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The Candian Deaf Hertiage & Cultural Arts Centre is finially arrived and open house!!

Hi all,
 
We are announcing the most exciting news!   The Canadian Deaf Heritage and Cultural Arts Centre is becoming a REALITY!  We begin our lease and renovations at the Distillery Historic District in the summer of 2004, with plans for the Open House if all goes well in June 2005.
 
Here is a quick summary of our progress.  Forrest Nickerson, a well-known Deaf person from Nova Scotia who lived in Manitoba for many years and who founded the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf in 1973 initially campaigned for a Deaf Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This was put on hold in 1975 for the development of the Canadian Dictionary of ASL.  We are now back on track and this time, we conducted interviews of museum directors and researched the feasibility of such a cultural arts centre.
 
In St. John's, Newfoundland, July 20, 2002, we held a pivotal charette session with 36 representatives from CAD (Canadian Association of the Deaf) and CCSD (Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf).  Findings of key functions, activities and priorities for the space led to a plan.   On July 24, 2003 at CCSD's AGM meeting in Montreal, there was unanimous approval of our business plan.

Why establish the Deaf Heritage Cultural Arts Centre at the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto?  It is in the centre of the city easily accessible by train, subway and car and is in the central part of the country.  The Deaf Heritage Arts Centre is an historic project being founded in the middle of an unusual historic part of the city where cultural and arts groups are gathering to create a new cultural arts district attracting visitors from far and near.

WE invite YOU to take part in the making of history.  The Canadian Deaf Heritage Cultural Arts Centre is a milestone in Deaf history and will serve as a cultural, educational and social centre for Deaf and hearing people of all ages. It will feature a museum, art gallery, gift shop, research and archives. It will feature state-of-the-art visually rich technology highlighting Deaf historical artifacts and literature, deafplanet.com interactive website/television and multimedia production studio.

Visit www.thedistillerydistrict.com to view the leasing site in the heart of Old Town Toronto!  AND WE NEED YOUR $$ TO MAKE THIS A REALITY!

Open attachment to see how you can contribute to the Canadian Deaf Heritage Cultural Arts Centre - a first internationally!! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!


The Canadian Deaf Heritage and

Cultural Arts Centre

A historic project by the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf

We invite YOU to take part in the making of history!

milestone in Deaf history, the Canadian Deaf Heritage and Cultural Arts Centre will serve as a

cultural, educational and social centre for Deaf and hearing people of all ages.

It will feature a museum, art gallery, gift shop, research and archives. It will feature state-of-the-art

visually rich technology highlighting Deaf historical artifacts and literature, deafplanet.com interactive

website/television and multimedia production studio.

Visit www.thedistillerydistrict.com to view the leasing site in the heart of Old Town Toronto!

Visit www.ccsdeaf.com for updates on the progress of the Deaf Arts Centre.

With your support, this project will become a reality.

Thank you for your generosity and for believing in this project!

SUCCESS is in OUR hands!

 YES, I want to donate and receive a tax receipt.

  100.00  200.00  500.00  1,000.00  5,000.00  OTHER

 YES, please take 100.00 each month for ten months ( 100.00 x 10 = $1,000.00)

 OTHER $ ______________________________ x ______________months =

$ ______________________________

 YES, I want to be a part of the DONORS WALL/SCULPTURE.

Note: 100.00+ ensures your name in the donors book. $1,000 + ensures your name on the donors wall/sculpture.

Name: _____________________________________________________________ 

Address: ______________________________________________________ 

 _____________________________________________________________

City: _______________________________ 

 Prov.: ______________________________ Postal Code:________________ 

TTY/Phone: ( _____ ) ____________________________

 Email:  _____________________ ______________________________

 MasterCard/Visa: _____________________________________________

Expiry Date: __________________ Signature: __________________________

 Cash (in person only): Cheque: $ _______________________________

Money Order: $ _______________________________________________

Payable to: Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf - Deaf Arts Centre

c/o CCSD National Headquarters

House 144, 11337-61 Avenue, Edmonton, Alta.T6H 1M3

tty: 780-436-2599 fax: 780-430-9489 email: ccsd@connect.ab.ca website: www.ccsdeaf.com

 Check here if you wish us to include your name as a contributor on our website

Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf is a registered non-profit organization, #11883 0702 RR0001

 









Good morning to you all!

 

I am really excited about this Deaf Centre!  Please see more information below.  Let me emphasize that it is for real!  Let me say it again, YES, IT IS FOR REAL!  The Canadian Deaf Heritage and Cultural Arts Centre is ALREADY reserved at the Distillery!  We can have companies to sponsor us for Deaf Centre, but they want to see Deaf people sponsor as well.  Yes, it makes sense!  Please donate to CCSD today.  

 

You will definitely feel good when you donate money to this most important dream of many lives!  If you are curious for more information, I am happy to show you in person.  I have resources given by Joanne Cripps and Anita Small.  It is not only me that I have resources, a few people with the same resources are Scott Simser, Karyn Goldstein, Kristin Snoddon, Helen Pizzacalla, Jim Cripps, Nana Ho, Jennifer Jackson, Gary Malkowski, Anita Small and Joanne Cripps.  There may be a few more people than those people.  You can contact Joanne Cripps.  You can contact any one of us to show you more information about the Canadian Deaf Heritage and Cultural Arts Centre.  We all will be happy to show you.

 

May I suggest if you can ask your family members and relatives to sponsor Deaf Centre as well.  If you prefer to sponsor with your family members to make it $1,000+ then your family name or whatever title your family wish will be on the donors wall/sculpture.  This can be any group like agency, Deaf Club or Deaf organization or Deaf Ontario Sport Team or anything you can think of.

 

Please pass this most exciting news to anyone you know. 

 

Have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah and all the best in 2005!

 

Best regards,

 

Sally Palusci

 



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