Dance workshops for people with disabilities and the Lake Joseph Centre

In this episode, we chat with Wes Ryan who will be conducting a series of dance workshops for people with disabilities in Peterborough. We also talk with Eugene Chong, director of CNIB’s Lake Joseph Centre.

Peterborough’s first wheelchair curling bonspiel and World AIDS Awareness Day

First we speak to Pauline Orpwood from the Peterborough Curling Club about Peterborough’s first ever wheelchair curling bonspiel. And then we chat by phone with Bob Leahy about World AIDS Awareness Day.

People First and the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC)

Our first guests were Phil Mechetuk and Daniel Lombardi from the Peterborough chapter of People First. Second we chatted with Chantal Oakes from Kelowna, B.C. about the current fundraising projects of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC).

Peterborough New Horizons Band and Diabetes Canada

Devon speaks with Margaret Condy about her involvement in the Peterborough New Horizons Band as someone with a disability, and the upcoming PNHB Christmas concert.

Kalpa Pathak from Diabetes Canada delivers a presentation to the East Peterborough Lions Club about diabetes, and her husband Mel who is a local pharmacist was also on hand to answer questions.

Demonstration of “Be My Eyes” and “Aira” apps

Albert Ruel demonstrates the “Be My Eyes” and “Aira” apps to the Victoria, B.C. chapter of Get Together With Technology a program from the Canadian Council of the Blind. Be My Eyes is a free app where visually impaired users upload images of objects so that volunteers can identify them. Aira works similarly with a pair of special glasses and is a paid service.


Peterborough Disability Tax Services and Canadian Assistive Technologies

Lyle Saunders talks about his new business called Peterborough Disability Tax Services – which assists people with disabilities with tax returns.

Then we go all the way to Vancouver to chat with Steve Barclay from Canadian Assistive Technologies – a warehouse of cross-disability products.

Osteoporosis Canada and CNIB Guide Dogs

To mark Osteoporosis Month, Cathy Pearcy from Osteoporosis Canada tells us about an educational event that will take place on November 14th, 2018 in Peterborough at the Navy Club.

And Victoria Nolan from CNIB Guide Dogs tells us about the new guide dog training program which will hold its first class this month just outside Ottawa.