Media Advisory - Significant Gift and Naming of CNIB Centre

WINNIPEG, June 21 /CNW/ -

    What:     CNIB Centre in Winnipeg receives new name acknowledging a
              significant legacy gift.

              Activities include:
              -   Interview opportunities with the donors and
                  CNIB CEO John M. Rafferty - Hear about the difference such
                  a significant gift can make to CNIB's vital programs and
              -   Interactive tour of CNIB Winnipeg - Individual stations
                  demonstrating the organization's programs and services

    When:     Saturday, June 26, 2010

              11:00 a.m.
              Remarks from John M. Rafferty and Drs. Daya and Chander Gupta
              11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
              Unveiling of new sign/Tour/Interview and photo opportunities

    Where:    CNIB Centre, Winnipeg, 1080 Portage Avenue

    Who:      Premier Greg Selinger
              John M. Rafferty, President and CEO, CNIB
              Dr. Daya Gupta, Ophthalmologist
              Dr. Chander Gupta, Uro-gynecologist


"Drs. Daya and Chander Gupta are both leaders in their fields of medicine in Manitoba. Dr. Daya Gupta has been practicing Ophthalmology for nearly 40 years in the province and has developed a very close relationship with and respect for CNIB. Having seen the kind of services CNIB provides for people who are blind and partially sighted, the Guptas wanted to make a significant contribution.

Their donation to CNIB has been designated to the low vision program, providing assistive technology and devices to people who are partially sighted. Understanding the value of education, the Guptas have also provided two annual scholarships to assist Manitobans with vision loss to pursue post-secondary education.

Their philanthropy will allow CNIB to continue its mission to make a difference in the lives of people who are blind and partially sighted."

John M. Rafferty

About CNIB

CNIB provides community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. To find out more, visit or call 1-800-563-2642.


For further information: For further information: Malinda Lee, Event Coordinator,, 204-228-7892 (cell); Elaine McKay, Manager Communications,, 604-431-2162, 604 813 5701 (cell)

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