Category Archives: Deafness

Then & Now: Happy Retirement Walker

I wanted to take a moment and talk about Walker’s retirement this year. Walker is my Hearing Ear Dog guide from Lions Foundation of Canada Dogguides. He just retired earlier this year after 13 years of service! When I first … Continue reading

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CLOSING 2015

One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through. Closing cycles, … Continue reading

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Beautiful day = Beautiful results

Thank you to everyone that came out to the walk and also those that sponsored me in this year’s Purina Walk for Dogguides 2015. It was an absolutely gorgeous day and it was so nice to reconnect with some of … Continue reading

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Captiview at the Movies

Tonight I was finally able to enjoy a big theatre experience with captioning! We went to see The Monument Men at Cineplex Southkeys and I was thrilled to be able to watch the movie with captioning. You see, when I … Continue reading

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Flash Alerts

I recently inherited an iPhone from my daughter and was having a look at all the accessibility features when I stumbled across LED flash for alerts. Just like my home alerting system when you turn on LED flash for alerts … Continue reading

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Traveling Safety tips

I was reading my friend Edwards blog today and thought I would share this valuable information.  Having been in a full-fledged house fire at the age of 12, I am well aware of the dangers of fire and am always … Continue reading

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Service dog makes Canadian history joining Calgary MLA in legislature

There’s a cute Hearing Ear dog showing up for work at the Calgary legislature. His name is Quinn and he’s a miniature poodle. He’s actually creating quite the buzz as he’s the first ever Service dog to be accompanying the Calgary … Continue reading

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I am in fact, legally deaf…..

According to the Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD) ‘Deafness’  is medically defined by the extent of loss of functional hearing and by dependence upon visual communication. It recognizes a person to be medically/audiologically deaf when that person has little … Continue reading

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Dragon Boat Festival – EDC/BDC Power Paddlers

Last weekend I had the pleasure of participating in my very first Dragon Boat festival and be on the EDC/BDC team. This festival has long been on my bucket list, but without a corporate sponsor, well, it’s quite expensive to … Continue reading

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Café Pot au Feu

This weekend my guy and I had planned on a nice little hike in Gatineau park. We planned on taking Walker and really enjoy the day before the weather got too cold.  Well the weather was not cooperating and I … Continue reading

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