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White Cane Week - 2008



Listen to our White Cane Week 2008 promo (MP3)
*Special thanks to Mark Dailey of Citytv for lending his voice to our on-air White Cane Week promo!

Did you know there are at least five different varieties of the White Cane, each serving a slightly different need?

And did you know the origins of the White Cane can be traced back to 1921 when James Biggs, a British photographer who lost his sight, painted his walking stick white so he would be more visible to drivers?

These and other facts and stories about vision loss and the White Cane can be heard during VoicePrint's observance of White Cane Week 2008.

Starting at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, VoicePrint will bring you a week-long series of special programming and information related to White Cane Week as part of our ongoing partnership with The Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB).
Our program line-up will include:

  • Special described programming and interviews every evening.
  • Interviews, articles and information on all VoicePrint and CCB events happening across the country, e.g. described movie events, blind bowling, curling, concerts and more.




VoicePrint and the Canadian Council of the Blind: Working together to break the information barrier.


CBC Premier

Lion's Gate Films




KL Computers

KL Computers Promo (MP3)


Humanware Promo (MP3)

TD Canada Trust

TD Canada Trust Promo (MP3)

Royal Bank of Canada

Microcomputer Science Centre: 1-800-290-6563

Microcomputer Science Centre Promo (MP3)

Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Council Promo (MP3)

Canadian Association of Professionals with Disabilities

Canadian Association of Professionals with Disabilities Promo (MP3)

Nova Scotia Association of Optometrists

Nova Scotia Association of Optometrists (MP3


VoicePrint Premiers Lionsgate films for White Cane Week 2008. Special thanks to Maple Pictures, Lionsgate and others for kindly allowing us the rights to broadcast - and showcase at our described movie events - a collection of their described movie titles.

Lion's Gate Films



VoicePrint Salutes “White Cane Week”: Program Highlights
White Cane Week 2008: A Message From Mike Potvin Of The Canadian Council Of The Blind

In the Audio Archive
There are 7 listings in this category.
Ability Today - White Cane Week Edition - Part 1 LISTEN
Interview: Bill Brown LISTEN
Lethbridge Lions Club Members discuss the 8th Annual Lions Mexican Eye & Health Clinic LISTEN
Nova Scotia's CCB Connected Youth Chapter Vice-President Adam Noble LISTEN
Interview: Louise Gillis, Vice President of the Nova Scotia division of CCB LISTEN
Interview: Dr. Wong LISTEN
Interview: CCB President Harold Schnellert LISTEN
Loyal Listener in Lively, ON.

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