49th Annual Sport BC's Athlete of the Year Awards
March 12, 2015 - The 21st Annual Presidents’ Awards are presented annually to volunteers from Sport BC member organizations who represent the spirit of volunteerism, and whose dedication, energy, and commitment contribute to development of their sport or organization. Sport BC member organizations are eligible to recognize one volunteer per year.
This year our Presidents’ Award goes to Larry
Learn to Skate and Try Blind Hockey, March 18
Courage Canada will be holding a learn-to-skate & try Blind Hockey
program that is open to participants who are blind or partially sighted
of all ages and their families from 4:30 to 6:00pm. Afterwards, the Vancouver
Eclipse Blind Hockey Team and other BC based Blind Hockey players will
play a game with members of the Vancouver Canucks Alumni Association.
Canuck favorites Cliff Ronning, Dave Babych, Jyrki Lumme are all confirmed
to be in attendance for what should be a special night!
BC Blind Sports Fitness Program - Nanaimo
BC Blind Sports is offering a 10 week fitness program in Nanaimo for
Seniors (but not limited to), who are visually impaired/ blind. This is
a low impact fitness program with emphasis on balance, flexibility and
Bringing sport and recreational activities to blind or visually impaired students in their own community. Programs are provided on site with sports and acitvities adapted to individual needs. For more information, download the pdf flyer, or contact BC Blind Sports at email@example.com
International Games for Athletes with a Disability
Feb 24, 2015 - Two very close games today for Dave Ruck and and his New Zealand partner. This morning they played against South Africa and they led 7 to 0 after 6 ends. Unfortunately SA scored a 6 on the next end and went onto win 18 to 12. This afternoon against Israel they again started with a bang going up 9 to 0 winning the first 5 ends. After 13 ends they still led 13 to 10. Israel scored 4 on the 14th end and 5 on the 15 th and last end. Playing the last end Israel got an early close bowl forcing Dave to try some up weight shots. Both Dave and his partner played well today but couldn't hold on to their leads. They have 2 more chances tomorrow so hopefully they will play as well as they started today. Vivian Chang of Edmonton and Al Hanet of Kelowna a B3 pair also played.
Follow BC Hockey Players Competing at Courage Canada Hockey Tournament
February 13, 2015 - Our BC Blind Sports Eclipse Hockey Team heads to Toronto this weekend for the biggest Blind Hockey Tournament in the history of the sport! With 80 players from 7 provinces and 2 US states, the first ever 6 team Blind Hockey Tournament promises to be the best and most exciting yet. The tournament games will be broadcast through a live web stream. The link will be available on www.couragecanada.ca the week of the event.
READY FOR NEW ZEALAND
The practices have been completed and the equipment has been packed
and now this team is set to test their skills against the world. Recently
members of the Nanaimo Lawn Bowling Club gathered at the clubhouse for
a great send-off for 2 visually impaired members. Dave Ruckman and Randy
Fred will compete in the International Games for Athletes with a Disability.
Wheelchair and CP athletes as well as the blind will be competing for
the next 2 weeks near Wellington. The bowlers would like to thank all
those who helped in their fund raising ventures to make this trip possible.
The team leaves this Thursday and the public is invited to take part in
extending good wishes that they will carry with them throughout the competition.
2015 Courage Canada National Blind Hockey Tournament
In less than four weeks, the puck will drop at the biggest Blind Hockey
Tournament in the history of the sport! With 80 players from 7 provinces
and 2 US states, the first ever 6 team Blind Hockey Tournament promises
to be the best and most exciting yet.
Courage Canada Hockey for the Blind featured on Rogers Hometown Hockey
This Sunday November 9th the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour comes to Burnaby, BC and will feature a nationally broadcast double header on City TV featuring the Toronto Maple Leafs vs the Ottawa Senators, followed by the Vancouver Canucks vs the Anaheim Ducks. But first, during the Hometown Hockey pre-game show hosted by Ron Maclean, there will be a feature on this past summer’s 2014 Courage Canada National Youth Blind Hockey Camp, which featured 12 exceptional young blind and partially sighted hockey players from across the country who came together for 5 days of training in Burnaby, BC.
Ron Maclean states the feature is about “a league for the visually impaired, where the feel for the game means everything.” The piece will feature interviews from Courage Canada Founder and President Mark DeMontis, Courage Canada VP and Blind Hockey Goalie Gary Steeves, as well as several of the participants and their parents.
Be sure to tune in to City TV on Sunday, November 9th between 5 pm – 6 pm Eastern / 2 pm – 3 pm Pacific to see Courage Canada featured on Rogers Hometown Hockey before all the exciting NHL action.
The Lower Mainland Yoga Program has begun!
All classes are held at:
Please arrive by 1:15 to be ready to start at 1:30 p.m.
The Vancouver Blind and Visually Impaired Curling Club
curl at the Vancouver Curling Club at Hillcrest Centre on Wednesdays from
noon to 2:00 pm from early October until mid or late March. The curling
club is located at 4575 Clancy Loranger Way. Everyone is welcome and no
previous curling experience is necessary.
Ice Hockey Come and Try Skating and Ice Hockey
August 23rd and August 30th - BC Blind Sports and the Eclipse hockey team will have an Ice Hockey Come and try skating and ice hockey. Location is Moody park Arena in New Westminster, BC. August 23rd, Time 5:15pm to 6:45pm and August 30th Time 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Skates will be available.
Seniors Fitness Classes
But not limited to, these classes will start up again in September in the following communities: 100 Mile House, Nanaimo, Victoria and Vancouver. Please contact the office for more details.
For more upcoming events visit our Calendar
Eclipse vs Giants - Blind Hockey Youtube Video
September 2013 - Watch the September 25th event.
The Benefits of Participation in Dragon Boating
Six years ago I abruptly lost most of my eyesight due to a rare illness. Since then I’ve learned a lot of things…. The dragon boat experience has exceeded all my expectations. Read the full story, click here.
Run for Light
May 14, 2013 - At a recent Board of Directors meeting it was decided that due to the increasing cost, staff and volunteer time commitment and the fluctuation in revenue from the run due to weather dependence and the number of other recreational opportunities available in Vancouver, the association has determined that we need to ensure we put our resources into physical activity programs for British Columbians who are blind or visually impaired. We have therefore determined that we will not hold a Run for Light in 2013. BC Blind Sports will explore other options for events in the future.
BC Blind Sports thanks our supporters, volunteers, staff, donors, participants and the community who have contributed to the Run over the past 33 years.
If you would like more information on BC Blind Sports please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Opening of Accessible Trail in Qualicum Bay
June 23, 2012 at Lioness Blvd Trailhead, 10:00 a.m.
Encouraging Physical Activity for Preschoolers
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