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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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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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Purdy’s Fundraiser – Edmonton

Mmmm…Purdy’s Chocolates!

Alberta Hands and Voices Edmonton Area is fundraising with Purdy’s Chocolatier, just in time for Christmas!

If you’d like to support us by purchasing some very sweet Christmas gifts for friends, family and yourself, please click the link below:

https://www.purdysgpp.com/541883

After you’ve signed in you can buy some amazing chocolates, or invite others to join and support our Fundraising Campaign.

You can pick up your chocolates at our Christmas Open House for families on Tuesday, December 5, from 6-9 pm at Mira Facilitation Centre in Edmonton (6928 Roper Road, Edmonton).

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Edmonton Christmas Open House

Come and join us for some Christmas cheer!

We will have some treats and activities for the kids, but mostly it will be a time to connect with other families from around the Edmonton area who have children who are deaf or hard of hearing! Please feel free to bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

We will also have the Purdy’s Chocolates orders available for pick up.

Please pass along the invitation to any parents or families who may be interested. ASL Interpreting available upon request. Please contact us at info@albertahandsandvoices.com

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Edmonton Family Picnic – June 10

Alberta Hands & Voices invites you to our third annual Edmonton area Family Picnic

When: Saturday, June 10 • 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: Hermitage Park, Site #1 • 2115 Hermitage Rd NW, Edmonton

We will provide a picnic lunch, as well as games and activities for the kids and a chance to mix & mingle with other families with children who are deaf and/or hard of hearing! Please feel free to bring a snack or sweet to share. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, if desired.

Rain or Shine. ASL Interpreting available upon request.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Magnusson:
778-846-2849jennifer@albertahandsandvoices.com

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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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May Coffee Talk – Edmonton

We hope you can join us for our next Coffee Talk on Tuesday, May 16, 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:      Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time:        7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where:    Mira Facilitation Center, 6928 Roper Road

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

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.