Monday, September 30, 2013

Full information about the program for Oct 10th & Oct 11th under Art & Body events!

Official Programming

Art + Body: See Me Hear
October 10 – 11 2013

Thursday, October 10

School of Art, University of Manitoba 
ARTlab 364, 180 Dafoe Road
Admission to Artist Talk is free
10:00 AM                   Artist talk – Christine Sun Kim
11:00 – 12:00            Reception

Plug In ICA
460 Portage Avenue
7:00 – 8:00PM          Christine Sun Kim performance
Co-presented with Plug In ICA and Send + Receive.  American sound artist Christine Sun Kim, who was born deaf, playfully illustrates her own interpretations of how to hear and be heard in the world.
8:00 – 10:00 PM       Opening Reception at Plug In


Friday, October 11

Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard

12:30 – 1:00           Registration/Opening of Juried Art                                Show
1:00 – 1:15             Introductions - Big Daddy Tazz, MC
1:15 – 1:30             Greetings – Susan Lamberd (ADNM                                Chair) & Councillor Ross Eadie (City of                                Winnipeg)
1:30 – 2:00             Keynote Address – The Normality of                                Doing Things Differently - Dr. Nancy                                Hansen
2:00 – 2:15             Aboriginal Hoop Dancer – Burton Bird
2:15 – 2:25             Artist Talk – Deaf Culture and The                                Deaf Artist Scene in Winnipeg - Alice                                Crawford
2:25– 2:40              Musical Performance – Jeremy Rusu
2:40 – 3:00             Break
3:00 – 3:15             Artist talk – Mesmerized –                                             Sensory Experience of Schizophrenia -                                Nigel Bart
3:15 – 3:30             Playette - Sargent & Victor & Me
                               Debbie Patterson
3:30 – 3:45             Comedian – Big Daddy Tazz
3:45 – 4:00             Acknowledgements & thank you’s
4:00 – 4:45             Break
Public Programming: Free
5:00 – 6:00              Artist Talk/Performance Excerpt -                                 Christine Sun Kim
6:00 – 7:00              Closing Reception

WAG is wheelchair accessible. ASL interpreters are available upon request. Please e-mail for assistance.



Thursday, October 10, 2013
7 pm
Plug In ICA

Thursday, October 10, 2013
7 pm - 8 pm
Plug In ICA
Friday, October 11, 2013
1 pm - 6 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Special news about Deaf young athletes get interpreter access!!


It has come to my attention that there is a special news about young athletes will receive interpreter access in any sports!

Please click to see September 30th Winnipeg Free Press -

Also CBC Manitoba  -

Enjoy reading both links!

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Special presentation about Deaf Culture and Winnipeg Deaf Arts Scene!

Alice Crawford will give a 10 min talk about Deaf Culture and the Winnipeg Deaf Arts Scene at the Art + Body: SEE ME HEAR event at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) October 11, 2013. She will speak right after the Deaf Mime Troupe performance.

Alice is looking for practicing Deaf artists in Winnipeg/Manitoba (Theatre/Film actors, Storytellers, authors, poets, painters, sculptors, ceramic artists, photographers etc.) to talk about their practise. She need a photo of them and one of their art pieces or in action and a short biography. Deadline for the information is October 7th.

Please contact Alice Crawford by email -

Sheila Montney
Executive Director

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Friday, September 27, 2013

Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC) news!

Noah Bucholz

"Unlocking the Next Level:
Interpreting Theological Jargon"
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Affleck and Fiola Rooms, Deaf Centre Manitoba, 285 Pembina Highway
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$10 per person (GST included)
Teens 13 - 18 years old are welcome  $5

This hour-long workshop will be co-sponsored by the Winnipeg Church of the Deaf and the AVLIC 2014 Fundraising Committee.  Noah will discuss how to interpret obscure yet important theological terms. He will also talk about how to interpret ASL songs and scriptural passages.

Perfect for interpreters, parents of Deaf children, and Deaf Christians.

No ASL-English interpretation will be provided for this workshop.

Noah is the Executive Director of the Christian non-profit Deaf International, pastor of the Central Jersey Deaf Church in New Jersey, and a certified Deaf Interpreter. He worked on the American Sign Language Bible translation team at Deaf Missions as an on-camera translator and ASL consultant for six years. Noah holds a BA in Ancient Languages and Theological Studies from Wheaton College and is now pursuing an MDiv at Princeton Theological Seminary.

AVLIC 2014 thanks the Winnipeg Church of the Deaf for generously sponsoring the costs of this workshop, Noah for donating his time, knowledge and skills, and DCM for the space. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Deaf Warrior in You Tube

Good morning everyone,

I would like to encourage you to watch this YOUTUBE link to explain about "Deaf Warrior".

Please click -

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

MALVI Workshop- Income Tax


Income Tax
Information Evening
For Interpreters

Interpreters often have questions regarding their taxes. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn the basics for collecting and filing taxes as a freelance interpreter with accountant Lori Dann. There will be time for questions.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Deaf Centre Manitoba (Affleck Room)
7:00-8:00 pm
Costs: $10.00

* Participants must RSVP for this event by Wednesday, October 16th. Email:

ASL Interpretation will be provided

PINK DAY- Come and support on Oct 18th!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM)

On behalf of the DEAM Planning Committee

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Please join us during October:  Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) in celebrating the contributions of individuals with disabilities to our workplaces and communities and in promoting diverse workplaces in a more inclusive Manitoba.  
Manitoba’s Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) was jointly proclaimed in 2012 by Honourable Peter Bjornson, Minister of Entrepreneurship, Training & Trade, Honourable Jennifer Howard, Minister responsible for Persons with Disabilities, and Honourable Stan Struthers, Minister responsible for the Civil Service.  

We are pleased to invite you to the launch of DEAM on Monday, October 1, 2013, from Noon to 1:00 p.m.  at The Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites Hotel, 1800 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg.  The kick-off will include videos promoting workplace inclusion and will be followed by time for refreshments and networking.  Please RSVP to Tracy MacMillan at or call (204) 945-7613.  Please let us know if you require disability accommodations.

If you know Manitoba employers that are worthy of recognition for their exemplary actions in employing a person (or persons) with disabilities, help us celebrate their leadership on October 30, 2013.  The deadline for nominations is tomorrow, September 27th.  For more information and a nomination form, please see:

Please find attached a one-page poster about DEAM for distribution.  Or, for more information about DEAM, and other ways to become involved, please see

We look forward to your participation!

Tracy MacMillan
Office Manager

Disabilities Issues Office

In Manitoba, October is

In 2012, Manitoba proclaimed October to be Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM). The proclamation was signed jointly by The Honourable Peter Bjornson, Minister of Entrepreneurship, Training & Trade, The Honourable Jennifer Howard, Minister responsible for Persons with Disabilities, and The Honourable Stan Struthers, Minister responsible for the Civil Service.

Please join us for the Kick-Off of DEAM 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013, from Noon to 1:00 p.m.
at the Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites Hotel
1800 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg.

The kick-off will include videos promoting workplace inclusion and will be followed by time for refreshments and networking.

For more information and ideas on how to get involved in DEAM, visit

Ø  Participate in the Ability Axis Employment Expo October 23, 2013
Ø  Put up a DEAM poster
Ø  Review your policies and practices
Ø  Establish an Employee Resource Group
Ø  Train your supervisors with help from the DEAM Speakers Bureau
Ø  Educate employees

Community Organizations and Student Associations:
Ø  Hold a DEAM “management breakfast” or “brown-bag lunch”
Ø  Feature DEAM in your newsletter
Ø  Distribute DEAM posters
Ø  Nominate a manager for the 2013 Employers Awards

Let us share your ideas, promote your event and help drive even greater participation by sending your information to and we will include you on our events calendar!


English Classes for Deaf Adults 2013

English Classes for Deaf Adults
Where: Immigrant Centre – 100 Adelaide St.
When: Tuesdays 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (Basic)
Saturdays 11 am to 12:30 pm (Intermediate)
Classes Start Third Week of September
Who can Attend: Deaf Immigrants and Citizens
How to Register: contact Walter

Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf (MCSD) News!

There is a Deaf Artist, Christine Sun Kim, from New York performing here in Winnipeg at the Art & Body: See Me Hear Event on October 10th-11th at the Plug-In. Link to website of event is for more information.

On Friday afternoon at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG), Alice Crawford will  be giving a talk on Deaf Culture and the art scene in Winnipeg. The Deaf Mime group is performing just before her talk. There will be ASL Interpreters there.

Artists whose work is being displayed at the Chrysalis 2013 Manitoba Juried Deaf Art Show at Gallery Lacosse.

Congratulations to the Chrysalis 2013 Manitoba Juried Deaf Art Show artists whose fabulous art and photography will be displayed October 25th-November 8th at Gallery Lacosse!

The Fabulous Artists are... *drumroll*

  1. Vanecia Austria-Manitoba
  2. Campion Bourque-Manitoba
  3. Alice Crawford-Manitoba
  4. Jocelyn Johnson-Manitoba
  5. Brenda Roznowski-Manitoba
  6. Jo-Ann Schroeder-Manitoba
  7. Jessica Szacilowski- Manitoba
  8. Judyta Szacilowski- Manitoba
  9. Colleen Turner- Alberta
  10. Denise Watson-Jarigen- Manitoba
  11. Dana Zimmer- Manitoba
Along with Special Guest Deaf artist from California, USA- Joshua Lacosee.

ASL Storyteller-Christine Mitchell is performing on Opening night Video ASL Storyteller-Joanna Hawkins is playing her ASL videos on Opening Night.

Come and see their fabulous work on Opening night, Friday, October 25th, 2013 from 7:30-9:30 PM at Gallery Lacosse, 169 Lilac Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

There will be 2 ASL interpreters on hand during Opening Night to bridge communication for everyone.

Special Area Groups of Educator (SAGE) Day- Friday, October 25th!

Manitoba Association of Visual Language Interpreters, in partnership with Manitoba Education and the Winnipeg School Division, invites interpreters, signers, AEIP/DSP students, parents, teachers, and others to attend this annual Professional Development Day. It will be held at the Manitoba School for the Deaf, 242 Stradford Street, from 8:30AM – 3:30PM. Please click on the link below for more information and to register: 

Please contact Erica Weselowski, Chairperson of the MAVLI Educational Committee, if you have any questions at

Calvary Temple Deaf Fellowship (CTDF) News!

Calvary Temple Deaf Fellowship

October 4-6th, 2013
Friday at 7 pm- Introduction
Saturday 9 a.m- 4 p.m
"I Love God But How?"

Pastor- Dr. Francis Casale

Deaf-Blind Pastor of the Inter-Community Church, ASL/Deaf Congregration in Covina, Califorina was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He received B.A in Art from Gallaudet University. He has B.A in Linguistics and M.A in Painting from California State University, Northridge and A.A. in Practical theology from Christ for the Nations Institute, Dallas, Texas.

While Dr. Casale studied for his M.A in counseling also Phd. in Theology, he was involved as Missionary, counselor, teacher and actor.

Dr. Francis loves to tell stories and is a Bible storyteller on TV program called "Dr. Wonder's Workshop" which is still aired on TBN.

Dr. Casale and his wife, Kimie, have two daughters and lives in Covina, California.

For more information, please contact Pastor Barbara Easter
TTY Phone Number: 204-942-2731   TEXT: 204-295-0683

11:00 a.m. Sunday Church Service: "Perfect Relationship with God"

Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner

Saturday, October 5th Room 130

$10.00 per person

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc News!

Message from DCM Inc Executive Director:

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc (DCM Inc) Staff are out of town on Thursday, September 19th & Friday, September 20th on business trip.

Deaf Resource Centre is open on both dates with volunteer available.

If you prefer to talk directly with Executive Director, you can email me at as all emails will be automatically goes to my phone.

Thank you,
Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf (WCD) News!

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf
Celebrating 95 years!

September / October 2013

Sunday 15th Core Meeting
                   9:00 a.m. – DCM

                   Family Sunday
                   Movie Afternoon
                   “Chasing 3000”
                   1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. - DCM

Sunday 22nd  11:00 a.m.
Deaf Awareness Week
3 Deaf Churches worship in
the F. Nickerson Theatre
Light lunch following service.
                   “Wisdom and Faithfulness”

Sunday 29th 10:30 a.m.  Worship &
Communion Service – 4th floor Meeting Room
                   “New Directions”
                   Luke 16: 19 – 31
                   With Rev. Eleanor Geib

October 7th   11:00 a.m. Visit with our friends at Calvary Temple Deaf Fellowship at 400 Hargrave St.

October 18-20        WCD 95th Anniversary Celebration Weekend
                             Held at DCM

With Noah and Alyssa Buchholz…
Friday 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Banquet 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship & Communion – 11:00 a.m.

See brochure for further information.
Everyone Welcome to attend.
Deadline for early bird registration extended to September 28th.

WCD Roast Beef Supper will be held on Monday, November 11th beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Deaf Centre Manitoba. Tickets should be ready mid-October. Proceeds to WCD Programs and Services. All are welcome to attend.

WCD Annual Christmas Bake Sale & Christmas Lunch will be held on Sunday, December 15th.  More information later.
Donations of Baked goodies would be appreciated.

Chicken & Corn on the Cob Supper

Saturday, September 9, 2013
Beginning at 5:30 p.m.(until 6:15) at DCM

Tickets purchased by Sept 8th are:
       $13.00 General Admission
       $11.00 (Seniors & Children 17 & under)
       $45.00  (Family with children)

After Sept 8th, tickets are $15.00; 13.00 and $50.00

Proceeds from the supper will go to Camp Kakepitay.

Renovation Work 2013

The smoke/carbon monoxide detectors were installed in the Kakepitay Hall - Spring 2013 and include strobe lights.

Work began on the kitchen renovations, in Kakepitay Hall last August 23rd, 2013. The Camp will closed down on September 15th, for the season and we plan to go back in Spring 2014 to finish up the renovation. It’s looking GREAT!!

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out and we’re really looking forward to having it ready for the May long weekend.  Work will continue afterwards with the kitchen ceiling.

Update about Winnipeg Church of the Deaf (WCD)'s 95th Anniversary Celebration!

From Noah & Alyssa Buchholz, who will be coming to Winnipeg for the WCD 95th Anniversary Celebration. Friday evening - October 18th with a fun and learning experience with Noah and Alyssa, then on Saturday...

Here are the title of the workshops...

Mysteries of the Parables #1 - Saturday morning
Mysteries of the Parables #2 - Saturday morning
Mysteries of the Parables #3 - Saturday afternoon
Parables and Deaf Culture  - Saturday afternoon

Here is a description of the workshops:

The parables of Christ are filled with symbols, hidden meanings, and cultural marks. These stories, first told by Jesus of Nazareth in the 1st century AD, have been read by many people over many centuries. Yet, the problem is... time changes. Our culture today is much different from the culture of Jesus' time. The parables were told for us, but certainly not to us. They were told to people of the 1st century AD who had a different understanding of the world. Come and study with Pastor Noah Buchholz how to read the parables of Christ through 1st century eyes as he explains the culture and history behind the parables and how the parables apply to our lives today as Christians.

Saturday evening, we will have a BANQUET at DCM beginning at 6 p.m. and will have a presentation of WCD History and then some speeches and time to view the display of some of WCD History.

Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. there will be a Worship and Communion Service in the DCM Theatre and everyone is welcome to attend. There will be a love offering collected and also lunch following the service.

Interpretation services will be provided only for Saturday evening and Sunday morning. The other times, the information will be in ASL only.

Looking forward to seeing you.  If you would like to register, the deadline has been extended to Saturday, September 28th.. you can get a copy of the brochure by dropping by DCM and checking the bulletin board.



New update from Deaf Awareness Week 2013!


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

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.

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
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

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 held at Manitoba School for the Deaf from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (approx.). Everyone Is Welcome. Doors open at 9:00 am. The first place team winner (your name) will be engraved onto the trophy) and 2nd & 3rd and 4th place teams will receive ribbons. For further information, contact Michael Austria at

Deaf Studies Program (DSP) & ASL-English Interpretation Program (AEIP) 2013-2014