[NFBWATlk] FW: [cfb-discuss] Join Us for the A Salute to Summer Virtual Talent Show in Support of the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind and Camp Bowen

Mary Ellen gabias at telus.net
Wed May 19 22:50:49 UTC 2021

Two organizations are banding together to create training opportunities in British Columbia.  They are the Pacific Training Centre and the Camp Bowen Division.  Now combined into the Canadian Organization of the Blind and Deafblind, they’re engaged in fund raising to purchase property as a home for their training services.  This is an invitation to participate in a fund raiser.




From: cfb-discuss at groups.io <cfb-discuss at groups.io> On Behalf Of Alexandro Jurgensen
Sent: May 18, 2021 2:22 PM
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Subject: [cfb-discuss] Join Us for the A Salute to Summer Virtual Talent Show in Support of the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind and Camp Bowen




Please circulate the below to your networks.


Show Canada Your Talent in the A Salute to Summer Virtual Talent Show


Save the date!


Saturday June 5

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Pacific Time

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Mountain Time

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central Time

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Atlantic Time

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Newfoundland Time


What Is It?


Do you like to sing, recite poetry, play a musical instrument, demo your martial arts skills, or otherwise show the world your special talent? The Camp Bowen Division of the Canadian Organization of the Blind and Deafblind and the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind (PTCB) are currently seeking performers to join our growing list of talented blind, Deafblind, and partially sighted performers that will participate in our virtual talent show on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 1 to 3 PM Pacific (4 to 6 PM Eastern). Aspiring and established acts from across Canada that feature at least one member who is blind, Deafblind, or partially sighted may participate. Performers of all ages and of any category of talent are welcome.


Performers may attend for free, of course. The ticket price is $15.00 per person. Children under the age of 13 can attend for free and do not need to purchase a ticket. Any donation made at the time of ticket purchase is eligible for a tax receipt. Funds raised from this talent show will support the Bowen Island Recreation, Training and Meeting Centre, our joint capital project to develop a centre to house recreation and training programs on Bowen Island that benefit persons who are blind, deafblind and partially sighted of all ages from across Canada.


Participants may perform live on Zoom on June 5, 2021 or submit a video or audio clip of their performance by May 21, 2021. Performances may be up to ten minutes in length. To register as a participant, please fill out the registration form on our website by May 31, 2021 or contact us with any questions or if you require assistance. The form can be found at the following web address:




Tickets and information for those wanting to join the audience to watch the talent show are now available at the following web address:




The virtual talent show will be streamed to audience members via Youtube Live Streaming. A link to the private Youtube stream will be sent to all ticket holders and performers. Performers have the option to send in an audio recording (with an optional photo), a video recording, or perform live off the floor over Zoom. Performers will be sent the relevant information based on the method of performance they select when registering.


About the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind


The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind (PTCB) is an award-winning, grassroots, charitable organization, (Charity Number: 846673085RR0001) currently based in Victoria, BC. We are the only  accredited blindness-service provider in BC, accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).


We currently offer blindness skills training (e.g. independent travel with the long white cane, assistive technology, and Braille) to anyone  who is nineteen years of age or older and is blind, deafblind, or who is experiencing vision loss living in, or able to travel to, Victoria. Our instructors, all of whom are either blind or Deafblind themselves, use the non-traditional, Structured Discovery Learning model to provide non-visual training in: tactile skills, including Braille; orientation and travel training with the long white cane; daily living skills such as cooking and cleaning; technology such as computer and iPhone use without sight; and more. All of our Instructors bring a wealth of lived experience to their teaching and promote a positive approach to blindness. At PTCB, students are encourage to problem solve and to take charge of their own lives and learning.


For more information, please visit:




About the Camp Bowen Division


Camp Bowen is a division of the Canadian Organization of the Blind and Deafblind (formerly the Camp Bowen Society), a federal not-for-profit organization that operates the Camp Bowen summer independence camps, independent living skills training, and outreach programs benefiting people who are blind, Deafblind, and low vision. We also facilitate the Bowen Island Accessibility Group, a program for people with disabilities on Bowen Island, BC.


Our signature summer independence camp programs are overnight summer camps that bring together blind, low vision, and Deafblind participants from across Canada for a balanced program of fostering independence, recreation, and friendship building. For more than half a century, Camp Bowen, located on Bowen Island, BC, has been a second home to its campers and a cornerstone of Canada’s Blind and Deafblind Community. For many Canadians living with blindness or Deafblindness, Camp Bowen is the one place where they can truly be themselves. Whether it is swimming independently for the first time or just meeting likeminded people, Camp Bowen is a sanctuary, where blindness and Deafblindness are not barriers and campers are encouraged to reach their full potentials. The summer camps provide a safe, fun, and empowering environment for campers to expand their skills and experience new things while combatting the isolation many Canadians who are blind and Deafblind currently face. Programs take place each summer for children, youth, and adults, divided by age and camp focus area.


For more information, please visit:




Warm regards,


Alex Jurgensen
Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind

Fostering Independence Through Friendship

www.campbowen.ca <http://www.campbowen.ca> 

+1 (604)947-0021
+1 (844) MY-BOWEN (692-6936)

Direct Extension: 102


alex at campbowen.ca <mailto:alex at campbowen.ca> 


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