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Culture, Sports and Recreation Programs

CNIB Foundation's culture, sports and recreation programs provide you with opportunities to take part in a variety of creative classes, community-based workshops, physical activities and excursions.  

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World Blindness Summit - Madrid

Do you want to know about the latest tech and digital trends that benefit people who are blind or partially sighted? What our future looks like for mobility, leisure and culture, home automation and ambient intelligence?
Register to the World Blindness Summit, June 21 to 30, 2021.
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Collaborhythm Online African Drumming Program

Participants will receive a VIBE Arts Djembe Drum on loan (delivered to their homes) to use for the duration of the program. The artist will guide the participants through an introduction to African Drumming, creating rhythms and music together online. Following the end of the series of workshops the Djembe Drums will be picked up from each participant by Vibe.
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Song Bingo Game Night!

Come join us every other Friday for Song Bingo Game Night! All you need to participate is access to phone or Zoom and a bingo card at home or online!  Each Song Bingo Night will have a different musical theme! Feel free to play as a family or house, you could even make a night of it by dressing up to match the theme! There will be prizes for the first 3 bingo winners and for the person who names the most tunes! This program is designed for participants of all ages.
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Name That Tune

Calling all music lovers! If you have a passion for music, join us for a game of name that tune. We will play clips of songs and participants will have to name that tune. A variety of music types will be played. This program runs via Zoom web conference on the first and third Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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How It’s Played, Featuring Team Empowerplay

Would you like to be more active? Is there a sport you have always wanted to play...but have no idea where to start? Well look no further! This how-to program will teach you all about adaptive sports and how to play them! We'll cover: tennis, cycling, weightlifting, basketball, running, swimming, kayaking, fencing, and triathlon. This program runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Old Time Radio

Join us for a trip back into the world of old-time radio with OTR Rewind. Featuring comedies, dramas and a variety of programs from the time when network radio was king and every buddy tuned in for their entertainment. Shows will originate from the Thirties through the eighties. You are welcomed to briefly comment between shows or just sit back and enjoy the vast variety presented by your host Kelly MacDonald. This group runs via Zoom web conference biweekly on Saturday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents: Dungeons and Dragons Board Game Group

BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents: Dungeons and Dragons Board Game Group! Join BALANCE for an interactive fantasy board game group where storytelling and single-character play, set on a loosely medieval world, takes players on the adventure of a lifetime! This group meets every Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
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BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents: Postural Alignment and Yoga Classes with Fazia Ackbarali

Join BALANCE for a special yoga course with a focus on back care, with certified yoga instructor Fazia Ackbarali. Classes are being held via Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday at 3 p.m. Spots are limited so register now!
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BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents: Let's Get Quizzical Monthly Trivia Night

BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents:  Let's Get Quizzical, MonthlyTrivia Night! Join us on the third Thursday of every month for a lot of fun trying to be the best! You’ll be assigned to a team and will have a really fun and challenging evening. The trivia group meets on the third Thursday of every month.
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BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents: “On the Same Page” Book Club

BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents: “On the Same Page." This monthly book club is for readers and bookworms alike who are looking to explore different genres, titles, and to just have fun with it. Led by fellow community member Carol, this book club meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Registration required. To register for this program, please follow this link to the Zoom online registration form.