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EVENTS

BREAKING NEWS – CTSB FIRST 5km FUN RUN/WALK, “RUN WITH A VISION”

Cape Town Society for the Blind (CTSB) is launching its very first fun run/walk this year with a DIFFERENCE!

To coincide with the annual “eye care awareness month” the 5km run/walk will take place on SATURDAY, 06th OCTOBER 2018, at Rondebosch Common Grounds.

Rustenberg Girl’s High School kindly collaborated with CTSB by offering their venue to be used for parking and refreshment stations.

The event is not just an ordinary fundraiser but simultaneously, an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of eye care, the realities of living with low vision and the needs of people who are affected by total blindness.

The race will kick off at 08h00 when participants will get the opportunity to run or walk alongside a blind person for the first kilometre. This experience will give sighted people the chance of literally stepping into the shoes of a blind person for a moment in time. The finishing point will be at Rustenberg Girl’s High where refreshments will be served before and after the race.

More detailed information will be sent out as soon as all the logistical arrangements are in place. A beautiful pin, lucky draws and fun prizes will all form part of our red-letter fun day.

Please mark the date in your diaries, share with your family and friends in support of CTSB’s “Run with a Vision”. All proceeds will be used towards enhancing our training and education programmes.

ICORE breakfast, lunch or dinner bespoke bookings

ICORE is an unforgettable eating in the dark experience. An ICORE meal will be served in a completely blacked out venue and you are offered an insight into the daily experience of blindness. You will experience an intense, but fun event which promises to change your perspective.

To book a breakfast, lunch or dinner ICORE contact Charlene van Niekerk on 021 448 4302 or email Charlene@ctsb.org.za

Cape Town Society for the Blind - First Colloquium of 2018

Disabilities: Human Rights and access to Education with Dr Kevin Murfitt and Jeremy Opperman

Join us for an interactive interview and conversation with Dr Kevin Murfitt blind Australian academic and Disability rights pioneer.

Date: 22 March 2018
Time: 10h00 till 12h00
Venue: Cape Town Society for the Blind. 45 Salt River Road, Salt River
Cost: R20 towards refreshments (payable on the day)
RSVP: Elize Marais - elize@ctsb.org.za by Tuesday 20thMarch 2018 by 13h00
For more information please contact Nicky Jacobs on 021 448 4302

Jeremy Opperman will lead the conversation with Kevin in an informal interview with plenty of opportunities for questions and dialogue.

More about Kevin

Kevin lectures at Deakin University in Melbourne and is finishing up a sabbatical spent in South Africa.
He has been actively involved in blindness organisations in Australia for over 20 years including ten years as Chairperson of Vision Australia, the largest service agency providing independent living services and training to Australians who are blind or have low vision.
Over the past ten years Kevin has also been active on the World Blind Union serving as treasurer of the Asia-Pacific Board

More recently, Kevin along with other academics and activists helped usher in one of the greatest paradigm changes in Disability service in Australia; the National Disability Insurance Scheme, providing crucial funding to allow Australians with Disabilities to be able to purchase services and equipment to ensure their empowerment and dignity.

Kevin is very involved with the implementation of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities protocol and works in poorer less developed areas of the Pacific region.

On a more personal note, Kevin is married to a South African. He is also a keen runner and cyclist and even holds a world record in Blind waterski jumping.

The Philamonic Orchestra concert - 57 piece band

Date: 24th May 2018 – The Philamonic Orchestra concert - 57 piece band
Time: 13h00 – 14h00
Venue: Cape Town Society for the Blind

Every year the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra continues with its approach of sharing orchestral music with local school children, various organization and communities as part of its strategy to expand its audience engagement and participation. They will be presenting a lunch time concert which consists of taking the audience through the different orchestral families and playing a few well known pieces that they can relate to.

It is FREE!

Email events@ctsb.org.za to book your seats

*Refreshments will be on sale*

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