ABOUT THE EVENT
The most unique event of the year
Eye Appeal is one of the most anticipated fundraisers for the CNIB on Vancouver Island. Attendees will experience fine dining, breath-taking art, and the opportunity to bid on many other unique items.
Through the help of over 200 locally and internationally renowned artists, as well as various sponsors and volunteers, the CNIB Eye Appeal Art Event raises money to fund programs right here on Vancouver Island. Each ticket provides one work of art, access to a live and silent auction as well as gourmet food and beverages for the evening.
How do you get the art? The logistics are simple; guest names are drawn ten at a time – when your name is drawn you choose the artwork you like best and it’s yours to take home!
Join us on May 3, 2019 — get your tickets today!
Programs we support
Summer Day Camps
Children and youth are our future – and that includes children and youth with vision loss. Let’s have some summer fun! CNIB will welcome campers of all abilities to join in for a three-day classic summer day-camp experience. We will sing songs, play games, make crafts and go on outdoor adventures. And of course, don’t forget about tie-dye! BC Blind sports will be working with us to provide physical activities that will be adaptive to each of our abilities. We will have fun in a non- competitive, completely supportive, challenge-by-choice based environment. This program will be led by different educational professionals as well as youth leaders from our various other summer camp programs.
Peer Support Programs
For clients looking to connect with others who are living with vision loss. Peer Support Programs offer an on-going, group-based support to individuals who are blind or partially sighted. CNIB Foundation offers programs for individuals new to sight loss or are experiencing further deterioration of their site. There are programs for seniors, blind parents, working age and young adults.
Youth Leaders Training Camp
$1000 will help cover the cost to send one youth to Youth Leaders Training Camp at CNIB Lake Joseph Centre in Ontario. This new leadership experience will bring Youth with vision loss from across Canada together to develop as leaders in a completely supportive and independence focused environment. Youth will develop leadership skills, knowledge and techniques to help them grow into successful, independent and happy adults.
Getting a guide dog can be life changing for a person with vision loss. For people who are blind or partially sighted, mobility is a cornerstone of independence. Puppy Partner’s support our new arrival puppies. Before puppies begin their Guide Dog Training they are placed with puppy raising families to help care for and socialize our puppies in preparation for training. Puppy Partners help these puppies with the cost of care, transportation, and equipment needed in their first (12-15 months).
CNIB Victoria Community Hub
The Victoria Community Hub will foster a vibrant center of inclusive activity, hosting a wide variety of CNIB Foundation programs including: Parent, Youth, Adult and Senior Peer Support Groups, Physical Activity Recreation Groups, Skill-Based Groups, Social Groups, Technology Groups, Community Groups and more.
In the Greater Victoria area, CNIB has 2825 registered clients of all ages with sight loss who will benefit from a program hub in their community. In addition, there are an estimated 1000 more individuals in the area with sight loss who will have access to new and expanded programming.
Eric Charman Bursary
The Eric Charman Bursary was created in honour of Eric Charman, CM, OBC. Mr. Charman believes in the importance of art and community and has been known for his work helping emerging artists launch their career. Pictured above is Eric Charman (right) with the first Eric Charman Bursary recipient (left).
CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. To find out more, visit http://www.cnib.ca/ or call 1-800-563-2642.