VIRN Triple P Fundraiser - Overwhelming Success

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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
Payworks
Rotary Club of Winnipeg East A.M.
AmbuTech
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

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VIRN Mobility Removes Isolation

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VIRN Mentorship Program

Belief in the community of people who are vision impaired has always been at the forefront of The Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) Inc. Our grassroots programs are essential in preventing people who are vision impaired from falling through the cracks.

For many years this part of the community has been overlooked and several live in isolation. We are working hard to change that through programs like VIRN Mobility - (Mentorship). This is part of Peer Support one of the four core pillars that make up the foundation of our organization.

Our programs have a positive impact on how people who are vision impaired face day-to-day challenges; we strive for an inclusive society.

Thank you to the Accessible Media Inc. - (AMI Team) for your interest in VIRN's Mentorship Program and for an excellent job on pulling together this story. To view click the link: VIRN Mentorship Program

If you want to learn more about being a volunteer and/or taking part in one of our Peer Support programs call or email us at:
Phone: 204-975-9340
Email: info@virn.ca

VIRN Now Offers Braille Embossing Services

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Another Choice For Information In Accessible Formats

VIRN is now ready to provide Braille embossing services.

Braille is one of the formats used by many people who are vision impaired. We are here to provide this service to Government, Businesses, Organizations and to the general public. We offer an economical option to help get Braille into the hands of people who want to access information in the format of their choice. Braille is an excellent way to improve literacy.

For more information call: 204-975-9340
Toll-Free: 1-888-851-VIRN (8476)
Email: info@virn.ca

VIRN Believes In Working Together

Consumer Access Group (CAG)

VIRN has been part of the Consumer Access Group (CAG) since it began. This group’s purpose is to: bring together national, provincial, and local organizations in order to develop position statements on issues important to Canadians with all levels of vision impairment; provide the Canadian public, service providers, and governments a consistent view on issues identified by CAG; coordinate public education efforts, pool resources, and present a united stance to effect change.

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With the support from The Winnipeg Foundation
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Proud to partner with The University of Winnipeg
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With the support from Lions Foundation & Lions Eye Bank
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