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Canadians urged to submit intervention to CRTC in support of described video

Canadians who are blind were looking forward to described video for all shows during prime-time hours starting in September 2019, as mandated by the CRTC.

But now three Canadian broadcasters have petitioned the CRTC to exempt them from providing described video to non-Canadian programs received less than 72 hours prior to broadcast without described video.

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Events

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Summerside Social - Harness Racing

For the month of May we will be heading out to the horse races. Please join us at the Red Shores Racetrack in Summerside, as we watch the races together!

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Stories

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Travis's battle

At two years old, an E.coli infection almost took Travis's life and stole his sight.

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Download our new app, The Venture Zone Game!

The Venture Zone Game is a new app that provides Canadians with an accessible, fun and risk-free way to gain entrepreneurial experience – regardless of their sight.

The game allows players to create and name their own company, select products to sell based on three price points, and raise virtual cash with seed funding, a bank loan or friends and family.

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Dining in the Dark

An evening of exceptional food, wine, inspiration and blindfolds.... !
On March 1, 2019, the ninth annual Dining in the Dark will take place at the Holland College Culinary Institute . The evening will include a three-course meal, wine, and of course, blindfolds! Guests will have the chance to bid on extraordinary auction item prizes, and hear from inspiring individuals who will share their experiences living with vision loss.
All proceeds will help make a lasting difference in the lives of Islanders living with Vision loss.
Date: Friday, March 1, 2019
Time: 6pm-9pm 
Location: Holland College Culinary Institute
Cost: $100 (income tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the ticket price)
For more information or to reserve your seat today, please contact CNIB at 902.566.2580 or pat.hilchey@cnib.ca

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Volunteer Opportunities

Tandem Biking Pilot

Do you love to cycle?
Would you like to share that experience with someone who can't enjoy a ride by themselves?
Then our tandem bike program may be for you!

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Audio Book Club Volunteer

Help lead and support CNIB's audio book club

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