The Facts and Myths about Migraines; CNIB Lake Joe Centre’s 60th Anniversary.

Our first guest is Dr. Elizabeth Leroux from Montreal.  She is Chair of the board for Migraine Canada, as well as a neurologist and headache specialist.  She and I discuss the facts and myths about migraines.

Next up is a chat with Sheri Helsdingen, CNIB Lake Joe’s Manager of Community Engagement.  We talk about what things were like when the centre first opened in 1961, renovations that have been done over the years, how the centre has managed during the pandemic, and celebrations and fundraisers in store for the 2021 season.

Simple Savings: Advocacy Resources and Dealing with Legal matters Pro Bono; Fifth in Concert Series Presented by CCB Toronto Visionaries.

Because this is the second episode of the month, we begin with our feature called Simple Savings.  This time, Lynda Todd and I chat about advocacy resources that are free, and dealing with legal matters free of charge as well.

Next, I chat via Zoom with pianist and violinist Stelth Ng, who will be performing a concert to be presented on Saturday, July 17 by the CCB Toronto Visionaries.  Everyone is invited, and donations will be gratefully received.  We finish the show by listening to a beautiful piece of music entitle Beau Soir, featuring Stelth Ng on both piano and violin.

Get Together with Kim, Featuring Global Positioning Systems, and People with Disabilities Participating in Astronomy.

This being the first episode of July, I chat first with Kim Kilpatrick in our feature called Get Together with Kim.  This time,we focus on global positioning systems.  We also invite listeners to send any technical questions to:

Hopefully, August’s Get Together with Kim will be a question show.

Next, we dig back into the archives a couple of years, and repeat a chat with David Mills, president of the Peterborough Astronomical Association about how people with disabilities can enjoy the hobby of astronomy.


This time, we devote the whole hour to a discussion of an app that is quite popular these days, particularly among members of the blindness community. Leading the discussion are Larry and John Gassman, along with Jeff Bishop in a chat room called Tech Talk.

Deafblind Awareness Month; Five Counties Children Centre

June is Deafblind Awareness Month.  We mark the occasion by speaking with Karen Madho, Senior Public Relations Co-ordinator with Deafblind Ontario.

Next, if you’re anything like me, you’ve heard of Five Counties Children Centre, but you don’t know a whole lot about it.  Linsie Kampf, who is a member of the centre’s fundraising team, brings us up-to-date as to all the services offered there.

Monthly feature called Simple Savings; Peterborough Chamber presents information for seniors.

We begin by chatting with Lynda Todd on our monthly feature called Simple Savings.  She touches on all the free goods you can access by going to Facebook, a free Microsoft certification course provided by CNIB, and, last but most certainly not least, a $5,000 grant that home owners can apply for.

Next, rather than presenting a Seniors’ Summit this year, the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce has made seminars available for your listening pleasure on its website.

Get Together with Kim: The Latest News from Fighting Blindness Canada.

We begin with our monthly feature, Get Together with Kim.  This time, Kim Kilpatrick from the Canadian Council for The Blind’s Get Together with Technology chats with us about how to download books from CELA—the Centre for Equitable Library Access, formerly know as the CNIB Library.

Next, I chat with Doug Earle, Executive Director of Fighting Blindness Canada about the petition to the Ontario government, asking them to fund enough Luxturna treatments to help 42 fellow-Ontarions to maintain their current level of vision.  We also talk about the upcoming Cycle for Sight fundraiser.

Great Canadian Giving Challenge, and Walk for Leader Dogs for The Blind.

June is the time for the Great Canadian Giving Challenge.  We begin today’s show by chatting with Chantal Oakes all the way from Kelowna, BC, who is the Fundraising Chair of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians.

Next, I speak with Frank Hewitt, incoming president of the East Peterborough Lions Club about the Walk for Leader Dogs which he, along with John and Lyn Morris from the Chemong Lions Club will participate in this coming Saturday.

Get Together with Kim: Simple Savings.

Because I completely forgot our feature called Get Together with Kim on the first Monday of the month, May 10 was a good time to play catch-up.  Kim answers two questions for us.  Is Apple more blind person friendly, or is Android?  And which is the most useful: IPod Touches, IPhones, or IPads?

Next came the feature that was originally meant for the second Monday of the month: Simple Savings.  This time, Lynda Todd tells us all about the Access 2 card.

Taking A Gander Raffle; Ride, Don’t Hide; Covid Canine Miracle.

We begin this episode by chatting with Andrea Dawson, Chair of the board for Peterborough Council for Persons with Disabilities about a fundraising raffle called Taking A Gander.  The first prize is a trip for two to Gander, Newfoundland.

Next, I speak with Kelly Curtis, the health promoter for the local chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association about a fundraiser currently in progress called Ride, Don’t Hide.

Finally, we hear the story of how international co-operation made it possible for a Peterborough woman to get a guide dog from a training centre in Michigan without crossing the border.