Walk2Hear 2018

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 chhavancouver@gmail.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 chhavancouver@gmail.com.



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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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Walk2Hear on Sept.28, 2014

Our annual Walk2Hear will take place at Jericho Beach on Sunday September 28, 2014! See: https://chhavancouver.ca/walk2hear-vancouver-2014/.

Walk2Hear videos are now posted.

See: http://www.chha.ca/documents/Walk2Hear_Video.pdf.

Registration is now OPEN. Please sign up now to participate in Walk2Hear 2014! For further information and to register, please visit the CHHA Vancouver Walk2Hear information page

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CHHA-BC Annual Meeting June 7

CHHA-BC Annual Meeting June 7th – Deadline to register May 31, 2014

CHHA-BC is having its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, June 7th at BC Family Hearing Centre, 15220 – 92nd Avenue in Surrey, 9:30 am to 3 pm. Lunch is provided. RSVP is required by May 31, 2014. Please contact the office through email: info@chha-bc.org or by telephone: 1 866 888 2442. Registration is required by clicking here.

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