[Nfbc-info] CANADIAN FEDERATION OF THE BLIND CONVENTION Louis Braille Birthday Bash
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Louis Braille: From Literacy to Liberty 2009
CANADIAN FEDERATION OF THE BLIND CONVENTION
Louis Braille Birthday Bash
Join the party! Celebrate the 200th birthday of Louis Braille with us.
The fourth annual Canadian Federation of the
Blind convention will be held in Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada at the Traveller's Inn,
City Centre, 1961 Douglas Street (Corner of
Douglas and Discovery Streets) starting Thursday
evening, April 30, to Sunday morning, May 3, 2009.
Everyone welcome. Please register by April 20.
(Read below for details about hotel and registration information).
Thursday evening, April 30, 2009
- Casual dinner, followed by a recreational activity.
Friday, May 1, 2009
-Hands-on Braille Workshop, 9 - 11:30 AM
-White Cane Walk, 1 - 2 PM
-Adaptive Technology Exhibit, 2 - 5 PM
-Welcome Reception, 6:30 - 8 PM
-CFBs Rowdy and Raucous Auction, 8 PM
(Registration begins at 6 PM)
Saturday, May 2, 2009
(Registration begins at 7:45 AM)
- Full-day Conference, 9 AM 4:30 PM.
Speakers at the conference will discuss topics
such as Braille literacy, independence,
rehabilitation, employment, expectations,
empowerment, advocacy, the Federation and a
positive perspective on blindness and the
abilities of blind people, and other blindness issues.
- Banquet with Keynote Address, 6:30 9:30 PM.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
- Canadian Federation of the Blind breakfast board meeting (AGM) 9 AM 11 AM
CONVENTION REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
Registration fee is $55 if you pre-register, or $60 at the door.
(Note: the registration fee includes Friday
evening's reception, and Saturday's lunch and banquet.)
You can pre-register for the CFB convention by
mailing your registration fee to the Canadian
Federation of the Blind, with a note stating the
contact information of each
attendee. Alternatively, email contact
information to <mailto:info at cfb.ca>info at cfb.ca
and then over our website pay your fee via Paypal
to <mailto:registration at cfb.ca>registration at cfb.ca.
Traveller's Inn, City Centre
1961 Douglas Street (corner of Douglas and Discovery). Victoria, BC
Phone: (250) 382-2111 or 1-888-877-9444
The following room rates are available to
convention attendees if you reserve. The rooms
are not pre-booked, so it is advisable to reserve early to assure space.
Standard Single Rooms $64.95
Standard Double Rooms $74.95
(rates are non-commissionable and subject to 17.75% taxes and surcharges)
Federation conventions are unlike typical
conferences. They serve as a way for blind
people from across distances to get together to
learn from each other, to share ideas and to gain
confidence and inspiration from being together.
We look forward to seeing you at the convention!
For more information about the convention or the CFB, please contact us.
TO REACH US:
Canadian Federation of the Blind (CFB)
<mailto:info at cfb.ca>info at cfb.ca
P.O. Box 8007
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada V8W 3R7
Promoting the equality and empowerment of blind Canadians.
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