Geraldine Braak has been legally blind since 1971. By 1976, she was instrumental in establishing a Canadian Council for the Blind (CCB) White Cane Club in Powell River. With the exception of one three-month period, she has been President ever since. Mrs. Braak’s efforts on behalf of the blind have extended beyond the local to a provincial, national and international level. For example, since 1986 she has been National President of CCB; she is Vice-President, North America/Caribbean Region, World Blind Union and has participated in World Congresses in Spain, Egypt, Poland, Hong Kong and Jamaica.
She was a member of the Premier’s Advisory Council for People with Disabilities.
Mrs. Braak is listed in the 1997 edition of Who’s Who of Canadian Women.