CNIB celebrates 100 years of service

By Greg Fry
March 2, 2018 - 12:30pm

KAMLOOPS — The Canadian National Institute for the Blind will celebrate its 100th anniversary in Kamloops Saturday.

Program Coordinator for Peer Support Services Les Nolin says this year also marks 28 years since the CNIB's Kamloops office opened its doors.

"So, it will involve not only having mobile day with the assisted technology and low vision equipment there, but we'll also have some antique items set up and memorabilia from when the office opened up 28 years ago."

He says there will also be an area where people can participate in activities wearing simulator glasses to simulate the different levels of vision loss.

In addition to all that, Nolin says at 1 p.m. they will recognize their Century of Award Winner to mark Pat Fehr's 28 years of volunteering in Kamloops.

CNIB was founded a century ago by veterans and advocates who believed in ability and equal opportunity for people who are blind or partially-sighted.

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