January 2018

Tech-Ease Drop-in Monday, February 5th - 5:30 to 7:30 PM

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We Love to Share Information

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

Note Remember the Time Change
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Reminder Downtown Winnipeg Biz - Provide SafeWalk

Downtown Watch ambassadors provide SafeWalks for added reassurance for downtown workers, visitors and residents. When working late or leaving an event in the dark, some people find it intimidating to walk to their car or bus stop alone. The Downtown Watch are out on downtown’s streets to assist you, and welcome any calls for SafeWalks. For a SafeWalk, call the Downtown Watch at 958-SAFE (7233) or Downtown Winnipeg Biz SafeWalk

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

This month one of our topics for discussion will be on the RBdigital App.
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

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Introduction to VI Curling (Video)

Photo of Curling Coach showing a VI Curler how to hold the curling rock.
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.

For several years VIRN has offered the Grassroots Vision Impaired (VI) Curling Program and our qualified coaches and volunteers have many years of experience and have been a resource for new coaches and curlers joining the development of the Grassroots VI Curling Program across Canada, United States and Europe. We strive to ensure everyone feels welcome, receives the attention they require, have one on one instruction, peer support and encouragement.

We also work hard to build their confidence so they feel comfortable and find the courage to join other leagues with sighted curlers if they so desire.

For over 40 years curling has been a popular sport in Western Canada among people who are vision impaired and we are proud to say we have been a part of it. This is an excellent game to keep active, enjoy being a part of a team and the opportunity to enjoy the friendly social atmosphere that is a big part of curling centres.

There are not many differences between teaching a person who is fully sighted and a person who is vision impaired to curl. By saying this it is very important to develop good communication as in any sport and to develop a trust between the coach and the curler.

Our qualified coaches offer one on one instruction to new curlers and continue to work with all our curlers to improve their techniques and understanding of the game.

There are only slight modifications in the VI Curling game. We welcome everyone to join us.

View our Introduction To VI Curling Video:

For more information contact: info@virn.ca, 204-975-9340 or 1-888-851-VIRN (8476)

Tech-Ease Drop-in Monday, January 8th - 5:30 to 7:30 PM

Photo of iGrill mini.
Everyone Has Something to Share

Next Tech-Ease Drop-In is: Monday, January 8th
Millennium Library
Anhang Room on the 2nd Floor
251 Donald Street, Winnipeg
Southeast Corner of Donald & Graham

Note the Time Change
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Reminder Downtown Winnipeg Biz - Provide SafeWalk

Downtown Watch ambassadors provide SafeWalks for added reassurance for downtown workers, visitors and residents. When working late or leaving an event in the dark, some people find it intimidating to walk to their car or bus stop alone. The Downtown Watch are out on downtown’s streets to assist you, and welcome any calls for SafeWalks. For a SafeWalk, call the Downtown Watch at 958-SAFE (7233) or Downtown Winnipeg Biz SafeWalk

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 6:00 PM.

This month the presentation / discussion will be on using the iGrill
A handy device that takes away the guesswork when grilling or roasting.
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