Saying Thank You! To A Valued Volunteer!

Photo of a beautiful yellow rose representing friendship.
Sending A Rose of Appreciation

Greetings,

VIRN says "Thank you!" to Ron Filleul, Regina Board member for all of your time and hard work that you have given to us on the VIRN Board.

Ron has made the decision to step down from the VIRN Board, but will remain an active part of the Saskatchewan team. We will really miss his sense of humour, his wisdom and experience, and his ability to focuss on getting a job done.

Ron originally agreed to work with VIRN on the Board for two years. He had a mandate to improve accessibility for the community of people who are vision impaired (VI Community) in Regina. He put in many hours of his time rounding up a team of people to work with him. He attended several meetings, many phone conversations and did presentations where he emphasised the importance of having a more accessible city for the VI community to the City of Regina. He was instrumental in getting them to agree to installing more accessible pedestrian signals (APS), "Next Stop" announcements on Transit and a commitment to implement the use of safety yellow detectable warning surfaces at intersections. He has made significant headway on the first two, and is hoping that there will be movement on the latter.

Ron had his sights on finding someone to replace him on the VIRN Board and his plan was to be their support / mentor. Although we are sad that he has left the Board, we are pleased that he has agreed to continue working with VIRN. We know Amber-Joy Boyd, Regina who has agreed to serve on the VIRN Board will really appreciate Ron's help and support. Together we will all help and continue the work that Ron started and to make great strides in Saskatchewan.

Please join us in offering Ron and his wife Darla our sincere gratitude and appreciation for everything they have done for the VI community.