A Sight to See

Pipestone Flyer

The Leduc Sight Seekers might not be an overly familiar name to a lot of people in town but the group is working hard to change that! 

    Formed in 2006, the Sight Seekers are a group of visually impaired persons who have joined together to help one another enjoy life to the fullest. The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from September through May at Telford House in Leduc, and each meeting has a different form of entertainment specifically geared for those with different levels of sight loss.

    Ms. Mary Plitt, who is legally blind and has been a Sight Seeker since the group's inception, states that it has been a wonderful support system for her, and avows that the group is not just for older people either! "We get in different speakers to each of our meetings, go on trips, and even play games like bingo which is not something you would normally think as a game visually impaired people would play!" laughed Mary.

    For their May meeting the Sight Seekers group decided to do something a little different. Since May is CNIB's Vision Health Month, they want to make everyone aware of how important their sight is and to educate, in a fun way, how people can help to take care of their sight. So they are opening the doors to the public at large and hosting a movie and BBQ lunch on Tuesday May 7th at Telford House from 10am until about noon.

    The movie is a 90 minute documentary called Going Blind, created by film maker Joseph Lovett, who turns the camera on himself to document his journey of vision loss due to glaucoma. It is also a story of hope as he also speaks with inspiring people such as an Iraq war veteran and an art teacher who are blind or partially sighted, and allows them to share their stories as well.

The movie is a free presentation and the BBQ lunch is optional at $5.00/ person with the proceeds going to cover the cost of the event and any extra being donated the CNIB. 

    

    If you would like some more information about this event or inquire about the Sight Seekers group please feel free to call Mary at 780-769-1048.

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