Inclusive Trivia Challenge, Thursday, April 20th

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Dust off your thinking caps ... Time To Have Some Fun!

VIRN Presents The Inclusive Trivia Challenge

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Registration: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Includes a slice of pizza while you strategize with your team.
Trivia: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Harvey Hall - Main Floor
Lions Manor Building
320 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg
Close to several bus routes and very accessible.

Learn what Inclusive Trivia is all about.

Cost is $15.00 per person, payable in advance or at the event.
Price includes a slice of pizza during registration, soft drinks and snacks during the game.

Register your entire team or register as an individual or small group and we will place you on a team.

Deadline to register Monday, April 17th.
Teams are registered on a first come first served basis.
Book your space now to reserve your spot.

Contact VIRN to register by using
The online registration form.
Reservation Line: 204-975-9341

VIRN is excited to offer this fun event!

VIRN Part of Manitoba Ice Dragon Boat Race March 11th

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Hey VIRN! "Let's Paddle"

The Manitoba Paddling Association
Ice Dragon Boat Festival
Date: Saturday, March 11th
Time: 1:00 PM
Change in Venue
SUSAN AUCH OVAL at the Cindy Klassen Rec Complex
999 Sargent Ave - Winnipeg

We have an excellent spot to do the races in a much more exciting format!

Hey VIRN! “Let’s Paddle” takes to the ice for the first ever in Manitoba Ice Dragon Boat Races. We love paddling so much that we jumped at the opportunity to try it on the ice. What a lot of fun!
Come out on Saturday and cheer us on.

Thank you to the Manitoba Paddling Association for making this happen.
Visit their website at: http://www.mpa.mb.ca/

Who Is VIRN?

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Goal Is Inclusion

“Finding solutions for day-to-day challenges.”
Help us break down barriers and embrace inclusion for all!

The Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) is a registered charity that started in 1944. We became incorporated in Manitoba as the Canadian Council of the Blind Manitoba Division (CCBMB) in 1982. After doing research and consulting with the community of people who are vision impaired, their families, friends and supporters of the organisation we changed our name to better reflect the needs of the community and to eliminate confusion people had regarding organisations with similar sounding names.

Collectively our four core building blocks of Peer Support, Public Education, Active Living and Training promote active, healthy and independent living, and developing good life skills. Click Here to Read More

VIRN Triple P Fundraiser - Thursday, May 11th

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VIRN Programs & Activities Fundraiser

• Pulled Pork on a Bun, Perogies, Coleslaw and Pilsner (drink of choice)
• (An alternate meal of Chicken or Veggie Kabob is available by advance request.)
• Silent Auction
• 50/50 Draw

Date: Thursday, May 11th
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Nashville's - Canad Inns Transcona
Address: 826 Regent Ave W - Winnipeg
Price $20.00 per Person

To purchase tickets:
Call Our Reservation Line: 204-975-9341
Email: info@virn.ca

“Money raised from this event stays in Manitoba.”

VIRN Office Location

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Keep coming back to our website to view our Programs & Activities.

Local phone numbers: 204-975-9340 or 204-975-9341
Toll-Free: 1-888-851-VIRN (8476)
Fax: 1-888-471-1919

Address: 320 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg
Main Floor, South Tower
Email: info@virn.ca
Website: www.virn.ca
Twitter: @virnca
Faceebook: www.facebook.com/virn.ca

Right on the northwest corner of Sherbrook and Portage Avenue.

"Thank You! Lions Eye Bank for the opportunity to work with you."

Mailing Address:
Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) Inc.
PO Box 2454, Station Main
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4A7

Staying true to our mission and core building blocks:
• Public Education
• Training
• Peer Support
• Active Living

We continue to roll out new programs and activities and are still offering our existing ones.
You choose which one is right for you."

Keep VIRN In Mind For Online Shopping

Shop at Amazon.ca; support VIRN

Available throughout the year.

Are you going to be doing some online shopping at Amazon.ca? Why not support VIRN at the same time!

VIRN has joined the Amazon.ca associate program.

If you enter the Amazon.ca web site through the link below, you will get the same prices and great deals offered by Amazon.ca and as a bonus VIRN will receive a percentage of the money you spend.

You get the same great deals provided by Amazon.ca, no additional charges whatsoever.
VIRN gets financial support for our important programs and events for the VIRN community simply because you used our link. It couldn't be easier!

Remember to help VIRN by entering the Amazon.ca store by using this link:
Shop at Amazon.ca!

Thank you for using the Amazon.ca associate program and supporting VIRN.
We are very grateful, every little bit helps and keep on ordering online through our website. Pass this information along so others may order as well.

Happy shopping and thanks from VIRN.

VIRN Chooses CanadaHelps.org for Online Donations

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Safe, Secure, Convenient for Donors

VIRN has chosen CanadaHelps.org to process our online donations.

For you, the donor, CanadaHelps.org makes giving safe, secure, simple and convenient. You are in absolute control while making your donation.

You decide:

  • The amount you want to give
  • If it is a one-time donation or recurring
  • How much information VIRN receives; if you prefer, you can make your donation anonymously.
  • A tax receipt for your charitable donation is emailed directly to you.

CanadaHelps.org proudly facilitates over $40 million in charitable donations annually through their website for 13,000 registered Canadian charities.

VIRN has carefully chosen CanadaHelps.org as the secure way to maximize the effectiveness of the online donations we receive.

We ask you to consider using this secure and convenient way to make your donation to VIRN.

Your donation to VIRN will help support our numerous programs and activities that make a positive impact and experience to people who are vision impaired. Click here to donate now through CanadaHelps.org.

Thanking you in advance,
VIRN

VIRN Mobility Removes Isolation

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VIRN Mentorship Program

Belief in the community of people who are vision impaired has always been at the forefront of The Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) Inc. Our grassroots programs are essential in preventing people who are vision impaired from falling through the cracks.

For many years this part of the community has been overlooked and several live in isolation. We are working hard to change that through programs like VIRN Mobility - (Mentorship). This is part of Peer Support one of the four core pillars that make up the foundation of our organization.

Our programs have a positive impact on how people who are vision impaired face day-to-day challenges; we strive for an inclusive society.

Thank you to the Accessible Media Inc. - (AMI Team) for your interest in VIRN's Mentorship Program and for an excellent job on pulling together this story. To view click the link: VIRN Mentorship Program

If you want to learn more about being a volunteer and/or taking part in one of our Peer Support programs call or email us at:
Phone: 204-975-9340
Email: info@virn.ca

"See If You Can" Program

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Presentations Increasing Awareness On Abilities

We welcome the opportunity to increase awareness in the community on the abilities of people who are vision impaired. Book your presentation today through our online form, email or call our office.

Since 1984, the "See If You Can" program has been has been very well received and to date we have presented to over 100,000 children and adults in Manitoba. Other areas in Canada have adopted the program resulting in great success.

We welcome the opportunity to increase awareness in the community on the abilities of people who are vision impaired. Book your presentation today through our online form, email or call our office.

Click Here For The Online Request Form
Email: info@virn.ca
VIRN Office: 204-975-9340
Toll-Free: 1-888-851-VIRN (8476)

Introduction to VI Curling (Video)

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Grassroots VI Curling Program

VIRN encourages both recreational and competitive curling, but we never lose sight as to the importance of grassroots development and the fun of the sport.

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Proud to partner with The University of Winnipeg
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