Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are visually impaired. The raised dot(s) can be read either on embossed paper or by using refreshable braille displays.. In April, we are thrill to introduce this special event along with a remarkable product ~ Braille Cookies.
Through each piece of hand-crafted cookie, you can express your thoughts in Braille and create your own personal box of Braille cookies!
Saturday, April 2, 2022
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Cultural Café, 105 Gibson Drive
Understanding the meaning about each raised dot(s)
Demonstrates Braille cookie making
In a group setting to complete handcrafted Braille cookies (12 pieces)
$35 / group, 2 to 4 participants in a team
Crunchy walnut cookies freshly baked with premium ingredients. So delicious it will put a smile on everyone’s face. Best treats for the festive Chinese New Year!!
VIP Baked Signature Rice Cake and Coconut Rice Cake (Nian Gao) are now launching. It is made for the Lunar New Year celebration in hopes of a good year ahead. It is often given as a gift when visiting friends and family during the holiday.
Early Bird Special :
VIP Signature Rice Cake $13.99
VIP Coconut Rice Cake $14.99
Chinese Walnut Cookies $8.88
Refresh your soul and mind. Come join us for a morning of stimulating conversations, meaningful exchanges, and nourishing prayer.
Our Friday morning English Speaking Prayer Group (ESPG) invites all individuals, with visual impairments, to participate in this meaningful, supportive ZOOM get-together. Hosted by the Joy Beyond Vision Community (JBVC) and facilitated by Pastor Danny Leung, all Christians and non-Christians are welcome.
If interested and to get more details, please send an email to ESPG@JBVC.CA.
In community, we are united, stronger, and never alone.
With the support from Right-Hear, our 105 Gibson Cultural Café location is now the first Café in Canada which is listed in the “Nearby Accessibility Zones” of “Right-Hear” app!
“Right-Hear” provides voice orientation for visually impaired person (VIP) and the app can be downloaded in both Android and iOS for free. It allows users to know their current location, get 360° of space orientation by simply pointing the phone to a specific direction. You can learn more about “Right-Hear” and feel free to download the app and visit the Café to experience it!
If God is willing, JBVC will have VIP to setup the system and install the beacon in other venue! It will be an employment opportunity for VIP! Feel free to contact us for more information!
Shortly JBVC operated at 105 Gibson Cultural Café, JBVC approached City of Markham to change the grassy path on the south side of Gibson to a paved sidewalk for visually impaired person (VIP).
We had face-to-face meeting with City representative regarding our request. We learned during the meeting our request was not easily to fulfill for at least two reasons, beside the unknown environmental impact which may prevent the sidewalk to be built. There was already a sidewalk on the north side of Gibson, and it is unusual for the City to build another sidewalk on the same street. Furthermore, There may not be many people to use the sidewalk and therefore, it is not feasible for the City to do it. We had felt discourage after the meeting. However, we put our faith in God! Because God brought VIP to Gibson and He will make the way for us!
Praise the Lord! He answered our prayers! God opened the City representative’s heart shortly after our meeting! He agreed with our need and put forward the recommendation to build the paved sidewalk for VIP!
For the glory of God, City of Markham has removed the grassy path on the south side of Gibson with the paved sidewalk in spring 2018! The construction project completed within a few weeks! Today VIP and Gibson’s users can safely walk to the Centre! Once again, God has made the impossible to possible! May all the glory and praises be our Lord Jesus Christ Himself! Amen!