The Stanley Cup in Lindsay, Stevie Wonder’s pending kidney transplant and Leader Dogs in Canada

First, Phyllis Dobbie, who has co-hosted the show from time to time, chats with Devon about seeing the Stanley Cup in Lindsay.

Second, we hear an article about Stevie Wonder’s kidney transplant in September.

Finally, Devon talks with John Morris who has been reapponited as Lion’s district A3 chair for Leader Dogs.

History of Holnbeck Award, and Jason Chessar

First, Devon speaks with Gloria Hatter from Belleville, ON, who is the daughter of the couple who established the Gordon and Arbie Holnbeck award in 1989.

Next, we revisit an interview that Simon Treviranus did last summer with entertainer and magician Jason Chessar.

Happy Canada Day!

Our first chat is with Donna Jodhan, Chair of Barrier-Free Canada about the recently enacted Accessible Canada Act, and how we can ask about it during upcoming all-candidates debates.

Next, we listen to Leslie Yee, Chair of the Peterborough chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind, as she demonstrates a product called E-Sight.

If you listen to the very end of this podcast, you’ll get into the spirit of the day for sure.

The Checkered Eye and a New Tupperware Consultant

We begin by speaking with Libby Thaw, who initiated the Checkered Eye project for people who wish to identify as having a visual impairment. Next, we chat with Christel Galachiuk, who has just become a Tupperware consultant in spite of having no sight.

Ride Don’t Hide and Ham Radio Field Day

We begin this week by speaking with Katie McLaughlin from the Canadian Mental Health Association about a fundraiser called Ride Don’t Hide.

Next, we chat with Keith Smith from the Peterborough Amateur Radio Club about an event called Field Day where everyone can see for themselves what ham radio is all about.

Fighting Blindness Canada and highlights from National AccessAbility Week

We begin by speaking with Maija Tuohima who tells us about her upcoming 50 km tandem bicycle ride to raise funds for Fighting Blindness Canada.

During our last half hour, Simon treats us to recorded highlights from National AccessAbility Week.

Derek Newman-Stille and Brain Injury Awareness Month

We begin by chatting with Derek Newman-Stille about his career as an author and an editor. Derek’s interests include science fiction and issues of concern to people with disabilities.

Next, Simon speaks with officials from the local Brain Injury Association.

Angela Con, Lynda Todd, and Albert Ruel

We begin this jam-packed episode by chatting with Angela Con about the spring concert of the Peterborough New Horizons Band. Proceeds of the concert will go to the local Multiple Sclerosis Society. Angela is a member of both.

Next, Devon speaks with budding artist Lynda Todd about her upcoming show and sales. Finally, Devon speaks with Albert Ruel about a Canada Accessible Elections TeleTownHall regarding accessibility features for this coming October’s federal election.

Margaret Entwistle and Eugene Chong

First, we speak with Margaret Entwistle, chair of the organizing committee for Peterborough’s Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides. Next, we hear a repeat of an interview we did last January with Eugene Chong, director of CNIB’s Lake Joseph holiday centre.

Spotlight on Assistance Dogs and Amanda Motyer

In Devon’s absence, Simon and guest host Phyllis give us a taste of another of Devon’s podcasts, called “Spotlight on Assistance Dogs.” Next, we hear an interview with Amanda Motyer and her retired hearing dog Tilley, in preparation for the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides which will take place on May 26th.