50 50 Draw Winner

I am happy to announce that Dave Daley from Kelowna won $4,466 in our 2019 CCB BC-Yukon Division on May 1st. Dave a chef at Freedoms Door – a recovery center for men where CCB Member and Lioness Kathy Sanness volunteers – bought multiple tickets. Congratulations Dave and thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Division 50 50 raffle!

***Ann McNabb, President
CCB BC-Yukon Division

Results of the 2019 Triennial Conference Elections

Results of the 2019 Triennial Conference elections for the CCB BC-Yukon Division.

   President Ann McNabb from Chilliwack Chapter

   National Representative Geraldine Braak from Powell River Chapter

   1st Vice President Pat Chicquen from Comox Valley Chapter

   2nd Vice President Bill Conway from Sunshine Coast Chapter (Sechelt)

   Director Kelvin Adams from Campbell River Chapter

   Director Brodie McKenzie from PoCo VIP Chapter (Port Coquitlam)

   Director Vern Short from Kamloops Chapter

   Director Iris Thompson from Lower Mainland Chapter )Coquitlam)

Book of Honour

CCB BC-Yukon Division Book of Honour

We are soon approaching our 2019 Triennial Conference and we are looking forward to presenting the BOOK OF HONOUR (BOH) to recognize members. To do this I need your assistance. You are saying, ‘What can I do?’…

First… Think of a person, from your club, that is either VISUALLY IMPAIRED-BLIND or a SIGHTED VOLUNTEER that your club would like to nominate.

Second… Fill out the appropriate NOMINEE form attached to this email.

Third… email the filled out form or a brief BIO to the email addresses below.

Fourth… In email subject, BOH nominee.

Fifth… Please add a picture, with a JPG extension, of your nominee.

I am asking that all Nominee forms be sent, to the email addresses listed below, on/or before April 15th.

Please do not forget to send a picture.

Email Addresses:

5122wac@telus.net

ann4council@telus.net

Thank you very much.

Cheers & Ruff Ruff

Bill & The Chief

Bill Conway, BOH Chair

75th Anniversary of the CCB

To All CCB BC-Yukon Division Members,

Hello, this year we are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the CCB Nationally and next year we will be celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the CCB BC-Yukon Division – a perfect excuse to party for two years! One reason Chilliwack was chosen for this year’s conference is because it is the Division’s oldest Chapter, founded in 1948. And Chilliwack Chapter will be hosting the “Making Connections” Meet ‘n Greet on the evening of April 29th; and are planning to have many of their members and other Chilliwackiands at the festivities.

Attached are the CCB BC-Yukon Division Conference Information details and Attendee form – if you have any trouble accessing the documents, they are pasted at the end of this email. Letting you know, once we know who is attending, there will be meal choices to make for the “Dinner Out” and “Celebrating the CCB” Banquet.

If you have any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are working industriously to make sure you/we all have an unforgettable experience. Thanks, Ann

***Ann McNabb, President
On behalf of the Division’s 2019 Conference Committee
CCB BC-Yukon Division

Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)
British Columbia –Yukon Division
PO Box 531, Postal Station Main, Chilliwack, BC V2P 7V5
Telephone604-795-3885 or 1-800-874-4666
Email: ccbbc-yukondivision@telus.net
Website: http://www.ccbbcyukon.com

Under the Distinguished Patronage of Her Honour
The Honourable Janet Austin, OBC
Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

2019 CONFERENCE INFORMATION

APRIL 29 TO MAY 1, 2019

Location

SureStay by Best Western Chilliwack
43971 Industrial Way, Chilliwack BC V2R 3A4
604-795-3828 or 1-800-780-7234
The SureStay Hotel by Best Western Chilliwack is nestled in the beautiful Fraser Valley and is conveniently located off Exit 116, one hour east of Vancouver.

Schedule

* Monday, April 29th – Travel Day
“Breaking Barriers” Workshop
“Making Connections”Meet ‘n Greet

* Tuesday, April 30th
“In Recognition of the CCB” Opening Ceremonies
“Exploring Community Connections” Workshop & “Dinner Out”

* Wednesday, May 1st
Annual General Meeting & Elections
“Celebrating the CCB” Banquet

* Thursday, May 2nd – Travel Day

Share your Chapter Happenings

To All CCB BC-Yukon Division Members,

Hello, hoping you all had a great White Cane Week (WCW)! It’s that time again to share your Chapter happenings – Christmas, curling, WCW etc – or you may have a personal story or something of interest to share with your fellow CCB members and friends for the upcoming edition of the CCB BC-Yukon Division Newsletter.

Please send your submissions by February 26th – we’re looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks and appreciation, Ann

***Ann McNabb, President
CCB BC-Yukon Division

January Chapter Call In Session Notes

CCB BC-Yukon Division
Chapter Call In Session Notes
January 17, 2019

Welcome from facilitators Bill Conway and Pat Chicquen

Attendance –
Kelvin Adams, Campbell River;
Conway, Sunshine Coast;
Pat Chicquen, Comox Valley;
Lori Fry, 100 Mile House;
Jean Kanngiesser, Alberni Valley;
Bill Mah, Kelowna Blind Curlers;
Ann McNabb, Chilliwack;
Pat Roy, Dogwood; Kathy Sanness,
Provincial Book Club;
Corry Stuive, GTT Victoria

Chapter Highlights

– Alberni Valley
Jean reported their chapter started with 4 members and now have 23 – Albert Ruel was at their last meeting talking about smart phones and has offered to help members individually – meet monthly with guest speakers in attendance and will now have members share their stories – past speakers include the fire hall, local police, a Physio therapist, an accountant and a dietician – will put a poster up at the Seniors Centre – members share items and tips on what helps them at home – transportation to meetings is a challenge – in future would like to have a guest with a guide dog

– GTT Victoria
Corry said their chapter focus on technology – no meeting in January and will start up again in February

– Kelowna Blind Curlers
Bill said it is snowing today – currently have 11 members – sent curling team to provincials at 100 Mile House, who did an excellent job hosting and all had a good time – Kelowna won and will go to Ottawa again next year – Kelowna is going to Ottawa this February as Team Canada, returning champions from 2018 and Fraser Hiltz and other Vancouver curlers will be there as well

– dogwood
Pat reported 11 members meeting weekly – enjoy table bowling – hold a business meeting about every three months – guest speaker from AMI in December and the CNIB in February – have a show and tell for members to share what helps them -– will be at the Coquitlam Centre during WCW

– Provincial Book Club
Kathy said meetings are by teleconference to discuss the chosen book for the month – as well some discussion on accessing books and technology – Kathy is hoping to set up a table in Kelowna during WCW

– Campbell River
Kelvin reported they have 30 members – Albert Ruel was a guest speaker in December – other guest speakers include the fire hall and police speaking on fraud – plans are being made for WCW

– Comox Valley
Pat said they had 42 members – pub is having a fundraiser for the chapter – raise funds with an annual car wash in May – enjoy a Christmas dinner and picnic in the summer

– Sunshine Coast
meets at the Seniors Centre – Bill attends local Homeless Housing Committee meetings – Bill will be at the Park Royal Mall with Amy Amantea during WCW – in Sechelt a display table will be manned during WCW and 50 50 Division tickets will be available – planned fundraising is done after Thanksgiving and before Remembrance Day –assist members with cost of assistive equipment – for Christmas party there were three graces, the Elders from Sechelt Nation, German and Scottish

– 100 Mile House
Lori said her chapter for the past three years been overseeing their local thrift store on Sundays through the Cedar Crest Society, helping to raise chapter funds and educating the public on how we manage – just hosted West Coast Curling Tournament – chapter members decided on a name change as follows 100 Mile House & district             Blind & Visually Impaired White Cane Club – a chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind, to help educate the public on what we are about

– Chilliwack
Ann reported we have 33 members – hosting an Open House during WCW with the CNIB – are now partnering up with BC Blind Sports and offering chair yoga classes before our meetings – Ann and Sara Peters will be planning activities for their Brownie Unit during WCW

Open Discussion
– there was agreement to ask members to send in topics ahead of time to be shared and be added to the agenda; as well as adding topics during the session

– funding
some members are covering their own costs to attend the Division AGM – some Chapters appeal to and receive funding from their local Lions clubs – Lions, Legions  and other service organizations are more like to respond when a request is sent by letter, stating the needs of the Chapter – remember the Lions are the “Knights of the Blind” – social and recreational events are important for networking and peer support and combats loneliness – can put an ad in local papers, television and radio for meetings – Comox Valley offers a gift basket to those who fill out a ticket by donation during WCW – this year giving away two Google Minis

– chapter name change – “Blind and Visually Impaired”
This may be a topic for discussion in future – led to discussion on using more technology depending on your degree of sight – the differences range from needing magnification, to screen readers, to braille etc – depending on the degree and type of visual impairment, there are vast differences on what is useful or how everyday tasks are managed –technology that works for one person, may not work for another

– society status
all members should be aware the CCB BC-Yukon Division have BC Society status and are registered with Revenue Canada – reporting to both yearly

The next Division Chapter Call In Session will be Friday March 15th.

BC/YUKON CCB WEBPAGE UPDATES

We have put together a Team from our membership to overhaul our website. Your webpage team consist of Joanne Dufault, Kathy Sanness, and Kelvin Adams.

We have set a overall theme to our site to give it a new look and feel. There will be some major changes over the next couple months.

We welcome all members input into the overall reconstruction of the site. We are striving to make the site assessable to all of our members with both limited and no sight. Also to make it easier to access from search engines so people can learn about how our organization can help.

Please send all your ideas and input to
Kelvin Adams at kelzar@hotmail.com
or
Kathy Sanness at ksanness@telus.net.

Blind Beginnings News!

Highlights

Blind Beginnings Fourth Annual Talent Show

Blind Beginnings is proud to announce that the 2016 talent show has been a successful fundraiser for the fourth year in a row. There were many different kinds of performances in the talent show including dancing, singing, playing instruments, a comedy act, and even a martial arts demonstration. At the talent show there were different booths set up around the room displaying different musical instruments, fifty-fifty draws and other prizes, a recording of the flash mob to watch, and a snack booth.

Another very interesting experience at the talent show was that Vocal Eye came and described each performance as it was happening through a head set that visually impaired audience members could wear. This gave the visually impaired members the chance to enjoy the performances which enhances the experience.

This wonderful family event wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for the youth of Blind Beginnings. All their hard work and dedication has paid off, from setting up and taking down equipment for each act, escorting performers on and off the stage, selling tickets and snacks, and doing all the behind the scenes tasks that made this event possible.

The talent show is a great environment for people of all ages to come and enjoy all the talent the Blind Beginnings youth has to offer. There are so many different and unique talents! Thank you to those who came out and supported Blind Beginnings at our fourth annual talent show.

Celebrating an Accessible Holiday Season 2016

Blind Beginnings had a great 2016, and we always look forward to capping off the year with a celebration of the holidays with our members! The festivities this year included a new take on an old classic: dining with a jolly old elf, and singing and feasting with friends.

The first outing of the season took place on December 11th, 2016 as Blind Beginnings youth and their families traveled to the famed Jericho Arts Centre in Vancouver to attend a production of Jacob Marley’s a Christmas Carol. The play was an imaginative retelling of the traditional Christmas Carol story, but from the perspective of Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge’s old business partner. The play was a production of the Obscura Theatre Company, written by Tom Mula, and directed by Guy Fauchon. The four-member theatre troupe put on an excellent show that featured skilled acting, and a fair bit of description in the script, allowing all of us with visual impairments to feel immersed in the scary world of Marley’s afterlife. On top of the wonderful performance, this was no ordinary production, as the amazing team at VocalEye (http://www.vocaleye.ca) were on hand to provide live theatre description for patrons who were blind or partially sighted. VocalEye is a non-profit that strives to make theatre and other arts and cultural events accessible to the blind and partially sighted community. Step Kirkland, founder of VocalEye, provided additional key information about the visuals on stage by way of headsets and a closed circuit broadcast, making for an even more vivid experience of this wonderful show. A huge thanks goes out to the Obscura Theatre Company, and VocalEye for helping Blind Beginnings make some wonderful holiday memories.

The following weekend was a busy one, and we were definitely feeling the holiday spirit. On the morning of December 17th, our Junior Explorer’s club members got the opportunity to eat breakfast with Santa, and participate in some fun holiday activities. Our friends at our new Junior Explorer’s club home in Surrey at the Bridgeview Hall Community Centre put on a wonderful Breakfast with Santa event, and we were there with jingle bells on. We chowed down on pancakes and sausages, and then the youth and families had the opportunity to take pictures with old Saint Nick himself. The event also included a craft table where kids got to make their own tree ornaments, and a games room that included throwing toy snowballs and fishing for candy prizes. What a great event it was, and a good way to start off our day, but it wasn’t over yet!

Our next stop was in the afternoon for the Blind Beginning’s annual Family and Friends Potluck Holiday Party. This party never fails to deliver, and this year’s was no exception as there was plenty of food, friends, games and songs to go around. This year our party was at the Sapperton Hall in New Westminster, and we had a wonderful turn-out. There is always an abundance of food to be had, and this year there may have been more dessert than main courses, but we didn’t hear too many complaints about that! In addition, we had some fun accessible games including a rope maze where kids followed a piece of yarn around the room, disentangling it from the other pieces in order to find their prize at the end. The kids walked away with great wooden puzzles in the shape of animals. We also had a pass the parcel game, where former Blind Beginnings President and the leader of the all visually impaired choir, Marilyn Rushden, played the piano as the package was passed around the circle. When the music stopped, a layer of wrapping paper was removed, until one lucky winner went home with a container of chocolates. We topped off the party with some singing, as the amazing Tempos choir, many of whom are Blind Beginnings members, led us through some holiday classics. They even acquired a new little member from the crowd during the performance, and no doubt a star was born.

We had a great holiday, and we hope you did as well. If you would like to check out some pictures of our holiday events, feel free to drop by our Facebook page or our twitter account!

Youth Support Group

Youth who are blind or partially sighted between the ages of 14 and 19 were invited to participate in our new Seeing Things Differently Youth Support Group. These teens have a visual impairment, and that means that in many ways, their day to day experience differs from that of a sighted person. On top of the typical stresses of being a teenager, they have the added challenge of learning to do things differently in an often inaccessible world.

Likely, in their day to day life, they are not surrounded by other people with visual impairments, and as a result they are both an ambassador for blindness to the sighted world, and the only one doing things in a different way at school, at work, or in their family. By joining us for the Seeing Things Differently Youth Support Group they have the opportunity to connect with other youth with visual impairments and share concerns that are likely less common amongst their sighted friends in a safe and comfortable place.

The group began on Saturday January 14, 2017 and will run one Saturday a month until June. Meetings are hosted at the Blind Beginnings office in New Westminster – 227 6th St and the group is facilitated by Shawn Marsolais and Sean Heaslip.

Shawn Marsolais has a Masters in Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling, has 15 years experience working with children and youth who are blind or partially sighted and their families, and was born with a degenerative eye-condition.

Sean Heaslip was also born with a visual impairment, and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, having completed his Master’s in Counselling Psychology at UBC. Sean is currently working on his PhD in counselling Psychology at UBC.

It’s too late to sign up now, but if you would be interested in a future group, please contact the office and add your name to the wait list.

Coming Up

Blind Beginnings Gala

Support us at our 7th Annual Gala on April 8!

It’s 2017, and Blind Beginnings is excited to invite you to our 7th annual Gala Dinner & Auction!  Thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters, last year’s Gala raised approximately $35,000. We are hopeful that this year’s event will be our most successful Gala yet!

As usual, you can look forward to a delicious buffet meal, a blindfold challenge, amazing auction items, live entertainment, dancing, and an opportunity to learn more about Blind Beginnings.  We are also excited to announce that Arran Henn of 103.5 QMFM will be our MC again this year!

WHEN: Saturday, April 8, 2017

WHERE: Executive Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre | 405 North Road, Coquitlam

TIME: Doors open at 6:00pm | Dinner at 7:00pm

COST:   $80 – 11 years and older

$900 – Tables of 12

            $40 – Children 10 and younger

To purchase tickets:

For payment by credit card, PayPal or cheque purchase on our website at https://www.blindbeginnings.ca/donations/2017-gala-tickets/ OR call 604-434-7243 during office hours. Tickets purchased online or over the phone will be mailed to you.

Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you would prefer to pay with cash or cheque, you can also come into the office to purchase your tickets.

The deadline to purchase tickets is March 30. Tickets will NOT be available at the door.

If you cannot attend the event but would like to support Blind Beginnings, you can:

• Sponsor a Blind Beginnings youth or family to attend the Gala

• Donate an item for our live or silent auction

• Make a donation by visiting https://www.blindbeginnings.ca/donations/

Our goal is to raise funds to be able to provide Blind Beginnings programs to all BC families who are raising a child who is blind or partially sighted.  Thank you for supporting us in our vision of a world where seeing things differently inspires limitless possibilities!

Youth Leadership Training Weekend

Plans are underway for our 7th annual Youth Leadership training weekend!

This exciting program is offered to blind or partially-sighted youth between the ages of 13 and 19 from across BC. The program is for youth to develop transferable employment skills including: public speaking, communication, mentoring, active listening and empathy, organization and time management, team building and leadership.

The Youth Leadership Network is a 3-day training workshop held in New Westminster. The training workshop will begin on Friday May 12 at 9:30 and will conclude on Sunday May 14 at 3:00 pm. Transportation will be arranged for participants who live outside of the lower mainland.

During the 3-day program, youth will participate in many exciting activities, some of which might be new experiences. Participants will attend several workshops on relevant and interesting topics. They will stay in a hotel with a roommate and go to many different restaurants with the group as well. Youth will also enjoy meeting new people their age who are blind or partially sighted.

Once trained, Youth Leaders will be ready to volunteer in several capacities including:

• Mentoring younger children who are blind or parents new to raising a blind child

• Providing awareness presentations in their communities

• Assisting in the planning of fundraisers and special events

The objective of this program is to provide youth with transferable skills and volunteer experience that will assist them in their future employment pursuits. A secondary benefit is, through the mentor matching process, to provide younger children who are blind or partially sighted with opportunities to enhance self-esteem and set higher personal goals.

Stay tuned for more details on how to register coming soon.

Interest Pieces

Technology: The KNFB Reader

Being able to read printed text has been a challenge for people who are blind and visually impaired for a long time. There have been scanners, cameras, and various devices which all read text out loud by means of Optical Character Recognition (OCR). However, despite the myriad of solutions for reading text out loud that have been around for a long time, portable solutions on mobile phones have been around for only a few years. By far, one of the best solutions to emerge in recent times is the KNFB reader.

First making an exclusive appearance on the Nokia n86, this solution required a user to have that phone and a special attachment for the camera. But since September of 2014, the now modernized app is available on any android or IOS device for $109.99. This app uses the built-in cameras of smart phones to recognize text on letters, restaurant menus, documents, books, and even digitally scanned image files. The “field of view report” button indicates what the camera is seeing and whether it is off center. Once positioned, the “take picture” button snaps a photo of the text then processes it to read aloud. Batch mode is available if multiple pages need to be scanned, and it is also possible to pull a file from your photo library, or documents from dropbox or similar file sharing services. When the image is processed, controls allow the user to read with built in text-to-speech, with controls to move by sentence, word, etc. Alternatively, one can simply read with the standard Voiceover controls. Text recognition results will vary depending on lighting, camera flash, and the format of the written page. However, even with these variables, the recognized characters are generally readable, and are sufficient to give a general idea of what is on the page. Scanned pages can also be saved as documents, sent by email or text, or copied to dropbox.

With a price so low, this portable solution is less than half the price of some of the well established assistive technology performing the same functions. It also doesn’t hurt that sales are quite frequent on this product. With a scanning solution that you can carry around with you on your phone, this app is sure to be beneficial to those who need an option that is portable, fast and provides good results!

Sports

HELLO BLIND BEGINNINGS READERS!!! This spring, the Lower Mainland will be hosting two major Goalball tournaments!

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for blind and visually impaired athletes. It is played in a gymnasium on a volleyball sized court, 9m wide and 18m long, with a net at each end which is 9m wide and 5 feet high. Each team has a total of 6 players, 3 on the court and 3 on the bench. When on the court, all players are blindfolded to ensure equal play. The court is made up of zones via tape with string underneath to act as a tactile marker so the players can orientate themselves. Goalball is played with a rubber ball about the size of a basketball that has bells in it and no air. The goal is to roll or bounce the ball past the 3 opposing players into the net. In the men’s game the ball can reach speeds in excess of 50km and the only way to stop the ball is to listen for the bells and dive and block it with one’s body. There are two 12 minute periods and numerous other rules that make this game fast pace and exciting!

First, from March 3-5, the Vancouver goalball Club will be hosting its 2nd Annual International Grand Slam which will feature two teams representing British Columbia and the Vancouver Goalball Club. These teams will feature a few blind beginnings youth members including Clement Chou, Russel Leoung and John Tee to name a few. This year will also feature a women’s division which may have more young BB members competing against teams from around the world, including the United States. The big prize of $5000 is on the line and if you have not yet witnessed Goalball then you should check it out since everyone wants to win the big prize!

Secondly, from April 21-23, we will also be hosting the 2017 Canadian Senior National Goalball Championships. Once again, the home province of British Columbia will be well represented in both the men’s and women’s divisions, as well as featuring many young Blind Beginnings members and maybe even a special guest (wink wink J). However you will have to come out and watch to see who our special guest on the women’s side might be! Come out and witness the best teams in the country go out and fight for the right to be crowned National Champions! The BC men look to reclaim Gold after back to back silver medal finishes and if they succeed it would be the first Gold since 2014 and the first Gold medal won on home court EVER!

Addresses and reminders will be sent out a few weeks before each event we hope you will be able to come out and support the home town teams!

Personal Story

About Myself: A presentation for the EDUC 281 “Family, School & Community” course

Written by Tomoyo Takaki

Capilano University

Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma Program

September 30th, 2016

Hi everyone! My name is Tomoyo Takaki. I grew up in Japan and came to Vancouver in March 2015. I’m going to talk about my childhood in the context of my family in this presentation.

My family consists of my parents, brother and grandma. At the point of raising me, my parents had two important policies. First, since I was born with visual impairment, they took me to various places and tried to let me experience many things with my brother as much as they could. They took us to beaches, fishing, mountains, amusement parks, shopping and small trips. Second, they treated me as if I were a non-disabled child; they let us do some house chores such as washing dishes and cooking, practice calligraphy and bike riding, and even help with their work in the rice fields.

I have a lot of great childhood memories with my family. One of them is helping to plant rice plants; this picture was taken during one of the planting seasons. My family has been farmers for generations, so we grow rice, barley, and soy beans every year. My parents or grandma brought my brother and I to the rice fields during the planting and harvest seasons to let us experience their work. At the time of the rice planting, the rice fields were filled with water, so we walked on muddy ground and put rice plants by hand at 15cm intervals. After this, we helped wash the trays for rice plants in the irrigation channel. Playing in the muddy fields was very exciting for small children, but at the same time, I felt proud that I could give a hand to my family.

When I look back to relationships with my family, I had the closest relationship with my mom because I spent much time with her. However, all of my family members are close to me. I always played with my brother, sometimes even quarreled, of course. Even though my father was quite busy with his work, he loved carpentry so we built a doghouse together on weekends. Moreover, although my mom-side grandma lived 5 minutes away from our house, I assume she is a family member too because she influenced me and my parents a lot. I am sure that if she didn’t encourage my parents, they couldn’t bring up me and my brother in the way they did.

I believe that parents’ role is very significant for all children. However, I also consider that parents with children with disabilities are required more effort than other parents because children with disabilities are more likely to have less experiences. In my case, my family’s role was giving me different kinds of experiences, creating my confidence, and letting me feel that I am a member of society.

Lastly, I’d like to share one episode which shows my parents’ perception of children. When I was, maybe, 5 years old, I was climbing up a tree, and my neighbour said to my mom “Hey! You know what? Tomo is doing very dangerous thing!” Then my mom answered to her, “I know. And it’s fine. If she falls down and feels pain, she would learn from it and stop or be more careful to do it.” As you can see from this story, my parents have a strong image of a child and a policy to bring up children that children should learn from their own experience. It has helped me in many ways; I could gain a lot of experiences to encourage me to try new worlds, it helps me to have sense of wonder, and they let me do many chores so that I create self-confidence

AMI THIS WEEK goes bowling!

The Chilliwack bowlers were recently visited by AMI Media during one of their bowling days in January. The host Grant Hardy was guided by a Chilliwack member on how to bowl while blind or visually-impaired. This episode of “AMI This Week” will broadcast on February 6th. 7:30PM during White Cane Week.

White Cane Week-Vancouver

Since 1946 the Canadian Council of the Blind has promoted White Cane Week across Canada. The goal of these events is to  provide awareness to the public about resources and services available to Ca…

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