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Victoria - Linda Bartram

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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.

Recent Reports:

June 19 - 

Topic 1:  SKAMpede: Theatre Skam Summer Festival

(festival of new short works by top local and national performers who have been selected through a formal submission process)

(Each of the shows is different and the range of performances encompasses spoken word, dance, storytelling and much more)

(free described event will take place on Saturday July 13 at 2:30, preceded by a one hour choir performance by the VIP Singers)

(described event entails Walking along Harbour Road and the Galloping Goose Trail, stopping at venues to take in a short theatrical performance described by Rick, VocalEye live describer)

 

SKAMpede is a festival of new short works by top local and national performers who have been selected through a formal submission process. Each of the shows is different and the range of performances encompasses spoken word, dance, storytelling and much more. A free described event will take place on Saturday July 13 at 2:30, preceded by a one hour choir performance by the VIP Singers. This described event entails Walking along Harbour Road and the Galloping Goose Trail, stopping at venues to take in a short theatrical performance described by Rick, VocalEye live describer.

Date: July 12 – 14, 2019

Note Date: July 13, 2:30pm described and preceded by the choir VIP Singers at 1pm

Location: 360 Harbour Road

Note: This event involves 15 – 20 minutes of walking along a level trail and standing at 3 - 4, 7 minute performances.

To register for the described tour, contact: Linda

lbartram@telus.net

250-595-5888

 

Topic 2:  Butchart Gardens

(Nightly live entertainment)

(Free admission to those with a CNIB card and free admission for your attendant with your Leisure Pass)

( Fireworks set to music Saturdays)

 

Nightly live entertainment. Free admission to those with a CNIB card and free admission for your attendant with your Leisure Pass. Fireworks set to music Saturdays.

Dates & Times: June 29 – August 31 at 8:00, and fireworks set to music Saturdays at nightfall

Transportation: #75 bus takes you right into the grounds

https://www.butchartgardens.com/summer-entertainment-calendar/

 

Topic 3:  Blind Seniors in charge

(The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind has received funding from the Federal New Horizons Community Grant Program, for a blind seniors Project to be led by blind seniors)

(objective of this project is to maintain or increase the independence, quality of life and connectedness, social integration and leadership skills of seniors (60 plus) who are living with vision loss or who are losing their sight)

( Project participants will attend bi-weekly sessions which will include peer discussions, presentations, vision loss skills training and social activities)

(They are three hour sessions)

 

The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind has received funding from the Federal New Horizons Community Grant Program, for a blind seniors Project to be led by blind seniors.  The objective of this project is to maintain or increase the independence, quality of life and connectedness, social integration and leadership skills of seniors (60 plus) who are living with vision loss or who are losing their sight.  Project participants will attend bi-weekly sessions which will include peer discussions, presentations, vision loss skills training and social activities.  They are three hour sessions.

Dates: July 2019 – March 2020

Location:  the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind, 102 - 814 Broughton Street, Victoria.

Cost: No charge to register and activity costs will be subsidized. 

Contact to Register: Elizabeth

250-580-4910 or email at

info@pacifictrainingcentre.ca