VIRN Cycling Program Is Underway

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First Ride Wednesday, July 6th

VIRN is finally ready to go!
Our first tandem cycling ride starts:
Wednesday, July 6th
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Assiniboine Park
Meeting spot TBA

While some are riding, some of us will be going for a walk through the park.
Please confirm if you are coming so we have enough volunteers.
Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot.
Call us at: 204-975-9340 or email:

You are welcome to bring your own bike and join in.

This is one of many cycling rides this season.

Keep active and have fun at the same time,
Everyone is welcome!

Keep VIRN In Mind For Online Shopping

Summer Shopping at; support VIRN

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

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"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.

Tech-Ease Drop-in Returns In September

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Have A Great Summer

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.

Just to let you know we will not be having Tech-Ease Drop-In during July and August and will return in September. However, if you do have a question that requires attention, please contact our office by phone or email. We also encourage you to ask a via our Tech-Ease email list or our iDevice email list.

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Contact us at our New local number: 204-975-9340
Toll-Free: 1-888-851-VIRN (8476) or Email

Have a great summer!

AMI Visits VIRN's Inclusive Trivia Challenge

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"Inclusion Happens Naturally At VIRN Events" - VIRN Team

"Inclusion, removing barriers, making everyone feel welcome."

This year marks our 7th year for "Inclusive Trivia", and we are proud of it. An event where everyone is welcome and they can let their hair down and enjoys themselves for a couple of hours of fun.

VIRN Announces Addition of NNELS to Voice Dream Reader App for Android and iOS

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VIRN Announces Addition of NNELS to Voice Dream Reader App for Android and iOS

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) is pleased to announce that NNELS, the National Network for Equitable Library Service, is now available as a default content source in Voice Dream Reader.

June to September VIRN's Paddling Program

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Hey VIRN, Let's Paddle!

Starting Tuesday, June 14th VIRN is excited to begin our 2016 paddling program This is just another way for VIRN to keep our Vision Impaired (VI) Community active and have fun at the same time.

Hey VIRN! "Let's Paddle" - June 3 and 4, 2016

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Once Again! We Are Joining In The Fight Against Cancer

We need to remind ourselves why we are participating – to support cancer patients that are fighting, to celebrate with survivors and patients that are winning, and to remember those who have lost their battle.


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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