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Thank you for using the associate program and supporting VIRN.
We are very grateful, every little bit helps and keep on ordering online through our website. Pass this information along so others may order as well.

If you enter the website through the link below, you will get the same prices and great deals offered by and as a bonus VIRN will receive a percentage of the money you spend.

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VIRN Is Now On Facebook

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One More Way To Keep In Touch

Follow us on Facebook at:

"This is exciting!" Just one more way to keep the community in touch.

We believe in sharing information, opportunities that build confidence through positive experiences for people who are vision impaired, their family and friends. "We are Inclusive"

Thank you Michael for getting us up on Facebook.

VIRN Office Location

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Keep coming back to our website to view our Programs & Activities.

Local phone numbers: 204-975-9340 or 204-975-9341
Toll-Free: 1-888-851-VIRN (8476)
Address: 320 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg
Main Floor, South Tower
Twitter: @virnca


Right on the northwest corner of Sherbrook and Portage Avenue.

"Thank You! Lions Eye Bank for the opportunity to work with you."

Mailing Address:
Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) Inc.
PO Box 2454, Station Main
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4A7

VIRN Chooses for Online Donations

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Safe, Secure, Convenient for Donors

VIRN has chosen to process our online donations.

For you, the donor, makes giving safe, secure, simple and convenient. You are in absolute control while making your donation.

Next Tech-Ease Drop-in Monday, September 12th

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Sharing Information Is Empowering

VIRN has been offering the Tech-Ease program for over ten years. We pride ourselves on sharing information about tools and technology to help the community of people who are vision impaired, their family and friends have equal access to information, download audio books, music and other reading materials through public library services, use GPS for mobility and independent travel and much more. We also welcome and think it is great seeing our young community members taking time to share information to keep up with today's changes in technology.

Technology helps to keep us connected, informed and is inclusive.
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Tuesday Evenings VIRN's Paddling Program

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Hey VIRN, Let's Paddle!

Just another way for VIRN to keep our Community active and have fun at the same time.

On Tuesday evenings throughout the summer VIRN will be on The Winnipeg Red River having a great time paddling. Family and friends are welcome!

Next paddling date is Tuesday, August 30th.

VIRN Cycling Wednesday, August 31st

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Ready To Ride - Join Us!

Space is limited, so reserve your spot by:
Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Call us at: 204-975-9340 or email:

This week we will cycle until 7:30 and then we will walk over to Sargent Sundae at 2053 Portage. Arrange your pick up for 8:45 PM.

If we need to cancel due to weather conditions, we will send an email out by 4:00 PM via our VIRN Community Email list at:
And do our best to post it on our website as well.

2016 Information Stations Trade Show Registration Form

The 2016 Information Stations Trade Show happens on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Viscount Gort Hotel, Winnipeg. Be sure to get your registration in as soon as possible to guarantee your spot. This is our 8th Annual trade show and we always have something new to offer.

Save The Date - VIRN's Trade Show October 27th

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"Information Stations" - Resources for People with Disabilities

Mark this date on your calendar. A great opportunity to network and gather valuable information. And the chance for hands on experience with new tools and technology. More exciting details coming soon!

"Information Stations" Trade Show
presented by:
The Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) Inc.
Thursday, October 27, 2016

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Viscount Gort Hotel
Salon A Main Floor
1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

No Admission Fee and Everyone Is Welcome!

• A trade show that puts the spotlight on vendors and organizations, who provide a wide variety of products and services available to people with disabilities.

For More Information Call: 204-975-8340
Toll-Free: 1-888-851-VIRN (8476)

Winnipeg Transit Launches peggo Smart Card - July 4th

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Get Yours Now and Avoid Line Ups

Announcement from - Lou Gervino
Garry Street Business Centre

Winnipeg Transit has launched the new peggo smart card fare payment system on July 4, 2016.

To get the peggo card at no charge and avoid line ups we recommend that you visit the Customer Service Centre now at 414 Osborne.

After the launch period, there will be a $5.00 charge for the peggo card and a $5.00 charge for the photo.

Special Notes

• Winnipeg bus operators will continue to accept the CNIB card by itself as fare payment. However, the smart card is available to all our riders. The usage of the peggo card will help us track bus ridership and provide us with valuable information to improve service and routing.

• If you are a CNIB cardholder, but prefer to use a smart card, you will be issued one at our Customer Service Centre located at 414 Osborne. The Customer Service Centre is open Monday to Friday between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

• The peggo card will look the same as all other passenger cards with the exception of a photo placed on the back for bus operator validation.

• The smart card will have a 10 year exempt fare product encoded on the card and will be distributed for no charge during the launch period.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Winnipeg 311.


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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