Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, to Serve as Viceregal Patron, to the Canadian Council of the Blind


The Official Portrait of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada
Photo credit: Sgt. Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall © OSGG-BSGG, 2017

February 26, 2020 – Ottawa, ON –The Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) is honoured that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, has agreed to serve, as it’s viceregal patron. We recognize this longstanding practice and are comitted to Her Excellency’s goal “to build on this tradition of recognizing exceptional contributions to Canadian society, by increasing the reach and impact of this relationship.”

“The Council is humbled by the continued recognition of its advocacy on behalf of the 1,560,000 Canadians living with vision loss and its role in changing what it means to be blind,” said the CCB’s National President Louise Gillis. “Whether it’s an awareness initiative or advocating governments for improved access and funding, the CCB identifies and addresses the specific barriers and obstacles that confront those with vision loss living in Canada. Our original mission and role (outlined in 1944), to promote the well-being of people with vision loss through advocacy, education, gainful employment, social association, and achieving a better quality of life, continues to this day.”

Today’s Canadian Council of the Blind

The CCB is the Voice of the Blind™ in Canada. Founded 75 years ago in 1944 by returning blind veterans and schools of the blind, the CCB is a membership-based registered charity that brings together Canadians who are blind, living with vision loss, or deaf-blind through chapters within their own local communities that provide the opportunity to share common interests and social activities.

The CCB works tirelessly to improve the quality of life for people with vision loss through advocacy and its dedication to building public awareness, improving the well-being of people with seeing disabilities and of its responsibility to promote and provide a better understanding of, and solutions for, the barriers faced by those living with vision loss all while shouting out, that a lack of sight, is not a lack of vision.

The CCB is proud of these efforts to change what it means to be blind, of its success in partnering and building relationships with other national and international organizations of, and for the blind. Most importantly, of its leadership role through initiatives that call for access to accessible, assistive technology, the provision of the very best in available medical treatments, and the fostering of patients’ rights, all while recognizing that blindness and vision loss are avoidable.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Becky Goodwin

National Office

Canadian Council of the Blind

Telephone: 1-613-567-0311

[email protected]


A Dramatic Finish!

Alberta took the gold with the last shot!

AB 7 vs CAN 6

Consolation winners were British Columbia with a win of 11 -2 against Ontario1.
Thanks to all the teams for a great week of curling.

Alberta's Team photo

CVICC Semis Results

The Semis have finished!

Final games will be at 1:00pm eastern time. Tune in for all the Finals action on AMI Audio


MB 5 vs CAN 8


ON1 7 vs ON2 5

Great games everyone!

The end of the Round Robin

Some very tight games were played in round 5

MB 8
ON2 6

AB 12
ON1 1

BC 8

A crowd of people watching the Manitoba vs Ontario 2 game.

The standings going into the semis and finals tomorrow are:
AB 4-1
MB 3-2
CAN 3-2
BC 3-2
ON1 2-3
ON2 0-5

CVICC Game 4 Results

Game 4 is finished!
Last game of the round robin is tomorrow morning.

BC (3-1) 8
ON1 (2-2) 4

ON2 (0-4) 0
CAN (2-2) 11

MB (2-2) 10
AB (3-1) 8

CVICC Game 3 Results!

Game 3 Results are here!

ON2 (0-3) 5 vs AB (3-0) 8
BC (2-1) 7 vs MB (1-2) 5
ON1 (2-1) 3 vs CAN (1-2) 9

Remember, you can see the scores, end by end at this link https://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/#!/competitions/6301

The Win/Loss board at the CVICC after game 3

CVICC Round 2

Exciting and close games in Round 2. CAN vs AB had to go to an extra end to decide the winner. End of game standings are below, and you can see the end by end scores by following this link


ON1 (2-0) 12
MB (1-1) 10

CAN (0-2) 6
AB (1-0) 8

BC(1-1) 6
ON2 (0-2) 3

End of game standings can be found here, and on our twitter and facebook pages.