VIRN Wants To Keep Manitobans Informed, Especially During The Tax Season!

For Immediate Release

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) Inc formerly Canadian Council of the Blind Manitoba Division (CCB MB) focused its mandate and changed its name in June 2011. VIRN continues to provide programs and activities in Manitoba for people who are vision impaired.

Doris Koop, Coordinator, said "the name change was long overdue. Now there is less confusion between VIRN and other organizations that have similar words and acronyms as our former name."

Taking Accessible Design To Another Level

University of Manitoba Accessible Design Presentations

Drop in anytime between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, Friday, December 9th. You don't want to miss this opportunity to view several fine examples of accessible design by students from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture & Design. Everyone is welcome!

Trade Show A Big Success

Phot of Slide Presentation At Trade Show
VIRN Says Thank You!

Thanks to our 14 great exhibitors, all of you who came out and spent time visiting and networking and we cannot forget our wonderful volunteers, this year’s trade show was once again a huge success.

Media Release

For Immediate Release July 22, 2011

The Canadian Council of the Blind Manitoba Division Inc. (CCB MB) with great excitement announces they have changed their name to Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) Inc., effective immediately.

2011 MAAW - Manitoba Access Awareness Week Awards

photo of Vic receiving award from Minister Jennifer Howard
Congratulations Vic Pereira

VIRN's Board Member Vic Pereira gets well deserved recognition from the Province of Manitoba for his hard work improving accessibility.

Western Blind Curling Championships Press Room

Experience the media coverage

The 39th Western Blind Curling Championships were held in Winnipeg March 2 - 5, at the Thistle Curling Club.

Thanks to all the participants, international guests and volunteers who made the event a success.

Review the media coverage of the championships.

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Inclusive Trivia Challenge Results

Inclusive Trivia Challenge - part of White Cane Week 2011

As part of White Cane Week celebrations,
CCBMB presented an Inclusive Trivia Challenge on February 10, 2011.

It was a hard fought game with almost as many correct answers as questions.
Thank you to the teams The Keystone Kingcans, What Would Google Say and Me And My Seven Personalities who made it an entertaining evening.
Also, a hardy thanks to the volunteers who kept the game running smoothly and on time.

For those who couldn't make it out and for those who just want to re-live the experience, we have collected some audio clips and pictures from the event.

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International Promotion Of VI Curling

Doris and Walter Koop visit Scotland

Doris and Walter Koop were in Scotland in October, promoting the abilities of vision impaired curlers to the international community. “Not only can we play in a competitive sport like curling here in Canada,” stated Doris Koop, “We can also curl competitively with teams from other countries."

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Audio Clips From Information Stations 2010

Hear audio clips featuring interviews

Information Stations 2010
Resources for People with Disabilities
October 13, 2010

This exciting trade show put the spotlight on vendors,
who provide a wide variety of products and services
available to people with a disability.

For those who couldn't make it out and for those who just want to re-live the experience, we have collected some audio clips gathered by Ralph Jadischke our curling coordinator supported by Jonah Sepke his technical producer. It's almost like being there.