TDHH Resource Blog

Friday, March 30, 2007

The Success Scholarship

The Canadian Sensory Institute is accepting applications from deaf and hard of hearing students for:

”Success is a state of mind. If you want success,Start thinking of yourself as a success" Dr. Joyce Brothers

You can earn one of TEN awards of up to $500 each to assist you to pay tuition fees and continue your studies/training if:

You have shown leadership and success in one of these categories:

Athletics & Sports
Fine Arts & Performing Arts
Technology & Trades
You are:

* A BC resident
* currently attending Grade 12 at a public or independent school
* planning to pursue post secondary education or training
in September 2007

For an application package, please contact Leonarda Ehl (
Or call 604-439-7538 (voice) 604-439-0570 (TTY)

Deadline to submit completed applications: April 31, 2007

Friday, March 16, 2007

Through Deaf Eyes PBS Documentary
Link to PBS page about the program.

One 2 hour program It was supposed to be on March 21, but my TV guide and a couple of online TV guides say it is not on. I think these 2 times in April are the local cable PBS times that we will be able to see the program. T

PBS is Channel 52 on Shaw Cable in Courtenay BC
Sunday, April 1, 2007
3:00 PM (KCTS)

Thursday, April 12, 2007
3:00 AM (KCTS)

Friday, March 09, 2007

This year’s Optimist Contest

Please note some of the important rules/criteria for this year’s Optimist Contest:

· Students must have a bi-lateral hearing loss of 40dB or greater
· The hearing loss must be significant in the ‘speech banana’ range
· The contest is open to oral/signing students grades 6-12
· Students with unilateral hearing losses are not eligible; however, students with a unilateral hearing loss are encouraged to compete in the Oratorical contest held by their local Optimist Club in their region/municipality. For further information on who to contact for the Oratorical contest, contact: Ken Ryan, Burnaby Optimist Club
Telephone: 604-671-1000


Please note that an up-to-date audiogram (done within the last 2 years) should accompany the application form.

Thank you and the best of luck to all participants. Please feel free to contact: for further information/clarification on contest rules.