The Public Relations co-directors hosts an ASL Night once a month.  This is an informal evening to gather with members of the Deaf community, interpreting community and student community to connect and enjoy using ASL together.  The next ASL Night is on Thursday, April 20 beginning at 7:00.  It is at the Boston Pizza at Portage and Moray (2517 Portage Ave).  There is no entrance fee, and you have the option to order anything you would like off the menu.

ASL Night Apr 20

Paint Nite

MAVLI Public Relations Presents:

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There are only 5 tickets (as of April 5) left for MAVLI’s Paint Nite booked for Friday April 28th! Paint Nite has set a registration deadline for April 14th so please don’t wait! Tickets must be purchased online (unless you are an AEIP student. For student tickets, please contact Elaine directly at
Follow the link below for details on the event and click on “BUY” to register.
We hope to see you there!

*Seating for this event is limited so please don’t hesitate!
**Note: AEIP students, please contact directly to register at the adjusted student rate.



Special Area Groups of Educators (SAGE) Day

Friday, October 21, 2016

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Manitoba School for the Deaf

242 Stradford Street, Winnipeg

Manitoba Association of Visual Language Interpreters, in partnership with Manitoba Education, invites interpreters, signers, AEIP/DSP students, parents, teachers, and others to attend this annual Professional Development Day.

The 1-hour parking restriction on Stradford Street will be lifted for the day.

Go to: to register.

8:00 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m. “What I have learned along the way.” 

Lauralee McDougall will be leading this workshop. She will be sharing what she has learned throughout her experience in the k-12 setting.

9:45 Activity

10:00 a.m. Break

Light Snacks Provided – Please bring your own mug to help the environment

10:15 a.m. “Story time”

This workshop will be lead by Sarah Rabu. This will be a hands on workshop using the VL2 app from Gallaudet University. You will practice taking an English story and creating the ASL equivalence.

11:15 Activity

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break.

See below for details.

1:15 p.m. “ASL in Action, through Deaf eyes”

This is a fun-filled, hands-on workshop where David-Lee invites you to see the world “through Deaf eyes”. First, he will shine a light on what things look like in the real world and how they can be represented by ‘doing’ rather than signing. Next, the camera will be on you as you audition for a starring role in “ASL in Action”. Working individually and in groups, David-Lee will challenge you to try on different characters and play with a variety of emotional responses to everyday events. Finally, you will have an opportunity to put it all into action by practicing these techniques so your work can be more effective when you go back into the classroom to interpret. Be prepared to have fun, participate, stretch yourself a bit, and learn something new.


3:15 Wrap up

Registration Fee (GST included):

$35.00 MAVLI Members

$40.00 Non Members

$20.00 DSP/AEIP Students

Half Day $20.00


MSD is pleased to host a hot lunch for the MAVLI workshop on October 21, 2016. All proceeds go towards the Youth Canada Tournament of the Deaf, which will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from May 7-12, 2017. This exciting trip will allow our students to meet fellow Deaf peers from across the country. Students will participate in cultural, sports, and artistic activities.

Combo # 1 – 4 Perogies, Garlic Sausage, Kale Salad and Drink    $10.00

Combo #2 – 6 perogies, Garlic Sausage, Kale Salad and Drink     $12.00

Drinks  Coke, Diet Coke, Bottled Water                                          $ 1.00

All Perogies are filled with cheddar cheese. The Kale salad includes shredded kale, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, chicory, dried cranberries, roasted pumpkin seeds tossed in a poppyseed dressing

Fried onions, butter, sour cream will also be available.

ASL-English interpretation will be provided.

For more information please contact: Mandy MacDonald, Professional Development

Volunteer Interpreters needed for AVLIC Board Meeting

Request for Service (ASL-English interpreters)

AVLIC is coming to Winnipeg!

The AVLIC Board will be coming to Winnipeg for a 2-day in-person Board meeting on Saturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2, 2016.  All AVLIC members and community members are welcome to attend.

AVLIC is in search of interpreters to interpret the Board meeting, mainly from ASL-English (whisper interpreting for the recording secretary). It is preferred if the same interpreters are available for the whole assignment, though we will consider partial coverage from multiple interpreters.

Assignment Information


  • Saturday, October 1 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • Sunday, October 2 from 9:00am – 2:00pm

Location: TBD

Topics include:

  • Leadership Training (lead by Maureen Haan)

  • discussion topics determined by the Board (agenda will be provided in advance)

Special instructions:

  • Interpreting will not be required during breaks and lunches

  • Lunch will not be provided, however interpreters are welcome to include their lunch order (self-pay) with the Board’s lunch order

If interested, please submit your Terms of Service to the AVLIC Executive Director, Jennifer Best.

If you do not have a terms of service, please include in your e-mail the rate of pay and other conditions expected. E-mail: