Crystal Bowdrie Executive Director of Saskatchewan for the CNIB shared how United Way assists their organization, "CNIB celebrated our 100th Anniversary in 2018, so that is 100 years of providing vision loss rehabilitation services and quality of life programming for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. And its the services that United Way of Estevan support. So programs like peer support, recreation programs, kids camps, and they have also supported us for vision loss rehabilitation services in the past as well."

"CNIB has about 70 clients in the Estevan area, so about 150 in the Weyburn and Estevan area. So it would affect our ability to provide quality of life programming and vision loss rehabilitation services for those who are blind or partially sighted in that area. So we truly rely on the United Way of Estevan support in order to deliver those services."

As United Way is coming up Bowdrie added, "I'm always excited about the telethon, its a great opportunity to be out in the community and to talk about the services that we offer. And also to generate awareness in the community of the struggles that people in the community that are blind or partially sighted go through."

"We have been in business for 100 years and in Saskatchewan for 96 years, and we are certainly excited with our partnership with United Way Estevan."

vision lossFor future events in our area Bowdrie added, "CNIB is back in the Estevan community looking do a peer support group, so if anyone in the community is interested in community support and coming out to a blind and partially sighted peer support group. So if anyone in the community is interested in peer support, that is really to connect others who are experiencing vision loss. They can reach out to Ashley Nemis our program lead for that, her number is 306-565-5413 and were also looking for a volunteer to help us lead that group. So if anyone in Estevan is interested we'd love to have you out. And help us lead that group as well, and we also plan on being in Estevan to do some vision loss rehabilitation services next spring where we plan to do a couple of days in Estevan."

Another organization that donations in our area, help those among our community who need support.

More Local News

Sillers Street May See Development Of Duplexes

Some changes may be coming to the Sillers Street area, in an effort to boost interest in land and housing development there. A bylaw amendment put in front of City Council rezones the area to allow…

Midale Main Street Construction Completed

Midale residents are happy to know that construction on Main street is now completed. "As of now," explained Mayor Al Hauglum, "we've just got Main Street done. It's nice to have it done. It's a lot…

Access to Justice Week Underway in Saskatchewan

The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed Access to Justice Week will be taking place in Saskatchewan. The purpose of the week is to inform people about their rights when it comes to the…

EPS Handing out Positive Tickets to Teen Drivers

With an overrepresentation in serious and fatal collision, police are rewarding teen drivers demonstrating safe driving behaviours during Teen Safety Driving Week. "We've been part of it in different…

Police Handle A Night Of Complaints

A number of complaints were received by the Estevan Police Service throughout the night shift. "There were a number of attempted frauds, the CRA frauds being reported to us where someone's being…

City Putting Positive Face On Alice Cooper Concert, Despite Revenue Loss

The City of Estevan has counted the cash, and realized a loss in revenue from the Alice Cooper concert held in August in Affinity Place. Those in attendance raved about the show's entertainment and…

Could Cannabis Tourism Be Coming to Estevan?

After looking at tourism numbers in Colorado, the possibility of cannabis tourism could become a reality in the country. However, will Estevan be the next hotbed of cannabis tourism? Jackie Wall,…

Farmers Urged to Keep an Eye on Their Controlled Burns

With many producers taking the opportunity to do controlled burns, producers are being reminded to keep safety at the forefront. "We've seen quite a few fire activity in the rural areas," explained…

Cooks That Cook Raises $44 Thousand

Tundra Energy Marketing Limited (TEML) held a fundraising evening on Friday, October 19th which raised money for the Estevan United Way. Justin Pearce with TEML, "It was good, as it has been since…

Sunny Skies Allowing Farmers to Finish up Harvest

As some producers are taking advantage of the sunny skies, others have already wrapped up their harvest. "We had great harvest weather before all this wet weather," shared Mark Neuman, who farms in…

DiscoverEstevan.com is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login