Community Report - Atlantic

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Nova Scotia - Milena Khazanavicius

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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. 

Recent Reports: 

July 5, 2017 - Milena Kazanavicius talks to us from Halifax about the upcoming Halifax Jazz Fest.

June 7, 2017 - Our community reporter Milena Khazanavicius tells us about dragon boating and blind fishing in Halifax.


Newfoundland - Kim Thistle-Murphy

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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.  

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Newfoundland - Jay Taylor 

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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. 

Recent Reports:

July 11, 2017 - AMI community reporter Jay Taylor discusses the 199th annual Royal St. John’s Regatta in Newfoundland and Labrador.


New Brunswick - Gerry Harris 

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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.

Recent Reports: 

July 18, 2017 - Our community reporter Gerry Harris tells us about the 60th anniversary of the Miramichi Festival and the Area 506 celebration.

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