Author Archives: Chris Mallinson

Crash Crawly’s Family Fun Day

BC Hands & Voices is organizing a Family Fun Day at Crash Crawly’s Adventure Playground in Coquitlam on Sunday, March 4th, from 10am to 1pm. This event is for families with hard of hearing ordeal children and teens and CODAs … Continue reading 

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Join Us For Our 2011 Fall Workshop

Hosted by BC Hands & Voices and Guide By Your Side Presented by: Angela Clancy, Executive Director of the Family Support Institute English Printable Flyer Chinese Printable Flyer Meeting the needs of everyone in the family can be a challenge … Continue reading 

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Spring Picnic at Clayton Community Hall

Our third Annual Spring Picnic will be another opportunity to meet other families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing, ages 0-5. Saturday, May 28th 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Clayton Community Hall (on 70th Avenue near 184th Street in Surrey) … Continue reading 

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Thank You!

We would like to thank the following organizations for their generous donations. The Gwyn Morgan & Patricia Trottier Foundation BC Children’s Hospital Family Support Groups/Networks Funding Committee With the generous donation from the Gwyn Morgan & Patricia Trottier Foundation, BC … Continue reading 

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Spring Picnic at Confederation Park

We had a great turn out! 69 people (families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing) came out despite the rain. We chatted, enjoyed our potluck, and the kids had fun having their faces painted, playing games, drawing … Continue reading 

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What Parents Need to Know About CI “Soft Failure”

by Leeanne Seaver, Hands & Voices ©2010, with contributions from experts at Advanced Bionics, Cochlear Americas, and the University of Colorado Hospital. ©2010 Hands & Voices Communicator, Summer 2010, Reprinted with Permission The stories we hear the most are inspiring: … Continue reading 

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Fall Parent Workshop

Tips for Raising Happy Confident Kids Saturday Oct. 16th 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC (3575 Kaslo St, Vancouver) We’re thrilled to have Dr. Janet Jamieson as our guest speaker.  Dr. Jamieson … Continue reading 

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Lovely Hands & Voices Necklaces!

These Hands & Voices Necklaces are only $15 each! (shipping and handling cost extra) Perfect gift for birthdays, Christmas, or any other occasion. To order, please issue a cheque to BC Hands & Voices, and mail it to: Jenn Kipling … Continue reading 

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Apple’s Touch Screens Can Bridge a Gap

When my son Scott first saw an iPhone, he was four years old. He’s a curious little guy, and if he sees something with a screen on it, his curiosity takes over. He took the iPhone in his hand, and … Continue reading 

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Parents Sharing Their Experiences

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EVENT BY BC HANDS & VOICES

On Friday, October 16th, BC Hands & Voices held its 3rd event, this time hosting a parent panel. The event was held at Provincial Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, at the Victory Hill site in Burnaby. We would like to express our gratitude to them for allowing us to use their boardroom for our event.

The panel was made up of parents who are either or both on our BC H&V board or who are members of BC H&V and are parent guides from the Guide By Your Side Program. Participating on the panel were: Amy Ho, Bobbi Best, Terri Dauvin, Monique Preer & Chris Mallinson. Each of the parents on the panel hoped to share their experience and knowledge in raising a child with a hearing loss with the parents in the audience and to answer any questions that the audience might have.

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