Friday, November 29, 2013

AVLIC 2014 Wine Raffle

AVLIC 2014 Wine Raffle
(MB Association of Visual Language Visual Interpreters)

Draw date: Friday, December 20th, 2013 4:00 p.m at 285 Pembina Highway

All Draws are open to ticket buyers, must be 18 years or older.


1st - 5 red, 5 white, $75.00 GC MLCC
2nd- 3 red, 3 white, $50.00 GC MLCC
3rd- 2 red, 2 white, $25.00 GC MLCC

Ticket price:
3 for $5.00

Sheila Montney, Tessa Rogowoski, Suzanne St. Yves, Bonnie Heath & Terry Janzen

Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf (MCCD) Bake Sale- Dec 1st!

Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf
 Bake Sale Fundraising
Sunday, December 1, 2013
9am – 10:45 am

12:15 noon – 1:30 pm

    Ensaymada, muffins, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, etc…


                       Prices:  $ 1.25
                                                   $ 2.00
                                    $ 2.50

From our hearts to yours, Thank you!
 Merry Christmas and A Blessed New Year to all!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Winnipeg Deaf Dart Club (WDDC) news- Grey Cup 2013 Pool Winner list!



1st Quarter Score: East 3   West 7 - Denise Watson $100.00
1st Quarter Reverse: East 7   West 3 – Adam Sharespeare $25.00

2nd Quarter Score: East 6   West 1 – Rowena Mateo $100.00
2nd Quarter Reverse: East 1   West 6 – Rhonda Jones $25.00

3rd Quarter Score: East 13   West 1 – Charlene Arnold $100.00
3rd Quarter Reverse: East 1   West 13 – Adrienne Dudek $25.00

Final Score: East 23   West 15 – Darryl Fedyck $200.00
Final Reverse: East 15   West 23 – Larry Davidson $50.00       

Many Thanks for your support Winnipeg Deaf Darts Club!

Ken Bomak, Grey Cup chairperson 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What can Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf (MCSD) do ?

Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf (MCSD) have another video message for you to see. They are going to explain what MCSD can do for you!

Please see this link -

Sheila Montney
Executive Director

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf (MCSD)'s special announcement!


Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf (MCSD) would like to announce about Art Cultural Industry's (ACI) open house and Christmas party on Wednesday, December 4th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

The ACI building is located on 300-245 McDermot Ave (in downtown). MCSD office will be also located in ACI building. People can go there to meet MCSD board and tell them what they want MCSD to do for them. 

Food and drinks will be provided. Two interpreters will be there.

Thank you!

Joanna Hawkins

MCSD executive director

Monday, November 25, 2013

New date for "Never Be the Same" Workshop with Stephaine Staples

Reminder from Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf about Survey monkey on Universal Design & Deaf Youth Identity

Here is a quick reminder to provide your feedback via monkey survey due November 29, 2013.  Thank you.

The Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf is pleased to share with you this new monograph and powerpoint presentation:  
ASL FOR EVERYONE:  Considerations for Universal Design and Deaf Youth Identity. Feel free to distribute it to others whom you think would find it of interest. 

This document and presentation are funded by Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER), a project of the Ontario Ministry of Education. Please take a moment to answer this brief survey (due Nov 29 at 4:00pm) after reading the document and viewing the presentation.  Your comments are valued and will be very much appreciated. Click here:  survey monkey.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Breaking news- New CEO at the Bethania Group!

Hello everyone,

I have a breaking news which I recently learned from the Bethania Group. They have selected the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). His name is Gary Ledoux. I have request to get the memo from the Bethania Group so you can see their official announcement. Please keep your eye on the Deaf Manitoba website for more information in the next few days.

Executive Director

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

New Directions (ND) news about job opportunity available!

D.R.E.A.&M. Program – A.S.L. Immersion

Alternative Solutions requires a full time Support Worker/Developmental Treatment Worker to support male and female individuals with intellectual disabilities in the community and facilities from Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.  Duties include providing individualized day service supports and working as part of a team to enhance a variety of skills based on individual needs as well as managing situations with individuals who may exhibit potentially aggressive behaviours.

Applicants must have:
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with people with intellectual disabilities, dual diagnosis, and/or behaviour problems.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language is required.
  • Current First Aid Certificate and a current Driver’s Abstract and valid Driver’s License.
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and a related human service certificate would be considered assets.
  • Candidates should be knowledgeable of and sensitive to Deaf culture

To better reflect the diversity of D.R.E.A.&M  participants and the needs of the program, preference will be given to qualified Deaf applicants.

The salary range for a full-time Support Worker position is $26,909 to $37,683 and for a Developmental Treatment Worker the range is $30,384 to $42,539 per annum, based on a 40 hour work week, depending on education and experience.  An excellent benefits package is offered to full time staff.

 The successful candidates to the above positions will be subject to a Criminal Record and Child and Adult Abuse Registry checks. 

Please forward your resume and covering letter by December 6th, 2013 to:

                                                Administrative Assistant
                                                Alternative Solutions Day Services
                                                New Directions for Children, Youth, Adult and Families
                                                200-55 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba   R3C 1L8   
Fax:  943-0696

We thank all applicants for their interest in New Directions however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Unfortunately, we cannot accept telephone inquiries.

New Directions strives towards a workforce that has fair representation of Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Manitoba School for the Deaf (MSD) Fundraising news!

Dear Deaf Community,
We are excited to announce that the Manitoba School for the Deaf has chosen to fundraise with Mom’s Pantry! We are confident they can help us reach our fundraising goals. Mom’s offers a diverse, wholesome product range that is sure to offer something for everyone.
Our most important partner in achieving our fundraising goal is you. Everyone involved is encouraged to participate and support our cause. Orders can be taken from friends, neighbours, community members and relatives. You can assist greatly by taking orders at your place of employment, social or sports clubs. It is with your effort and commitment that we will be able to reach our fundraising goal.
A.        Place order online at
1.     Go to the ONLINE ORDERING BOX at the top right hand corner of the website.
2.     If this is your first time online ordering with Mom’s Pantry then you will need to click on CREATE NEW ACCOUNT in order to register yourself as an individual customer. It will ask for your name, address, email etc. and for a personal password that you create. Click on SIGNUP.
3.     Once you have successfully registered then go back to the ONLINE ORDERING BOX and type in your email and the password you created and press LOGIN.
4.     Choose the FUNDRAISING ORDER option.
5.     When the pop up box appears to login to the fundraising order, enter your ORDER NUMBER & GROUP PASSCODE found here:
Order Number: 112674 Group Passcode: 42291
6.     Place your order and checkout. You must complete the entire process (including payment) for your order to be processed.  Online orders are paid for by credit/debit card at time of ordering.

7.     Print your receipt for your records. Orders may be picked up at the Manitoba School for the Deaf during the day between December 18 – 19 or at the Holiday Concert on the 19th in the evening. Orders must be placed by Monday, December 2, 2013.

We hope that you will help us in our fundraising efforts by ordering products from Mom’s Pantry and encouraging those you know to do the same. Together we can make a difference! We wish to thank you in advance for your support.
If you have any questions or concerns you can contact either Kathy at or Mar at .


Kathy Melnyk and Mar Koskie

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

AVLIC workshop "Never Be the Same"- POSTPONE till 2014!

The fundraising evening with Stephanie Staples that was supposed to be on Friday, November 22 is postponed until mid-January. Information will be sent out soon about the new date. Thanks.

Suzanne St. Yves and Tessa Rogowoski

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New website called "Deaf Canada"


There is a new website established for every Deaf Canadians to see it and able to send events/news for Deaf Canada. Please go to

Spread the news about this new website:)

Sheila Montney
Executive Director

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Winnipeg Association of the Deaf (WAD) Christmas Dinner & Draw update!

WAD 2013 Christmas Dinner & Draw
December 14, 2013

Hello Deaf Community and others,

Whoever bought the dinner tickets or about to buy dinner tickets, it is unfortunate that we have to inform you that we will not have the beef tenderloin because the catering we had originally worked with just informed us that they have a conflict in their bookings and they chose to cancel our booking.

On the poster and ticket it indicated ‘beef tenderloin’ for dinner.

Just to let you know that we have been working hard and have found a different caterer.  We will now be having chicken for our Christmas Dinner, not beef tenderloin.

Sorry for the inconvenience. 

We look forward to seeing everyone for the WAD Annual Christmas Dinner and Draw on Saturday, December 14, 2013 beginning at 5:30 with cocktail and then Dinner at 6:00 p.m. 

Elaine Anderson, Chairperson

WAD Christmas Dinner & Draw

AVLIC 2014 Fundraising news- "Never Be the Same"

This fundraising event on November 22 from 7-8:30 pm is selling tickets slowly. Would you please help promote this event by posting it on your social media? I have attached a jpeg so that is possible. This is a great girls’ night out. Come and have supper along Corydon and then come hear Stephanie—or hear her and then have a drink in little Italy or the Village. Come early to the DCM and sit in a massage chair for 8 minutes for $5. Don’t forget to bring some new socks for the homeless to make a Christmas miracle come true. Try to register by Wednesday evening, November 21 or we may have to cancel the event.

Invite your friends and family. Stephanie is a heart-warming speaker who will inspire you to see the world differently.

We are also still looking for volunteers for this evening. If you are interested and available, contact us.


Suzanne St. Yves and Tessa Rogowoski

Monday, November 18, 2013

ASL Night- Dec 5th!

WHERE: Tavern Polo Park
1405 St.Matthews
WHEN: Thursday,
Dec.5th, 2013
Starts at 7:00

No entrance fee. One food or drink(coffee, tea, pop, alcoholic beverage) purchase minimum. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Don't forget to sign up for VRS in Canada!!

Hello everyone,

It is a reminder to you all to submit your chance to speak to CRTC by midnight today (November 15th). For more information, please click this link to go to Deaf Manitoba website -

Have a good weekend!

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc


Message from Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc (DCM Inc)


I would like to inform you few things:

1. E-news - I will announce two different kinds for this system which are: 1) Breaking News and 2) Reminder about events.

2. Twitter- Some of you know that it is very popular social media so I have decided to set up for here. I have already set up twitter for Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc. It is "DCManitobaInc". I will tweet a reminder about some events:)

3. Deaf Manitoba website - I know that some of you have keep forgetting to check the website for everyday's news. Please check the website- There is one event that you might forgot to sign up for an important workshop that is called " Never Be the Same-Heart to Heart with Stephanie Staples" for November 22nd. More information about this workshop will be on the website.

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc
Twitter: DCManitobaInc

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Public Advisory for road closure from Winnipeg Police Services

Winnipeg Police Service

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Due to a motor vehicle collision the following road closure is in effect:

Arlington Street northbound from Burrows Avenue.

Arlington Street southbound along with Burrows Avenue eastbound and westbound is completely open to traffic.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

The Bethania Group News- Tenant Resource Coordinator (TRC) position available!


Job Opportunity

The Bethania Group is currently recruiting for the position of Full Time Tenant Resource Coordinator at Deaf Centre Manitoba located at 285 Pembina Hwy. Deaf Centre Manitoba is a multi - functional facility serving Deaf, hard-of-hearing & hearing individuals. This position plays an important role in supporting all of our tenants. Responsibilities will include working with community organizations in order to provide support services for tenants, providing short term emergency counselling services, coordinating with tenants' families and/or support staff to provide updates & information, planning & facilitating recreational activities & informative workshops on various topics for seniors as well as ensuring all events & activities are planned to involve both Deaf, hard-of-hearing & hearing tenants. As the successful candidate you are a professional dedicated to providing excellent customer service. You have proven experience working with seniors & those with disabilities. Your communication skills both verbal & written are exceptional & they assist you in dealing with difficult situations with ease. You have experience communicating in American Sign Language (ASL), and you continue to improve your ASL communication skills. You are able to work well both independently &/or with others & you enjoy being a team player working together with a dedicated team of professionals. In addition, you are proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications. Knowledge in cross cultural interactions will be considered a definite asset. If this position is of interest to you please submit your resume with salary expectations by Friday, November 15, 2013 to: Kim Fedorowich, Director of Human Resources, 1045 Concordia Ave., Winnipeg, MB R2K 3S7, e-mail: Fax: (204)669-5479. As originally published in the Winnipeg Free Press (ad #13036502)

Calvary Temple Deaf Fellowship (CTDF) News- Family Winter Retreat!

New Directions- Job Opportunity!


Deaf Empowerment and Future Support Services Program (DSS) is one of the many programs offered by New Directions. DSS requires a one-year term full-time Clinical Case Manager based on a 35 hour/wk. Responsibilities include providing intake/assessment, community outreach, case management, counselling, developing treatment plans, preparing proposals, supervising staff and supporting individuals living in foster homes, shift staffed homes, or specialized independent living.

Applicants must have a B.S.W. /B.A. or related social services with experience working with individuals who are Deaf and have special needs. Fluency in ASL is required. Candidates should be knowledgeable of and sensitive to Deaf culture and Aboriginal culture and traditions. Experiences in working with children in foster homes, adults in foster and shift staffed homes, and staff supervision are assets for this position. Microsoft Word processing skills, First Aid certification, and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training would be considered assets.To better reflect the diversity of DSS participants and the needs of the program, preference will be given to qualified Deaf applicants and individuals with post-secondary education.

The salary range for this position is $38,285.78 to $53,600.30 per annum with an excellent benefits package.

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

Please forward your resume and covering letter with 3 references by November 22, 2013 to:

Dr. Alicia Ordóñez
Deaf Support Services Program
New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults, and Families
400-491 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E4
Fax: 779-8190

We thank all applicants for their interest in New Directions; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Unfortunately, we cannot accept telephone enquiries.

New Directions strives towards a workforce that has fair representation of
Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and women

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Caption Fantastic: Bombers' Scoreboard Great for Deaf Fans -Winnipeg Free Press, Nov.2nd, 2013


There is another article about the closed captioning at Investors Group Field that was published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov. 2, 2013.  The Blue Bombers are the first team to do this captioning in CFL!!
 Please see the link for full coverage:

(please copy and paste to your browser if unable to open the link)

Thank you,
Jill McGregor-Savoie
Community Resource Coordinator
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc.

THE FIRST Manitoba Deaf Visual Juried Art Show ENDS Nov. 8th

Hi Everyone, 

There is only a few days left for this wonderful show of the very talented 11 Deaf artists! The show ends November 8 and is available for viewing from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm.  

Thank you to all that have come out to view it! 

Alice Crawford


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

24th American Sign Language Immersion 2014!

Association Visual Language of Interpreter of Canada (AVLIC 2014) news!


If you are tired of hearing nothing but negative news, if you are wondering if this world is ever going to get better, if you have tender heart that is in need of a little rejuvenation, then you need to hear this presentation.

In May of 2012, Stephanie began a project called Love Everywhere and it has caused ripples of positive vibes across North America. Come and experience how this do good, feel good project can have life enhancing effects for you and those you love - you may never be the same again.

Stephanie is a highly acclaimed  international speaker, life coach and CJOB radio host who helps people find the time, energy and motivation to live their life with full gusto! She is the author of , When Enlightening Strikes-Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success and is the host and producer of Motivational Mondays Winnipeg. You can find out more about her and complimentary resources for better living at

Friday, November 22, 2013 from 7-8:30 p.m
Forrest Nickerson Theatre Auditorium , Deaf Centre Manitoba 285 Pembina Hwy
Costs: $12.09 (GST and fees included) in advance and $14.00 (GST included) at the door.
BUT must register on eventbrite: https;//

AS:-English interpretation provided.

In an effort to collect 1001 pairs of new socks for those in need, please consider bringing a pair or 2 or 10 with you!

The Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada is a non-profit, professional association for interpreters whose working languages include a sign language. Partial proceeds of this evening's ticket sales will go to the biennial conference happening in Winnipeg next year.

AVLIC 2014 will have a 50/50 draw and a silent auction at this event.