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September 4, 2005

Help the Hurricane Victims/ Other News items including Deaf Festival

From: Dhhreport (WRAD) - Sep 4, 2005

Items here:

1. Donations for the Hurricane Victims
2. Deaf Festival- September 24, Los Angeles
3. World Federation of the Deaf Convention- Madrid, Spain - July 2007
4. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Gathering at the Bungalow Club, Hollywood, CA- Fri. Sept 9, 2005
5. 2007 Deaf Winter Games Update- Salt Lake City, Utah
6. AGBell Convention- Pittsburgh, PA- June 23-27, 2006


Donations for the Hurricane Katrina Victims

What is happening in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana is something we will never believe to have happened as Hurricane Katrina was the worst natural storm to have hit the United States. Many thousands of people have lost their homes and they are now in different shelters across the country, mostly in Texas.
You can help if you donate some money to the American Red Cross. They welcome financial assistance from you as you can go to their website at and donate some money to help many thousands of people that have been displaced and are refugees.

Deaf Festival- Los Angeles

Deafest'05 on Saturday September 24, 2005
Woodley Park, Van Nuys, California
Theatre performances including Majestik Element, Information Booths including WRAD, Moon Bouncer, Mobile Skate Park, Rock Climbing Wall, Storytelling, Clowns, Magicians, and more.
Presented by Department of Cultural Affairs and CSUN's Deaf Studies Department For more information contact Bartha Velazquez at or 213-473-7006.

World Federation of the Deaf Convention
Madrid, Spain , July 2007

Go to the website to get more information here:


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Professional Gathering
Presented by WRAD, Inc.
Friday September 9, 2005
The Bungalow Club
Social /Happy Hour 3pm- 7pm
7174 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA
DHH Gathering- 5pm to 9pm or later
More info-
Bruce Gross, Coordinator. For more info about WRAD contact Bruce Gross at or
2007 Deaflympic Winter Games Update

Greetings fellow members of the DEAFLYMPICS family,
The 2007 Deaflympics Organizing Committee has been very busy this year. With all the support we now have, the 2007 Deaflympic Winter Games should become one of the very best ever staged! I want to share with you what our committee has accomplished so far:

* The 2007 Deaflympics headquarters hotel will be Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, an 880 room hotel which also was used for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. We have a great deal with the hotel, which includes unlimited gourmet buffet breakfasts and dinners. Little America Hotel will be an "Olympic Village" where athletes can meet, relax, and socialize. Teams staying at Little America Hotel will be provided with free bus transportation to the competition venues and ceremonies. More information on Little America Hotel and the costs, which include meals, is available in our website,
* The Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony will be at the 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park, 5 minutes from Little America Hotel. This will be a gala event with lighting of the Deaflympic flame on the 2002 Olympics cauldron.
* The alpine skiing and snowboarding competition will be at Park City Mountain Resort, and most of the competition events will be held on the same courses used during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Park City is a 25 minute ride from Little America Hotel.
* The Nordic skiing competition will be at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, and will use the same courses used in the 2002 Olympics. Soldier Hollow is a 45 minute drive from Little America Hotel.
* The ice hockey and curling competition will be at Steiner's Ice Arena in Salt Lake City, which is a 5 minute ride from Little America Hotel.
* Several entertaining arts and culture events will be held in Salt Lake City during the Deaflympics week; art shows, International Deaf Club, International Deaf Coffeehouse, Deaf theatre, and more. All arts and culture events will be held either in Little America Hotel or within a short walk of the hotel.
* After the Closing Ceremony, there will be a gala closing banquet followed with a closing party at the Salt Lake City Convention Center, a few blocks from Little America Hotel.

Little America Hotel is now accepting room reservations from both teams and fans, and room reservations may be booked through
Because Little America Hotel is in the center of most 2007 Deaflympics activities and will provide teams staying at the hotel with free transportation to competition venues, I strongly encourage teams to make their reservations at Little America Hotel as soon as they can, before the hotel releases rooms not reserved to Deaflympic Games fans and other visitors to Salt Lake City.
I look forward to seeing you all in Salt Lake City USA February 1-10, 2007!
Dwight Benedict, Chairperson
2007 Deaflympic Winter Games Organizing Committee
Posted: 6 Jul 2005
AGBELL CONVENTION- June 23-27, 2006

Pittsburgh, PA
Westin Convention Center is the headquarters
More info-
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