2018 State of Maine White Cane walks for Independence
There’s a hint of fall in the air, and that means that the white cane and guide dogs are at the ready to step out and show those impressive independent travel skills of the blind and visually impaired community of Maine. Saturday, October 13th is the date, and throughout the state there will be events held once again to showcase the skills that only those blind and visually impaired travelers can do.
From Presque Isle to Portland, this annual event will once again welcome one and all to the street corners, crosswalks and sidewalks of Maine.
Care to join us? Here’s a list of the events around the state.
Dover Foxcroft White Cane Walk
When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Where: Dover – Foxcroft
This years walk will start at 10 am, with participants meeting at Maine Highlands Credit Union parking lot, 955 West Main St. Walkers are invited to Irving’s for refreshments after the event.
Note: Orders for white cane walk T-shirts are now being taken.
For t-shirt ordering and walk event information, call Nancy Matulis, 564-0036
Presque Isle White Cane and Guide Dog Walk
Where: Wilders parking lot, Presque Isle
When: Saturday, October 13, 10am,
This year’s annual event will consist of participants walking a few laps of Main Street. All are welcome, rain or shine.
For more information, contact Bruce Archer:
Phone: (207) 764-3360
Portland White Cane Walk for Independence
Where: The Iris Network, 189 Park Avenue, Portland, Maine
When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Registration starts at 9am
Walk begins at 10am, 1.4 Mile Walk
Augusta White Cane Walk Notice
There will not be a scheduled white cane walk in the city of Augusta this year. This annual event is scheduled to take place once again in October, 2019.
Bangor White Cane Event
Information regarding this event will be posted as soon as possible.
ACB Maine would like to wish the best to all of you who are taking part in this year’s October 13 State of Maine events.
The camaraderie is something to see, and as the annual traditions continue, the commitment grows stronger throughout this great state that we are proud to call home.
Walk tall this fall, and have an ACB day!
2018 ACB Maine State Convention
ACB Maine is proud to host our convention in South Portland this year!
Our organization will also be taking part in the annual White Cane Walk for Independence hosted by The Iris Network in Portland Maine on Saturday morning.
When: October 13th – 14th
Where: Iris Network, Portland, and Howard Johnson’s in So. Portland
ACB Maine plans on joining The Iris Network, Portland, in the White Cane Walk. Registration for the event will be starting at The Iris Network at 9am, with the walk beginning at 10am. We will reconvene at Howard Johnson’s on 675 Main St in South Portland at 1:00.
This annual convention event continues the long tradition of ACB of Maine to reach out to the blind community to strengthen the bond in and around the blind and visually impaired folks of this great state. We at ACB Maine invite old and new friends to South Portland to help us celebrate the inspirational independence of our time tested group, and encourage young and old to help us continue forging a path towards tomorrow.
Further convention information will be posted to this website as soon as it becomes available.
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Hope to see you this October in South Portland!