Monday, November 30, 2015

Winnipeg Police Service NEWS RELEASE Increase in Thefts From Vehicles 2015

Winnipeg Police Service

Monday, November 30, 2015

Public Advisory- Increase In Thefts From Vehicles
Recently, East District members (District 4) have received an increase in reports regarding thefts from vehicles parked in personal driveways.
One of the common things stolen is the garage door remote, which the suspects then use to enter the garage and or residence and steal further items.
Regardless of where you reside in the city, please consider the following break-in prevention tips:

1. Keep your car visible
Avoid having your vehicle concealed by larger vehicles, fences or foliage; thieves like to work in private.

2. Don’t make it easy
Keep windows closed and doors locked. Many thefts from vehicles are as a result of unlocked vehicles.

3. Vehicle alarm?
Don’t forget to activate it.

4. Hide your valuables
Many smash-and-grab thieves act on impulse. So keep your stuff out of sight – either with you or in a locked trunk. Don’t count on the glove box; thieves know to look there, and they’re easy to break into.

And please remember, please don’t leave you garage door remote inside your vehicle.


For further information contact either:
 Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
 Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer
 Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

 Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

Winnipeg Police Service NEWS RELEASE on Grey Cup 2015

Winnipeg Police Service

Monday, November 30, 2015


103rd Grey Cup Wrap Up
Grey Cup week in Winnipeg ended last evening in an exciting game, with the Edmonton Eskimos earning their 14th Grey Cup in a 26-20 victory over the Ottawa Redblacks.

Countless events were held across the city over the past week and those who attended enjoyed them in a safe and responsible manner.

The Winnipeg Police Service would like to thank all the fans, from here and across the country, along with our partners in the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, for making this Grey Cup week the success it was.

Great job Winnipeg and best wishes for Toronto who will host the Grey Cup in 2016!

For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

Manitoba Catholic Church of the Deaf Pre-Christmas Draw December 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban starting December 1, 2015

City of Winnipeg Public Works

Annual Snow Route Parking Ban begins Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Parking will be prohibited on Snow Routes between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
The City's Annual Snow Route Parking Ban will take effect at 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Vehicles may not park on designated snow routes between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
The Annual Snow Route Parking Ban is in effect from December 1 to March 1.
Avoid a ticket and tow
Vehicles parked in violation of the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban will receive a $100 ticket ($50 if paid early), and may be towed to the towing company’s compound.
Citizens are encouraged to check their streets for Snow Route signs, or if unsure, to contact 311 or use the online Address Lookup Tool.
Snow routes are a top priority for snow clearing to ensure that emergency vehicles can navigate quickly and safely around the city. It’s important that vehicles are not parked on snow routes overnight in order to enable rapid and efficient snow clearing of these critical routes.
More information about parking bans is available at


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Manitoba Deaf Association (MDA) New Reschedule General Meeting for January 7th.. Check it out!

News from Canadian Administrator of VRS (CAV) Inc

CAV-ACS November Update!

Suivi par le texte français et vidéo LSQ

November Update (ASL)
Video: ASL


CAV continues to make solid progress in our work to build Canada’s new Video Relay Service.

In September, we told you that we have a two-step procurement process in place to:
  1. acquire the technology platform that will power our VRS system, and
  2. select the video interpreter providers who will provide call centre interpreting services in ASL and LSQ.
This procurement work is advancing well, and we anticipate that we will have additional  news to share with you in the coming weeks.
While building the VRS service is our number 1 priority, CAV is also working hard to become more acquainted with Canada’s vibrant Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities and to get their ideas about VRS. 
  • On October 24, Lisa Anderson-Kellett, one of CAV’s Board Directors, gave an update on our progress to the Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf. 
  • On November 14, CAV’s Executive Director Sue Decker was pleased to meet with the Ontario Association of the Deaf and the Toronto Association of the Deaf at their annual general meetings. 
At both meetings, people responded enthusiastically about the VRS coming to Canada. As we move into 2016, our goal is to meet more people face-to-face for discussions about the opportunities that VRS will bring to our lives. We are making history together – it is an exciting time!
We will also be making history this month when CAV launches its new website. This will be a place you can go to get news and information about the implementation of VRS. You will also be able to sign up for regular email updates.
We will be in touch again with another update in early December.
Thank you and best wishes.


Sue Decker
Executive Director, CAV-ACS

Vidéo: LSQ


L’administrateur canadien du SRV continue d’avancer afin de bâtir le nouveau service de relais vidéo au Canada.

En septembre, nous vous avons présenté notre procédé en deux étapes pour la sélection de fournisseurs :
  • La première est d’acquérir la plateforme technologique qui soutiendra notre système du SRV.
  • La deuxième est de sélectionner les fournisseurs d’interprétation vidéo qui offriront des centres d’appels et des services d’interprétation en ASL et en LSQ. 

Le travail de sélection se déroule bien et nous comptons vous fournir plus de détails au cours des prochaines semaines.

Bâtir le SRV est notre priorité numéro un. Soyez assurés que l’ACS travaille fort afin de mieux cibler les attentes des communautés sourdes et malentendantes canadiennes tout en obtenant leur rétroaction sur le SRV. 
  • Le 24 octobre, Lisa Anderson-Kellet, membre du conseil d’administration de l’ACS, a présenté une mise à jour à la Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf.
  • Le 14 novembre, Sue Decker, directrice exécutive de l’ACS, a eu le plaisir de rencontrer l’Ontario Association of the Deaf et la Toronto Association of the Deaf durant leurs assemblées annuelles respectives.
Au cours de ces rencontres, les gens ont exprimé leur enthousiasme au sujet de l’arrivée du SRV au Canada.

À l’approche de l’année 2016, notre but est de rencontrer encore plus de gens en personne afin de discuter des possibilités que le SRV apportera dans notre quotidien. Nous écrivons une page d’histoire ensemble, c’est excitant!

Le lancement du site Internet de l’ACS sera également un moment historique ce mois-ci. Le site Internet sera l’endroit désigné pour obtenir toute nouvelle ou information au sujet de l’implantation du SRV. Vous pourrez même vous y inscrire afin de recevoir des mises à jour par courriel.

Nous communiquerons avec vous à nouveau en décembre pour vous donner plus d’information. D’ici là, je vous remercie.


Sue Decker
Directrice générale, ACS
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Launching of New Deaf Studies Encyclopedia November 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

REMINDER Deaf Wireless Canada Survey---5 DAYS LEFT!!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Public Advisory from Winnipeg Police Services

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Public Advisory – Vehicle Theft Prevention
The Winnipeg Police Service would like motorists to be mindful when leaving their running vehicles unattended, especially now that cold winter conditions have arrived. Reports of stolen vehicles have been received as a result of those vehicles being left unattended while they were warming up.

Each year a number of vehicles are stolen in Winnipeg as a result of keys being left in the ignition, or spare keys left within the passenger compartment of the vehicle (in the glove box, under the floor mat, etc.)

Vehicle owners are strongly encouraged to protect their keys.  Do NOT leave spare keys within your vehicle.

The Winnipeg Police Service would like to advise motorists to take every precaution to protect their property.   

Monday, November 23, 2015

Toronto Association of the Deaf (TAD) have update information about VRS Implementation!


Let you all know that Toronto Association of the Deaf (TAD) had update information about VRS implementation.

Please  copy and paste or see the link -

We have to wait for the VRS service to begins starting September 2016:) Let's wave hand for Canadian Adminstrator of Video Relay Services (CAV) for their ongoing hard work to make sure it will happen soon!!

Sheila Montney

Two different Deaf Yoga Classes starting January 2016

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Defty Awards Manitoba Deaf Students 2015

A vlog for our Deaf Community for the upcoming Livestreaming Galla Defty Awards for Youth Excellence. Link:

Five of our Deaf students have won awards in the Defty Awards Signed Music category! Come and celebrate with us this Saturday, November  21st at ACI 4th floor classroom, at 245 McDermot Ave!

 Thank you.


Project Director
Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf

CANCELLED TONIGHT- MDA General Meeting November 19th


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Update from Barrier-Free Manitoba about Canadian Disability Acts (CDA)

Barrier-Free Manitoba is pleased to announce that we have just accepted the invitation to become Manitoba's affiliate with Barrier-Free Canada.

Barrier-Free Canada/Canada Sans Barrieres (BFC/CSB) is spearheading the campaign to secure a strong and effective Canadians with Disabilities Act (CDA) to achieve a barrier-free Canada for all persons with disabilities. The steering committee of BFC/CSB has drafted a set of principles concerning a CDA that are drawn from the principles that underpin the provincial disability legislation in Ontario and Manitoba. 

A CDA is not meant to replace provincial disability legislation. It will complement such legislation and benefit Canadians living in provinces with and without provincial disability legislation.

The results from Barrier-Free Canada's efforts are already apparent. The new federal Liberal government included the commitment to pass a CDA as part of its election platform. Now forming the government, the new Minister of Sports and Persons with Disabilities has been directed by Prime Minister Trudeau to:
·         Lead an engagement process with provinces, territories, municipalities, and stakeholders that will lead to the passage of a Canadians with Disabilities Act.
Barrier-Free Manitoba is proud to be associated with such fine people doing outstanding work on this important issue and making remarkable progress.


Patrick Falconer 
Consultant to the Barrier-Free Manitoba Steering Committee

Social media: twitter / facebook / daily digest 

Weather Network- Special Weather Statement for Wednesday, Nov 18th!

Special Weather Statement

City of Winnipeg

Issued at 15:50 Monday 16 November 2015
Winter is coming. An intense low pressure system with a strong cold front will sweep across the province Wednesday afternoon bringing an abrupt end to the mild November weather. Behind the cold front temperatures will plummet to normal for this time of year with overnight lows in the minus double digits. Alongside falling temperatures blustery northwesterly winds are expected with 60 gusting to 90 km/h likely. Flurries will be accompanying the winds which will reduce visibilities in blowing snow at times. Finally, with the cold air, northwest winds and open lakes, snow squalls are expected in the lee of Lake Manitoba and the southern basin of Lake Winnipeg. Conditions will improve Thursday night as winds begin to diminish. Find out more ›

Monday, November 16, 2015

Visit with Signing Santa Claus at the Forks 2015!!

Visit with Signing Santa Claus 2015
When:  Sunday, December 6th -  12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Saturday, December 12th- 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Friday, December 18th- 6:30 p.m.-8:00 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)

Obituary of Orlando Coussey


Please see the link of obituary of Orlando Coussey-

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Information on Visiting with Santa Claus in Winnipeg!

Visit with Santa Claus in Winnipeg 2015:

Santa Claus Parade 2015
When: Saturday, November 28th
Time: 4:30 pm


St. Vital - November 16th- December 23rd:
Mondays to Saturdays- 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m
Sundays- 9:00 a.m- 5:00 p.m
December 24th only - 9:00 a.m- 1:00 p.m

Polo Park- November 19th- December 24th:
Mondays-Saturdays- 10:00 a.m-8:00 p.m
Sundays- 10:00 a.m- 5:00 p.m

Kildonan Park- November 15th- December 24th:
Mondays-Fridays-10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m
Saturdays- 10:00 a.m- 6:00 p.m
Sundays-11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m

Visit with Signing Santa Claus:
Sunday, December 6th- 12:00-3:00 pm
Saturday, December 12th - 12:00 -3:00 pm
Friday, December 18th- 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Centre Court

Friendly reminder- Please do the survey for Deaf Wireless Canada Committee (DWCC)

Friendly Reminder:

Please do the survey that was developed by Deaf Wireless Canada Committee (DWCC) as they REALLY NEED your support by answer this survey. Please see below for survey link:

MDA Board

Friday, November 13, 2015

Anticipated Mass with Fr. Matthew - Saturday Nov 14th at 4pm!

University of Manitoba Researcher is seeking Deaf & Hard of Hearing Adult with Sign Language

My name is Nicole Hiebert.  I am a student researcher at the University of Manitoba in the Department of Psychology.  I am finishing my undergraduate Honours B.A. degree by completing an honours thesis under the supervision of Dr. Melanie Glenwright.

For my honours thesis, I will be looking at sarcasm comprehension of Deaf and hard-of-hearing adults.  Please refer to this video

UofMB Research Nicole Hiebert
Share your videos with friends, family, and the world

or see the attached word document for more information.

Please also contact me, or my advisor, Dr. Melanie Glenwright at if you have any questions!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you,
Nicole Hiebert 

Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services- Affinity Credit Union Business

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Check out the Health Education in American Sign Language ....Deaf

Click on the below link for information about health issues...

DeafHealth has just added new disease videos...
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Diabetes Mellitus Type 2...

...1 out of every 4 people do not know they have Diabetes Mellitus Type 2.
...1 out of every 2 people will develop Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 in their lifetime.

Click on the ASL video below to learn how you can manage and prevent Diabetes Mellitus Type 2.



Miss Marissa Clopper
M.H.S., PA-C            
Frederick, MD

Miss Clopper is a Nationally board-certified Physician Assistant who is also Deaf.  She volunteers numerous hours reviewing health education videos during production for accuracy and clarity.  Volunteers like Miss Clopper are the backbone of nonprofits like DeafHealth.  Thank you for your time!


We want to create the topics that YOU want to learn about.  Email us and let us know what disease or illness you would like to know more about, and we will do our best to create it.

We want the Deaf community to be able to find doctors and hospitals who do not fight or resist providing effective communication.  Does your doctor provide an interpreter or effectively communicate with you? 

click here to email us their information! 

Copyright © 2015, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
PO Box 2141
Westminster, MD 21158

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Revised date for Wiesenthal Performance with Sign Language Interpreted- December 1st!

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc is closed for Remembrance Day


Our office will be closed tomorrow -Wed Nov 11th for Remembrance Day. We will reopen at 9:30 am on Thursday, November 12th.


Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Ontario news- Protest for Deaf Superintendent Now!


It has come to my attention about the Protest of Deaf Superintendent in Ontario. Please see the link:

Sheila Montney
Executive Director

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Friendly reminder- Please do the Deaf Wireless Canada Committee survey!!


It has come to my attention that Deaf Wireless Canada Committee (DWCC) REALLY need your help by click the survey. They need more people to do the survey before they present to CRTC. Their goal is to have 500 responses from you.

Please go to the survey as it will take few minutes of your time. They will appreciate your taking time to do this.

Sheila Montney