MICHIGAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED (MCBVI) 46th ANNUAL 2019 STATE CONVENTION, HOSTED BY THE BLUE WATER LEAGUE OF THE BLIND (BWL)
This year's theme is Disability in the 21st Century: Reflection back and Looking Forward
Date: Thursday, October 24th through Sunday October 27, 2019
Place: Blue Water Convention Center & Double-Tree by Hilton 800 Harker Street Port Huron, MI 48060 Cost: of Hotel $75 per night with 11% tax which comes to $83.25
To make your Reservation please use the code word: LOB The number to call: Hotel # 810-984-8000 Reservation Line: 1-855-610-8733
The Convention Center and Hotel overlooks the Saint Clair River and Lake Huro. It is right next to the Blue Water Bridges. The Convention Center and Hotel is all inside. there is a gift shop that sells Michigan products. There is also a great restaurant named Freighters which has good food. There will be a relief area for your service dogs., The hotel has a health club and an indoor pool. There is also wifi throughout the hotel and convention center.
For the Convention, we will have speakers and break-out sessions through Friday & Saturday and a program on Sunday. Of course, we will have our annual Auction and Kyle Austin said he would be our Auctioneer again this year. We will also have our banquet on Saturday night.
As time goes along we will update this page for you to check out. You don't have to be low-vision or blind to join us at the convention. All you need is to keep watching this page for more updates.
Come and Join Us as we celebrate our 65th anniversary in the Blue Water Area!
The Blue Water League Of The Blind will be taking part in this year’s Blue Water Parade. The parade will take place tomorrow night Wednesday, July 17, 2019 starting at 6:30 PM. The parade route will start at Huron and Glenwood Avenue and continue south through the downtown business district and to Military street. It will continue east onto Oak Street and the parade will end at Desmond landing.The theme of this year‘s parade is space.
We will have a float in this year‘s parade. We would like to thank Jeremy LaVere and all who helped put the float together. We really appreciate it. We would also like to thank Rick and Dave for letting us use their truck/trailer for the parade. We couldn’t do it without your help.
There are 16 Mannequins representing 16 local non profits. Please come and vote for Mannequin Number 9 that is representing The Blue Water League Of The Blind. Please spread the word and come out both nights Thursday July 18th and Friday July 19th, from 6pm to 10pm.
We would like to thank Kelly and her staff from Salon Pizazz for all of their help so that we can be apart of this great fundraising opportunity, Mannequins Make A Difference.
Thank you to everyone who has made this a great 65 years and many more to come.
So come on out to see all that Blue Water Fest has going on and have some fun. We hope to see you there!