OTTAWA, March 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Join CNIB and host Craig Oliver on March 21, 2018 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa to celebrate CNIB's 100th anniversary. We're here to celebrate our storied past – and to look ahead to a bold, ambitious future for people with sight loss in Canada.
The night will be filled with live entertainment, special exhibits and more, as we look back on a century of change and remarkable achievement for Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.
Exhibits include, but are not limited to:
CNIB Guide Dogs: Meet and Greet - Attendees can mix and mingle with our guide dogs and trainers, enjoy some tasty treats and learn more about this incredible new program.
CNIB Century of Change Awards Program - Honouring the remarkable people and their contributions to CNIB and sight loss community.
Microsoft Canada – Highlights of some of the most exciting developments in accessible technology today for the company.
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl., Ottawa, Ont., K1A 0M8
Available for interview and photographs:
- John M. Rafferty – President and CEO, CNIB
- Diane Bergeron - Vice President, Engagement and International Affairs, CNIB
- Jane Beaumont – National Archivist, CNIB
- Andrew Hanlon - Manager, CNIB Guide Dogs
- Duane Morgan – Executive Director, Ontario East, CNIB
- Alex Reeves - Acting Director, Communications and Public Affairs, Royal Canadian Mint
CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing 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. Founded in 1918, we're entering our 100th year of operation – and celebrating a century of changing individual lives and society as a whole. Throughout our history, advocacy has been a key focus of our work. To learn more, visit cnib.ca or call 1-800-563-2642.
For further information: Matisse Hamel-Nelis, Project Manager - Centennial, 416-486-2500 ext. 8355 or 416-275-3058, [email protected]