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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Scholarship opportunity

The BC and Yukon Community Newspaper Association and the BC Press Council award scholarships every year worth $5,000, $3,500 and $1,500 to 3 graduating students from BC or the Yukon. The scholarships go to the students who write the best 500-word essay answering the question: "If you could spend one day as publisher of [your local community newspaper], what changes would you make and why?"

Students must submit their entries to their community newspaper by April 28, 2006. For a list of community newspapers, visit:

For more information about the scholarships, visit:

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Videoconference February 24th UPDATE

Please note that the Videoconference with Dr. Sharon Baker will be
broadcast at the following sites:

1. University of Victoria: Human and Social Development Building
3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC
Room A272

2. NorKam Secondary School: 730-12th Street
Kamloops, BC
Room TBA

3. Burnaby South Secondary School: 5455 Rumble Street
Burnaby, BC
Room C202

4. Hollywood Resouce Centre: 1040 Hollywood Road
Kelowna, B.C.

Please take advantage of this opportunity if you are able ...

TOPIC: Strategies for teaching literature and enhancing literacy skills with deaf/hard of hearing children.

Dr. Baker will be using the book "Mystery of the Totems" as guide for her presentation.

February 24th, 2006 at 10:15 am (for meet/greet) .. the presentation will begin at 10:30!
10:30 am - 12 Noon

Please confirm your attendance to my email address ASAP. Thank you!
Karen Taylor

There will be sign language interpreters present to facilitate the communication.


There will be a webcast broadcast that will also be "archived". If you are unable to attend in person this videoconference will available as a webcast.

We are awaiting confirmation from TELUS for the webcast address. This will be forwarded to you ASAP!

Friday, February 10, 2006

MAPLE RIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT Host for the 2006 Provincial Itinerant Conference

8:30 Registration Coffee/Tea/Goodies

9:00 Welcoming Remarks from:
Laurie Meston, Director
Student Support Services
School District #42

9:15 Innovations in Technology
Sandra Vandenhoff
Sean Reily

A hands on presentation on integrated FM systems and accessibility to assistive listening devices.

10:30 Break

11:15 Being Brutally Honest
Sandra Vandenhoff

Followed by a panel of adults who have gone through ‘the system’.

12:15 Lunch - provided

1:00 Youth Transitions
Melissa Campbell
Teresa Kollias

1:15 Updates
CAEDHH – Donna Goodman
Outreach – Karen Taylor

1:30 Powerpoint Advocacy
Wendy Perry

2:30 Closing Remarks
Selection of next sponsor District prizes

Sandra Vandenhoff is an audiologist with a severe to profound hearing loss.
She received a cochlear implant in January 2006. She is presently employed as an educational audiologist for the Calgary Board of Education. Sandra will be sponsored by Phonak to attend our conference.

Sean Reily is the Western Territory Manager for Phonic Ear and Frontrow covering British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Territories. He has been with Phonic Ear since 2002 and has a background in Customer Service and Wireless Technologies

Wendy Perry, Jayne Fenrich & Laurel Jensen are certified teachers for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in School District #37 (Delta). Wendy developed the advocacy Powerpoint and the Delta teachers have been using the powerpoint with their deaf and hard-of-hearing students with great success for the past several years.

Registration Form

Registration Deadline: April 7, 2006

Name: ________________________

School District: _________________


E-Mail: ________________________

Interpreter: yes _______ no_______

Lunch is included -

________ Vegetarian Lunch

Cost: $25 - space is limited

Please make cheques payable to:

School District #42

Please send to:
Andrea Drummond
Student Support Services
School District #42
23000 116 Avenue
Maple Ridge BC
V2X 0T8