Most people are lucky enough to have all 5 of their senses, touch, taste, hearing, smell and sight. But can you imagine a world without even one of them? Scary thought right. Now imagine losing two of those senses.
On September 28th, you can challenge your senses and see what it’s like with the DeafBlind Ontario Services’ inaugural fundraising event, Savour The Senses.
Hosted at Russell High School, you will engage in a wine tasting while being blindfolded and guided by Sommelier Noreen Hyatt-Gervais, owner of Stone Crop Acres Vineyard in Morrisburg.
By sipping and savoring wines from Eastern Ontario Vineyards while blindfolded, you will better experience your senses during the tasting process.
To further satisfy the sense of taste, a delicious dessert paired with whiskey tasting will compliment a gourmet dinner.
Later in the evening, you’ll take part in a deafblind simulation art exercise, using and eye mask and earplugs that will challenge your senses and unleash your creativity.
Deafblindness is a combined loss of hearing and vision and impacts access to information, communication and mobility. About one percent of Canada’s population or approximately 368,400 people are deafblind, with Ontario alone having about 147,736 individuals being affected.
Savour The Senses, presented by the Lions Club of Russell raises funds to support specialized services for individuals with deafblindness.
Source and Photo Credit: Press Release