OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) is
holding its annual White Cane Dinner at the YMCA on Friday, February 8,
2013 at 6 PM.
This year's honouree and recipient of the President's Award is the CCB's
patron David C. Onley, the first person with a disability to be
appointed Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The award is given annually
to a person who has made positive contributions to the blind and vision
impaired community or serves as a model and an inspiration to those
with disabilities. Prior to and during his tenure, His Honour has
worked tirelessly to improve accessibility for all. In addition,
entertainer and motivational speaker Terry Kelly is being named White
Cane Person of the Year for his efforts on behalf of blind and vision
The White Cane Dinner is the culmination of activities across Canada
during White Cane Week™ including the AMI Canadian Vision Impaired
Curling Championship held at the Ottawa Curling Club with the final
championship at 1 pm Friday afternoon, February 8th. One of the
purposes of the championship is to demonstrate the abilities of blind
and vision impaired Canadians.
About the CCB
The Canadian Council of the Blind was founded in 1944 by blind war
veterans and schools of the blind. It is the largest membership based
organization for the blind in Canada and deals with the ongoing effects
of vision loss with such programs as advocacy, sports and recreation
About Accessible Media Inc.
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization
operating two broadcast services; AMI-TV and AMI-audio, and a web
site, AMI.ca. AMI serves more than five million Canadians who are blind or with low
vision, deaf or hard of hearing, learning disabled, mobility or print
restricted, or learning English as a second language by making print,
broadcast and online media accessible.
SOURCE: Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)
For further information:
on the White Cane Dinner, the AMI Canadian Vision Impaired Curling Championship or other White Cane Week initiatives, please contact Jim Prowse at 613-567-0311 or visit www.ccbnational.net.