Live from Studio 5

Tune in weekdays at 9 a.m. Eastern for community news and information from coast to coast and a daily look at technology, health and current affairs. 

Live from Studio 5

Tune in weekdays at 9 a.m. Eastern for community news and information from coast to coast and a daily look at technology, health and current affairs. 

Community Report - Atlantic

Listen to Live from Studio 5 weekdays 9 to 11 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: Central, West and Pacific 

 

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 3, 2019 - Our community reporter Milena Khazanavicius explains how the organizers of the Halifax Pride Parade have planned to make this year’s event more accessible.

 

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 16, 2019 - Community reporter Gerry Harris travelled to Moncton recently for the Atlantic Nationals Car Show. He’ll tell us how things went.

https://www.mrgerry.ca/

Nova Scotia - Jennie Bovard 

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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.

Recent Reports:

June 28, 2019 - Dragon boating is returning to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia! Our community reporter Jennie Bovard shares the details.

Topic 2:

Adapted Ball Hockey 

Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 PM

Begins Jul 4th until end of August 

Location: APSEA gymnasium, 5940 South St. Halifax 

Email blindsportsns@gmail.com 

Call or text 902-449-0320

 

Topic 3:

CNIB Socials 

Please be sure to RSVP

Get additional details at cnib.ca or connect with Shelley at CNIB 

902-483-4123

Shelley.adams@cnib.ca

 

 

P.E.I - Rachel Kitson 

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Rachel lives in Charlottetown with her husband, and their three children. She was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease when she was 15 and is now legally blind. Rachel has her ECCE, a BA, a BEd, a certificate in Heritage Retrofit Carpentry, and is now the Programs Lead for CNIB on PEI. She loves baking and decorating cakes, crocheting, painting, crafting, and woodworking, just to name a few!

Recent Reports:

July 4, 2019 - Community reporter Rachel Kitson calls in from Prince Edward Island with news about a free movie night happening for CNIB clients in Charlottetown.
 

On July 11: Summerside Social, Sunny’s Dairy Bar, 559 Water St, Summerside,

On July 23: Charlottetown’s Social, Kiwanis Dairy Bar at Victoria Park in Charlottetown.

 

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