Notice of the BC Blind Sports and Recreation Association ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and IMPORTANT VOTING INFORMATION
The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Association will be held:
In the YMCA Boardroom (3rd floor above the Blind Sports Office)
Attending in person – Please let us know if you will be attending in person.
Attending by telephone – Please let us know if you will be attending by phone, and please also confirm which email to send the dial in information to.
Not Attending – you may contact us if you wish us to note your regrets.
A Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors was circulated on Wednesday September 25, the deadline for nominations is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday October 8, 2019. A report from the Nominating Committee (along with any applicable ballots) will be circulated to members prior to the meeting by email; and by fax or by mail to those who request it (please contact us as noted below to request fax or mail).
To RSVP regarding the AGM, or to request a copy of the Nominating Committee report or other information via mail or fax, please contact the office as follows:
The minutes of last year’s meeting and the Constitution and Bylaws
are also available from the office upon request.
September 21-29, 2019 is National Coaches Week !
A time to celebrate the positive impact that coaches have on athletes and communities.
We at BC Blind Sports take this opportunity to give a big THANK YOU to all of our COACHES. Thank you for your valued time, dedication and support of our athletes and programs. From across BC and beyond our coaches have a tremendously positive impact on our athletes, programs, and the communities they work in.
The work that our coaches do, whether it’s at the grass roots, community, High Performance or Paralympic level - our coaches give their all. Coaches are helping athletes reach their goal in their sport whether in a community activity, recreational or competitive sport.
National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying THANK YOU!
Thanks Coaches !
Blind Hockey Returns to Burnaby!
Join us for a Free Try Skating and Blind Hockey Session at the 2018 Western Regional Blind Hockey Tournament
Canadian Blind Hockey is hosting our first-ever Blind Hockey tournament
in Metro Vancouver from November 23 – 25, with the third annual
Western Regional Blind Hockey Tournament taking place in Burnaby, BC.
All of the games are free to come watch, and will be fun for the whole
family, so come witness the fastest sport on ice played by athletes with
10% vision or less. Even better, for children, youth, and adults who are
blind or partially sighted, you are invited to get out of the stands and
onto the ice with a free try skating and Blind Hockey clinic on Saturday
November 24 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm.
We Need Volunteers for Gift Wrapping
Date: November 23rd to December 24th 2018
Team Canada Wins First Ever International Blind Hockey Championship!
Players and coaches from five provinces defeat Team USA to win inaugural trophy.
(October 19, 2018) The first ever Canadian National Blind Hockey Team has won the very first ever international competition for the parasport of Blind Hockey. Read more about the competition and upcoming events.
News Update - October 2, 2018
Please see the attached Fall Update for lots of information on our fall
programming and updates on the AGM and new Board of Directors.
2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Reminder of the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and IMPORTANT VOTING INFORMATION
At 1:00 p.m., on Sunday, September 16, 2018,
For those participating by phone or those not attending, votes submitted ahead of the meeting are to be submitted as follows:
September 11th and will run until Dec 18, 2018
A reminder that tennis has started up again.
It is a short walk from the last stop on the Millennium Line - LaFarge
Lake/Douglas College Station.
Limited Space Available, call or email to register as soon as possible!
Friday September 7th and will run until End of March 2019
The BC Blind Sports Ice Hockey program starts this Friday Sept 7th from 11:15am to 12:15pm at Moody Park Arena in New Westminster and happens weekly. We are looking for new teammates, all ages all skill levels, if you don't know how to skate we can help teach you, if you can skate then come learn to play hockey. We look forward to seeing you out there.
Equipment - If you have your own skates bring them, if not the rink can
loan some out:
A smile, Courage and attitude
For more information you can join the Vancouver Eclipse Blind Hockey Team Facebook group or Contact John Tee on Facebook at John Edward Tee or email at Dartblade@msn.com
Sunday September 9th and will run until end of March 2019
The BC Blind Sports Goalball program season starts this coming Sunday Sept 9th from 6:30-9:30pm at Collingwood Neighborhood House Community Center close to the Joyce Street Skytrain Station. Anyone needing to be met at skytrain Let us know.
Goalball is a paralympic sport designed for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The idea of the game is where you take a basketball sized rubber ball and bowl it down the court trying to score into the net. It is played 3-on-3 and all players are blindfolded to make an equal playing field.
We are looking for new members, all fitness levels and ages are welcome!. You will meet and learn from some of the high performance athletes including some who are currently on the National team and have attended several Paralympic Games. Come and give it a try. Equipment Required: exercise clothing, shorts, long sleeves, runners, elbow, knee, hip pads (if you got them if not some can be provided), jock or jill (m/f) A smile, courage and attitude.
For more information you can check out BC Goalball group on facebook or contact John Edward Tee on Facebook or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept 9, 2018 - This winter season there will be four curling clubs around the province. If you or someone you know would be interested we have listed the location and person to contact.
The season goes from Sept/Oct to the middle/end of March depending on the club. Also depending on the club you may need to pay a membership or registration fee. All Blind and Vision Impaired individuals are welcome, we will teach beginners who want to try the sport and have never curled before. Read all the details and contact information.
LAWN BOWLING NATIONALS –
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