Wetaskiwin Twilighters Visionary Support Group, an associate group to C.N.I.B. (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) has been an active non-profit organization in Wetaskiwin for 25 years assisting and supporting anyone regardless of age, gender or creed, who has any form of vision loss, large or small.
While mourning the loss of their president, Bett Hay, who had held the chair for eight years, the group has elected a new president, Michelle Dolen. The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month (except July, August and December) at 2 pm in the ground floor ‘Party Room’ at the Manluk recreation centre. The Wetaskiwin Twilighters Visionary Group deeply appreciates the generous support of Doctors Eyecare who is sponsoring the rental cost of the room. There are not enough words to express our thanks to Doctors Eyecare!
Loss of vision in even the smallest degree can create so many problems for the individual such as frustration, loneliness, helplessness, feeling different than others, or even anger. Commercial technology can help in many ways but such technologies and equipment cannot replace vision, cannot give a person a caring supportive hug and cannot give a person a hand shake of friendship like that which can be offered through Wetaskiwin Twilighters Visionary Support Group.
The Twilighters are a vital community asset to anyone living with all the disadvantages of vision loss. The members, volunteers, and participants may experience a loss of sight, but they certainly have not lost their vision for contributing to the welfare of each other and their community.
New members and volunteers (especially for transportation to meetings and socials) are always needed and much appreciated. Many socials, special speakers and events are scheduled for 2015. For information, please telephone president Michelle (7803527419), vice-president Lou Klone (7803524364), or secretary/treasurer Bernie (7803526254).
Pictured: Posing at the doorway to the new meeting home of Wetaskiwin Twilighters Visionary Support Group is (left to right) president Michelle Dolen, secretary /treasurer Bernie Fietz and vice-president Lou Klone. Photo submitted.