Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Important message from Secretary-General of the United Nations about 18th Winter Deaflympics


Please see Ban Ki-moon the eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations for his comment about 18th Winter Deaflympics!

See the link (or copy & paste) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2cJgeQNMO0&feature=youtu.be

Enjoy watching the video,
Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

French 18th Winter Deaflympic Newsletter (Monday, March 30th)

18th Winter Deaflympic Newsletter ( Monday, March 30th)

Update about Winter Deaflympic- Tuesday, March 31st!

Good morning everyone,
Here is second vlog from Rita Bomak for update about Team Canada- See the link or copy & paste- https://youtu.be/gOaU9AbQi8c

For LSQ - https://youtu.be/B6C8R6TAFs0

See below for Day 2 score update for Team Canada!

Men Curling:
Canada vs Russia:
Canada (2) vs Switzerland (8)
Canada won two games and 1 losses.
** Will play against Korea**

Women Curling:
Canada vs Russia:
Canada (12) vs Russia (5)
Second game- Canada vs Korea:
Canada (8) vs Korea (2)
Canada won two games and 1 losses.
**Will play against Sloviak**

Parallel Giant Slolan (two people snowboarding)
Alain  Chaun (Quebec) & Chantale Sevingh
Both lost the game and will not enter Final. They did a good effort! Wave hands for them!
** April 3rd- Parallel Slolan (small hill) & April 4th-Border Cross**

Ice Hockey:
Canada plays against Khazakhstan ( new team)
Canada (14) vs Khazakhstan (0)
Team won two games with no losses.
**Will play against Finland on Wednesday**

Yahoo for Team Canada to win some games!!

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Monday, March 30, 2015

Special event for April 3rd

Message from Disabilities Issue Office (DIO)- Government of Manitoba Proposed Customer Services Accessibility Standard



I am pleased to notify you that The Government of Manitoba Proposed Customer Service Accessibility Standard is posted and available for public comment at the Disabilities Issues Office website, www.gov.mb.ca/dio  Customer Service is the first area of standard development under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act.  When it is established as a regulation, the Customer Service Accessibility Standard will apply to the Manitoba Government, the broader public sector, and the private and not-for-profit sectors.
On October 3, 2014, the Accessibility Advisory Council (Council), the body responsible for the development of accessibility standards, submitted its recommendations for an Accessibility Standard for Customer Service to the Minister.  The recommendations were the result of a nine month process involving background research, a discussion paper, public consultations, and the Council’s review and consideration of the comments and submissions it received.
The Government’s Proposed Accessibility Standard for Customer Service is based on the Council’s recommendations.  It is available for public comment for next 60 days.  On May 11, 2015, the Minister, in consultation with the Council, will review all comments received.  If the minister considers it appropriate, the proposed standard may be revised before forwarding it to Cabinet for final approval, when it will be established as a regulation.  
You are invited to provide written submission and briefs.  Please forward your comments to dio@gov.mb.ca  Please notify the DIO if you require an alternate format or method of communication.

Disabilities Issues Office
630 - 240 Graham Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3C 0J7
Phone:  204-945-7613
Toll-Free: 1-800-282-8069, Ext. 7613

Update about Winter Deaflympic 2015- Monday, March 30th!

Hello ,

Rita Bomak had made a video for you to know what is happening at Winter Deaflympic. She will keep us update everyday with the scores for Team Canada for some area of Sports.

See the link (or copy and paste) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ueoPyKGbOg&sns=em

Here is the update score:


Men Curling:
10 am- Canada vs Switzerland:
Canada (10) vs Switzerland (2)
2 pm - Canada vs USA
Canada (7) vs USA (2)
Canada won two games and no losses.

Women Curling:
2 pm- Canada vs China
China (12) vs Canada (7)
Canada lost one game and no win.
Will play today's game against Russia.

Martin Z - 7th place
Darren C -9th place
** Rob N & Dustin N are injured so will play following week**

Ice Hockey:
Canada plays against USA.
Canada (4) vs USA (2)

Yahoo for Team Canada to win some games!!

Here is Press Release from Russian Committee of Deaf Sports. See below:

Here is 18th Winter Deaflympic 2015 newsletter on Friday, March 27th:

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Manitoba Deaf Golf Club and Registration 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Career Opportunity with Resource Centre for Manitobans Who are Deaf-Blind

Motherhood film is looking for people-adult women (any age) and children (0-18)

We are looking for people, adult women any age and children ages 0-18, to be part of a short film about Motherhood.
They will be asked to appear on camera and sign 2 short phrases.
The film is part of a Winnipeg Film Group Showcase pairing actors with filmmakers.

This is a Non-Union shoot.

Kim Zeglinsky will be performing a poem about Motherhood. Kim is an acclaimed Winnipeg writer/actress who performed her play, Mittschmertz at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in 2014.

Tamara Gorski is our filmmaker.  Tamara has enjoyed a long career that has taken her all over the world and more information can be found at www.tamaragorski.com

We will be shooting a video portrait of each participant and they will receive a digital still portrait.

We will be filming Sunday afternoon please email contact@tamaragorski.com to get more information and set up an appointment

Time: 2pm - 6pm Sunday March 29, 2015
Place: Videopool, 3rd floor, 100 Arthur St

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Winnipeg Deaf Curlers team interviewed with Global News on Tuesday, March 24th


Last Tuesday, Global News was showing airing about Winnipeg Deaf Curlers team to represent Canada at Deaflympics.

Please see the link or copy/paste - 



Sheila Montney
Executive Director

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Monday, March 23, 2015

Fraud Awareness Month- Tip to Consider from Winnipeg Police Services

Monday, March 23, 2015

Fraud Awareness Month – Tips to Consider
The Winnipeg Police Service recognizes that some of our most vulnerable citizens at risk of becoming victims of fraud are seniors.  Because of this, the Winnipeg Police Service is dedicating this week of Fraud Prevention Month to raising awareness for fraudsroutinely being perpetrated against seniors.

One of the common scams is the “Grandparent Emergency” scam.  In this scam a person calls a senior and while acting very panicked asks “Grandma” or “Grandpa” for money to help with a problem.  “The problem” is often legal, where a fine and lawyer fees need to be paid.  The senior then sends money by a money transfer service.  The money is then picked up by the fraudster and cannot be recovered.  The best way to prevent this is open communication.  Call your family and ask if your relative is in trouble.

As a senior, there are many ways that you can protect yourself from frauds and scams.  Remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Here are some other helpful tips to consider:
  • Don’t be afraid to say NO.
  • Take time to collect more information before making a decision.
  • Ask advice from someone you trust.
  • Make sure all your questions are answered.
  • Don’t feel pressured into committing before you have a chance to think things over or collect additional information.
  • Don’t give out any personal information to anyone you do not know or trust.
  • Ignore and delete suspicious emails asking for money transfers or personal information.
For more information on the programs and services available to older adults, please call the Seniors Information Line at 204-945-6565 or toll free 1-800-665-6565.  For more information about frauds go to www.antifraudcentre.ca

Don’t forget about our main event this Fraud Prevention Month, a FREE shredding event at St. Vital Centre on March 27, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Look for the Shred-It van in the parking lot.

Further information on fraud prevention may be found at “A Winnipeg Minute, for March 2015”:



Global News interview with Deaf Manitoba athletes!


It has come to my attention that Global News (Ch 12) recently interviewed some of the Deaf Manitoba athletes.  The interviews will be on TV on Tuesday, March 24 at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.  

Keep your eye on Global News:)

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Friendly reminder for wedding social for Shaina Cudmore & Darryl Dumont- April 4th!

Friendly reminder :

Wedding social in honour of Shaina Cudmore (interpreter) and Darryl Dumont!!

Saturday April 4th
Lorette Curling Complex

Tickets are still available at DRC, ECCOE, RCMDB, with Erica Weselowski at MSD or you can contact Shaina Cudmore at shaina.cudmore@eccoe.ca

Hope to see you there!

Shaina Cudmore

Disabilities Issue Office (DIO) - Job Opportunities- Policy Analyst

Policy Analyst

PM2 Policy Analyst
Manitoba Family Services
Administration and Finance, Disabilities Issues Office
Winnipeg MB
Advertisement Number:  29859
Salary(s):   PM2 $54,886.00 - $69,071.00 per year
Closing Date:   March 30, 2015
An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 6 months.
Preference will be given to Aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with a disability.
Employment Equity is a factor in selection. Applicants are requested to indicate in their covering letter or resumé if they are from any of the following groups: Aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with a disability.
The Disabilities Issues Office's (DIO) vision is a fully accessible Manitoba, where all abilities are valued, diversity and independence are celebrated, barriers are removed and human rights are protected.  The DIO is providing administrative leadership in the development and implementation of The Accessibility for Manitobans Act.  

Conditions of Employment:
·         Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
·         Must provide a satisfactory Criminal Records Check.
 Essential Criteria:
·         Post-secondary education, preferably at a Masters level in social sciences, public administration or other related discipline; other relevant combinations of education and experience may be considered.
·         Ability to write a variety of clear, concise documents and reports.
·         Experience in social policy and program research and analysis.
·         Experience in the promotion of social programs and services.
·         Experience in the development of resource materials to support social policy.
·         Strong information management skills.
·         Superior verbal communication skills.
·         Excellent presentation skills.
·         Ability to work under pressure, managing multiple projects in tight timeframes.
·         Knowledge of barriers for persons with disabilities in the key areas of daily living.

Desired Criteria:
·         Knowledge of disability related services.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Policy Analyst provides research policy analysis and promotional assistance to the Disabilities Issues Office as it leads the implementation of The Accessibility for Manitobans Act. The incumbent's work involves representation of government legislation and services to the public and requires depth of understanding, clarity and diplomacy.  As directed, the incumbent acts as a liaison with various initiatives of Government or community stakeholders. 

Apply to:

Advertisement # 29859
Civil Service Commission
Human Resource Services
300-305 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3J7
Phone:  204-945-3308
Fax:  204-948-2193


Employment Equity is a factor in selection. Applicants are requested to indicate in their covering letter or resumé if they are from any of the following groups: women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with a disability.
We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Frederick News Post interviewed Treeva Gibson about the Voice show!


It has come to my attention that Treeva Gibson had another interview with Frederick News Post about her experience on the Voice Battle last night.

Please see the link( or copy & paste) from Frederick News Post - http://m.fredericknewspost.com/arts_and_entertainment/frederick-county-teen-advances-on-the-voice/article_47495d95-3b01-5f3e-930d-5501e1683c6e.html?mode=jqm

Congratulation to Treeva for a good job!

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Jean Heath 1916-2015 Obituary


As you all know that Jean Heath had passed away on Saturday, March 14th, Deaf Community has lost a wonderful lady who have contributed so much toward Winnipeg/Manitoba Deaf Community.

Here is today's Winnipeg Free Press obituary :

Celebration of Jean Heath will  be held on Thursday, March 19th at 1 p.m at St. George's Anglican Church on Wilton & Grosvenor.

Rest in Peace Jean!

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Friday, March 13, 2015

Western Canada Deaf 55+ Games- Breakfast Fundraiser

285 Pembina Inc 's announcement about Maintenance Supervisor

ASL teaching in Canada SURVEY deadline March 16th

Hello again,

This is a reminder to participate in the survey "ASL teaching in Canada". Your participation will provide important information about the wants and needs of your ASL teaching community. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

The survey will remain open until Monday, March 16. The link is: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/cdore-kRs/asl-teaching-in-canada-survey-1/

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

An article from Huffington Post about Treeva Gibson's singing


There is an article by Huffington Post to explain about Treeva Gibson being on the television called "The Voice" where she made the decision to have a coach.

See the link -http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/26/treeva-gibson-sign-language-the-voice_n_6763340.html?utm_hp_ref=teen&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

Sheila Montney
Executive Director

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf (WCD) Bake Sale- March 15th!

ASL Night for March 26th!

Staying Safe: For the Deaf & Hard of Hearing event for April 21st!

It’s that time of year again and A & O: Support Services for Older Adults will be offering a free full day workshop for older adults (55+), family members, students, volunteers and service providers in support of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2015.  This year’s event will focus on supporting communication between persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and community supports, including the Manitoba Justice System.  The goal is to improve awareness and community supports by educating individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing about supports in their communities and to provide an opportunity to discuss existing barriers and challenges with service providers.  This event will include presentations by community service professionals in this topic area followed by a question and answer period and open discussion related to best practices for service providers.  We will also be hosting booths to distribute information about programs and services in the community.

Please see attached poster, including invitation letter and registration form.  Please consider taking part in this event and help us to reach as many people as possible by putting up our poster in a high traffic area and distributing this information to your contacts. Note that the registration deadline is Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Thank you for your time and consideration!

Update information about Deaf Arts Manitoba Pancake event for March 29th.. Come and support them!!

The Deaf photography group is selling tickets for the Flapjack Breakfast fundraiser. Tickets are $14.00 each and $8.00 for children 5 years old and under. Tickets can be purchased before or until  Wednesday, March 25. Tickets will not be available at the door.
All  proceeds will go to ASL interpreting funds for Photography courses level 201.
Breakfast with include 3 pancakes, 3 strips of bacon and a beverage (cofee or juice)
When: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time:  8:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: 2065 Pembina Highway (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

You can buy tickets from:
• Andrew Nelson
• Cheryle Broszeit
• Dana Zimmer
• Dennis Zimmer
• Jordan Sangalang
• Judyta Szacilowski
• Karli Stephenson
• Michael Austria
• Tim Dans
• Vanecia Austria

Deaf Yoga Spring Session!

Deaf Yoga Spring Session 

Yoga Centre Winnipeg
915 Grosvenor Ave.

10 weeks Cost: $150 payable at the first session.

Drop In Cost: $20 (Please email the instructor if you plan to drop in for a class.)

April 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21

Class time 1:15 - 2:15

A minimum number is required to have the session. Please email the instructor if you plan to join the session.

All instruction is in ASL.

Instructor: Lisa Dessens, YCW certified teacher

Come Join Us!

Lisa Dessens