Insight Newsletter – November 2020

Hello Members, welcome to November 2020

In this Issue:

1. Dragonboat Virtual Dryland Training with Cindy – A second class has been added.
2. Virtual Fitness with Brian – SCHEDULE CHANGE.
3. Sports back in play.
4. Volunteers Needed – Giftwrapping.

1. Dragonboat Virtual Dryland Training with Cindy – A second class has been added

Our Monday night class is going really well and we would like to give other team members the opportunity to try it out and join in, so we now have a Tuesday morning class at 9:30 am. We will run this class as a trial for the months of November and December and see what kind of response we get. If it proves to be successful and we get participants, we will continue it until March of 2021.

This program was put together to reunite team members and keep building on your technique and if all goes well get ready to start a new season next spring. We currently have members from the Ex-Sighted team (Langley) and Vision Impossible (Vancouver). We hope by adding the second class that there may be some interest from other teams to join in.

This class is for all levels of dragon boaters. This is a team sport and every seat is important. Imagine how much stronger your team will be if you improved your technique, strength, flexibility and Cardio during the off season. Cindy is excited to work with you and can’t wait to see how this training translates to a win in a race. To the current coaches and team managers we hope you will take part in this program and encourage your team members to take part in this opportunity.

Come Join us for the dryland training on Monday evenings from 7:30pm to 8:30pm and now our second class on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am to 10:30 am through Zoom. All you need to do is reply to Susan’s email and indicate which class you would like to join or if you wish to do both you can sign up for both. The Zoom Invitations will be sent out no later than one hour prior to the class.

Paddles Up!!!!

2. Virtual Fitness with Brian – SCHEDULE CHANGE

Please note we will be moving our Wednesday evening class from Wednesday 7pm to Thursday 7pm.

The Wednesday afternoon class at 2pm will stay the same.

Everyone is invited to join us in the Fitness Class with Brian, all levels are welcome. If you would like to join one or both of these programs reply to this email and I will put you on the invite list. Once on the list, you will receive an invite for your chosen class, unless you notify us otherwise. Zoom links for all classes will go out no later than one hour prior to the classes.

Classes will be approximately 40 min with a water break at about the 20 min mark. Also please have a sturdy chair to sit on.

We look forward to hearing from you to join our Fitness Class with Brian.

3. Sports back in play

As a reminder please note that you must register with a staff person from BC Blind Sports prior to coming to a program.

GOALBALL – Sunday nights 7pm to 9 pm.

HOCKEY – Friday from 11:15 am. to 12:30 pm.

TENNIS – Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm and requires specific instruction on registering and signing in and out. There is online registration or in person registration at the community centre. All participants must check in with the community centre and provide contact information.

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 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.

4. Volunteers Needed – Giftwrapping

As many of you know, Last year we had giftwrapping services at Tsawwassen Mills mall in Tsawwassen. The management team has invited us back for the 2020 holiday season, and we are preparing for giftwrapping in these COVID-19 times.

We are looking for volunteers to help with wrapping gifts and doing some customer service help, if you or someone you know would be interested in coming to help us we would love to hear from you.

We will have a protocol in place to help deal with COVID 19 and make it a safe place for volunteer. There may be some shuttle service to get there being offered by the Marketing Department at Tsawwassen Mills. Please consider coming out to join us and help us make our Giftwrapping Services at Tsawwassen Mills a great success.

The funds we raised will help us to deliver a number of sport and physical activity programs through BC Blind Sports.

If you would like to volunteer or need more information, please contact Susan Flanagan at or Tami Grenon at

Stay Safe, Active and Connected to Us !

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