CCB-GTT-NOVI Nanaimo, Xmas Luncheon and General Tech Discussion, December 3, 2019

You’re Invited


Please share this invitation widely to anyone you think will benefit from our collective knowledge.


GTT Nanaimo

A Chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind


In Partnership with

No Obstacles for the Vision Impaired (NOVI) Nanaimo


Theme: Christmas Luncheon Plans, and General Tech Discussion



The 710 Club, 285 Prideaux Street, Nanaimo


December 3, 2019


1:00 PM until 3:30 PM



Hour One:

Henk and Debbie Pauelsen will discuss plans for the NOVI Christmas Luncheon to be hosted on December 7 for members and guests.  NOVI Christmas Luncheon at the Old City Station Pub, 150Skinner Street Nanaimo, across from the city Parking lot.  It will be a beer and burger lunch.  You can choose Beef, Chicken or Veggie and whatever drink you like along with a dessert.


Hour Two:

General discussion about vision loss, blindness and how peer support, technology and blindness rehabilitation services can make the difference in our adjustment.


To RSVP, or for more information:

Contact Albert Ruel at 250-240-2343, or




NOVI Social and Recreational Organization, and the Get Together with Technology group come together to serve the peer mentoring, assistive technology and daily living skills development needs of Nanaimo and area residents.


Since 2001 the Nanaimo Organization of the Vision Impaired (NOVI) has served the social and recreational needs of Nanaimo residents, and recently this group altered its name to better reflect the dynamic nature of their brand of mutual support and forward thinking ideas and activities.  It is now known as “No Obstacles for the Vision Impaired” (NOVI), and meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the 710 Club from 1:30 until 3:30 PM.


Since 2013 Get Together with Technology (GTT), a program of the Canadian Council of the Blind, has been meeting monthly in Nanaimo to provide opportunities for blind and partially sighted residents to learn more about the assistive technology so prevalent in our lives as we attempt to level the playing field in education, social interaction, recreation and independent living.


These two groups have embarked on an amalgamation of their efforts while expanding their support to the blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted residents of the Nanaimo and Parksville areas.  In order to facilitate this collaboration GTT has moved its meetings to align with the Tuesday NOVI gatherings so the two organizations can consolidate their human resources that more and better support may be delivered.


  • 1st Tuesday from 1:30 until 3:30 PM, NOVI Social/recreational gathering in Nanaimo lead by Henk Pauelsen in the first hour with GTT lead by Albert Ruel in the second hour.


For more information please contact:



Henk Pauelsen at 250-586-6285 or


Albert Ruel at 250-240-2343 or Albert.GTT@CCBNational.nett



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