GTT Calgary Meeting Invitation, Amazon Echo vs Google Home, September 17, 2018

Although this notice is being circulated late, for those living in the Calgary area please be in touch with Ted if this and other tech topics are of interest to you.

Get Together with Technology (GTT) Calgary


Sponsored by the Canadian Council of the Blind


Meeting Invitation


Theme: Amazon Echo VS Google Home

Date/Time: Monday, September 17, 2018, 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon

Place: CCB office, CNIB Basement, 10 11A Street NE


Good afternoon everyone.  I hope everyone had a very good summer and was able to find places to stay out of the heat, at least, some of the time.


With fall once again in the air, it is time for our first GTT meeting of the new season.  This meeting will be held in the Basement of CNIB in the CCB office from 10 A.M until noon.


The topic this month will be a direct comparison of the Amazon Echo VS. Google Home Mini.  If you don’t have one of, or neither of these fascinating little speakers, come and join us as we do our best to put them through their paces.  We will show you how to connect them, what they do… don’t do… and just how helpful they can be.


If you are a blind or visually impaired person who wants to learn about new and/or existing technology, and how to use it, then these meetings are for you.


We invite one and all to come and join us for lots of learning, laughs, and tech talk that will keep you both entertained, and informed.


Since there are two new members on the list for this message, I make this announcement.  If you no longer wish to receive e-mails from this list, or if you know someone who wants corospondence from this list that we are not reaching, please contact us, and we will do our very best to make sure they are added to our contact  list.


Thank you for your attention


Who is invited?  Everyone with an interest in technology and learning.

We have our meeting on the third Monday of every month from 10 A.M until noon.


Ted Phillips, GTT Coordinator

CCB Calgary


CCB Backgrounder:


The CCB was founded in 1944 by a coalition of blind war veterans, schools of the blind and local chapters to create a national self-governing organization. The CCB was incorporated by Letters Patent on May 10, 1950 and is a registered charity under the provisions of the Income Tax Act (Canada).

The purpose of the CCB is to give people with vision loss a distinctive and unique perspective before governments.  CCB deals with the ongoing effects of vision loss by encouraging active living and rehabilitation through peer support and social and recreational activities.

CCB promotes measures to conserve sight, create a close relationship with the sighted community and provide employment opportunities.


The CCB recognizes that vision loss has no boundaries with respect to gender, income, ethnicity, culture, other disabilities or age.

The CCB understands in many instances vision loss is preventable and sometimes is symptomatic of other health issues.  For the 21st century, the CCB is committed to an integrated proactive health approach for early detection to improve the quality of life for all Canadians.

As the largest membership organization of the blind and partially sighted in Canada the CCB is the “Voice of the Blind™”.



CCB National Office

100-20 James Street Ottawa ON  K2P 0T6

Toll Free: 1-877-304-0968 Email: URL:


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