Insight Newsletter – May 28, 2021

In this Issue:

  1. NEW WEB SITE AND FACEBOOK LAUNCHED
  2. INSIGHT IN SCHOOLS
  3. BC ACTIVE LIVING NETWORK FOR ADULTS, OUR NEWEST VIRTUAL PROGRAM
  4. AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL
  5. ATHLETICS – FROM, CBC ABOUT A RUNNER WHO IS BLIND
  6. BLIND ICE HOCKEY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
  7. TENNIS
  8. MEMBERSHIP 2021 – 2022
  9. KEEP ACTIVE AND STAY SAFE

 

1. NEW WEB SITE AND FACEBOOK LAUNCHED

As we continue to do more work on our website, we are pleased to have launched a new look and feel. Please check it out here! One of the new and exciting additions is that you can now apply and pay for your new or renewed membership online.

2. INSIGHT IN SCHOOLS

Last year’s virtual sports day program was a wonderful success with students from all ages and through out the province participating. This year we hope to reach even more students and communities. We will again sponsor a virtual sports day for all interested.

The outline is on our website as well as available through PRCVI’s site, along with 8 weeks of motor skill development ideas, 2020’s version is still up as well.

We continue to work with the vision teachers and be in frequent contact with schools for personal consultations to assist and promote students to be physically active.

Adult are welcome to try these activities and have some fun as well, see the article below on An Opportunity for All.

Please contact Mike at 604-325-8638 anytime for further information

3. BC ACTIVE LIVING NETWORK FOR ADULTS, OUR NEWEST VIRTUAL PROGRAM

SAVE THE DATE! The BC Blind Sports Active Living Network for Adults goes live on Monday, June 7th at 2:00 PM!

Please join us on Zoom to kick-off our Virtual trip to wherever in the world we decide to go. Whether your favourite walk is around your home, your neighbourhood, or further afield, your activity will get us to our virtual location! And who knows what fun and happenings we’ll enjoy along the way! So come and help us create the plan to get us all moving more while having a blast together!

If you haven’t signed up yet, or if you are hearing about this group for the first time, please read below for all the details. In short, we will need your name, email address and phone number, and the only requirement is that you are or become a member of BC Blind Sports.

Our first virtual gathering will be an informal conversation for all participants to meet each other and share ideas to create a plan to accomplish our activity goals together. In addition, we will determine frequency of meetings as well as presentation topics to promote health and wellness through the pandemic and beyond.

There is still time to get your name on the list to receive an invitation to the June 7th meeting. You can contact either Marilyn at mrushton@shaw.ca or Susan at the office or by email susan@bcblindsports.bc.ca

So spread the word! And we hope to see you all at 2:00 PM on Monday, June 7th

This program celebrates all levels of physical activity in daily routines. There is no competition or comparison of individual achievements, and only the combined total weekly activity amount is shared with the whole group.

For more information, please see the Active Living Network section on our website.

4. AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

Please checkout the new materials in An Opportunity for All – a virtual motor skills program appropriate for all ages.

5. ATHLETICS – FROM, CBC ABOUT A RUNNER WHO IS BLIND

Check out this CBC article and radio clip about runner Peter Field and his struggle to find guides and keep running during the pandemic.

6. BLIND ICE HOCKEY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Canadian Blind Hockey is providing a Children and Youth Virtual Blind Hockey Camp presented by AMI and brought to you by the CNIB Foundation. The camp is free to attend and takes place on Saturday, June 5, between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm eastern. The camp is aimed at existing children and youth Blind Hockey players of all ages and at all levels of experience, as well as children and youth who are interested in joining the rapidly growing Para sport of Blind Hockey. In addition to players, children and youth volunteers, coaches, administrators, parents, etc. are all welcome to participate!

For more information please see the Canadian Blind Hockey website.

7. TENNIS

Tennis continues in a limited way as public health orders permit. It is still offered on Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 5:00pm, for information to participate or how to register, please contact Mike at the Blind Sports office 604-325-8638 or email him at mike@bcblindsports.bc.ca Information on return to sport is also available on our website.

8. MEMBERSHIP 2021 – 2022

If you are a member and have not updated your membership please do so by trying out our new online membership application. We would welcome any feed back from you as to how the process went for you. If you require help with the new online membership, please email susan@bcblindsports.bc.ca

Payments can be made:

From our new website – on line by credit card through paypal.
Credit Card payment by calling the office.
E transfer to David at david@bcblindsports.bc.ca
Or mail in the form with a cheque to the office.

Please do not send cash in the mail.

Please do not drop into the office without speaking to us first due to the current public health restrictions.

9. KEEP ACTIVE AND STAY SAFE

The schedule of virtual fitness activities in on the main page of our website in the bottom centre square. Contact us if you want to try one of these.

More in person sport opportunities will resume shortly – please stay tuned!

THANK YOU to all of our volunteers for your continued support.

Stay safe and stay active everyone!

From your BC Blind Sports Staff:
Jane, Mike, David, Linda, and Susan.

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