Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Special message for Deaf Community

Hello Deaf Community,

Please see this link to open the special card - http://www.123greetings.com/send/view/12230514913433824466

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Monday, December 22, 2014

Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) ASL Video

Hello everyone,

Please see the link for ASL video about Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission 's (CRTC) 's special announcement about Video Relay Services (VRS) that was posted last Friday (December 19th).

See the link -http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/vrs-srv.htm

Enjoy the ASL Video.

Sheila Montney


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Spring Church Christmas Eve

Public Advisory from Winnipeg Police Service

Public Advisory – Fraud Investigation
Recently the Winnipeg Police Service has been made aware of incidents related to bank card skimming effecting local financial institution(s).

The Winnipeg Police Service requests that anyone who has been victimized and a financial loss has occurred, to contact and report the incident to their respective financial institution who in turn will report the matter to police.

For information on how to protect oneself over the holidays, and throughout the year, visit the following links to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.



Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf (MCCD) New Year's Day Mass

Calvary Temple of the Deaf Fellowship (CTDF) Holiday Schedule

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc (DCM Inc) Christmas Hours information

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc
will be closed
 December 24th at noon and open on December 29th at 9:30am.
will be closed
December 31st at noon and open
On January 5th, 2015 at 9:30am.

Happy Holidays!

E-Quality Communication Centre of Excellence (ECCOE) Holiday Closing Reminder


For the Holiday Season
The ECCOE 'office' will be closed for drop-ins from Monday, December 22nd – Fri., January 2nd

Please note ECCOE’s closure dates for the Christmas and New Year Holidays Are:

Dec. 24th: 1 pm
Dec 25th
Dec. 26th
Dec. 31st: 1 pm
January 1st

Dear Valued Customer,

We would like to take this moment to thank you for your ongoing support to the ECCOE interpreting agency and we look forward to working with you in 2015.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a joyful holiday with health, happiness and peace for the upcoming New Year!!
Please note during the holiday season bookings will be processed and interpreters will be assigned.  If you know of appointments now, please send them in at your earliest convenience.

With warm regards,
From all of us at ECCOE
Emergency contacts:
P. (tty): 204.452.0687
p: (v): 204.475.6332

Good Luck Curling Social- February 28th, 2015

Please join me in congratulations the Team Canada Deaf Women Curlers (Brenda Davidson, Sarah Rabu, Donna McLeod, Sylvia Sigurdson, Sally Korol) and Men Curlers (Cliff Beaulieu, John Gessner, Marc Comte, Shawn Demianyk, David Morton) on their path to the Gold Medal at the 18th 2015 Winter Deaflympics in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia that will be held March 25 – April 5, 2015.   
               Come on down and congratulate/support them at the Good Luck Social taking place at the Deer Lodge Curling Club on February 28, 2015 – 7:00 pm.    Admission is $15.00 per person.
If you are interested in purchasing tickets - contact canadadeafcurling@gmail.com – let’s get together and cheer them on their journey!!

Carol Demianyk
Brian Broszeit


Update: Winnipeg Association of the Deaf (WAD) Christmas Dinner & Draw - this coming Saturday (December 13th)

  WAD Christmas Dinner and Draw
        Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Deaf Centre Manitoba

People have been asking about the Christmas Dinner and Draw and wanting to attend David Burke’s presentation that will be held beginning around 7:15 p.m.

For those who do not have tickets to the Dinner for 5:15 p.m. and wish to attend the presentation... YES, people can come in after 7:00 p.m. and sit in the area of the Cook Room (Dining Room). David’s presentation will be about 45 minutes, with speech, questions and pictures...

At 8:15 p.m. when the Christmas Draw starts, people can then pay the admission of $5.00 for MDA members or $10 for Non-MDA members (this is payable at a table near the bar). Please keep your green ticket and it will be used for door prizes as well as refreshments at around 9:45 p.m.

We are looking forward to seeing everybody on Saturday!

WAD Christmas Dinner and Draw 2014 Committee

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Winnipeg Free Press Obituaries - Robert Dusko

ROBERT WILLIAM JACK DUSKO June 4, 1954 - December 5, 2014 It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of Bob Dusko, on Friday December 5 2014 at St. Boniface Hospital. Bob battled tragically with lung cancer with a brave face and strong attitude. Bob is survived by his loving children Sean Dusko and Megan Dusko (Kyle Baldwin) and his ex wife Kim Dusko, and extended family and friends of which Bob had many. Although Bob's sun no longer shines, his shadow and presence will be felt forever. A celebration of life and memorial service will be held at Crescentwood Community Centre at 1170 Corydon Ave. in Winnipeg, MB on Wednesday, December 10 at 12:00 p.m. All Winnipeg Worms hockey team welcome.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on December 08, 2014

Holiday message from Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES)


In Observance of the Christmas and New Year Holidays,
Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES) will be closed
Thursday, December 25th through Thursday, January 1st.

We will re-open on Friday, January 2nd 2015!

Dear Friend,

Thank you for your support in 2014, Reaching E-Quality Employment Services looks forward to
your continued support in 2015. May the holiday season bring blessings and good cheer to you
and your family, and for the New Year to bring you the success you are looking for.

The Staff of Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES)
204-832 REES (7337)
www.re-es.org   info@re-es.org

Friday, December 5, 2014

Visit with Singing Santa Claus at the Forks

Visit with Signing Santa Claus
When:  Sunday, December 7th -  1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 13th- 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Friday, December 19th- 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Forks Market Centre Court
123 Main Street

Bring your own camera if you want to take a picture of  your kid(s) with Signing Santa Claus!

Hosted by E-Quality Communication Centre of Excellence (ECCOE) and Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES)

Public Advisory from Winnipeg Police Service about Holiday Season Safety Tips


The Winnipeg Police Service would like to remind citizens to be watchful of potentially hazardous situations during the busy holiday season.  Being alert, focussing on personal safety and protecting your property can be accomplished in a few minutes with little effort.   The following are a few home and personal safety strategies to consider.

Holidays and children

Talk with your child about how he or she can protect themselves should they get lost in a mall while shopping. Teach your children to ask store clerks or mall security for help if they become separated from you, rather than trying to find you or your vehicle. Children should never be left unattended in vehicles.

Safe shopping

Be extra careful with purses and wallets. Carry a purse close to your body, not dangling by the straps, and keep wallets in an inside pocket. Deter pickpockets and purse‑snatchers by not overburdening yourself with packages. If you take some parcels out to your vehicle, put them in the trunk or out of sight. After storing these parcels, consider moving your vehicle before re-attending the store.
When attending to an automated banking machine, be aware of who is in line behind you and ensure your PIN number is protected from others’ view. Do not count your money in plain view of others and keep your credit/debit cards secure at all times. Retain all copies of your financial transactions and/or ensure that they are disposed of in a secure manner. DO NOT provide personal or financial information over the phone or computer if it is unsolicited and you cannot verify the origin.

Stay alert

Be sure to always park in well-lit areas. When you return to your vehicle after shopping or parties, have your keys ready. As you approach your car, be aware of your surroundings – look around and into your vehicle before entering it. Lock your doors as soon as you get into your vehicle.

Protect your purchases

Once you have your purchases back home, protect them by not displaying them or their packaging to passers-by. Close your curtains at night so that people can't see inside your home. This can also be an ideal time to update or create a home inventory. Take photos or make videos of items and list their descriptions including serial numbers. If your home is burglarized, these records will make it easier for the police to identify and potentially return your property to you.

Donate wisely

Criminals may try to take advantage of your generosity during the holidays by going door‑to‑door, asking for donations. Always ask for proper identification and find out how the funds will be used and consider phoning the charity to check if they're canvassing in your area.

Contact police if suspicious activity is observed in your neighbourhood.  Additional safety tips can be found on the Winnipeg Police Service website at www.winnipeg.ca/police

Have a safe and happy holiday season.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ASL/LSQ video message from Interim Board of Directors of the Canadian Administrator of VRS

Please find below YouTube links to the ASL and LSQ videos of the November 21 message from the Interim Board of Directors of the Canadian Administrator of VRS.

Veuillez trouver ci-dessous des liens YouTube aux vidéos en ASL et en LSQ du message du 21 novembre du conseil d'administration provisoire de l'Administrateur canadien du SRV.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Winnipeg Deaf Darts Club 2014 Grey Cup Tickets Winners

Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) Holiday Sale


Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) has launched
Communication Devices Holiday Sale

For more information on the below holiday sale of Communication Device products, you can go to https://www.chs.ca/holiday-gift-guide-2 (if unable to click on link, copy and paste onto your browser)

Clarity Alertmaster AL10K
Sonic Alert Doorbell Signaler
Lifetone Bedside Fire Alarm
Clarity 40dB Cordless Phone w/Caller ID
TV Ears 5.0 Infrared TV Listening System
Serene FM Wireless Soundbox
Clarity Wake Assure Alarm Clock
Sonic Boom Travel Alarm Clock
Serene 55dB Corded Phone
Clarity Amplified Cordless Bluetooth Phone
Clearsounds 55dB Cordless

Sale ends January 31st, 2015