Submitted on June 18, 2016 @ 11:38am
Summer Shopping at Amazon.ca; support VIRN
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.
If you enter the Amazon.ca website 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.
Shop at Amazon.ca!
Submitted on March 2, 2016 @ 1:56pm
One More Way To Keep In Touch
Follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/virn.ca
"This is exciting!" Just one more way to keep the community in touch.
We believe in sharing information, opportunities that build confidence through positive experiences for people who are vision impaired, their family and friends. "We are Inclusive"
Thank you Michael for getting us up on Facebook.
Submitted on February 25, 2016 @ 12:55pm
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)
Address: 320 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg
Main Floor, South Tower
Right on the northwest corner of Sherbrook and Portage Avenue.
"Thank You! Lions Eye Bank for the opportunity to work with you."
Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) Inc.
PO Box 2454, Station Main
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4A7
Submitted on February 16, 2016 @ 8:10am
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.
Submitted on August 26, 2016 @ 3:36pm
Space is limited, so reserve your spot by:
Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Call us at: 204-975-9340 or email: email@example.com
If we need to cancel due to weather conditions, we will send an email out by 4:00 PM via our VIRN Community Email list at: firstname.lastname@example.org
And do our best to post it on our website as well.
This week we will cycle until 7:30 and then we will walk over to Sargent Sundae at 2053 Portage. Arrange your pick up for 8:45 PM.
Submitted on August 17, 2016 @ 2:55pm
Just another way for VIRN to keep our Community active and have fun at the same time.
On Tuesday evenings throughout the summer VIRN will be on The Winnipeg Red River having a great time paddling. Family and friends are welcome!
Next paddling date is Tuesday, August 23rd.
Submitted on July 11, 2016 @ 2:16pm
"Information Stations" - Resources for People with Disabilities
Mark this date on your calendar. A great opportunity to network and gather valuable information. And the chance for hands on experience with new tools and technology. More exciting details coming soon!
"Information Stations" Trade Show
The Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) Inc.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Viscount Gort Hotel
Salon A Main Floor
1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
No Admission Fee and Everyone Is Welcome!
• A trade show that puts the spotlight on vendors and organizations, who provide a wide variety of products and services available to people with disabilities.
For More Information Call: 204-975-8340
Toll-Free: 1-888-851-VIRN (8476)
Submitted on July 7, 2016 @ 10:56am
Get Yours Now and Avoid Line Ups
Announcement from - Lou Gervino
Garry Street Business Centre
Winnipeg Transit has launched the new peggo smart card fare payment system on July 4, 2016.
To get the peggo card at no charge and avoid line ups we recommend that you visit the Customer Service Centre now at 414 Osborne.
After the launch period, there will be a $5.00 charge for the peggo card and a $5.00 charge for the photo.
• Winnipeg bus operators will continue to accept the CNIB card by itself as fare payment. However, the smart card is available to all our riders. The usage of the peggo card will help us track bus ridership and provide us with valuable information to improve service and routing.
• If you are a CNIB cardholder, but prefer to use a smart card, you will be issued one at our Customer Service Centre located at 414 Osborne. The Customer Service Centre is open Monday to Friday between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
• The peggo card will look the same as all other passenger cards with the exception of a photo placed on the back for bus operator validation.
• The smart card will have a 10 year exempt fare product encoded on the card and will be distributed for no charge during the launch period.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Winnipeg 311.
Submitted on June 30, 2016 @ 12:11pm
Means More Books in More Libraries for Everyone!
We’re pleased to be among those announcing that the Marrakesh Treaty is now in force. This Treaty makes it possible to share books in accessible formats across borders. As many of you know, this is something we have been working toward and campaigning for: it means more books in more libraries for everyone.
A few weeks ago we thought the Treaty’s provisions were still some unknown time away. Canada was going to be the 18th country to sign and 20 were needed for the Treaty to be “live”. Then Ecuador and Guatemala signed on and Canada was the 20th and the Treaty was suddenly in force, as of yesterday.
It’s wonderful news, and we look forward to having more access to books in available formats through public libraries soon.
The 2-minute message from WIPO’s Director General is a concise summary of the Treaty’s benefits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9xRLtGYRKg. A longer release can be found on WIPO’s website: http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2016/article_0007.html.
If you’re looking for more background information, NNELS also has an ongoing information page where you can find the latest updates: https://nnels.ca/marrakesh
We wish you all a very happy Canada Day!
The VIRN Team