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Nova Scotia - Milena Khazanavicius
Milena is a self-described adventurer. She’s a volunteer with Frontier college where she tutors kids and she also spends lots of time advocating for the blind and partially sighted community in her area. Milena is a big fan of the arts, she loves to cook and enjoys running the roads with her guide dog Louis.
Newfoundland - Kim Thistle-Murphy
Kim is a photography enthusiast, book clubber, dog walker, chocolate lover, CNIB volunteer, and hockey mom. She lives in St. John's, Newfoundland with her husband, two teenage boys and two dogs. Kim has Usher's Syndrome (Retinitis Pigmentosa and hearing loss), and is legally blind.
Newfoundland - Jay Taylor
Jason (Jay) Taylor is a technology junkie and music lover. Jay spent 10 years in commercial radio and is now an Ambassador with eSight Eyewear. He has Peter’s Anomaly and has been legally blind since birth. Jay lives in St. John’s with his wife Jennifer and son Dylan.
New Brunswick - Gerry Harris
Gerry was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa in his early twenties and became legally blind in his early thirties. He is an amateur iPhone photographer, social media enthusiast and digital accessibility advocate. Follow Gerry on Twitter at @MrGerry.
September 12, 2017 - Our community reporter Gerry Harris tells us about a rare opportunity for the whole family to meet farmers, visit modern farms, and learn about modern food production. He also talks about the CNIB’s new tandem bike program in Fredericton and Moncton. And he discusses his involvement with the Mira Blind Race.
Prince Edward Island - Jennie Bovard
You may recognize Jennie from her days as a presenter for AMI This Week. Whether she’s on the goalball court, coordinating a local tandem bike club, or volunteering, Jennie enjoys being active in her community. She loves running, movies, baking, and living life to the absolute fullest.
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