Welcome to the fourth edition of The Blind Bulletin, the new format for Blind News Victoria. In this edition:
- Reminder of the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)
- Announcing the Blind Youth In Charge Program
- Reminder of the Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind’s Annual Meeting of Members
Reminder of the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)
A REMINDER IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual general meeting of the members of The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind (the “Society”) will take place on September 30, 2017 in Victoria from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch
735 Broughton Street, Victoria, British Columbia
This meeting will be held for the purposes of:
- Receiving the financial statements of the society;
- Approving the minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting of members; and
- Electing the board of directors.
If you are unable to attend but would still like to participate, you can do so by teleconference. The call-in details will be provided in the meeting agenda.
If you are planning to attend the AGM please R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth Lalonde at or at +1 (778) 817-0482 Ext. 101 no later than Friday, September 27th.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Elizabeth Lalonde using the information listed above.
The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind
Announcing the Blind Youth In Charge Program
The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind (PTCB) has received a Telus Community Grant for $15,000 for its Blind Youth in Charge Project.
The objective of this project is to increase the independence, quality of life and connectedness, social integration and leadership skills of young adults who are blind and low vision.
The project, led by blind youth, will consist of social and recreational activities, workshops and blindness skills training.
Sessions will be held twice a month from October – March 2020 at the Pacific Training Centre for the blind, 102 – 814 Broughton Street, Victoria.
Most sessions will also be accessible by conference call for those youth who live outside Greater Victoria who wish to participate.
The project aims to provide a fun, upbeat, supportive environment where blind young adults can enjoy social and recreational activities, learn new skills and share positive strategies for dealing with blindness in a positive way.
Anyone 19 years or over and who is legally blind or experiencing vision loss is eligible to enroll, free of charge, in the project. Activity and transportation costs will be subsidized (or free of charge in some cases).
PTCB would like to hear from blind youth who would like to know more about participating or enrolling in the project. If you are interested, please contact us by October 1, 2019. Email , phone +1 (778) 817-0482, or phone +1 (888) 497-1782.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Elizabeth Lalonde, PTCB Executive Director
Reminder of the Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind’s Annual Meeting of Members
Come join us at our Annual Meeting of Members (the term we’re now using for Annual General Meetings) to find out what the Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind has accomplished this past year and what we have planned going forward. Some other highlights of the agenda include a very special announcement regarding our Music Camp program and the passing of society By-Laws.
As usual, there will be the option of participating via teleconference. We will be holding the physical meeting on Bowen Island this year in the Board Room at First Credit Union (106-996 Dorman Road, Bowen Island, BC). If you plan on attending in person, please call us at: +1 (604) 947-0021, extension 102 ahead of time so we can make sure to set up the room accordingly. Directions and teleconferencing details will follow the agenda.
Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind
Annual Meeting of Members
Agenda for September 17, 2019
Call to Order
Approval of Agenda
Looking Back Report
Motion: That the Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind’s financial report for the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year be approved.
5.2. 2ND Vice President
5.4. Director At Large
6.1. By-Law #1
Whereas the Canadian Not For Profit (NFP) Act requires the membership of a corporation to pass ByLaws of the Corporation; and
Whereas the Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind is governed by the Canadian Not For Profit (NFP) Act;
Be it resolved that By-Law #1 of the Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind be adopted by the Corporation’s membership.
Special Announcement for the Music Camp Program
Going Forward Report
Note: An opportunity for community discussion will follow the meeting.
To join the meeting via teleconference, call:
Metro Vancouver/Long-Distance Subscribers: +1 (604) 947-0021 and dial 6
Toll-Free: +1 (844) MYBOWEN (692-6936) and dial 6
Smart Phone Links:
If on a smartphone, simply tap the below links to be connected to the meeting:
Metro Vancouver/Long-Distance Subscribers: +16049470021,6
First Credit Union
106-996 Dorman Road
Bowen Island BC
When coming off the ferry onto Bowen Island, follow Bowen Island Trunk Road to the first 4-way intersection. Dorman Road is on the left-hand side of this intersection. The credit union is on the far left corner of the intersection and is the first door on Dorman Road.
Questions, Concerns or Assistance
If you have any questions or concerns or require assistance to get to the meeting, please let us know by phone by email at: or by phone at: +1 (604) 947-0021.
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The Blind Bulletin Team
The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind