White Cane Club branching out into community

Next meeting of the Comox Valley White Cane Club May 5 at 1 p.m. at Berwick

Members of the Comox Valley White Cane Club, a Chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB), have recently undertaken a plan to branch out into the community.

The club, consisting of approximately 45 visually impaired members aided by sighted volunteers, meets in the afternoon on the first Tuesday of each month, at which time they regularly have speakers from the community.

“While speakers  are helpful in bringing information in and entertaining us, many club members have recently shown an interest in branching out into the community itself,” according to retiring club president Joyce Chevsky,

To that end the club has  organized a “Lunch Bunch” to dine out monthly at different local restaurants. Tours of local wineries are being planned as well.

A BC/Yukon Provincial Audio Book Club Chapter has also been formed with Comox Valley member Lori Cyra as its vice-president.

The Audio Book Club membership is available at no cost  to all those who must read using audio books due to  a physical disability and is not restricted to those with vision loss. The Book Club meets monthly by conference call.

At the April  7 meeting a decision was made to form a fitness group for the blind and visually impaired, aided by funding as administered by the B.C. Blind Sports organization. More details will be forthcoming shortly.

The Canadian Council of the Blind is a National Organization comprising visually impaired people interested in advocacy, education and social amenities  for blind and low vision people in Canada.

The next regular meeting of the Comox Valley White Cane Club will be held on May  5 at 1 p.m. in the Berwick Retirement Centre. All those with vision loss, as well as those wishing to volunteer with the club, are welcome. For more information contact incoming president Pat Chiquen at 250-339-3904.

 

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