Friday, November 13, 2009

Louis Braille: His Legacy and Influence

For thousands of years, the ability of blind people to participate fully in social, political, and cultural life was limited by the lack of access to written or printed forms of information. Although the work of many others contributed to his accomplishment, Louis Braille’s invention of a tactile six-dot reading and writing system revolutionized the way blind people perceived and contributed to the world. This compelling digital exhibit has been created by the Library of Congress.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

The Guelph Lecture - On Being Canadian 2009 John Ralston Saul

Each year The Guelph Lecture - On Being Canadian inspires a community conversation on what it means to be Canadian and what role our country could and should play in a changing world. Through the arts, and film in particular, we share experiences with people all over the world, making possible the exploration of various perspectives, which revitalize us and awaken us to possibilities in our lives.

This year's keynote speaker is John Ralston Saul, whose most recent book -- A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada -- is certain to inspire debate about what it means to be Canadian.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009 at the River Run Centre, Guelph Ontario at 7pm

Tickets are on sale now. Don't miss out; last year's event sold out well in advance.

Regular admission: $25. Students are welcome at $15. (eyeGo tickets are available.)

Tickets are available on line at or by calling 519-763-3000 or toll free 1-877-520-2408.

The Guelph Lecture - On Being Canadian is an offering of the Eramosa Institute, a not-for-profit, Charitable Organization (86498 9207 RR0001) that exists to promote and foster public dialogue on, and greater understanding of, ideas and issues of concern to Canadians.