Friday, February 28, 2014

Deaf article was published on CBC news!

Hello everyone,

Please see the link to see about Deaf photographer wins 5-years fight to take class: 

Click this link or copy & paste -!/content/1.2554261

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Manitoba Association of Visual Language Interpreters (MALVI) and Manitoba Deaf Association (MDA)'s special announcement about Dispute Resolution Process (DRP)

Hi Members of the Deaf community and Interpreters in Winnipeg,

MAVLI and MDA invite you to come and share your opinion and thoughts on the Dispute Resolution Process (DRP) to make it more effective.  It will be on Monday, March 3 at 7:00 pm at Deaf Centre Manitoba.  

Please view the video at (You will need to copy and paste the link) 

More information, please contact MAVLI President, Mandy MacDonald at


Members of the Deaf Community and Interpreters:
Your opinion matters!


AVLIC's Dispute Resolution Process
AVLIC's Dispute Resolution Process (DRP) is designed to bring quality and accountability to the field of interpreting. It is meant to nurture the relationship between the Deaf community and interpreters.

AVLIC's DRP is currently under review. It is IMPORTANT that the changes to the DRP meet the needs of the community!

Manitoba Association of Visual Language Interpreters and Manitoba Deaf Association invite (s) you to come and share your thoughts on what would make the DRP most effective for you!

March 3, 2014 at 7 p.m

Deaf Centre Manitoba 285 Pembina Highway

Mandy MacDonald                            

Public Advisory from Winnipeg Police Service- Fraud Awareness Month!

Friday, February 28, 2014

March is Fraud Awareness Month, and this March celebrates the 10th Anniversary of this designation.  In conjunction with other agencies from the community, the Winnipeg Police Service will be participating in events to help educate citizens on how they can protect themselves from fraud.

These events include:

Public information booth – March 8th & 9th - Polo Park Mall, Centre Court

Twitter conversation - March 19th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., #WPSFraudSquad

“Shred It” Event - March 31st, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Vital Mall parking lot outside Silver City.  A maximum of two bags or boxes per person to this FREE event please.

Preventing fraud takes an awareness to recognize when an offering is false, in knowing how to protect your personal information, and in how to prevent from falling to pressure tactics from con artists. These events are designed to provide education and reduce losses to involving fraud; losses which totaled almost $100 million for Canadians in 2012.

The Winnipeg Police Service would like to remind citizens of the following:
  • Never send money to anyone you only know from an unsolicited phone call or email
  • Never give out sensitive personal information online or over the phone
  • Research any request for money before making a commitment
  • Find a “Fraud Buddy” – someone whose advice you respect – and run any request for money by them before you commit to it.
  • Never feel pressured to make a quick decision, and
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban lifted

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban lifted

The City of Winnipeg's Annual Snow Route Parking Ban has been lifted effective 7:01 a.m., today, Friday, February 28, 2014.

The ban prohibited parking between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on all streets designated as Snow Routes.

The Snow Route Parking Ban is put in place under the terms of the Winter Parking Ban By-Law No. 76/2011, which provides for the automatic implementation of the Snow Route Parking Ban annually from December 1 to March 1 on all streets designated as Snow Routes.

No other bans are in place at this time.

More information about all winter parking bans can be found at or by contacting 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by phone or by email at

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf (WCD) news!

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf
1918 – 2014 - Celebrating 96 years

March 2014

Sunday 2nd    No Service
                   “Mystery and Prophecy”
                   Matthew 17: 1-9

Sunday 9th    10:30 a.m. Worship Service
4th floor DCM.
“Choices to Live by”
                   Matthew 4: 1-11

                   9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. - DCM
“Life-Giving Wind”
                   John 3: 1-17

Sunday 23rd No Service
                   “Water for the Thirsty”
                   John: 4: 5-42

Sunday 30th  Worship / Communion
                   10:30 a.m. - 4th floor DCM
                   “Learning to See”
                   John: 9: 1 - 41

  WCD Events - March:

 WCD Spring Bake Sale 
Sunday, March 16th  from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  DCM Main floor lobby.
Donations of baked goodies would be appreciated. Proceeds to WCD Programs.

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf email:
   April 2014

    Sunday 6th         10:30 a.m. Visit Church
Fort Garry United Church; 800 Point Road
“Raised Up”
John 11: 1 - 45

   Sunday 13th       WCD Core Meeting at 10:00 a.m.

Family Sunday Outing - TBA
“Going Global”
Acts 9: 1-6 (7-20)
   Sunday 20th       No Service (Easter Sunday)
                        “Beyond Boundaries”
                        Acts 11: 1-18
   Sunday 27th       Worship & Communion Service – 4th floor DCM
10:30 a.m. with Rev. Ken DeLisle 
                        “Love Lifts Up”
                        Acts: 9: 26-43
                        12:00 Noon1:30 p.m.
WCD Fundraising Hotdog Lunch in Front Area of DCM.

   WCD Events - April:

   BBQ Hotdog Lunch will be held on Sunday,  
   April 27th beginning at 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. 
   All are welcome. Proceeds to WCD Programs.

    Family Sunday – Sunday, April 13th - Outing …To Be Announced…  
J  Join us as we have an afternoon outing. More Information later. Email us if you are interested in     joining us…

   Camp Kakepitay General Meeting  Sunday, April 27th  beginning at 1:30 p.m. in       the Fiola Room at Deaf Centre Manitoba.  Everyone is Welcome to attend.  We will be discussing     plans for the upcoming May Long Weekend. Children less than 18 years old are welcome to           come out; special forms will be given for parents to sign. Camp Kakepitay Membership forms         will also be available.

     Camp Kakepitay Board Members for 2014:

      President                     David Burke
      Vice President              Mar Koskie
      Secretary                    Bruce Koskie
     Treasurer                    Jaclyn Demianyk
     Safety & Policy            Gordon Dash
     Program                    Cynthia Duboff
    Maintenance                Rod Nickerson
     Assistant                   Donald Demianyk
                                     Ron Muir

   BBQ Burger Supper will be held on Saturday, May 3rd beginning at 5:30 p.m. at         Deaf Centre Manitoba with proceeds to the Deaf Camp.  Watch the bulletin board for more         i       information; get your tickets. All are welcome to attend. (Beef/Chicken/Veggie burgers) Mark y o    our calendars…

    Mark your calendars…Annual Spring Cleaning at Camp Kakepitay; Canyon Lake 25 KM    northwest of Vermilion Bay, Ontario from Friday, May 16th until Monday, May 19th.    Registration forms will be ready by April 27th and need to be returned by Tuesday, May    6  th so that we can be sure to have enough food planned for everyone. More information later.

   We plan to have a Community Garage Sale and a Fun Walk as well as the BBQ        LUNCH on Saturday, June 7TH, 2014. Keep that date open.. More information later.


    Camp Kakepitay celebrating 50 yrs !!

(  1966 – 2016) A BIG Celebration has been confirmed and will be held Thursday, July 28th –       Monday, August 1st, 2016 at the Deaf Camp. More information later…

Anyone wishing to book the Eastlack Lodge or Kakepitay Hall anytime from June 2014 – September 2014, please contact Mar Koskie, CK Vice-President at

Camp Kakepitay email:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Notice of Manitoba Deaf Association (MDA) Annual General Meeting- April 26th!

Revised Notice of

Manitoba Deaf Association

Annual General Meeting

Saturday, April 26th, 2014
Deaf Centre Manitoba
285 Pembina Hwy. Winnipeg, MB.

Workshop Session (TBA)

(10:00 to 11:30 am)
Forrest Nickerson Theatre

Annual General Meeting (1:30- 4:30 pm)
Affleck Room

Reports, Businesses, and Elections of
President, Vice-President, Secretary,
Treasurer and Nominations of Representatives.

Refreshment and lunch will be served.

When members make amendments to By-Laws, please send them to Gunars Butkans, MDA Vice President at the deadline of March 15th.

Thank you,
MDA Executive Committee

Presentation on Text 911- March 27th!

Manitoba Deaf Association
Presentation on Text-911
Speaker:   The police officer will give a speech about T-911.

Purpose for Townhall Meeting:    T9-1-1 (Text with 9-1-1) provides 9-1-1 call centres the ability to communicate with a Deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired person during an emergency using wireless text messaging.
The customers have to register at the wireless providers with T9-1-1 that should only be used for emergency situations that require a response from police, fire or emergency medical services.

When a registered user requires 9-1-1 services, they dial 9-1-1 on their cell phone. There is no need for them to speak, as the 9-1-1 call taker will be notified that the caller needs to communicate via text messaging. The 9-1-1 call taker then initiates text messaging with the caller to address emergency.

Thursday, March 27, 2013
7:00 to 8:00 pm

Affleck Room, Deaf Centre Manitoba, 285 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg MB
Refreshment and Sign language interpretation will be provided.

For more details or information, please contact Dennis Zimmer at or Doug Momotiuk at

We hope to see you on March 27th.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Reminder- Wedding Social for Brenda Stanley & Joseph Comte-May 24th, 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 Owzcar. 

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

Manitoba Deaf Curling Club (MDCC) Funspiel 2014


MARCH 21-23, 2014

at # HWY 6

Entry fee: $120 per team. Anyone all welcome.




TEXT to Cliff Beaulieu at 204-223-9732

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Urgent- Arts Cultural Industries (ACI) are looking for 5 or more Deaf artists!!

ACI (Arts Cultural Industries) is having another full day workshop for artists and if 5 or more Deaf people sign up, they will get two interpreters.

Cost $10 for members. Includes lunch and snacks. If not member, costs $25 and get a free membership in ACI.
Where - ACI 4th floor. 245 McDermot Ave.

If you want to go, email Alicia at and tell her you are Deaf and want to sign up for Creative Entrepreneurship.

For those of you who took my course, the finances will be a very good review for you. It is a Saturday.

Entrepreneurship: Putting Your Arts Degree to Work

Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Time: 9am-5pm
Cost: $25 non-members (includes a 1-year membership with ACI Manitoba), $10 members; includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks for the day
Location: ACI Manitoba 4th Floor Classroom, 245 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg

MORNING KEYNOTE: Paul Butler, curator at The Other Gallery and the Winnipeg Art Gallery

PANEL 1: The Freelancers’ Guide to Creative Entrepreneurship
PANEL 2: Crowd Funding Basics: Getting Artistic Support Online

Lunch Break

Basic Finances for Artists: presentation by Heather Bishop

PANEL 3: Event Management: Sharing Your Passion With The World
PANEL 4: Coworking: Shared Values, Shared Places

Public meeting for Corydon-Osborne Area Plan

For anyone interested in attending the meetings regarding the Southwest leg of the Rapid Transit project.

It appears to go from Jubilee to the west side of Pembina and almost to the University. 

Public meeting for Corydon-Osborne Area Plan

Released: 1:27 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB – The public is invited to attend a meeting to discuss the Corydon-Osborne Area Plan. This is the second public meeting in this phase of the project (first meeting was held November 13, 2013). The objective of the meeting is to ensure that the draft plan reflects the input of stakeholders.
The meeting is part of the continued engagement process for the plan that builds on work that was initiated in 2011 and 2012. The process will result in the establishment of a shared community vision for the Corydon-Osborne area.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Gladstone School gymnasium (2nd floor, elevator available)
500 Gertrude Avenue
The meeting is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. For more information on the project, please visit City of Winnipeg – Corydon-Osborne Area Plan.

Reminder- Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf (MCSD) Townhall- this coming Thursday Feb 27th!!

Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD) fundraising !

Hello Everyone,

We're pleased to announce that CAD has set up online fundraising for the women's project entitled " Strengthening Deaf Girls' and Young Women's Economic Prosperity." through We have set up two different pages, one in English and one in French.  You can click on the link to find out more details about the project. Our goal is to raise $2500.00 in total.
We are contacting you to ask for your help. You can help make a difference in the lives of Deaf Women by making a donation. It is possible to donate by credit card or debit card with Paypal by clicking on donate. 
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about this project. We are counting on your support!

Bonjour à tous,
Nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer que l’ASC a mis en place une collecte de fonds en ligne pour le projet féminin intitulé « Renforcement de la prospérité économique chez les filles et les jeunes femmes Sourdes » grâce au site Nous avons deux pages différentes : une page en français et une page en anglais. Vous pouvez cliquer sur le lien pour avoir plus de détails concernant le projet. Notre objectif est de collecter 2500$ en total.
Nous vous contactons pour solliciter votre aide. En faisant un don, vous pouvez changer la vie d’une femme Sourde. Il est possible de faire un don par carte de crédit ou carte de débit avec Paypal en cliquant sur « faire un don ».
Merci de votre intérêt dans notre projet. Nous comptons sur votre soutien !

Friday, February 21, 2014

AVLIC 2014 Conference Volunteers


Dear Winnipeg Community,

  We are writing to you in hopes that you will consider volunteering for the upcoming AVLIC 2014 conference. 

 The conference of the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC) is a biennial conference that promotes the profession of signed language interpreting in Canada and internationally.  This year the theme is “Interpreters and Human Rights”, and we would like to invite you to be a part of this exciting event.  Winnipeg has been chosen to be the host city.  In order to make this conference a success and highlight what this city has to offer we need the support of the community.  Support in the way of Volunteers.

  Our goal is to have as many volunteers as possible so that we can generate a flexible schedule with short shifts to accommodate everyone during this busy and exciting time.

The AVLIC 2014 conference runs July 8th - 12th

If you are interested or have questions please email:

We look forward to seeing you in July 2014!

Christina Morden
Scotty Dure
Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada
Volunteer Coordinator Co-Chairs
AVLIC 2014




Fit Club on Sunday February 23rd, 2014

Fit Club on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
Bronx Park Community Centre @ 7 pm

No Fee

*See what beach body workout is like
*Will work out with one DVD
*Will provide free Shakeology for all to try
Ask questions for opportunity

Workout at 7pm
Suggestion change of clothes and be there at 6:30 pm

Can discuss little then workout.

Email him if you are interested to attend as he
needs to know how many people are attending.

Would like to know by 5pm on February 23rd.

*this is not a one time event as it will be every Sunday

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Deaf Centre Library new arrivals

Please check out the complete NEW books and dvds that have arrived under Deaf Resource Centre Library. 

Here are some of the new arrivals:

Deaf Mental Health Care by Neil S. Glickman

Deaf-Blind Reality: Living the Life by Scott M. Stoffel

Wrong Game (Adult ASL DVD)

Versa Effect (Adult ASL DVD)

Gerald (Adult ASL DVD)

Leah’s Farm (Children’s ASL DVD)

The Great Outdoors (Children’s ASL DVD)


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

City of Winnipeg news - Snow Route Parking Ban!

City of Winnipeg Public Works

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban in effect starting tonight at Midnight

In anticipation of forecasted snowfall for the City of Winnipeg this evening the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban will be in effect starting at midnight Thursday, February 13, 2014. While in effect, this ban prohibits parking on any Snow Route between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
Vehicles parked in violation of the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban will receive a $100 ticket and may be towed to the towing company’s compound. The ban will be in place until snow clearing is completed and the public will be notified when the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban is lifted.
The Declared Snow Route Parking Ban extends the Snow Route Parking Ban, which is currently in effect daily from 2:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., by two hours. 

Snow clearing operations are undertaken in accordance with the City Council-approved Snow Clearing and Ice Control Policy, which can be found online at
City of Winnipeg - Snow Clearing Policy.


Monday, February 10, 2014

Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf (MCSD) news!

Please click this link to see Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf (MCSD) President's vlog about this event-

Special Meeting for Red River College Student Interpreter Practicum & Sorenson

Important date change for Deaf Yoga!

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGES: No class on Feb. 16. Classes start on Feb. 23 and End June 8

Hi everyone, Deaf Yoga classes will be offered again this winter/spring at the Yoga Centre Winnipeg.  All classes are presented in ASL. No previous yoga experience is necessary. The classes are alignment based Hatha Yoga. Poses are taught through awareness of correct alignment and precise actions in the body. This technique helps refine the poses and trains the mind to remain alert and focused. The instructor, Lisa Dessens, is a Yoga Centre Winnipeg certified instructor. Cost and dates are listed below.

Deaf Yoga Classes,  Yoga Centre Winnipeg, 915 Grosvenor Ave.

      12 classes.       Sundays 2:00 - 3:00
Feb. 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23
April 6, 13, 27
May 4, 25
June 1, 8

Cost: $180 ($15 per class) payable in cash or cheque at the first class. Make cheques payable to Lisa Dessens. There are no refunds for missed classes.

To register or if you have questions email


International Catholic Deaf Association (ICDA) #68 news!

International Catholic Deaf Association: Chapter #68 membership for year 2014 is due before February 27th. ICDA membership cost is $12.00. If anyone is interest to join ICDA membership, please see Liette Gervais, Mari-Len Andrabado, Jacqueline Groszkowski or Elena Martin.

ICDA Chapter #68 will have annual general meeting and election on March 2, 2014 at noon in DCM Affleck/Fiola room. ICDA Chapter #68 needs members to come and vote on new board member, delegate to send to ICDA conference 2014 in Edmonton and decide on date for ICDA conference 2016 to be held in Winnipeg.


Liette Gervais

ICDA Chapter #68 President

Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf (MCSD) news!


Rick Zimmer, Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf (MCSD) has made another vlog announcement about MCSD Townhall for February 27th. 

Please click the link or copy & paste it -

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc