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CNIB Muskoka Dock to Dock Poker Run Kicks Off Today

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SEGUIN TOWNSHIP, ON – CNIB Lake Joe, located in the heart of Muskoka, is hosting it’s fifth annual signature fundraising event today, in partnership with the Antique and Classic Boat Society – Toronto.

Starting at 10 a.m. ET tomorrow, participants will visit a series of exciting checkpoints on a pre-arranged course on Lakes Joseph, Muskoka and Rosseau to complete poker hands. Teams also have the option of joining virtually.

It's all in support of CNIB Lake Joe, a one-of-a kind camp offering a wide range of innovative programs to help participants with sight loss develop new skills, build confidence, gain independence, and have fun within a community of people who understand them and celebrate their uniqueness.

“Anyone who has visited camp knows that Lake Joe is more than just your typical summer camp,” says Eugene Chong, General Manager for CNIB Lake Joe. “It’s a place where campers of all ages and abilities can participate recreational activities without barriers. This event will help ensure we can bring the magic of camp to people with sight loss for generations to come.”

Along the way, participants will enjoy live entertainment and prizes and surprises – including celebrity appearances from Ben Mulroney, Joan Kelley Walker, and Rod Black.

“I am so thrilled to be joining CNIB Lake Joe for another fantastic event in support of Canadians with sight loss,” says Joan Kelley Walker. “This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart, and I want to personally invite you all to join us tomorrow as we raise funds for this incredible camp.”

This year, CNIB Lake Joe has an ambitious goal in mind – to raise $200K towards adaptive sports and independent living skills equipment for a new multi-purpose recreation and learning facility at CNIB Lake Joe. This much-needed indoor space will allow campers of all ages to enjoy accessible and inclusive recreation all year long. 

"The end goal is always about the people that CNIB Lake Joe serves,” says Nancy Simonot, co-chair of the CNIB Lake Joe Fundraising Committee. “And how we can help the camp raise funds to enrich more lives, make memories, and build independence.”

To learn more or to donate, visit

About CNIB

CNIB is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower Canadians impacted by blindness to live their dreams while tearing down barriers to inclusion. Our work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners in communities across Canada. To learn more or get involved, visit

CNIB Lake Joe

Founded in 1961, CNIB Lake Joe gives Canadians who are blind or partially sighted the unique opportunity to learn kayaking, fishing, basketball, cycling, sailing and a wide range of other offerings in a safe and inclusive environment. Campers build confidence, cultivate new relationships, and discover independence in a comfortable and mutually respectful community that understands the nuances and challenges of living with sight loss. Visit to learn more.

For more information, please contact:

Alison Byczok, Director, Marketing and Communications

416-272-0464 |

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