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Blind Fishing Boat / Feel the Bite! year-in Review 2012

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By Lawrence Gunther Founder – Blind Fishing Boat Author / Speaker – Feel the Bite! President – Blue Fish Canada               Top 10 2012 Highlights 10-Catching my personal best Sunfish 11” 9- Biggest fish and 3rd over-all at the Blind Anglers International Tournament 8- Recruited to HobieCat’s Kayak Fishing Team 7- Finishing 7th out of 52 at the Canadian Ranger / Stratos Invitational Bass Tournament 6 -Appointed Director of Conservation for two area fishing…

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Tribute to a great friend

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Over this past winter Maestro, my 8.5 year old Burnese Mountain guide dog, was found to have ligament issues with his right rear knee.  Experts with the Mira foundation concurred with Maestro’s local vet that any surgery on the bad knee would most likely lead to problems with the other.  Last February, after consulting with Mira’s head guide-dog trainer, we took the decision to retire Maestro.  None of us for-saw that Maestro would also soon be suffering from cancer. It’s…

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GPS Treasure Hunting Blind?

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Photo of Sumreen’s team scavenger hung Somehow it got into my head that organizing a treasure hunt using talking GPS technology for a bunch of blind people might be fun.  Normally, thoughts like this generally pass before I have the chance to verbalize them aloud which, this time, wasn’t the case.  The next thing I knew I was organizing what could possibly be the world’s first blind GPS treasure hunt. Location for the treasure hunt was the CNIB Lake Joseph…

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CNIB Lake Joseph Centre’s Technology Program

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After almost a year of effort, in partnership with the CNIB Lake Joseph Centre, the first ever technology training program geared to blind professionals took place.  27 participants and over a dozen trainers and support staff from across Canada gathered for five days to take part in this unique event.  Outputs from the training intended for sharing with others can be retrieved by searching for #LJT12 on Twitter.  The below letter sent from the CEO of the CNIB to my…

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From Far and Wide

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Scrolls Ceremony Lawrence and the Governor General David Johnston shaking hands at the ribbon cutting ceremony

“From Far and Wide — Honouring Great Canadians” and the “Web-4-All” Technology An exhibit recently launched by Canada’s Office of the Governor General entitled, “From Far and Wide – Honouring Great Canadians”, located in downtown Ottawa across from Parliament Hill, “celebrates Canada’s national honours and the extraordinary contributions of Canadians from across the country”. I have the honour of being included in this exhibit. A few years back I conceived and funded the development of Web 4 All, a world-leading…

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