Remembering Walter Gretzky

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CNIB is very saddened to hear of the loss of Walter Gretzky. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Gretzky family. Walter was an incredible CNIB supporter and avid advocate for youth with sight loss.  In 1996, the Walter & Wayne Gretzky Scholarship for Blind Youth in Canada was established. Those scholarships were funded through a series of golf tournaments across Canada. For years, Walter would travel to numerous cities to connect with our supporters. He would always regale them with stories of the Great One. Still, in the end, it was always about raising as much money as possible to support youth with sight loss. He was always interested in hearing how the scholarship awards helped them achieve their educational goals. Walter was a remarkable icon and an amazing friend of CNIB who will be greatly missed by many.

Walter Gretzky sits at a grand piano surrounded by 9 youth with sight loss. They are smiling and excitedly singing a tune while Walter plays the piano.
Photo courtesy of Bruce MacNeil

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