Greetings! I’m Christian Robicheau, assistant editor at https://www.sterlingcreations.ca. It is another gorgeous weekend shaping up and today I am pleased to introduce an editorial by our president Donna J. Jodhan.
Today, Donna has a message for us to pass on as the AGM conference of the AEBC fast approaches in Montreal.
It is an inspirational message and I hope our readers find it to be so.
Have a great day and weekend.
Our rights! Our future!
As we approach the 2010 AEBC conference in Montreal, the time may have come for Blind, deaf/blind, and vision impaired Canadians to do a bit of soul searching. The theme of this year’s conference “Our rights, our future” could not be more appropriate and fitting words at this point in time. It seems to me that based on what I have been observing, a new era may be upon us; the winds of change may just finally be blowing in our direction.
There is an infamous saying that goes something like this: “Opportunity knocks only but once.” Could this be our opportunity to reach out and grab our rights? Could this be the time when we finally decide to take control of our destiny and our future? Could this be the decision that we have all unconsciously made to stand up and be counted? Are we ready to help make a difference and ensure that the future of our blind, deaf/blind, and vision impaired kids will be a better and brighter future; one where more promises are fulfilled, where people are not afraid to speak up, and where we stand together for respect, commitment, and change? Respect for ourselves, and for each other?
On May 03 2009, I had the privilege of being elected to the National board of the AEBC as your second vice president. I was very humbled and very moved to have received this vote of confidence and since then I have had the opportunity to interact with so many new people and learn so many new things. I have done my best to listen, learn, and understand and I have discovered that within our community, there is a wealth of skills, experience, and technically savvy persons; along with a growing group of doers and thinkers.