Listen to Live from Studio 5 weekdays 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Eastern to find out what’s happening in your community! Tune in weekly to hear from our community reporters across the country bringing you information on events and happenings in the blind and partially sighted community across Canada. Click here for more reports in other regions: Atlantic, Central and West
British Columbia – Amy Amantea
An artist, actor and advocate for persons with disabilities, Amy spends her time volunteering in the community, enhancing accessibility and creating awareness around sight loss. She plans to experience all that life has to offer! Amy lives in Vancouver and reports on the British Columbia region.
Victoria and Vancouver Island - Linda Bartram
Linda is currently working for the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind and is a life-long advocate for persons with vision loss. She is a co-founder of the Victoria Society for Blind Arts and Culture and loves the arts.
January 11, 2018 - Our Victoria community reporter Linda Bartram gives us an update on the leisure assistance pass, which gives caregivers and personal assistants free admission to certain public venues.
Kelowna - Bobby Weir
Bobby has a degenerative optic nerve disease. She works to challenge herself to step outside of her comfort zone on a regular basis. Bobby loves the outdoors, connecting with and supporting others with vision loss and advocating for the understanding and equality of all.
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