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Insight Newsletter – October 21, 2020

Inside this Issue:

  • A MESSAGE FROM SPORT BC – GET IN THE GAME!
  • Back to Tennis, Goalball and Hockey
  • VIRTUAL FITNESS AND VIRTUAL DRAGON BOAT FITNESS
  • FACEBOOK
  • AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL!!!!
  • ParticipACTION 24-HOUR MOVEMENT GUIDELINES FOR ADULTS
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GIFTWRAPPING

 

Below please find a non-partisan message from Sport BC regarding considering the future of sport in the upcoming BC Election. Also, here is a link to Sport BC’s webpage “Sport More Important than Ever” for additional information.

A MESSAGE FROM SPORT BC – GET IN THE GAME!

Join us and raise your voice for sport in this election.

Sport BC knows the power of sport. We know that sport builds belonging, communities, friendships, leaders, healthy kids, connection, and resilience.

Sport is more important than ever. Active communities contribute to British Columbians’ physical health, mental health, and wellness.

Sport benefits everyone. This is a pan-partisan conversation. We are asking all the parties and candidates where they stand on Sport.

Join the Sport BC campaign and to find out what they are asking candidates: https://sportbc.com/sport-more-important-than-ever/

Back to Tennis, Goalball and Hockey:

For information on what you need to know to participate or how to register in any of these sports, please contact Mike Lonergan at the office 604-325-8638 or email him at mike@bcblindsports.bc.ca and he will give you the details you need to get back in the game. Information on return to sport is also available on our website.

  • TENNIS SCHEDULE CHANGE: Please note the time has changed for Tennis, it was originally held from 2pm to 3:30pm and now has moved to a new time 3:30pm to 5:00pm, it is still every Wednesday. Please check with the office for all details including specific instruction on registering and signing in and out.
  • GOALBALL - practices will continue on Sunday nights 7pm to 9pm.
  • HOCKEY - will continue every Friday from 11:15 to 12:30pm.

VIRTUAL FITNESS AND VIRTUAL DRAGON BOAT FITNESS ARE STILL OPERATING

– contact Susan@bcblindsports.bc.ca for more details

FACEBOOK

- At this time our Facebook page is down. We will be up and running again as soon as possible.

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL!!!!

BC Blind Sports is providing some ideas of types of activities that can be done in the home environment by people of any age. We have posted some ideas for physical activities on our BC Blind Sports website. Please select an activity that is appropriate to your age or the age of the participant, skill level, interests, and physical capabilities. You can start any time, so join us now and take this opportunity to build foundations of physical literacy and movement skills. You can also use these activities to meet the movement guidelines from ParticipAction noted below.

ParticipACTION 24-HOUR MOVEMENT GUIDELINES FOR ADULTS

(Excerpted from ParticipAction)

ParticipAction has just announce the arrival of Canada’s first ever 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults ! They were developed by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), the Public Health Agency of Canada, Queen’s University, ParticipACTION, and a network of researchers and stakeholders from across Canada.

These Guidelines offer clear direction on what a healthy 24 hours looks like for Canadian adults aged 18-64 years and 65 years or older, featuring a unique approach that doesn’t just focus on a single movement behaviour, but instead looks at how all they all integrate together. This is the first time there are recommendations on various types of physical activity woven together with guidance on sedentary and sleep behaviours for these age groups.

These Guidelines couldn’t come at a better time. Physical distancing measures and economic challenges have fueled unprecedented physical and mental stress for so many of us. We hope Canadians come to view these recommendations as an essential foundation for our overall health.

To help launch the Guidelines, ParticipACTION have created a communications toolkit comprised of social media posts, infographs and other content to help inform your networks.

Visit the ParticipAction Guidelines webpage for more resources and tips on how adults can stay active. To learn more about the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines visit csepguidelines.ca. Try using the BC Blind Sports “Opportunity for All” activities to help you meet the activity guidelines.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GIFTWRAPPING

As most of you know last year we had a giftwrapping booth at Tsawwassen Mills mall in Tsawwassen. The management team has invited us back for the 2020 holiday season. We have the opportunity to once again raise funds for our programs. We would like you to be a part of it? Volunteers are a very important part of this event.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers that like wrapping presents – organize things. Come join us, we need you to help us service the booth at Tsawwassen Mills Shopping Centre.

Volunteers will be responsible for wrapping presents, keeping track of the number of presents wrapped and taking in the donations. We need 2 to 4 volunteers for each shift. The shifts will be 4hrs each. COVID measures will be in place.

DATE: November 27th to December 24th 2020
LOCATION - Gift Wrapping Services
Tsawwassen Mills Centre at 5000 Canoe Way, Tsawwassen
TRAINING - All first time volunteers must attend a training session prior to volunteering. These sessions will be at Tsawwassen Mills..

SIGN UP TODAY! - Email Tami at giftwrapbcblindsports.bc.ca to register for training, you will receive a schedule of available dates for training sessions and shifts to choose from.

Thank you for considering volunteering at our Giftwrapping booth at Tsawwassen Mills. If you, someone you know, or if you have a group of people who would be interested in volunteering please contact Tami or Susan by email giftwrap@bcblindsports.bc.ca or phone at 604-321-1638. We will then provide you with additional information on training sessions and help answer any other question.

Please Contact Us: If you have any questions about any of our programs please contact the office or reply to this email. We look forward to when we can be back to regular programs, in the meantime please keep in touch and stay as active as you can.

THE BCBSRA Staff, Jane, Mike, David, Susan

 

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