our clients to be able to gather in person again, many of our virtual programs are here to stay,” says Adams. “The value of people being able to participate in programs no matter where they live in the country is invaluable.” Another CNIB program supporting the third objective is Summer Adventure Camp. The five-day camp is filled with exciting activities for eight to 18 yearolds with sight loss––such as mini-golf, games and accessible sports (like goal ball), science experiments, pony rides, crafts, hiking, scavenger hunts, field trips, museum visits, exploring new technology, learning first aid, cooking and boat rides. “It’s a camp where kids can just be kids while developing life skills and making new friends,” says Adams.
adventurous individuals who help boost the fundraising goal will earn a spot to rappel 13 stories down the Westin Nova Scotian in downtown Halifax on Oct.1 and 2, 2021.
CNIB is an organization that values respect for diversity, for language, for each other and for all people with sight loss.”
— Shelley Adams, Community Engagement Manager, CNIB NS
Adding more fun to the excitement, CNIB is hosting a fundraiser called Over the Edge to support their drive in changing what it is to be blind. The first 100
“CNIB is an organization that values respect for diversity, for language, for each other and for all people with sight loss,” says Adams. “It is committed to conducting all its affairs with equality and fostering a unique and inclusive culture by providing an accessible and respectful work environment that is free from discrimination, ableism and cultural barriers.” Guaranteed to keep participants entertained and engaged, CNIB’s virtual programs are free and accessible to Canadians with full or partial sight loss as well as their families, friends and caregivers. ■
BOAT RIDES ARE ONE OF A MULTITUDE OF ACTIVITIES PART OF THE FIVE-DAY SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP OFFERED BY CNIB.