May 2017

VIRN Triple P Fundraiser - Overwhelming Success

Photo of Doris, Christine and Winnipeg East Rotary member on right presenting a cheque to VIRN.
Thank You For Your Support!

Thank you so much for your support and the overwhelming response and attendance to our Triple P Fundraiser on Thursday, May 11th which was held at Nashville's - Canad Inns Transcona.

As always there are so many people to thank who helped to make this evening educational, fun and most of all inclusive.
However, there are some who we want to say a special thank you to:

Event Sponsors
Rotary Club of Winnipeg East A.M.
B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd. Electric

Thank you to our many donors for cash and/or auctions prize donations.

To the staff at Nashville's - Canad Inns Transcona for your hospitality!

To the Audeyo Brothers for their entertainment throughout the evening. Great job!

To Tasia Knysh who shared her story, from "Her Heart" and made many of us realize that it takes a lot of hard work to overcome the challenges people who are vision impaired face in day-to-day living. However, with a little help, support and one's own personal determination there are solutions to some of these challenges and you can achieve your goals.

Thank you to our volunteers who worked so hard before, during and after the event. We are always so honoured by your endless contribution of your precious time.

A very special thank you to Christine Bonnett who is a special friend to us and a member of the Rotary Club for her hours of time and energy spent in helping organize the event and for to making it a huge success.

All of us at VIRN never take things for granted and want the community to know we will use the funds raised to help improve our programs and activities and all funds raised stay here in Manitoba.

Providing more Choices and Inclusion for People who are vision impaired.
Peer Support \ Training \ Public Education \ Active Living

Twitter: @virnca

Next Tech-Ease Drop-in Monday, June 5th

Photo of two a young man and young lady sharing information by tapping their iPhones together.
Everyone Has Something to Share

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.

Note: We will not have Tech-Ease Drop-In July and August and will resume drop-ins in September.

Next Tech-Ease Drop-In is: Monday, June 5th
Millennium Library
Anhang Room on the 2nd Floor
251 Donald Street, Winnipeg
Southeast Corner of Donald & Graham

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Note: Please bring your own ear buds to all Tech-Ease drop-in sessions to help us eliminate distractions from interfering with each other.

Although it isn’t necessary, if you would let VIRN know a few days before coming then it will help us and make it easier to bring someone who can answer your question(s) then or work with you on the device you have brought along.

Technology helps to keep us connected, informed and is inclusive.
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Contact us at: 204-975-9340

VIRN Triple P Fundraiser - Thursday, May 11th

In Support of Programs & Activities

Triple P Fundraiser
In support of our Programs & Activities
Providing more Choices and Inclusion for People who are vision impaired.
Peer Support \ Training \ Public Education \ Active Living

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:00 to 9:00 PM
$20.00 Per Person
Nashville’s – Canad Inns Destination Centre
826 Regent Ave W – Winnipeg

Pulled Pork on a Bun, Perogies, Coleslaw and Beverage – Silent Auction, 50/50 Draw,

Entertainment by The Audayo Brothers
Terry Penner
Born in Winnipeg 1954 ( the stone age } raised in Winnipeg in a musical family
Dad liked Opera Mom Liked Hymns Have experience in Winnipeg Community Theatre Scene in the 1970 s to 1994. Formed The Audayo Bros 5 years ago, now starting our third season on the Prairie Dog Central, Listed as their favorite group.

Ian Stirling
Born In Timmins Ontario 1963. also raised in a musical family learned guitar at an early age
performed on local Timmins TV for Charity 1980 to 1990 also collaberated with Terry to form the Audayo Brothers

For tickets and more information:
204-975-9341 or

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!
Rotary Club of Winnipeg East A.M.
B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd. Electric