VIRN AGM Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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Save The Date

We know everyone is really busy at this time of year with school, graduations, sports and events, but the reality is it is hard to get everyone to sit in a boardroom for a meeting at this time of year. So we have listened and heard to what you are saying and will make this meeting short and sweet. We will also provide a limited amount of space to call in.

Tuesday, June 7th
AGM 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Lions Place
Boardroom - Main Floor
610 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
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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. Read more about VIRN Is Now 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
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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. Read more about VIRN Chooses for Online Donations

Keep VIRN In Mind For Online Shopping

Shop 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.

Shop at! Read more about Keep VIRN In Mind For Online Shopping

VIRN Now Offers Braille Embossing Services

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Another Choice For Information In Accessible Formats

VIRN is now ready to provide Braille embossing services.

Braille is one of the formats used by many people who are vision impaired. We are here to provide this service to Government, Businesses, Organizations and to the general public. We offer an economical option to help get Braille into the hands of people who want to access information in the format of their choice. Braille is an excellent way to improve literacy.

For more information call: 204-975-9340
Toll-Free: 1-888-851-VIRN (8476)
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Welcome to Winnipeg Manitoba Libraries Conference May 4-6, 2016

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May 4-6, 2016 at the Delta Winnipeg

VIRN believes that public libraries are perfect places for the community.

VIRN Offers Libraries:

Braille Embossing Services, Technology Training for Staff and Patrons,
Website Access & Usability Testing, And More!

For more information contact us at:
Phone: 204-975-9340
1-888-851-(VIRN) 8476, Twitter: @virnca
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Next Tech-Ease Drop-in Monday, May 2nd

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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. Read more about Next Tech-Ease Drop-in Monday, May 2nd

Record Attendance For Inclusive Trivia Challenge

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Thank You For Coming To Our Trivia Night

Congratulations! first place winners Portage Connection outstanding finish.

What an evening!

From ages 16 to 79 years old, they were happy and excited to be there. Good food and drink, Yes, the room was full, lots of great conversation and laughter that filled the air. But when it came to game time everyone was quiet and listening for the trivia questions.

Access Media Inc. AMI were there to film the event. We will let you know when that story will be aired.

Thank you to all the volunteers who always do such a great job!

See you again next year! Read more about Record Attendance For Inclusive Trivia Challenge

VIRN Believes In Working Together

Consumer Access Group (CAG)

VIRN has been part of the Consumer Access Group (CAG) since it began. This group’s purpose is to: bring together national, provincial, and local organizations in order to develop position statements on issues important to Canadians with all levels of vision impairment; provide the Canadian public, service providers, and governments a consistent view on issues identified by CAG; coordinate public education efforts, pool resources, and present a united stance to effect change. Read more about VIRN Believes In Working Together


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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