Author Archives: BC H&V

Lessons Learned – A Look Back from 30+ Years of Parenting

By Kim Sanderson Paul and I raised two children.  Ashley, our oldest is hearing, in her 30’s, married to Kris and raising three step-children.  Ashley and Kris just welcomed their first son together, Logan, this year. Cole is profoundly deaf, … Continue reading 

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Deaf Gain – Another Perspective

Author: Rabab Elbaharia The first time I heard the expression “Deaf Gain” I did not understand it. When I asked various people to help explain the phrase, I received answers such as “you can talk while your mouth is full … Continue reading 

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Halloween Family Play Day 2018

Come out and join us for our First Halloween Family Play Day!   Sunday October 28th, 2018 Thunderbird Community Centre 2311 Cassiar St, Vancouver BC, V5M 3X3 2pm-3pm (Play Gym & Bouncy Castle) 3pm-4pm (Costume Parade & Activities) Come and … Continue reading 

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From Swimming to Swan Lake – Language and Learning Go Hand in Hand

By Brianne Braun Whether your child is deaf, hard of hearing, or hearing, chances are they will be involved in recreational programs at some point in their childhood. For our American Sign Language (ASL) using kids, we must ensure that … Continue reading 

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Parent & Child Groups Fall 2018-2019

BC Family Hearing Resource Society is hosting many groups next fall! These groups and events are open to all families receiving services from any of the three Early Intervention Agencies, (BCFHRS, CHSCBC & DCS). Check the PDF and be sure … Continue reading 

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2018 Summer Get-Togethers Around the Province

Summer Play Days in BC Parks! VICTORIA – PRINCE GEORGE – NEW WESTMINSTER Come and get together with other families of deaf/hard of hearing children. Bring your own picnic/snacks, lawn chairs/blanket and water gear if you want to get wet! … Continue reading 

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Never Mind, It’s Not Important = Never Mind, You’re Not Important

Author: Teresa Kazemir I was chatting with our adult son recently, reflecting back on his childhood, and the “no never mind” rule came up. I don’t recall who first taught me the “no never mind” rule so unfortunately I can’t … Continue reading 

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Fun Family Picnic 2018

WHO: BC Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side, BC Early Hearing Program, CHHA BC Parents’ Branch, Family & Community Services, Family Network for Deaf Children – Deaf Youth Today (DYT) WHAT: An event for deaf/hard of hearing children, their siblings and parents and … Continue reading 

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Proposed Changes to BC H&V Bylaws

Notice of special resolution: The board of BC Hands & Voices will be forwarding a special resolution to rescind and replace our current bylaws with an updated version that reflects our new two-tier membership structure. The special resolution will be … Continue reading 

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Family Play Day 2018

_________________________ BC Hands & Voices Family Play Day Saturday, May 5th, 2018 12:30pm – 2:30 pm Bridgeview Community Centre 11475 126A St, Surrey, BC V3V 5G8 *Admission by Donation* ($5 / family suggested) Come and get together with other families … Continue reading 

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