Take advantage of walking with a group while meeting people and exploring your community. All experience levels welcome, sighted guides available. Program dates and locations vary, check the local calendar for upcoming walking groups and activities or contact us for more information.
Coffee and chat groups
Mix and mingle and try something new. Each get together will have a different theme, topic or guest speaker and provide you with a chance to meet other people in your community with sight loss. Groups are currently offered in Moncton, Fredericton, Saint John and Beresford. Visit the calendar for dates and locations.
Riding a tandem bike, better known as a "bicycle built for two", is a great opportunity to get back on the bike with the assistance of a sighted "pilot".
CNIB Foundation has partnered with local bike shops in Moncton and Fredericton, with support from WellnessNB, to provide you a unique opportunity to use the bike at no charge so you and a friend can hit the road. Don't have anyone willing to pilot for you? Contact us and we will assist in locating a volunteer. For further details about location, eligibility criteria, and more, contact us.
"Knit-in" Knitting & craft group
Whether you are just starting out or are a long-time knitter/crafter, this group is for you! Meeting weekly at the Saint John Free Public Library, visit our calendar for upcoming dates or contact Debbie for more information. Bring your own knitting or crafts with you or pick up some of the yarn available at the library and join us!
Visit our online calendar for the next date or contact Debbie Jeffery for more information.
Audio book club
CNIB's Audio Book Club meets monthly over the phone to discuss a book that you listened to from the CELA library.
Each month is a new book and a new opportunity to share your thoughts and connect with fellow book lovers from across the Maritimes.
To find out next month's book and meeting information, visit our online calendar. For more information, please contact Shelley Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-453-1480.
The Fredericton Lions host a weekly "Blind Bowling" event open to anyone in the Fredericton area that is blind or partially sighted. A fun FREE activity with sighted assistance provided to those who want it, this is a fantastic opportunity to get out and get active!
The season typically runs from November to April every year and is held every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Kingswood Entertainment facility located at 1700 Hanwell Rd, Fredericton. Come once or come every week, the choice is yours!
For more information, contact CNIB volunteer Derek either by text or leave a message with a call back number at 506-999-6554 and visit the Fredericton Lion's website for more information about their work.