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2018 Membership Drive

May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month and this month we are kicking off a membership drive to increase our number of formal members in Alberta Hands & Voices.  Having registered and paid members is critical to our ongoing success.  As a non-profit organization, we are dependent upon registration fees, grants, and other donations in order to function.  Certain grants and fundraising opportunities have minimum membership requirements to qualify, which we currently do not meet. 

That’s why we need your help! 

Annual dues are $25/family or $40/professional. With a paid membership, you will receive the Hands & Voices quarterly newsletter, The Communicator as well as free admission to Alberta H&V events, including our Calgary family picnic scheduled for this September. In addition, all new or renewal memberships this month will be entered into a prize draw. Our goal is to have 25 new memberships activated this month! Please feel free to share the flyer with anyone who may be interested in membership!

Scholarships are available to anyone who cannot afford the membership dues.

Activate or renew your membership today!

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2018 Spolumbo’s Fundraiser – Calgary

Get ready for grilling season with some delicious Spolumbo’s sausages! Spolumbo’s uses only the finest ingredients in their sausages, and it’s all made right in their flagship deli location in the heart of Calgary’s historic neighborhood of Inglewood. All items arrive fresh, except the burgers, which are frozen.

In the event you are not familiar with Spolumbo’s, they are three Canadian Italian fellows who produce sausages in a traditional European manner, with a blend of fresh, natural ingredients in a variety of flavors. All sausages & burger patties CONTAIN NO: Gluten – MSG – Binders – Fillers – Preservatives – Eggs – Dairy – Nuts – Nitrates. Check out http://www.spolumbos.com for full nutrition info on their products, and recipes as well.

Alberta Hands & Voices relies entirely on fundraising to operate and to offer events such as coffee talks, picnics, bowling nights, and other family and community engagements in Calgary and Edmonton! Please consider supporting us!

Download the order sheet here, and please contact kathi@albertahandsandvoices.com to order and arrange payment.  Orders are due by May 27, and delivery will be mid-June (targeting Saturday June 16) and all orders MUST be picked up promptly in Calgary. 

BUON APETITO!

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Vesey’s Bulbs Fundraiser

Spring has sprung and so should your garden!

Orders are now being accepted for Vesey’s summer bulbs, flower seeds, and edibles. Get a head start on your garden shopping and remember, 50% of all sales goes to Alberta Hands & Voices!

  • Orders can placed up until April 16th.
  • The price in the catalogue is the price you pay…no additional tax or shipping charges
  • Items will be shipped after May 1st, due to bulbs freezing
  • Orders can be picked up in either Calgary or Edmonton once we have received them

If you would like a printed catalogue or order form, please contact Wendy Kane either through Facebook or via email: mamakane1965@gmail.com. Online catalogue is available to view here, but unfortunately online orders cannot be made. We will only be accepting the orders with e-transfers.

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Calgary Coffee Talk – March 11

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: Deaf and Hear Alberta • Downstairs • 63 Cornell Road NW, Calgary, Alberta

Come hear from our guest speaker: Lisa Gokstorp, Educational Audiologist

Following the speaker, we will have an open discussion. Snacks will be provided. Interpreters are available on request for the parent group.

We will have child care available (ASL provided) with an activity for the children, so please let us know how many kids you are bringing and their ages when you RSVP. Feel free to pass along the invitation to any parents or families who may be interested! 

Please RSVP at info@albertahandsandvoices.com

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November Coffee Talk – Calgary

We hope you can join us for our next Coffee Talk on Sunday, November 19, 2017! Coffee Talks are informal gatherings, with lots of opportunity to ask questions, share information and meet other parents. Coffee, tea, and treats will be provided.

When:      Sunday, November 19, 2017
Time:        3:15 – 4:30 pm
Where:    Nose Hill Library, 1530 Northmount Dr NW

Please RSVP to tanis@albertahandsandvoices.com or through our Facebook page Events.

 

Come learn about some of the things Alberta Hands and Voices can do for parents:

  • Representation on CBE DHH Advisory Committee
  • Access to our upcoming Toolkit for parents
  • Safe, unbiased forum on our Facebook page
  • Opportunities for parents to connect with each other 
  • Opportunities for children to meet their peers with hearing loss.

Please feel free to pass along the invitation to any parents or families who may be interested.

ASL interpreting available upon request.

This event is open to parents and families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Professionals who work with deaf/HoH youth are welcome, but we will be focusing on families. You can find information about our upcoming events on our Facebook page or website.

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Spolumbo’s Fundraiser – Calgary

Get ready for grilling season with some delicious Spolumbo’s sausages! Spolumbo’s uses only the finest ingredients in their sausages, and it’s all made right in their flagship deli location in the heart of Calgary’s historic neighborhood of Inglewood.

Alberta Hands & Voices relies entirely on fundraising to operate and to offer events such as coffee talks, picnics, bowling nights, and other family and community engagements in Calgary and Edmonton! Please consider supporting us!

Please contact kathi@albertahandsandvoices.com to order and arrange payment. Deadline for ordering is June 11, and all orders MUST be picked up on June 17 in Oakridge (Calgary).

BUON APETITO!

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2017 AGM – June 6, 2017

Please join us at our upcoming Alberta Hands & Voices Annual General Meeting and find out more about what we’ve been up to! Learn about our past events and future plans, and find out how you can help support our organization.

Conference call-in number available for those who can’t make it in person but would still like to participate. Please contact us at info@albertahandsandvoices.com

When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 • 6:30 pm
Where: Mira Facilitation Centre • 6928 Roper Road • Edmonton

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Painting Party with a Purpose!

Come join Alberta Hands and Voices and Connect Society Calgary in a joint fundraiser for two spectacular causes. Both groups have a unified vision of supporting Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children and individuals, as well as their families. 

When: April 27, 2017, 6:30 pm
Cost: $40 (Includes everything to create your masterpiece; you just have to show up. Food and Drink are extra)
Where: Raw Canvas in Kensington (1130 Kensington Rd NW)

This is about making art accessible to people who do not consider themselves artists or creative in any way. Paint Party is about having fun, with a stress free, non-judgmental environment that inspires everyone to enjoy the process of creating something from nothing.

(All are welcome, Deaf, deaf, hard of hearing, hearing…EVERYONE!)

To sign up please visit:
http://www.punchbowl.com/parties/6b950fa2f25c0c01dd90

Questions? Contact Lindsay@albertahandsandvoices.com