Thursday, October 31, 2013

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf

95 years of support to the Deaf Community

November 2013

Sunday 3rd  9:30 a.m. Bible Discussion
                   10:30 a.m.  Worship Service
                   “The Strength of Our Witness”
                   Luke 19: 1-10
We witness to the power of God’s love when we give of ourselves & trust in the message of Christ.

Sunday 10th No Service
                   “Praise God”
                   Psalm 145: 1-5, 17-21
Challenges of living in the present time, when temptations abound to swell in the past or worry about the future.

Sunday 17th 1:00 p.m.  Family Sunday
                   “A World Filled with Love”
                   Isaiah 65: 17-25
Speculations & visions about end-times have preoccupied humanity for centuries. People have sought to remain faithful within the confines of human condition in which people wonder about, but cannot know, the future.

Sunday 24th Worship & Communion
                   “Reign of Christ”
                   Colossians 1: 11-20
Looking at different images by which the faithful have come to know God and testified to God’s nature.

December  2013
Sunday 1st   No Service
                   “Learning Peace”
                   Isaiah 2: 1-5
In a time of war, wreckage and fear aplenty, the prophet Isaiah acts boldly in proclaiming God’s destruction of war and construction of peace. This impossibly courageous vision of world reconciliation launches our Season of Advent with two ways we are called to act with God: to break down our warring ways and to build up our peaceful ways.
Sunday 8th  10:30 a.m. Worship Service
                   “Hope-Filled Vision”
                   Isaiah 11: 1 – 10
Human communities generally tend towards leaders with strength and wisdom. But today’s prophetic text points to the particular power & wisdom found only in a vulnerable child, and the unexpected movement of God’s Spirit through a newly visioned leader, guiding us to a time when predator and prey gently coexist, when power is finally equalized. Advent invites us to revisit the ways power is defined.
Sunday 15th WCD Christmas Bake Sale
                    9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
                     DCM Main Floor Lobby
12:30 p.m. WCD Annual Christmas Lunch at DCM - 2nd floor - B. Jack Room
“Liberation’s Song”
                   Luke 1: 47 – 55
This week’s test is the Magnificat, Mary’s song praising God for fulfilling the ancient prophecies through the Christ event. As the Christian cry of liberation, the Magnificat boldly summaries what the entire New Testament promises is God’s intent: to reverse the way humanity wrongly acts our power.
Sunday 22nd  No Service
                     “Emmanuel: God with Us”
                     Matthew 1: 18-25
In this final Sunday of Advent, themes of longing and belonging, the importance of dreams, and our need of a saviour all emerge, as our focus passage tells the story of Jesus’ birth from Joseph’s point of view.
Tuesday 24th Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion Service
                      7:00 p.m.  Affleck Room at
                      Deaf Centre Manitoba.
     Everyone Welcome.
Christmas may be so overdone during the months of November and December; by the time we get to Christmas Eve we may feel done with it all. In this service we focus on the tiny beautiful things of this holiday, the points of connection we feel with the scripture and with whom we celebrate and worship that make Christmas feel new again and remind ourselves that the coming of the Messiah is a prophetic new order for the world.
Sunday 29th No Service
                     Psalm 148
All the Sundays of the year, this one following Christmas might present the greatest challenge. Many are tired from the lead-up and Christmas festivities, or worn down by the demands and expectations of family. Others will be busy with holiday plans, or post-Christmas sales. The focus text Psalm 148 falls into our laps like a gift and we can let go and experience God’s presence and goodness in creation.

WCD’s largest fundraising event: Roast Beef Supper will be held on Monday, November 11th at DCM. Tickets are now available from David Burke, Linda Koskie, Bruce Koskie, Carol Demianyk, Sandy Smith or from the DCM Front Desk.
Admission is $12; Seniors 55+ and Students $11; Children 17 & under $9; and Family with kids 17 & under $45. After Nov 8, prices increase.
A BAKE SALE will be held on Sunday, December 15th at DCM Lobby 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mark your calendars! Donations of Christmas goodies would be appreciated.
Please mark what ingredients are in the baking you donate… due to people having possible allergy to certain foods.  Thanks.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE on Tuesday, December 24th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at DCM in the Affleck Room.  Everyone is Welcome. After the service, we will join with our friends from the Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf for refreshments.

May you have a blessed Christmas and a New Year filled with
Peace, Hope, Joy & Love.


Mark your calendar… Camp Kakepitay ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  on Sunday, January 26, 2014 beginning at 1:30 p.m. and it will be held in the Fiola Room at Deaf Centre Manitoba. 

There will be quite a few things to discuss and make some decisions regarding the next three years in preparation for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Camp Kakepitay for July 28 – August 1, 2016.  Everyone is invited to come out to the meeting.

 Here are some pictures of the recent renovation work at Camp Kakepitay.  We
 would like to thank the following volunteers who went out to the Camp and helped with the renovation work (Aug 23 – Sept 15): Donald & Carol Demianyk, Jaclyn Demianyk, Brenna Koskie, Dinnah Koskie, Mar Koskie, Bruce & Linda Koskie, Gary & Dianne Mondor, Rod & Veronica Nickerson, Paul Rudge, Levi & Mary Thiessen.         

New Correction information for 3rd Western Canada Deaf 55+ Games

3rd Western Canada Deaf 55+ Games for 2015

Tentative Date: August 17 – 21, 2015 

Thursday, November 14, 2013 

Deaf Centre Manitoba  

Meeting 3 on 4th Floor

7:00 – 9:30 PM

Everyone is welcome to come to the meeting and will have election for the Board ready for 2015 and prepare for the big event in Winnipeg.  It is for people over 55 years old to participate in the games.

DSLP Seniors Class

Deaf Seniors Literacy Program (DSLP) Class
At DCM Fridays 3:30 - 4:30pm
1st        Cholesterol
8th        Postpartum Depression
15th     Video Relay Service
22nd     Low Blood Pressure
29th      Christmas Dinner
David Burke
DSP/AEIP/DLP -Red River College
2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB   R3H 0J9

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Safety Tips

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
 Winnipeg Police Service/Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service
Halloween Safety Tips
Winnipeg, MB- The Winnipeg Police Service and the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service are encouraging citizens to make Halloween a safe and enjoyable occasion.

Here are some general safety tips for everyone to consider:

  • Try to trick-or-treat when it is still light outside.
  • Wear a bright, reflective costume made of flame-resistant material.
  • Carry a flashlight, and use glow sticks, or reflective tape as part of your costume. Encourage children to stay away from open flames.
  • Ensure children know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire.
  • Why not use make-up instead of a mask? Masks can shift and obscure vision.
  • To prevent falls, ensure costumes fit well and aren't too long and don't have too much loose material.
  • Have a responsible adult go trick-or-treating with you.
  • If someone older cannot go with you, trick-or-treat as a group.
  • Plan your trick-or-treat route ahead of time. Pick well-lit streets.
  • Stay on sidewalks, look left, right and left again to be sure no cars are approaching before crossing the street. Always cross the street at corners and crosswalks; never cross between parked cars or in the middle of the block.
  • If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
  • Never enter the home of a stranger.
  • Discuss with your children the route they will be travelling and what time they are required to return home.
  • Only eat treats that have been examined by your parents.
  • Choking occurs most frequently among children under two years of age, but can happen at any age. Eating while playing, running, jumping, or talking increases the likelihood of choking.
  • ATTENTION DRIVERS! Children will be very excited and their actions could be sudden and unpredictable. Exercise caution and Just Slow Down.
 Your home for Halloween:
  • Make sure your home is well lit, your yard clear and safe, and pets are secured so no harm comes to them or the children.
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations well away from all open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters.
  • It is safest to use a flashlight or battery-operated candles in a Jack-o-lantern. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution. Make sure children are supervised when candles are lit.
  • Be sure to place lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn and far enough out of the way of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards.
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes.
  • Children should not use knives or other sharp instruments to carve pumpkins.
 A safe and happy Halloween to everyone!



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:

Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf (MCCD) Bake Sale

Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf (MCCD)
                  Sunday, November 3, 2013  
                     BAKE  SALE  ONLY
                            9 a.m.  -  10:45 a.m.
            to be continued after Sunday Mass

                             12:15 noon - 2 p.m.
                                   (free coffee)

                                    DCM Lobby

                      Lunch and Bingo:  Cancelled

with sincere thanks,
Elena P. Martin, a.m.o.
MCCD Pastoral Asst./Coordinator


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

First Manitoba Deaf Visual Juried Art Show (Oct.25th - Nov. 8th, 2013) was a huge success!!

Hi everyone,

Opening night of Chrysalis 2013 was a huge success! We had wall to wall people for the event and people stayed right to the very end!

Thank you to those who came out Friday evening to see the show. For those who missed it, you can still see the 11 talented Deaf artists in the show. Chrysalis 2013 runs until November 8th. Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am to 5:30 pm, Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Gallery Lacosse is located at 169 Lilac Street, off of Corydon Ave. (204-284-0726).

Alice Crawford

Monday, October 28, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Video made by BCVRS Committee- "What IF..The Quest for VRS in Canada"

Hello everyone,

Please see this link as BCVRS Committee made for CRTC Public Hearing. It is VERY GOOD video!!

Here it is: - 

"What IF... The Quest for VRS in Canada"

Good job BCVRS Committee!!

Sheila Montney
Executive Director

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf (WCD) Roast Beef Supper- November 11th!

95th Anniversary


Supper served 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.



Tickets by November 8:

Admission:                       $13.00
Seniors 55 +/Students:    $11.00

       Children 17 & under: $  9.00

        Family (with kids 17 & under):     $45.00

Tickets at the door:
Admission:                    $15.00
Seniors 55+/Students: $13.00
Children 17 & under:    $11.00
Family (with kids 17 & under)  $50.00



Tickets available from DCM Front Desk,
David Burke, Carol Demianyk,
Bruce Koskie, Linda Koskie, Sandy Smith


Thank you for your support.

Canada Deaf Women's Conference update!!

The Canada Deaf Women's Conference to be held next summer in the heart ofdowntown, from 16 to 19 July 2014, in Montreal!

Mark your calendar!

This is the ideal place for Deaf women in the country gather together! At the Congress, you will attend various conferences including to learn more about leadership, self-improvement, success goals, motivation, overcoming obstacles, mental and physical health and well-being among others.

This unique event is one of the very few occasions we have access to information and activities directly in ASL and LSQ!

Visit our website for more information: 

The call for speakers is now underway!
If you are a woman and you love giving a conference, please send your application before October 31, 

The CDWC committee hope to see you there!
Don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions!
Comité organisateur du CFSC/ CDWC committee

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Update about CRTC Public Hearing about "live feeding link"


Some of you have been asking me how to find live feeding from Oct 21st, Oct 22, and Oct 23rd from CRTC public hearing.

You can go to: There have some several dates if you missed the video feeding. You can click on it.

Now I would like to give u an update on few things:

Jodi Birley from British Columbia Video Relay Services (BVCRS) Committee is explaining about the encouragement about twitter. Please see: -  "NOW is the time to TWEET for #VRSinCanada!

Sarah Moreland from Ontario Video Relay Services (OVRS) Committee and Lisa Anderson-Kellet from BCVRS want to explain what is happening at CRTC Hearing: -  "CRTC VRS Hearing"

Now some of you are wondering if you can intervene and make comments, you can do that as it is not too late. CRTC website states (

Following the public hearing, parties may file brief final comments, by 15 November 2013, in reply to submissions presented at the public hearing on any matter within the scope of this proceeding. Final reply comments must be no longer than 20 pages, including an executive summary.

 Submissions must be filed by sending them to the Secretary General of the Commission using only one of the following means:
by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2
by fax to
by ASL or LSQ video to
the Commission’s YouTube page

Procedures for video interventions
54. To permit interested persons whose first language is ASL or LSQ to fully participate in this proceeding, the Commission will accept video interventions in ASL and LSQ in response to this notice. The deadline for submitting video interventions is 17 May 2013. Video interventions are to follow the same procedures as written interventions, as set out in the previous sections of this notice, and indicate whether the person wishes to appear at the public hearing. The intervention must also indicate any requests for accommodation regarding such appearance at the public hearing.
55. All parties who filed video interventions may file video reply comments with the Commission by 26 August 2013. Reply comments must respond only to interventions and answers to Commission questions previously submitted by other participants. Parties may also submit final video reply comments by 15 November 2013.
56. The Commission will post English transcripts of ASL videos and French transcripts of LSQ videos on its website. Videos will be made public when the transcript becomes available. Interveners may choose to submit written transcripts with their videos to facilitate the process.

57. For videos longer than fifteen (15) minutes, a brief summary should be provided at the beginning of the video.

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Friday, October 18, 2013

Message from Alice Crawford requesting anyone to help out

To the Winnipeg Deaf Community: Need a place for Artist Coleen Turner and her friend to stay with a Deaf family/person for two nights, Oct 24,and Oct 25th. 
She's coming in from Calgary and I can pick her and her friend up and take her to your place and take them to the bus depot on Sat. 

She is one of the artists in the Chrysalis 2013: MB Juried Deaf Art Show.

Please contact Alice Crawford at

Update information about CRTC Public Hearing on Oct 21-25th, 2013!

Hello everyone,

I have an update information for you all regarding Video Relay Services (VRS). Last May, we all were encouraged to sign up to let CRTC know that we want National VRS in Canada. CRTC has received all information from you- audio, video , written letters, etc. CRTC has heard your message.

Now CRTC will have public hearing next week from Octobber 21st-25th, 2013 in Gaitneau, Quebec. CRTC has invited some people to go there to give a presentation to explain why Deaf Canadians want VRS in Canada.

Here are the confirmed presenters:

Monday, 21 October 2013

1. The Canadian Hearing Society (20 minutes)
2. Toronto Association of the Deaf (20 minutes)
3. Ontario Video Relay Services Committee (20 minutes)
4. Ontario Association of the Deaf (20 minutes)
5. Alberta Association of the Deaf (20 minutes)
6. Centre québécois pour la déficience auditive (20 minutes)

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

7. TELUS Communications Company (20 minutes)
8. Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival (15 minutes)
9. Cineall Production des sourds ( 15 minutes)
10. La Maison des Femmes Sourdes de Montréal et le Comité d'aide aux femmes Sourdes de Québec (15 minutes)
11. Sonny Access Consulting (15 minutes)
12. Rogers Communications, Cogeco Cable Inc., Quebecor Media Inc., on behalf of its affiliate Videotron G.P., and Bragg Communications Inc., carrying on business as Eastlink and Shaw Communications Inc. (20 minutes)

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

13. Noni Warner (15 minutes)
14. Kathern Lawrence (15 minutes)
15. MTS Allstream (20 minutes)
16. Tatiana Kamaeva (15 minutes)
17. Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership, on behalf of itself and DMTS, KMTS, NorthernTel, Limited Partnership and Télébec, Limited Partnership, Bell Canada, Bell Mobility and Northwestel Inc. (20 minutes)
18. Saskatchewan Telecommunications (20 minutes)

Thursday, 24 October 2013

19. Sorenson Canada (20 minutes)
20. nWise (20 minutes)
21. UQAM and SIVET (20 minutes)
22. Communication Disabilities Access Canada (20 minutes)
23. British Columbia Video Relay Services Committee (20 minutes)

Friday, 25 October 2013

24. Canadian Association of the Deaf (20 minutes)
25. Wayne Sinclair (15 minutes)
26. Lesley McMillan (15 minutes)
27. Joe McLaughlin, ED.D (15 minutes)
28. Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (20 minutes)
29. Ava Hawkins (15 minutes)
30. Chris Kenopic (15 minutes)

Commissioners and Secretary General

Roles and responsibilities

The CRTC’s senior roles are Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson of Broadcasting and Vice-Chairperson of Telecommunications. These are full-time positions. With the new Lobbying Act, active from July 2, 2008, all of these senior positions are designated public office holders.
There can be up to 13 full-time Commissioners. All Commissioners are appointed by Cabinet. Commissioners’ responsibilities include:
  • establishing rules, policies and guidelines for licences
  • participating in public hearings and consultations
  • developing regulations and participation in issuing CRTC decisions
  • consulting with members of the broadcasting and telecommunications industries, the public and other interested parties
  • meeting with licensees, industry organizations or other interested parties (regional Commissioners in particular)
  • considering directions to the CRTC from the Governor-in-Council
The Secretary General supports the CRTC’s operational activities, for example, Human Resources and Finance. The Secretary General reports directly to the Chairman.

Commissioners and Secretary General

Photo: Jean-Pierre Blais
Jean-Pierre Blais
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Photo: Peter Menzies

Peter Menzies
Vice-Chairman, Telecommunications

Photo: Tom Pentefountas

Tom Pentefountas

Photo: Elizabeth A. Duncan

Elizabeth A. Duncan
Atlantic Region and Nunavut

Photo: Candice Molnar

Candice J. Molnar
Manitoba and Saskatchewan

Photo: Raj Shoan

Raj Shoan

Photo: Stephen B. Simpson

Stephen B. Simpson
British Columbia and Yukon

Photo: John Traversy

John Traversy
Secretary General

Quebec Region

Alberta and Northwest Territories

** Be advised that I received the word that five commissioner will be at CRTC public hearing during that week**

On Monday, October 21st, you can go to at 6 am PST, 9 am EST . Click English or French then click right button English/French for spoken voice audio streaming and ASL/LSQ for Signed streaming.

Please copy and paste those links to see some vlogs by BCVRS:

Sheila Montney

MBVRS Committee