DATES FOR 2016 TOURNAMENTS:
◊ Sunday, October 2 to Saturday, October 8 – Lewis Miller Woods Mixed Bowling
◊ Sunday, October 9 to Saturday, October 15 – Maycourt Ladies
◊ Sunday, October 16 to Saturday, October 22 – Open Singles -Partially Sighted (Male & Female)
◊ Sunday, October 23 to Saturday, October 29 – Totally Blind Singles (Male & Female)
For more information on tournament rules and to download tournament entry and results forms, please visit the EVENTS: Email Bowling page or contact Bill Rizzo at[email protected].
Please also send all results by e-mail to [email protected].
art of our mandate is to promote eye care and prevent blindness, as well as implement measures to conserve sight, create a close relationship with the sighted community, and provide employment opportunities for those with vision loss.
Vision loss is a difficult condition to manage, as it has no boundaries with respect to gender, income, ethnicity, culture, other disabilities, or age. What is alarming to us is that in many instances, vision loss is easily preventable and sometimes is simply symptomatic of other health issues that can be controlled. This is why as an organization, we are committed to a proactive integrated health approach for early detection — improving the quality of life for all Canadians, including you.
Eye health can often be the very lowest medical concern to be attended to for Canadians because, in the majority of cases, one does not die from eye disease. This is why it is essential for you to bring eye care to the forefront of your health, so that the best possible treatment can be provided before major problems occur. Permanent damage can occur prior to major symptoms, which is why acting now on your vision health is critical.
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On Monday, June 13, 2016 Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) had great reason to celebrate on Parliament Hill with the Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities & The Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development on the passing through Commons the act to amend the Canadian Copyright Act therefore displaying Canada’s commitment to the breaking down of barriers for people with print disabilities.
Thank you to all of our CCB members who sent letters and talked with their local Members of Parliament to move this forward!
This event celebrated an achievement that was some time in the making: after a few years of progress, Canada is set to sign on its support for the Marrakesh Treaty, joining the approximately 17 other countries that have already done so.
The Marrakesh Treaty will allow greater access to reading material for Canadians with print disabilities, and Bill C-11 will help to improve international access to copyrighted material for persons with print disabilities.
CCB has worked with the World Blind Union (WBU) and CNIB since the inception of the Right to Read campaign. As noted on the WBU website:
“The current international system does not allow for cross-border sharing, leading to the needless duplication of books, which uses up already limited resources. However, once the Marrakesh Treaty comes into force, cross-border sharing will be legal, which will help to avoid the duplication of reproduction efforts in different countries. The Treaty will also enable countries with large collections of accessible books to share them with blind and print disabled people in countries with fewer resources. Cross-border sharing is essential for combating the book famine as blind and partially sighted people are among the poorest of the poor, and organizations for the blind often do not have the resources needed to produce enough materials in accessible formats.
Blind and print disabled people want to be able to go to a bookstore or library and pick up and read the new bestseller like everyone else. Blind and partially sighted children want to be able to go to school and to become literate just as much as their sighted peers do. It has been well documented that education is the key to unlocking the future potential of children, enabling them to become gainfully employed as adults and participate effectively as students, parents, coworkers, and citizens in their communities and their families.”
Canadian Council of the Blind is pleased to announce that the CCB Mail-o-Gram Bowling Tournament and the CCB Mail-o-Gram Cribbage Tournament have both been renamed to bring these tournaments into the current age of technology.
Therefore, effective immediately, the bowling tournament will now be called the CCB Email Bowling Tournament and the cribbage tournament will be known as the CCB Email Cribbage Tournament going into the future.
The 2016 CCB Cribbage Tournament begins in early May and all members are invited and encouraged to participate. Further information will be forthcoming very soon!
The 2016 Email Cribbage Tournament is about to begin!
Your Chapter must be registered on or before Sunday, May 1, 2016. The closing date for the tournament is Friday, May 27, 2016.
To register and receive the necessary forms please contact:
Bill Rizzo, Chair, National Tournaments
Phone: 613-549-6196 E-mail : [email protected]
Information packages will be sent out to you immediately following your request.
CCB Atlantic Sports Weekend: May 20 – May 22, 2016
The 39th Annual Atlantic Sports & Recreation Weekend will be held in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia this year.
Click HERE for more information about the 2016 Atlantic Sports & Recreation Weekend