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North Bay Beyond Vision Loss Group February 14, 2018

2/14/2018 1:00 PM

North Bay Public Library, 271 Worthington St., East, North Bay

In partnership with Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) and Get Together with Technology (GTT). The Beyond Vision Loss drop-in group is free and is open to clients, family and friends. We invite you to join us for the chance to learn from special presenters, share, and meet other people who are experiencing sight loss.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Rose Jobin-White, 705-675-2468

Contact Email: rose.jobin-white@cnib.ca

North Bay Beyond Vision Loss Group February 14, 2018

2/14/2018 1:30 PM

North Bay Public Library, 271 Worthington St., East, North Bay

In partnership with Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) and Get Together with Technology (GTT). The Beyond Vision Loss drop-in group is free and is open to clients, family and friends. We invite you to join us for the chance to learn from special presenters, share, and meet other people who are experiencing sight loss.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Rose Jobin-White, 705-675-2468

Contact Email: rose.jobin-white@cnib.ca

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre Meet 'n' Greet February 15, 2018

2/15/2018 5:00 PM

CNIB Simcoe/Muskokia, 20 Anne Street South, Barrie

CNIB Lake Joseph Centre Meet 'n' Greet

Contact Name/Phone Number: Sanda Rimay, toll free at 1-877-748-4028 ext. 5503

Contact Email: sanda.rimay@cnib.ca

Get Together With Technology (GTT) with Ian White February 15, 2018

2/15/2018 6:00 PM

CNIB Community Hub - 1525 Yonge Street

These sharing sessions assist participants to become more comfortable with technology and getting the most out of their electronic devices. Date: Third Thursday of the month. 6pm-8pm

Contact Name/Phone Number: Ian White (416) 535-5449

Contact Email: ian.j.white57@gmail.com

That's Amore: The Anti-Valentine's Day Party! February 16, 2018

2/16/2018 6:00 PM

CNIB Community Hub - 1525 Yonge Street

roses are red. violets are blue. we want to CELEBRATE YOU! Join CNIB and for a night of dancing, great food, trivia and so much more at That's Amore: The ANTI-Valentine's vDay Edition (for youth!) Featuring: a DJ mixing beats all night, interactive breakdancing performances with artists from Unity Charity, yummy grub, an on-sight mixologist creating tasty non-alcoholic drinks, fun games with rad prizes and other fun surprises! Friday, February 16, 6-9pm CNIB Community Hub (1525 Yonge Street) You won't want to miss this party! Hurry up and confirm your attendance – space is limited! To reserve your spot RSVP with Keya Osborne keya.osborne@cnib.ca 647-535-9701

Contact Name/Phone Number: Keya Osborne, 647-535-9701

Contact Email: keya.osborne@cnib.ca

Fun with Art: for 16-25 Year-Olds February 17, 2018

2/17/2018 11:00 AM

CNIB Community Hub, 1525 Yonge Street

An opportunity to be more creative using art as a means of self expression.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Keya Osborne; 416 486-2500 ext 8274

Contact Email: Keya.Osborne@cnib.ca

Healthy Living Workshops February 20, 2018

2/20/2018 10:00 AM

CNIB Office 749 Baseline Road East. London. ON.

You are invited to a series of workshops led by a Registered Dietitian from the London Intercommunity Health Centre. Let's create a healthy recipe and enjoy a nutritious meal. Don't miss out, spots are limited.  Feb 20th 10 am - 12 pm – Healthy supper ideas. Questions and answers.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Carolina Cohoon 519-685-8420 ext. 5121

Contact Email: Carolina.cohoon@cnib.ca

Toastmasters Club February 21, 2018

2/21/2018 6:00 PM

CNIB Community Hub - 1525 Yonge Street

Do you want to: become a more confident speaker, expand your network and be a part of a fun community of great people? Come join CNIB's Toastmasters Club! Toastmasters will help you build the communication and leadership skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. By learning to effectively formulate, organize and communicate your ideas to others, you can achieve all kinds of success! Not only is it a lot of fun, but Toastmasters is also an opportunity to network and build skills to help you with your education, employment or personal advocacy goals. The Club utilizes impromptu speaking challenges, speech writing and delivery lessons to help members learn how to properly craft and share their message. Stop by and check out a meeting! Our Club is open to everyone in the community (not just CNIB participants) so bring along your family and friends! When: We meet the first, third and fifth Wednesday of every month. Time: 6-8pm Address: CNIB Community Hub, 1525 Yonge St. For more information about the Club contact karen.brophey@cnib.ca To learn more about Toastmasters International, visit www.toastmasters.org *Note: membership dues are collected but Club membership subsidies are available for CNIB participants.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Karen Brophey , 416-486-2500 ext 3180

Contact Email: karen.brophey@cnib.ca

Toastmasters Club February 21, 2018

2/21/2018 6:00 PM

CNIB Community Hub - 1525 Yonge Street

Do you want to: become a more confident speaker, expand your network and be a part of a fun community of great people? Come join CNIB's Toastmasters Club! Toastmasters will help you build the communication and leadership skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. By learning to effectively formulate, organize and communicate your ideas to others, you can achieve all kinds of success! Not only is it a lot of fun, but Toastmasters is also an opportunity to network and build skills to help you with your education, employment or personal advocacy goals. The Club utilizes impromptu speaking challenges, speech writing and delivery lessons to help members learn how to properly craft and share their message. Stop by and check out a meeting! Our Club is open to everyone in the community (not just CNIB participants) so bring along your family and friends! When: We meet the first, third and fifth Wednesday of every month. Time: 6-8pm Address: CNIB Community Hub, 1525 Yonge St. For more information about the Club contact karen.brophey@cnib.ca To learn more about Toastmasters International, visit www.toastmasters.org *Note: membership dues are collected but Club membership subsidies are available for CNIB participants.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Karen Brophey , 416-486-2500 ext 3180

Contact Email: karen.brophey@cnib.ca

Fashion Forward (for youth) February 21, 2018

2/21/2018 6:00 PM

CNIB Community Hub, 1525 Yonge Street. Toronto, Ont.

Learn fashion coordination, makeup and styling needs. For youth who are transitioning into young adulthood.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Keya Osborne; 416-486-2500. Ext 8274

Contact Email: Keya.Osborne@CNIB.CA

CNIB Sidney Mobile Day February 22, 2018

2/22/2018 11:00 AM

Shoal Centre (Craft Room) - 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney

Visit with CNIB Specialists to find out about Assistive Technology. Learn about Vision Loss Rehabilitation BC services including: Orientation & Mobility, Independent Living Skills, Low Vision Services. You can also purchase products from Shop CNIB. 

Contact Name/Phone Number: Debbie Erb 250-959-1100

Contact Email: Debbie.Erb@cnib.ca

Apple Accessibility Session February 22, 2018

2/22/2018 12:30 PM

Apple store, Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket

Experts at the Apple Store provide one-hour accessibility sessions for people who blind or partially sighted. This particular session will focus on Low Vision Settings for people with low vision. With a maximum of six attendees per group, you'll learn about the basics of using assistive technologies for sight loss that are built into every iPad, and iPhone. Bring your own iPad or iPhone to follow-along and get set-up or simply come to learn and browse.   There is no fee for this one-hour session (2:00 - 3:00 p.m.). Transportation leaves CNIB office (20 Anne Street South, Barrie) at 12:30 p.m., returning by 4:30 p.m.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Sherri Helsdingen, 705-241-2907

Contact Email: sherri.helsdingen@cnib.ca

Barrie Beyond Vision Loss Monthly Drop-In Group February 22, 2018

2/22/2018 2:00 PM

CNIB Simcoe/Muskoka, 20 Anne Street South, Barrie

If you are living with vision loss or care about someone with vision loss, these free, informal drop-in groups are open to clients, family and friends who wish to join us for light refreshments and the chance to learn, share, and meet other VIP’s (visually impaired people / very important people) in similar circumstances.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Lucia Ricardo, 705-728-3352 ext. 5281

Contact Email: lucia.ricardo@cnib.ca

Dining in the Dark - Sydney, NS February 22, 2018

2/22/2018 6:00 PM

Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion, 74 Esplanade, Sydney, NS

An evening of exceptional food, wine, inspiration and blindfolds...   It’s not unusual to close your eyes and savour a bite of your favourite dish... but have you ever consumed an entire meal that way – replacing sight with touch, taste and texture?   Based on a restaurant concept popularized in Paris and New York, Dining in the Dark is a signature CNIB event where diners experience a meal without the use of their sight. Participants wear blindfolds for a unique, sensory experience in which they can explore their meal in a whole new way.   On February 22, 2018, CNIB will host its Dining in the Dark event at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The evening will include a three-course meal, wine, and of course, blindfolds.   Guests will have the chance to bid on auction item prizes, and hear from inspiring individuals who will share their experiences living with vision loss. Tickets are $75 each and CNIB clients and students are eligible for a reduced rate of $50 each.   To purchase a ticket, please visit our Eventbrite page at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dining-in-the-dark-sydney-tickets-39400326437   For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact CNIB at 902.441.0854 or christina.gillis@cnib.ca.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Christina Gillis at 902.441.0854

Contact Email: christina.gillis@cnib.ca

Event Web Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/822376191267358/

Woodturning February 22, 2018

2/22/2018 6:30 PM

CNIB Community Hub, 1525 Yonge Street

Woodturning at The Hub!  It's FREE, tools and materials provided - but *Participants MUST RSVP if you wish to attend.* Please email Brian.McLean@CNIB.ca to confirm your attendance.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Brian McLean, 416 486-2500,7618

Contact Email: Brian.McLean@CNIB.ca

Braille Club (new!) February 23, 2018

2/23/2018 3:30 PM

CNIB Community Hub, 1525 Yonge Street. Toronto, Ont.

A casual gathering for people that are interested in exploring braille. An opportunity to learn, engage and share. Great for teachers, parents, children and adults. All are welcome - not just CNIB participants.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Karen Brophey, 416-486-2500 ext. 3180

Contact Email: Karen.Brophey@cnib.ca

Lake Joe Road Show Meet & Greet February 26, 2018

2/26/2018 4:00 PM

CNIB Community Hub - 1525 Yonge Street

Meet the Lake Joe team and learn about the upcoming season, including adult programming in the spring and fall, an arts and wellness weekend, the leaders-in-training initiative for youth and a multi-sport experience for children. Light refreshments will be served. About Lake Joe – CNIB’s Lake Joseph Centre (“Lake Joe”) is a fully accessible lakefront facility in the heart of Muskoka that offers a unique blend of recreation and skills development in a safe, inclusive environment. At Lake Joe, people living with sight loss and their families can enjoy the same summer pursuits as other Canadians: canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, swimming, sailing and fishing – as well as the skills training, confidence building, and support offered by a community that understands living with sight loss. cnib.ca/lakejoe

Contact Name/Phone Number: Sanda Rimay 705-375-2630

Healthy Living Workshops February 27, 2018

2/27/2018 10:00 AM

CNIB Office 749 Baseline Road East. London. ON.

You are invited to a series of workshops led by a Registered Dietitian from the London Intercommunity Health Centre. Let's create a healthy recipe and enjoy a nutritious meal. Don't miss out, spots are limited. Feb 27th 10 am – 12 – pm – Healthy Snack ideas to enjoy through the day. Bring your questions!

Contact Name/Phone Number: Carolina Cohoon 519-685-8420 ext. 5121

Contact Email: Carolina.cohoon@cnib.ca

Orillia Beyond Vision Loss Monthly Drop-in Group February 27, 2018

2/27/2018 1:30 PM

Orillia Public Library, 36 Mississaga Street, Orillia

If you are living with vision loss or care about someone with vision loss, these free, informal drop-in groups are open to clients, family and friends who wish to join us for light refreshments and the chance to learn, share, and meet other VIP’s (visually impaired people / very important people) in similar circumstances.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Lucia Ricardo, 705-728-3352 ext. 5281

Contact Email: lucia.ricardo@cnib.ca

Enhance Your Life with Seeing AI February 27, 2018

2/27/2018 6:00 PM

CNIB Community Hub, 1525 Yonge Street. Toronto, Ont.

Learn how to use the Seeing AI iPhone app to read text on signs, access print documents, identify products through the bar code and determine the colour of an object. *Space is limited, please RSVP with Shane.Laurnitus@cnib.ca

Contact Name/Phone Number: Shane Laurnitus 416-486-2500 ext 7459

Contact Email: Shane.Laurnitus@cnib.ca

Apple Accessibility Session March 01, 2018

3/1/2018 12:30 PM

Apple store, Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket

Experts at the Apple Store provide one-hour accessibility sessions for people who blind or partially sighted. This particular session will focus on VoiceOver for people who are blind. With a maximum of six attendees per group, you'll learn about the basics of using assistive technologies for sight loss that are built into every iPad, and iPhone. Bring your own iPad or iPhone to follow-along and get set-up or simply come to learn and browse.   There is no fee for this one-hour session (2:00 - 3:00 p.m.). Transportation leaves CNIB office (20 Anne Street South, Barrie) at 12:30 p.m., returning by 4:30 p.m.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Sherri Helsdingen, 705-241-2907

Contact Email: sherri.helsdingen@cnib.ca

Eye on the Arts March 01, 2018

3/1/2018 5:30 PM

RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave., Winnipeg

When - March 1, 2018 Preview - 5:30 p.m. Dinner - 6:30 p.m. Live Auction - 7:30 p.m. Where - RBC Convention Centre Over 250 original, oils, watercolours and prints – all framed as well as sculptures, pottery, jewellery, woodwork, home decor and furnishings. The auction also offers exciting items of entertainment, culinary experiences and travel. Featuring local, national, international artists and Aboriginal Art. Tickets are $75.00 each and includes a served dinner and wine. If you would like to purchase tickets or if you cannot attend but wish to make a donation please contact Glenda Gascoigne at 204-789-0947 or email glenda.gascoigne@cnib.ca Contact Glenda Gascoigne if you would like to become a sponsor: 204-789-0947

Event Web Page: http://cnib.ca/en/mb/events/Eye-onthe-Arts/Pages/default.aspx

St Catharines Guide Dog Group March 02, 2018

3/2/2018 10:00 AM

Mahtay Café & lounge, 241 St Paul St, St Catharines, ON L2R 3M7

This group is for individuals who have a guide dog or considering getting one to share stories and support each other. Those wanting information or support are welcome to come.  Come see what having a guide dog is all about!  This group meets four times a year, September, November, March and May.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Ruth Millard at 1-800-265-4127 x 5159

Contact Email: Ruth.millard@cnib.ca

Dining in the Dark - Charlottetown March 02, 2018

3/2/2018 6:00 PM

Holland College Culinary Institute

An evening of exceptional food, wine, inspiration and blindfolds...   It’s not unusual to close your eyes and savour a bite of your favourite dish... but have you ever consumed an entire meal that way – replacing sight with touch, taste and texture? Based on a restaurant concept popularized in Paris and New York, Dining in the Dark is a signature CNIB event where diners experience a meal without the use of their sight. Participants wear blindfolds for a unique, sensory experience in which they can explore their meal in a whole new way.   On March 2, 2018, the 8th annual Dining in the Dark will take place at the Holland College Culinary Institute. The evening will include a three-course meal, wine, and of course, blindfolds. Guests will have the chance to bid on extraordinary auction item prizes, and hear from inspiring individuals who will share their experiences living with vision loss. Tickets are $100 each (income tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the ticket price).   All proceeds will help make a lasting difference in the lives of Islanders who are blind or partially sighted.  

Contact Name/Phone Number: For more information or to reserve your seat today, please contact CNIB at 902.566.2580

Contact Email: pat.hilchey@cnib.ca

Event Web Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1835394943418095/

Dining in the Dark - Pembroke March 02, 2018

3/2/2018 6:00 PM

1 International Dr, Pembroke

It’s not unusual to close your eyes to savour a bite of your favourite dish. But, have you ever consumed an entire meal that way – replacing sight with touch, taste and textures? That’s precisely what takes place at Dining in the Dark fundraisers. CNIB and the Delfi Group invite you to join them for a unique sensory experience while you dine ~ explore textures, flavours and aromas in a whole new way. For more details, follow the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/886799341488130/

Event Web Page: http://cannib.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=100382&view=Detail

CNIB Kamloops Centennial Celebration March 03, 2018

3/3/2018 10:00 AM

Desert Gardens Seniors' Community Centre, 540 Seymour St. Kamloops

​Come celebrate CNIB's 100th Anniversary and eat some cake! Learn about our programs and services. Plus take part in various activities including: blind golf putting, paper mazes using simulator glasses, 2 Braille stations, a vintage display with pictures. There will also be guide dog users throughout the day to answer questions.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Les Nolin, 250-372-5110

Contact Email: Les.Nolin@cnib.ca

Monthly Meetup Group (new!) for Adults March 04, 2018

3/4/2018 1:00 PM

CNIB Community Hub, 1525 Yonge Street. Toronto, Ont.

Meet new people. Hangout. Connect with others! Each monthly meetup will have a different theme or topic. March Theme: Comfort Food hosted by Mary Mammoliti. Mary will be sampling dishes and answering questions. Share your kitchen confessions and aspirations; bring your cooking stories and favourite recipes. **Please note: this is not a cooking class. Please RSVP with Karen.Brophey@CNIB.CA

Contact Name/Phone Number: Karen Brophey, 416-486-2500 ext. 3180

Contact Email: Karen.Brophey@cnib.ca

CNIB/Claire's CommunityPlaygroup March 04, 2018

3/4/2018 3:00 PM

CNIB 70 The Boulevard. Parking and entrance at the rear of the building

The CNIB/ Claire’s Community playgroups provide an opportunity for families of children with additional needs to come together in a supportive, caring and friendly environment to play, learn new skills, make new friends and share ideas. These playgroups are free and siblings are welcome. Playgroup is open to any family who has a child with a disability. Come check out our Toy Lending Library and Snoezelen Room.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Kimberlie Hart 709-754-1180 x 5803

Contact Email: kimberlie.hart@vlrehab.ca or clairescommunity@gmail.com

Event Web Page: http://www.cnib.ca/en/newfoundland/events/Pages/Local-Programs.aspx

Easy Access for Technology: Laptops (Oshawa) March 06, 2018

3/6/2018 1:00 PM

250 Beatrice Branch Library, Oshawa

Bring your own laptop and get help using it with your vision loss.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Sharon Johnston

Contact Email: mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

Gatsby: Art in the Dark March 08, 2018

3/8/2018 7:00 PM

286 King George St, Peterborough

Ignite your senses! Experience works of art blindfolded, a live auction, a silent auction, wine, hors d'oeuvres, entertainment and more! Follow the event on Facebook for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/738287923029013/

Event Web Page: http://cannib.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=100301&view=Detail

Eyes Forward Group (Oshawa) March 14, 2018

3/14/2018 10:00 AM

43 John St. Senior Centre, Oshawa

Eyes Forward is a drop in support group for people adjusting to sight loss. The host, Sharon Johnston, brings in speakers to talk about things of interest to members of the group

Contact Name/Phone Number: Sharon Johnston

Contact Email: mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

Blind Hockey Game Celerbating CNIB's Centennial March 17, 2018

3/17/2018 1:30 PM

Abbotsford Recreation Centre - 2499 MacMillian Road, Abbotsford

To celebrate CNIB’s 100th Anniversary please join us March 17th at a very special hockey game. Come cheer on the Canucks Alumni as they participate in blind hockey in a unique game with the Vancouver Eclipse (a blind hockey team). Mixed teams of Canucks Alumni and Eclipse will allow the former NHL’ers to experience blind hockey first hand.Game time is 1:30pm.After the hockey game, there'll be an open skate with the Eclipse, Canucks Alumni, CNIB clients and their families. It’s open to all ages and cake and refreshments will be provided.Skates are complimentary of BC Blind Sports.The free skate will be from 3:15pm to 5:00pmPlease RSVP by sending an email to: alyasha.reid@cnib.ca

Contact Name/Phone Number: Alyasha Reid 604-746-1192 ext. 6076

Contact Email: Alyasha.Reid@cnib.ca

Winnipeg Centennial Celebration March 17, 2018

3/17/2018 7:00 PM

TYC Event Centre, CanadInns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Ave., Winnipeg

Join CNIB on Saturday, March 17 at the TYC Event Centre to celebrate our 100th birthday! Come dance the night away, win some great prizes and meet some amazing people! Start the night out with the lights on and music low. Explore the displays, play some games and talk to CNIB Specialists and volunteers. At 9 o'clock the lights will dim, and the party begins! A traditional late lunch and birthday cake will be served at 10pm. What: 100th Birthday Party When: Saturday, March 17, 2018 7pm-12am Where: TYC Event Centre, CanadInns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Ave, Winnipeg How much: $10.00 each (support tickets also available) Contact Kayla DeBaets at 204-774-5421 to order tickets now!

Contact Name/Phone Number: Kayla DeBaets/204-774-5421

Contact Email: kayla.debaets@vlrehab.ca

Descriptive Audio production of "The Velveteen Rabbit" for ages 3-8 March 18, 2018

3/18/2018 11:00 AM

Carousel Theatre, 1411 Cartwright (Granville Island), Vancouver

Come watch and enjoy the Velveteen Rabbit play at the Carrousel Theatre for Young People on Granville Island! This event is for children ages 3-8 and their adult companion.Descriptive Audio will be provided by VocalEye.• Doors open at 10: 00 a.m. Show starts at 11:00 a.m.After the play, children will have an opportunity to enjoy a touch and tell on stage. We then invite everyone to continue the celebration in the party room for social interactions and birthday cake. RSVP as tickets are limited

Contact Name/Phone Number: RSVP to Vanessa Bailey, 604-431-2121 ext. 6018

Contact Email: Vanessa.Bailey@cnib.ca

Easy Access for Technology Tablets (Oshawa) March 20, 2018

3/20/2018 10:00 AM

250 Beatrice Branch Library, Oshawa

Bring your own tablet and get help using it with your vision loss.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Sharon Johnston

Contact Email: mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

Audio Book Club (Whitby) March 20, 2018

3/20/2018 1:00 PM

Central Library: 405 Dundas St. W. Whitby

Starting March 20 on the 3rd Tuesday each month from 1:00 – 2:30pm

Contact Name/Phone Number: Sharon Johnston

Contact Email: mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

CNIB Saskatchewan Centennial Celebration March 21, 2018

3/21/2018 5:30 PM

Ramada Hotel, 1818 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK Canadian Ballroom

​Come celebrate CNIB's 100th Anniversary with musical entertainment by Dustin Ritter! Kelly MacDonald from AMI's Kelly and Company will emcee a lively program that celebrates our volunteers and Young Centennary winner. Cake an appies will be served. Please RSVP by contacting Pam at the number and email below.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Pam Buczulak/ 306-525-2571

Contact Email: pam.buczulak@vlrehab.ca

Eyes Forward Group (Whitby) March 23, 2018

3/23/2018 10:00 AM

Whitby Senior Centre, 801 Brock Street

Eyes Forward is a drop in support group for people adjusting to sight loss. The host, Sharon Johnston, brings in speakers to talk about things of interest to members of the group

Contact Name/Phone Number: Sharon Johnston

Contact Email: mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

Audio Book Club (Oshawa) March 28, 2018

3/28/2018 2:00 PM

250 Beatrice Branch Library (Oshawa)

AUDIO BOOK CLUB - 250 Beatrice Branch Fourth Wednesday each month starting March 28th 2:00 – 3:30

Contact Name/Phone Number: Sharon Johnston

Contact Email: mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

Dining in the Dark Fredericton: Blindfold Gala March 29, 2018

3/29/2018 6:00 PM

Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton, 225 Woodstock Rd, Fredericton, NB E3B 2H8

It’s not unusual to close your eyes to savour a bite of a favourite dish. But have you ever consumed an entire meal that way – replacing sight with touch, taste and texture?   Ignite your senses and join us for an evening of exceptional food, conversation and, of course, blindfolds. CNIB’s sixth annual Dining in the Dark fundraiser is on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Delta Fredericton.   This unique three-course dinner features a live auction, silent auction and stories from people in your community who live life to the fullest with vision loss.   Tickets are $75 each or $600 for a table of eight.   Funds raised support CNIB programs and services that help New Brunswickers who are blind or partially sighted to lead independent and active lives, including: •Support children and youth programs•Connect clients to each other for peer support•Match volunteer Vision Mates with individuals who need sighted assistance•Offer social and recreational programs that encourage inclusion and skill development•Promote awareness of CNIB services and vision loss•Provide a place where people who are first experiencing vision loss can go for resources and information   CNIB currently supports 1,100 individuals in the Fredericton region and the number of people with vision loss grows each year.   Over 10,000 New Brunswickers are currently living with vision loss that impacts their day-to-day life and 52,000 have a serious eye condition that may lead to sight loss in the future.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Wendy Constable - 506-458-0060 ext. 5601

Contact Email: wendy.constable@cnib.ca

Event Web Page: http://www.dininginthedarkfredericton.eventbrite.ca

Dining in the Dark Saskatoon April 05, 2018

4/5/2018 5:30 PM

Delta Bessborough located at 601 Spadina Cres.

Dining in the Dark™ is an opportunity to take patrons on a journey of the senses in one of the most unique dinners they will ever experience. Once blindfolded, their senses will take over and they will enjoy the smells, the sounds, the tastes and the textures in a way they never thought possible.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Janice Sutherland/(306) 374-4545

Contact Email: janice.sutherland@vlrehab.ca

Event Web Page: http://http://www.cnib.ca/en/mb-sk/events/DineintheDark/Pages/default.aspx

CNIB/Claire's CommunityPlaygroup April 08, 2018

4/8/2018 3:00 PM

CNIB 70 The Boulevard Multipurpose Room

CNIB and Claire's Community playgroup, open to any family who has a child with a disability. Drop by CNIB, 70 The Boulevard, St John's at 3:00p.m. Lots of parking available at the rear of the building.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Kimberlie Hart 709-754-1180 x 5803

Contact Email: kimberlie.hart@vlrehab.ca or clairescommunity@gmail.com

Event Web Page: http://www.cnib.ca/en/newfoundland/events/Pages/Local-Programs.aspx

Centennial Party in the GTA April 12, 2018

4/12/2018 6:30 PM

Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto

The GTA team and Centennial Celebrations Committee is hosting a number of Centennial Celebrations across our region in 2018 and kicking off our local events will be our large, Toronto-based event (aka, ‘The Big One!’) which will also serve as a fundraiser to support our local foundation programs.   This celebration promises to be the event of the century for our team in Toronto (literally!). We will honour CNIB's history and the innovative people and technologies - past and present - who have been 'game-changers' for the sight loss community.   So, what does the future look like? Simply put, we envision a bright future which will eliminate barriers for Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. And we need your help to achieve this vision.   Come celebrate our BIG 1-0-0 and support CNIB by purchasing tickets to this special event. It will be an event that promises to smash barriers, inspire thought and bring us one step closer to changing what it is to be blind today.   When: Thursday, April 12th, 2018Time: 6:30 p.m.Where: Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, TorontoRSVP by: March 22, 2018Dress code: Cocktail Attire Price per ticket: Early Bird Tickets (until March 12th) - $125.00 each Regular Tickets (March 13th-April 12th) - $150.00 each ​Group Sale Price - purchase 4 tickets and receive the 5th free   Please reserve your tickets today and take advantage of our early bird pricing by emailing cnib100gta@cnib.ca. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ashleigh Walker at ashleigh@solutionswithimpact.com. ​

Contact Name/Phone Number: Karin McArthur karin.mcarthur@cnib.ca; Ashleigh Walker ashleigh@solutionswithimpact.com.

Contact Email: karin.mcarthur@cnib.ca; ashleigh@solutionswithimpact.com

Event Web Page: http://cnib.ca/en/news/Pages/Centennial-Party-in-the-GTA.aspx

CNIB and Claire's Community Parent Support and Playgroup, April 12, 2018

4/12/2018 7:00 PM

CNIB 70 The Boulevard.

CNIB and Claire's Community is a parent support and playgroup, open to any family who has a child with a disability. Drop by CNIB, 70 The Boulevard, St John's at 7:00 p.m. Lots of parking available at the rear of the building.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Kimberlie Hart 709-754-1180 x 5803

Contact Email: kimberlie.hart@vlrehab.ca or clairescommunity@gmail.com

Event Web Page: http://www.cnib.ca/en/newfoundland/events/Pages/Visions-Lounge.aspx

CNIB Night Steps - Brantford May 01, 2018

5/1/2018 6:00 PM

W. Ross Macdonald School, 350 Brant Ave., Brantford

Guess who’s having a birthday? Come celebrate a century of change with us at CNIB Night Steps – a fun and easy fundraising walk under the stars. Bring your family and friends for a glow-in-the-dark celebration and help CNIB brighten the night. Your fundraising efforts will support life-changing programs for people with sight loss right here in our community. Register today or make a pledge at cnibnightsteps.ca. Exact event date in May to be confirmed.

Contact Email: nightstepsbrantford@cnib.ca

Event Web Page: http://cannib.convio.net/site/TR/NightSteps/General?fr_id=1345&pg=entry

Scotiabank Dining in the Dark Regina May 03, 2018

5/3/2018 5:30 PM

Delta Regina located at 1919 Saskatchewan Dr.

Dining in the Dark™ is an opportunity to take patrons on a journey of the senses in one of the most unique dinners they will ever experience. Once blindfolded, their senses will take over and they will enjoy the smells, the sounds, the tastes and the textures in a way they never thought possible.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Jackie Lay/ 306-525-2571

Contact Email: jackie.lay@cnib.ca

Event Web Page: http://www.cnib.ca/en/mb-sk/events/Pages/Dining-in-the-Dark-Regina.aspx

St Catharines Guide Dog Group May 04, 2018

5/4/2018 10:00 AM

Mahtay Café & lounge, 241 St Paul St, St Catharines, ON L2R 3M7

This group is for individuals who have a guide dog or considering getting one to share stories and support each other. Those wanting information or support are welcome to come.  Come see what having a guide dog is all about!  This group meets four times a year, September, November, March and May.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Ruth Millard at 1-800-265-4127 x 5159

Contact Email: Ruth.millard@cnib.ca

CNIB/Claire's CommunityPlaygroup May 06, 2018

5/6/2018 3:00 PM

CNIB 70 The Boulevard Multipurpose Room

CNIB and Claire's Community Playgroup, open to any family who has a child with a disability. Drop by CNIB, 70 The Boulevard, St John's on Thursday, February 8, 2018 and/or Thursday, March 1, 2-18 at 7:00 p.m. Lots of parking available at the rear of the building.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Kimberlie Hart 709-754-1180 x 5803

Contact Email: kimberlie.hart@vlrehab.ca or clairescommunity@gmail.com

Event Web Page: http://www.cnib.ca/en/newfoundland/events/Pages/Local-Programs.aspx

Toastmasters Club May 30, 2018

5/30/2018 6:00 PM

CNIB Community Hub - 1525 Yonge Street

Do you want to: become a more confident speaker, expand your network and be a part of a fun community of great people? Come join CNIB's Toastmasters Club! Toastmasters will help you build the communication and leadership skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. By learning to effectively formulate, organize and communicate your ideas to others, you can achieve all kinds of success! Not only is it a lot of fun, but Toastmasters is also an opportunity to network and build skills to help you with your education, employment or personal advocacy goals. The Club utilizes impromptu speaking challenges, speech writing and delivery lessons to help members learn how to properly craft and share their message. Stop by and check out a meeting! Our Club is open to everyone in the community (not just CNIB participants) so bring along your family and friends! When: We meet the first, third and fifth Wednesday of every month. Time: 6-8pm Address: CNIB Community Hub, 1525 Yonge St. For more information about the Club contact karen.brophey@cnib.ca To learn more about Toastmasters International, visit www.toastmasters.org *Note: membership dues are collected but Club membership subsidies are available for CNIB participants.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Karen Brophey , 416-486-2500 ext 3180

Contact Email: karen.brophey@cnib.ca

CNIB/Claire's CommunityPlaygroup June 03, 2018

6/3/2018 3:00 PM

CNIB 70 The Boulevard Multipurpose Room

CNIB and Claire's Community Playgroup, open to any family who has a child with a disability. Drop by CNIB, 70 The Boulevard, St John's at 3:00 p.m. Lots of parking available at the rear of the building.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Kimberlie Hart 709-754-1180 x 5803

Contact Email: kimberlie.hart@vlrehab.ca or clairescommunity@gmail.com

Event Web Page: http://www.cnib.ca/en/newfoundland/events/Pages/Local-Programs.aspx

Eyes Forward Group (Whitby) August 24, 2018

8/24/2018 10:00 AM

Whitby Senior Centre, 801 Brock Street

Eyes Forward is a drop in support group for people adjusting to sight loss. The host, Sharon Johnston, brings in speakers to talk about things of interest to members of the group

Contact Name/Phone Number: Sharon Johnston

Contact Email: mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

Toastmasters Club August 29, 2018

8/29/2018 6:00 PM

CNIB Community Hub - 1525 Yonge Street

Do you want to: become a more confident speaker, expand your network and be a part of a fun community of great people? Come join CNIB's Toastmasters Club! Toastmasters will help you build the communication and leadership skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. By learning to effectively formulate, organize and communicate your ideas to others, you can achieve all kinds of success! Not only is it a lot of fun, but Toastmasters is also an opportunity to network and build skills to help you with your education, employment or personal advocacy goals. The Club utilizes impromptu speaking challenges, speech writing and delivery lessons to help members learn how to properly craft and share their message. Stop by and check out a meeting! Our Club is open to everyone in the community (not just CNIB participants) so bring along your family and friends! When: We meet the first, third and fifth Wednesday of every month. Time: 6-8pm Address: CNIB Community Hub, 1525 Yonge St. For more information about the Club contact karen.brophey@cnib.ca To learn more about Toastmasters International, visit www.toastmasters.org *Note: membership dues are collected but Club membership subsidies are available for CNIB participants.

Contact Name/Phone Number: Karen Brophey , 416-486-2500 ext 3180

Contact Email: karen.brophey@cnib.ca

Eyes Forward Group (Oshawa) September 12, 2018

9/12/2018 10:00 AM

43 John St. Senior Centre, Oshawa

Second Wednesday each month except July, August and December

Contact Name/Phone Number: Sharon Johnston

Contact Email: mapaj2000@yahoo.ca