Thursday, January 26, 2017

ASL Interpreters are provided at Public Meeting with Prime Minster Justin Trudeau for today (Jan 26th!)

Attention Deaf Community:

A public meeting that is held by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been relocated to University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre for 2 p.m today with an ASL Interpreters provided.

Sheila Montney
Executive Director
Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Deaf Photography Fundraiser Winner List

We, the group of 8 Deaf photography artists, wanted to extend our sincere thanks to all of you who both came out and bought tickets for our Garbanzo fundraiser and are happy to let you know you that we raised $1,875 that night.  Your continued support is so amazing and without you all we would never be able to reach our dreams and goals of becoming professional photographers.

The night was fantastic and we were all so excited to see so many familiar faces. Garbanzo was packed and everyone had a great time! The night was a success with us raising enough funds to cover the cost of our ASL-English interpreter fees for our class.

# 1 Back to Nature  (Winner: Susan Zimmer)
#2 Going for Goal  (Winner: Christine Dans)
#3 Hangin’ with Friends (Winner: Jane Sayer)
#4 Alone at last!  (Winner:  Edith Zimmer)
#5 A Call of the Wild  (Winner: Kyra Zimmer)
#6 Find your Quiet  (Winner: Lisa Rumble)
# 7 Choo Choo  (Winner: Chris Fedick)
# 8 The Great Outdoors  ( Winner: Stephanie Bouwman)
#9 My Winnipeg  (Winner: Kristia Graham)
#10 All Board!!  (Winner: Andrew Nelson)
# 11 Live*Laugh*Love  (Winner: Lawrence Zimmer)
#12  Never a Dull Moment  (Winner: Kyra Zimmer)
50/50 Winner: Nate Thorstienson

Special thanks to National Leasing, Blue Bombers, Investors Group, Saje, Photo Centre, Broszeit Family, Dans Family, Andrew Nelson, Karli Stephenson, Dennis Zimmer, Dana Zimmer and Susan Zimmer for their donations.

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf /Camp Kakepitay February News!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Manitoba Deaf Photography Fundraising Event via ASL Vlog


Please see Tim Dans for his ASL Vlog about Manitoba Deaf Photography Fundraising event.

Sheila Montney
Executive Director

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Lords Robert Community Centre will have Fitness with ASL accessible


It has come to my attention that Lord Roberts Community Centre will offer ASL accessible for fitness class there starting January 14th. Please see the link for more information-

Sheila Montney
Executive Director

Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf (WCD) News for January/February 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Come and support Men Deaf Team by attending their fundraising event- Jan 14th!!

Notice of Manitoba Deaf Curling Club (MDCC) meeting- January 15th!

Happy New Year!

Manitoba Deaf Curling Club (MDCC) meeting ( regarding about Canadian Deaf Curling Association AGM )

When: Sunday, January 15th, 2017
Where: Sports Manitoba Conference Room B ( 145 Pacific Avenue)
Time: 2:00 -4:00 p.m

Members & Non-members are welcome to attend.

Please let me know if you are able to attend or  not by email me

MDCC President
Shawna Joynt

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Parking ban Notification for Wednesday January 4th Midnight!

City of Winnipeg Public Works

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban in effect starting tonight at midnight
Parking prohibited on snow routes from midnight to 7:00 a.m.

In order to facilitate a major clearing operation on main routes, bus routes and collector streets, a Declared Snow Route Parking Ban will be in effect starting tonight at midnight (Wednesday, January 4 at 12:00 a.m.).

The Declared Snow Route Parking Ban extends the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban by two hours, prohibiting parking on any designated snow route between midnight and 7:00 a.m.

Due to further accumulations of snow combined with high winds, City crews are continuing to sand and plow main routes, bus routes and collector streets today. This evening, the snow clearing operation will be expanded to utilize motor graders and front-end loaders to improve the overall condition of the Priority 1 and Priority 2 street network.

Sidewalks on main routes and active transportation paths adjacent to main routes are also being cleared until completed. Back lane clearing will start Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m. and will continue until completed.

Crews are continuing with the major snow hauling operation on main routes to improve snow storage capacity on the boulevard, as well as with high-pile relocation to improve sightlines at intersections.

Avoid a ticket and tow
Vehicles parked in violation of the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban may receive a $100 ticket ($50 if paid early), and may be towed to the towing company’s compound. The Declared Snow Route Parking Ban will be in place until snow clearing is completed and the public will be notified when the ban is lifted. At such time, the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban will continue to be in effect from 2:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Correction Link for Manitoba Art Council (MAC) 50 Years- Community Consultation for Accessibility: Customer Service Standard for Artist with Disabilities- Jan 13th!
Community Consultation for Accessibility: Customer Service Standard

The RSVP link has been corrected. Registration is now active.

Jan 13 | 1:00-5:00 p.m. | Millennium Library, 251 Donald St, Winnipeg

Presenter: Heather Bishop

Come engage in a conversation on what you need to know to make your arts organization more accessible for artists with disabilities. Artists with disabilities will be in the room to share their experiences and make suggestions on how we can make changes – some simple, some longer-term – to improve accessibility for all Manitobans.
In Manitoba, we have a new act: Accessibility for Manitobans Act. All arts organizations must consider how they will address accessibility. Here’s what MAC is doing: MAC’s Accessibility Framework, which was devised by MAC’s Accessibility Advisory Council.
Who’s invited:
·         Artists with disabilities who wish to heighten awareness on accessibility issues for artists
·         Arts organizations who are working to initiate or implement accessibility strategies and solutions.
Available supports:
·         ASL interpretation available
·         Wheelchair accessible venue
* Please inform us if additional supports are required

For more information, please contact:
Tracey Longbottom


Consultation communautaire sur l’accessibilité :
Norme relative au service à la clientèle

Le lien RSVP a été corrigé. Les inscriptions seront maintenant acceptées.

13 Janvier | 13 h à 17 h | Bibliothèque du millénaire, 251, rue Donald, Winnipeg

Présentatrice : Heather Bishop
Venez discuter de ce que vous devez savoir pour rendre votre organisme artistique plus accessible aux artistes handicapés. Des artistes handicapés seront dans la salle pour partager leurs expériences et pour formuler des suggestions sur la façon dont nous pouvons apporter des changements – certains simples, d’autres à plus long terme – pour améliorer l’accessibilité pour tous les Manitobains.
Au Manitoba, nous avons une nouvelle loi : Loi sur l’accessibilité pour les Manitobains. Tous les organismes artistiques doivent réfléchir à la manière donc ils vont aborder l’accessibilité. Voici ce que le CAM compte faire : Cadre de travail pour la politique sur l’accessibilité du CAM, lequel a été élaboré par le groupe consultatif sur l’accessibilité du CAM.
Qui est invité à participer :
·         Les artistes handicapés qui souhaitent augmenter la sensibilisation aux questions d’accessibilité pour les artistes
·         Les organismes artistiques qui cherchent à lancer ou à mettre en œuvre des stratégies et des solutions d’accessibilité.
Soutiens disponibles :
·         Des services d’interprétation en ASL sont fournis
·         Le lieu est accessible en fauteuil roulant
* Veuillez nous informer si des mesures additionnelles sont nécessaires

Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez communiquer avec :
Tracey Longbottom


Deadline extended for 911 Survey!

DEADLINE EXTENDED - January 4, 2014

DEADLINE EXTENDED for 9-1-1 Survey

Hello Organizations & Associations in Saskatchewan & Manitoba


Please note that the deadline for the 9-1-1 Survey has been extended to:

Wednesday January 4, 2016 at 9pm PST, 12 midnight EST.

Please send out the survey to all your members ASAP.

Why?  The Deaf Wireless Canada Consultative Committee, and the Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada (CAD-ASC), along with Canadian National Society of the Deaf-Blind is now facing the CRTC again in January 2017.  Exact date is January 19, 2017.
The CRTC proceeding (hearing) topic is exploring the issues around Next-Generation 9-1-1 services in Canada. To read more about this proceeding, you can click this link: CRTC TNC 2016-116
Our Committee developed a new survey to find out if others are having the same issues as our Committee members and friends in the Community and we will present the results to the CRTC

Questions included cover topics such as:
  1. Did you know that you need to register for Text with 911? (Yes or No)
  2. What do you tend to use when you want to call 9-1-1 services? TTY? IP-Relay? Text with 9-1-1?
  3. Are you still keeping your TTY "just in case" of emergency for 9-1-1?
  4. Do you find the Text with 9-1-1 registration process clear or confusing?
  5. Do you use relay services for 9-1-1 emergencies? Which ones? How often?
These questions are based also on questions that the CRTC has asked our group, and our response will be stronger if we have the numbers from survey statistics to show for our arguments/points to them that the system NEEDS TO CHANGE.

To read about our survey, you can check our website link at: Deaf Community 9-1-1 Survey

English and ASL Links are available here:
ASL/English DeafBlind Survey:

Just click FORWARD this e-mail to SHARE this survey with your members! 

Thank you,
~ Lisa Anderson-Kellett, Chairperson/CAD-ASC Director at Large: Wireless
on behalf of the Deaf Wireless Canada Consultative Committee (DWCC)
Note: your e-mail was either used when we sent our first survey, or we found it on your organizations’ website.
If you do not wish to receive further emails, you can click unsubscribe below.

Illustration credit goes to: Mr. Jeffery Beatty