November 2017

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."

Give VIRN A Gift During Holiday Shopping

Shop at Amazon.ca; support VIRN

Give VIRN a gift while you shop for your holiday gifts!

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

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.

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 give VIRN a gift by entering the Amazon.ca store by using this link:
Shop at Amazon.ca!

Happy shopping and a huge thank you from the VIRN Team!

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

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 Christmas Dinner - December 3rd

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Celebrate the Season with Us.

Season's Greetings to all!

Date: Sunday, December 3rd
Time: 5:00 to 6:00 PM Cocktails
Seating: 6:00 PM
Select your entree from the Chef's event menu available as a download here.
Location: Buccacino's
155 Osborne Street - Winnipeg
www.buccacinos.com

$25.00 per person
Price includes:
Fresh Bread, Caesar Salad, Entree, Dessert, Tea / Coffee or Pop
Please provide advance notice of any food allergies.

Space is limited, RSVP by: Wednesday, November 29th
Call the reservation line at: 204-975-9341
Email: info@virn.ca

If you reserve a spot and do not attend, you are obliged to pay $25.00 if you have not provided VIRN with notice by Wednesday, November 29th.

Next Tech-Ease Drop-in Monday, December 4th

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Everyone Has Something to Share

Next Tech-Ease Drop-In is: Monday, December 4th
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

Sharing information and learning from people who use accessible tools and technology day-to-day?

Each month we will have a 20 minute presentation at 5:30 PM.

This month the discussion will be on Shaw BlueSky TV and FreeRange.

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

Although it isn’t necessary, if you happen to have a question that may require some research on our part, let VIRN know a few days in advance. This will help us and make it easier to possibly bring someone in who could answer your question(s) or work with you on the device you have brought along.

Contact us at: 204-975-9341
Email info@virn.ca

Technology helps to keep us connected, informed and is inclusive.

Subscribe to: virn-tech@googlegroups.com
Email: ideviceusers@virn.ca

Clone of Next Tech-Ease Drop-in Monday, November 6th

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Everyone Has Something to Share

Next Tech-Ease Drop-In is: Monday, November 6th
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

Sharing information and learning from people who use accessible tools and technology day-to-day?

Each month we will have a 20 minute presentation at 5:30 PM.

This month the presentation will be on Google Home.

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

Although it isn’t necessary, if you happen to have a question that may require some research on our part, let VIRN know a few days in advance. This will help us and make it easier to possibly bring someone in who could answer your question(s) or work with you on the device you have brought along.

Contact us at: 204-975-9341
Email info@virn.ca

Technology helps to keep us connected, informed and is inclusive.

Subscribe to: virn-tech@googlegroups.com
Email: ideviceusers@virn.ca

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.

Contact us at: 204-975-9341
Email info@virn.ca

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