Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB)
The CCB is a national self-help consumer organization whose membership consists of persons who are blind, deafblind, or who have significant vision loss. They offer social, recreational, informational, and awareness-building programs. For more information on the CCB Moose Jaw White Cane Club and the CCB Regina Chapter, contact the Regina CNIB office at 306-525-2571.
Canadian Deafblind Association (Saskatchewan Chapter)
The organization is committed to assisting all persons who are deafblind to achieve, with intervention, the best quality of life. For further information on the Saskatchewan Chapter contact Dana Heinrichs, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 306-374-0022.
Lions Wilderness Experience
For anyone, of any age and any ability, who has special needs. The camp runs for two weeks starting the Monday after the August long weekend at the Northern Lights Lodge in Hanson Lake. For more information about the cost or to apply for sponsorship call Ken Schuster at 306-744-2481 or Paul Danis at 306-233-4858.
Moose Jaw White Cane Club
The Moose Jaw White Cane Club regularly meets the first Tuesday of each month, except for January, for suppers (September, November, December, February and May), and club meetings (October, March and April), at the Timothy Gardens Senior Center. For more information call Kelly at 306-692-2215.
Regina Public Library’s Audio Book Club
For those living with vision loss. Every month discuss a new book. For more info or to register call 306-777-6019.
Regina and Saskatoon Tech Ease Drop-in/Getting Together with Technology Group
This is a group run by VIRN (Vision Impaired Resource Network) in collaboration with CCB. Each week a different pre-determined topic is discussed and explored around technology and how it can enhance the lives of those with vision loss. Friends and family are welcome as well as those living with any degree of vision loss.
Where: Central Branch of the Regina Public Library, Outreach unit
When: The last Saturday of the month starting in September.
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information contact Michelle at email@example.com or call 306-526-6129.
Where: Downtown Library Saskatoon Public Library, Outreach unit
For more information on times and dates contact Doug at Rudolphfirstname.lastname@example.org or call 639-470-3523.
Saskatchewan Blind Sports Association (SBSA)
SBSA was founded in 1978 and is a volunteer based not-for-profit organization that facilitates provincial, national and international sports opportunities for Saskatchewan residents who are blind or partially sighted. The following are (but not limited to) the core sports that SBSA facilitates: Dragon boating, goalball, lawn bowls, curling, bowling, and golf.
SBSA is presently trying to reinvigorate goalball in the province. Anyone interested in participating, coaching or volunteering please call the number below.
Saskatoon Book Club
Everybody's Book Club is a drop-in program for readers of all abilities. Books are available in many formats audio, ebooks, large print and regular print. The book club doesn't run through the summer. Held the last Tuesday of every month starting in the Fall at the Frances Morrison Library located on 311-23rd Street East from 2-3:30 p.m. For more information call 306-975-7558.
Saskatoon Blind Skiers
Is looking for new members. An Accessible Activity for People with Low Vision. The group meet on Saturday mornings at 10:00 – 12:00, and ski (or walk) for one hour, followed by having coffee and socializing together for one hour. After the snow melts, they continue weekly walks until the middle of May. Membership fees are $45 annually. For more information please contact: Conrad Lange at 306-477-2227 or Joanne Ferguson at email@example.com or Judy Prociuk at 306-931-1981.
Unique Like Us
Is a social group for people who are blind or partially sighted in Regina. The group meets once a month to do an activity or listen to a guest speaker. All activities are predetermined by the group. For more information contact Thelma at 306-569-0235.
Read more articles from the, 2019 January CNIB Saskatchewan issue of Insight:
- Staff Profile
- Client Profile
- Staff Advice
- CNIB Conferences and Events
- CNIB Saskatchewan Support Groups and Support Programs
- CNIB Saskatchewan Culture Sports and Recreation Programs
- Technology and Rate Programs
- Volunteer Opportunties
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