CNIB ‘Wine in the Dark’ event raised $$ for assistive technology program

Gary Vipond, Executive Director of the United Way, a proud support of CNIB, presents McNaughton with a plaque to honour and congratulate their 100 years of service.

Saturday April 7th, CNIB’s (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) ‘Wine in the Dark’ event with Vinnie Greco brought family and friends together to raise money for the organization.

And enjoy delicious wine and hors d’oeuvres, of course!

The event raised $2320.00 after expenses.

Ontario chapter CNIB Chair Dorothy Macnaughton told SaultOnline, “The last guests left around 10:30pm and we finished up the kitchen close at midnight. It was well worth the time and effort, as the $2320 will go towards a new assistive technology program here in Sault Ste. Marie for the blind, which is really needed.”


I had an amazing time volunteering my serving skills at this event and learned so much about what is actually like to overcome everyday obstacles with visual impairment.

CNIB would like to thank all of the sponsors and volunteers who were so important in making the event such a success, including the Wine Rack, ShowStoppers, Kevana Studios, Metro, North Side Toyota, the Order of the Royal Purple, the Elks Club, and Solo Trattoria.