  • ·         Cultural liaison with 285 Pembina Inc
  • ·         Conducting the office work as needed


Requirements:
  • ·         Ability to work with Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Plus people with various communication needs
  • ·         Previous administration experience is an asset
  • ·         Good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • ·         Fluency writing skills
  • ·         Computer skills and letter writing including knowledge of MS Word/Publisher, Excel and MS Outlook
  • ·         Ability to use email and internet
  • ·         Knowledge of Deaf Culture and ASL is essential


This is one full time position. The salary ranges from $13.00 to $15.00 based to depend on experience. The person will work for average 35 hours a week.

The successful candidate will be subject to Criminal Record, Adult Abuse Registry and Child Abuse Registry.

Prospective candidates should forward resume with three references and cover letter to Deaf Centre Manitoba by Friday, March 16th, 2018: DCM Inc. Search Committee, #101-285 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2E1. Email-dougmomotiuk@yahoo.com.