September 2016

VIRN - 2016 Grey Cup Pool Tickets Now Available

Grey Cup - November 27, 2016

Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) Inc.
2016 GREY CUP POOL
320 Sherbrook St – 204-975-9340
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Lic. # LGA-3875-RF
$2.00 Each
Proceeds go towards VIRN’s programs and activities.

Next Tech-Ease Drop-in Moved to Wednesday, October 12th

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Presentation On Facebook

VIRN has been offering the Tech-Ease program for over ten years. We pride ourselves on sharing information about tools and technology to help the community of people who are vision impaired, their family and friends have equal access to information, download audio books, music and other reading materials through public library services, use GPS for mobility and independent travel and much more.
Sorry for any inconvenience we have moved the date to Wednesday, October 12th.
On Wednesday, October 12th we proudly welcome one of our young community members Michael Mielniczek who will be doing a presentation on setting up and using Facebook.

Technology helps to keep us connected, informed and is inclusive.
Subscribe to: virn-tech@googlegroups.com
Email: ideviceusers@virn.ca

VIRN Cycling Program Wind-Up Tonight

Photo of Michael and Bill getting ready to ride the tandem for a beautiful evening ride.
Season Wind-Up - Join Us!

Let us know if you are coming by:
Wednesday, September 21st at 12:00 PM
Call us at: 204-975-9340 or email: info@virn.ca

This evening we will celebrate with a potluck and wind-up an awesome season.
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Assiniboine Park
Thank you to everyone who participated, we will do it again starting June of 2017.

Save The Date - VIRN's Trade Show October 27th

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"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
presented by:
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)
Email: info@virn.ca

Next Tech-Ease Drop-in Monday, October 3rd

Photo of Michael and Tasia sharing photos via smartphone technology.
Sharing Information Is Empowering

VIRN has been offering the Tech-Ease program for over ten years. We pride ourselves on sharing information about tools and technology to help the community of people who are vision impaired, their family and friends have equal access to information, download audio books, music and other reading materials through public library services, use GPS for mobility and independent travel and much more. We also welcome and think it is great seeing our young community members taking time to share information to keep up with today's changes in technology.

Technology helps to keep us connected, informed and is inclusive.
Subscribe to: virn-tech@googlegroups.com
Email: ideviceusers@virn.ca

VIRN Cycling Wednesday, September 14th

Photo of Erika in the back & Walter in front on a tandem bike.
Ready To Ride - Join Us!

Space is limited, so reserve your spot by:
Wednesday, September 14th at 12:00 PM
Call us at: 204-975-9340 or email: info@virn.ca

This week we will cycle a little earlier 5:45 to 7:45 PM.
We are coming close to the end of our cycling rides this season.

Remember 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: virn-community@googlegroups.com
And do our best to post it on our website as well.

Tuesday Evenings VIRN's Paddling Program

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Hey VIRN, Let's Paddle!

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, September 6th.