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Planning Committee for Dining in the Dark


Organization: CNIB

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 5

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Sep 25, 2019


Calling all Foodies!

Hello I’m Julia Canning, Manager of Community Giving, CNIB Ontario East. I’m looking to put a committee of 5-8 people to help plan and execute a Dinning-in-the-Dark gourmet dinner and (potentially) blindfolded live auction to occur on March 25th 2020.

As the name indicates Dinning in the Dark is a fundraising dinner where individuals are blind folded throughout a meal, and therein able to experience their meal at a whole new level.

The Ottawa is recurring event and is building on the success of last year. The theme for DITD 2020 is "A Celebration of Influential Women."

The DITD committee will help plan and execute the event.

Ways comittee members can contribute include:

-Recommending and/or contacting potential event sponsors

-Recommending, tasting and approving a menu

-Day of logisticts

-Organizing silent/live


-Selling tickets

-Media and promotions

The commitment will be approximately one meeting every 2-weeks, with date, time and frequency to be determined by members. Please get apllications in ASAP as we are already in the planning stages.

This is great opportunity to be involved in the planning of a very unique experience.

If you are interested or if you have someone you would like to suggest for this committee:

-Please contact: Julia.canning@cnib.ca

-Please inlcude your CV and/or breif descrption of why you would like to volunteer on this committee and what youi will bring to the team.

-Please quote "Ottawa DITD" in subjet line.


Julia Canning

Manager, Community Giving, CNIB

Unit 104, 425 Marche Way, K1S 5J3

P: 613-563-4021 x5039

C: 343-961-1046



Julia Canning



Volunteer Opportunity Address
Unit 104 425 Marche Way, Ottawa


Good for people interested in: Social Media; Fundraising; Event planning and participation; Special events and festivals

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Athletes

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
This is great opportunity to be get behind the scenes of a very unique experience. And a really fun way to network with different businesses, community members, and vendors.

This is also great way to gain a better understanding of the realities of living in a world with limited sight.

Most importantly this is lots of fun!

How will the organization benefit?
CNIB relies on community support to make our event s successful and fun. In addition to lightening the load for planning staff, it also brings a diversity of thought and new ideas that ensure our events are unique and accessible.

Organization category: Philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Seniors; Youth 16-24; Persons with a disability; Groups

Public transportation available: Yes

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes