Donations News and
and Planned Giving
British Columbia Blind Sports and Recreation Association operates through
donations from the public, corporate support for our Run for Light, and
a government contribution to operate some programs. Our participants and
their families also contribute a large amount to support their participation
in the programs, specially as participants compete outside their local
Our programs are run by volunteers, who contribute hundreds of hours
to coach, manage, plan, organize and run events, drive our athletes and
participants to the training or competition venues, fundraise and do much
of the administration needed to operate a province wide organization.
We are deeply indebted to these people, and would like to make their efforts
easier and more broadly felt by the community of blind and visually impaired
persons in British Columbia.
To do this, we need your help.
Donations, whether they are cash, time, or a donation in kind that we
can use to improve our programs, would all contribute to the expansion
and improvement of our wide range of services and programs.
To give some examples:
A) Participation in a BCBSRA recreational program:
These programs are run on a regular basis in local clubs, community centres,
schools, and may run for periods of 2-3 months, or on a full year basis.
The emphasis is fun, participation, skill development and social interaction.
Costs include: 1. transportation to the facility (community centre, school,
etc) 2. facility rental, 3. program equipment (variable, and spread out
over a period of years in most cases), 4. expendable equipment (balls,
bike tires, helmets, paddles, etc) that generally have a one season lifespan
B) Participation in a sport program:
Programs for athletes training for higher level competition occurs on
a daily basis through local schools, or clubs, and involves much more
intense training and preparation for provincial, national and for some,
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