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10th Annual Walk2Hear for Persons with a Hearing loss
CHHA Vancouver Branch will be holding a Virtual Walk2Hear this year on Sunday, September 27, 2020.
This is the 10th year of CHHA Vancouver hosting our annual walkathon as a way to raise funds and bring our community together. Please help us raise funds for our activities to support people with hearing loss. Join us at Walk2Hear to connect with each other virtually and celebrate ten years of Walk2Hear!
The event will begin at 1:30 pm with introductions and a warmup video, then participants are encouraged to walk around their own neighbourhoods. Following the walk, there will be a presentation to celebrate 10 years of Walk2Hear and a draw prize for gift cards. Captioning (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be provided.
Participate in the CHHA Vancouver Virtual Walk2Hear event by registering or sponsoring a registered walker at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/canadian-hard-of-hearing-association-vancouver-branch/p2p/2020-walk-2-hear/. Encourage all your family and friends to register and join the event for only $10 to raise funds for CHHA Vancouver and safely come together as a community.
Note: CHHA Vancouver is unable to accept cash donations this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virtual Walk2Hear Video Challenge
We encourage all Walk2Hear participants and supporters to take a short video of yourselves walking to show support for the CHHA Vancouver Walk2Hear, and share the video on the CHHA Vancouver Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chhayvr/.
Watch the 1st Virtual Walk2Hear Video Challenge video at CHHA Vancouver Virtual Walk2Hear 2020!
CHHA Vancouver’s 10th Annual Virtual Walk2Hear will be held on:
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 1:30 pm via Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 992 9237 6543
Introductions and warmup will begin at 1:30 pm.
Closing program and gift card draws will take place at 2:15 pm.
For more information please contact the Walk2Hear organizers at email@example.com.
Rosalind Ho, President, CHHA Vancouver Branch
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AGM and Board Nominations
Hello CHHA Members and friends,
Please be advised that our upcoming Annual General Meeting of the CHHA Vancouver Branch will be held on Monday, November 18th from 6:30 to 8:45 pm at Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of British Columbia, 3575 Kaslo Street Vancouver, BC.
Please RSVP no later than November 14th, 2019. A reminder to use street parking as the gates in the parking lot close in the evening and we don’t want your car trapped inside!
We are very fortunate to have Dr. Brenda Poon, PhD, and Dr. Lorienne Jenstad, PhD joining us following the AGM. Both Dr. Poon and Dr. Jenstad will discuss a series of practical and useful research projects mainly focusing on people who work in noise. Their topic is Making connections: Hearing research in the community
Meanwhile, this is an election year for CHHA Vancouver so nominations are open for officer positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Member-at-large. Please submit nominations to the Chair of the Nominations Committee, Elissa Robb at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 22nd, 2019 with the subject line: CHHA Nomination.
You can download the Nominations form at Nomination form Vancouver
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9th Annual Walk2Hear for Persons with a Hearing Loss
Accessibility Update: CART and ASL interpreters will be provided at Walk2Hear on Sunday, September 22nd!
Did you know that hearing loss is the number one disability among Canadians? In fact, one in five people are affected by hearing loss.
CHHA Vancouver Branch is a consumer-based, non-profit, self-help organization working with hard of hearing consumers and their support networks to decrease isolation and remove barriers to hearing loss by providing: supportive environments, education, resources, referrals, and advocacy. CHHA works cooperatively with professionals, service providers, government bodies, and provides information about hard of hearing issues and solutions.
Please help us raise funds for our activities and join us in our annual Walk2Hear to connect with each other and to enjoy a 2 km or a 5 km walk together. Following the walk, there will be a presentation and prizes will be awarded. CART and ASL interpreters will be provided. This is our Ninth Annual Walk2Hear!
Date of the Walk: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Location: Jericho Beach Park, East End. The meeting place is between 2nd Ave. & Wallace St.
Registration: Between 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm. We will also sell Walk2Hear T-shirts. Cash or cheque only.
The Walk begins at 1:30 pm.
Anyone of any age can register for only $10. Encourage all your family and friends to join you and register for the Walk2Hear. Persons wanting to register or sponsor a registered walker can just click on this link: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/canadian-hard-of-hearing-association-vancouver-branch/p2p/2019-walk-2-hear/
There will be a draw for the grand prize from the Air Canada Foundation for two Economy Class return tickets for travel to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America (including Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean and select sun destinations). Travel must be completed one year from the date of the event and blackout periods apply. The approximate commercial value of the pair of tickets is $2,436. The Air Canada draw will be around 2:15 PM on Sept. 22 at the Walk.
For more information please contact the Walk2Hear organizers at email@example.com.
President, CHHA Vancouver
How to sign up for CHHA Vancouver Walk2Hear 2019
- Go to https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/canadian-hard-of-hearing-association-vancouver-branch/p2p/2019-walk-2-hear
- Click on the “Join as an Individual” button, which will take you to the “Join 2019 CHHA Vancouver Walk2Hear” form.
- Fill out all the required fields.
- After entering your email address in the first field, if you have a CanadaHelps account, you will be prompted to enter your password.
- If you do not have a CanadaHelps account, then you will see a box that will prompt you to create a password so that you can set up a CanadaHelps account.
- On page 2 of the form, pay your $10 registration fee by credit card.
- On page 3 of the form, create your personal fundraising page.
- Copy the given short URL of your fundraising page and share with your network. You can also modify your fundraising page by clicking on the tabs “Details”, “Images & Videos”, and “Donations.”
How to donate to a CHHA Vancouver Walk2Hear 2019 Participant
- Go to https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/canadian-hard-of-hearing-association-vancouver-branch/p2p/2019-walk-2-hear and find the participant’s fundraising page by:
- Clicking on “Find a Team or Person” and search for the participant’s name, OR
- Scrolling down the webpage to find the participant’s name under the list of fundraisers,
- Then click on the link to the participant’s fundraising page.
- Click on the “Donate to Me” button at the top of the participant’s fundraising page.
- Type the donation amount in the donation box. Add a message of support in the given text box if desired.
- Click on “Continue with My Donation” and fill out the information for payment and your tax receipt.
- Click on “Complete Donation Now”. Done!
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Aging Well with Hearing Loss workshop
CHHA Vancouver is looking forward to hosting another exciting programme for you all!
The first event of the year will be a session by Kathy Pichora-Fuller on Aging Well with Hearing Loss.
Saturday, February 23, 2019 Postponed to Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 2125 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K1X9
Please use street parking.
There will be a light lunch served after the talk.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 1st at 12 noon
Research suggests connections between hearing loss and age-related physical and psychological health issues, including dementia, social isolation and loneliness. Finding explanations for these connections could help individuals, clinicians and policy makers to find solutions to promote healthy aging for people who are hard of hearing. One hypothesis is that hearing loss increases a person’s risk of social isolation which in turn increases risk of cognitive decline. Data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging show a connection between hearing and cognition, a connection between social engagement and cognition, but only weak support for the hypothesis that social engagement explains connections between hearing and cognition. Early data from the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging for older adults seen at memory clinics show differences in cognition depending on hearing. The discussion will explore what this research may mean to CHHA members, goals for future research, and possible implications for healthy aging.
Kathy Pichora-Fuller is a Full Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Previously, she taught Audiology at the University of British Columbia. She combines clinical experience in rehabilitative audiology with experimental psychology and has earned an international reputation for her interdisciplinary approach linking research on auditory and cognitive processing during communication in everyday life. She is the audiology expert for the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging and a member of the sensory-cognitive-communication team of the Canadian Consortium on Neuro-degeneration in Aging.
CART Captioning will be provided for this session by Accurate Realtime Inc.
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Hello CHHA Vancouver Members and Friends,
It’s our favourite time of the year! The CHHA Vancouver Branch is looking forward to hosting our 8th Annual Walk2Hear walkathon on Sunday, September 23, 2018.
Please help us raise funds for our activities and join us in our annual Walk2Hear to connect with each other and to enjoy a walk together! Go to https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/canadian-hard-of-hearing-association-vancouver-branch/p2p/walk2hear2018/ to sign up as a Walk2Hear participant or to donate to a participant!
The registration fee for the Walk is $10.
Location: Jericho Beach Park, East End (between 2nd Ave. & Wallace St.)
Registration: Between 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm. The Walk begins at 1:30 pm, after some very important stretches 🙂
Route: The 2km and 5km routes will follow the beach to the west of the registration site.
There will be a draw of present registered walkers for the grand prize of two Economy Class return tickets for travel to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America (including Hawaii). Travel must be completed one year from the date of the event, blackout periods apply and the winner must abide by the conditions of the prize. The draw will take place around 2:00 pm on Sept. 23 after the walk.
Walk prizes will be awarded for top participating individuals and teams, based on web results as of 8 am September 23rd, 2018
Weather Conditions: Walk2Hear 2018 will take place rain or shine. Please check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.
For more information please contact CHHA Vancouver at email@example.com.
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Walk2Hear 2015 – Improving Public Accessibility
Hearing in venues such as restaurants, performing arts theatres and churches are a challenge for many hard of hearing persons. Few such venues have adequate sound and listening systems. The provision of speech-to-text or captions in public venues is virtually non-existent. But, it doesn’t have to be this way!
Hard of hearing persons are taking up the challenge to improve accessibility in their communities. The Vancouver Branch of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association is embarking on a campaign to improve the hearing accessibility of community venues. Further, it has declared that the theme of its Fifth Annual Walk2Hear will be Improving Public Accessibility.
Details of the walk are:
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015
Location: Jericho Beach Park, East End. The meeting place is between 2nd Ave. and Wallace Street.
Fundraising goal: $10,000
Registration: Between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM; Walk begins at 10:00 AM.
Note: Anyone of any age can register. Persons wanting to register or to sponsor a registered walker can just click on this link: Vancouver Walk2Hear – September 27, 2015. As well volunteers are welcomed – just sent us an email.
CHHA Vancouver Branch is a consumer-based, non-profit, self-help organization working with hard of hearing consumers and their support networks to decrease isolation and remove barriers to hearing loss by providing: supportive environments, education, resources, referrals, and advocacy. CHHA works cooperatively with professionals, service providers and government bodies, and provides information about hard of hearing issues and solutions.
For more information please contact: Ruth Warick, President of CHHA-Vancouver, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CHHA Vancouver Branch is pleased to announce that its next educational meeting will be on Hearing Loss Prevention.
The Speaker will be Sasha Brown, M.Sc., RAUD /Occupational Audiologist at WorkSafe BC.
Date: Wed, March 11th at 7 pm
Location: Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch St, Vancouver
For a map of the location go to http://kitscc.com/
Sasha Brown obtained her Master of Science (Audiology) from UBC in 2000 and has been working at WorkSafeBC since. She started in the Hearing Loss Unit working with people with Occupational Noise Induced Hearing Loss claims. She then moved to Health Care Services, where she oversaw the delivery of hearing aids, hearing aid services and batteries to those with accepted hearing loss claims. These two positions together allowed her to see the significant social and financial implications of Occupational Noise Induced Hearing Loss, and the need to reduce, or ideally, prevent its occurrence. Sasha is now in Prevention and Occupational Disease Initiatives attempting to impact the prevalence of ONIHL.
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Walk2Hear 2014: Thank you to all our wonderful supporters!
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Walk2Hear Grand Prize: Air Canada tickets
Thanks to ongoing support from the Air Canada Foundation, this year’s grand prize will be, again:
Two Economy Class return tickets for travel to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America (including Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean and select sun destinations).
Travel must be completed one year from the date of the event and blackout periods apply.
The approximate commercial value of the pair of tickets is $4200.
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