Optimist Competition: The Oral Category is now full, including the waitlist. We will confirm participation with waitlisted candidates on March 2nd, but keep practicing speeches just in case. ASL category still has room, please encourage your students to try it out.

Friendship Day Activity has been changed to Bowling at REVS Burnaby. See more details on our Friendship Day page.


  • DHHCW registration and funding requests:  March 2nd, 2020
  • Optimist contestant registrations: March 2nd, 2020 – now accepting ASL applicants only
  • Optimist application forms, audiograms and speeches: April 9th, 2020
  • Parental consents: April 9th, 2020

Please note that there is a different registration process for local and out of town districts. All details are found on our website, or email us if you have any questions. 

Click on the images below to access the DHHCW registration page on our website, and events on each day.



LAST CALL: POPDHH Annual Satisfaction Survey

Deaf Education Professionals/POPDHH District Partners: Please complete before Feb 20th, if you haven’t already.

POPDHH Annual Satisfaction Survey 2020

TDHH Mentorship 

On February 5th – 7th POPDHH hosted the penultimate TDHH Mentorship meeting in Burnaby for the 2018-2020 cohort. Thirteen TDHHs from across the province participated in several workshops and hands-on learning opportunities related to transitions and psycho-educational assessments. We had presentations from Post-Secondary Communication Access Services (PCAS) and Sunny Hill. The group is looking forward to our final meeting in Kelowna at the end of May.


On February 21st, The BCSD is hosting an open house for families with children entering Kindergarten in the fall. Families with younger (and older) children also welcome. Questions and RSVP Julia.Thompson@burnabyschools.ca.

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