Sports & Leisure 

CNIB leisure group programs address the unique needs of people living with vision loss. The programs provide an opportunity for members to receive support as they adjust to their vision loss, to relearn skills, develop new ones, and regain self-confidence.

Run by people with vision loss, these leisure groups encourage social interaction and friendship for individuals who feel isolated and alone. Most run from September through May. 

The following groups are actively recruiting new members in Winnipeg. 

Please note that all schedules below are subject to change


Winnipeg:

For information on all Winnipeg groups and programs contact Joanne Fabian at (204) 789-0954 or email: joanne.fabian@cnib.ca

Bible Study: Share your thoughts in this discussion group. 

  • Where: CNIB, 1080 Portage Ave, Multipurpose Room, Winnipeg 
  • When: Thursday's ongoing
  • Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Book Club: If you love to read, this is for you! A new book each month. Each participant will be registered for library services.

  • Where:  CNIB, 1080 Portage Ave, Multipurpose Room, Winnipeg 
  • When: The second Tuesday of each month
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m

Easy Movement to Music: Come out and try Easy Movements to music through Belly Dance.

  • ​Where: CNIB, 1080 Portage Ave, Winnipeg – Multipurpose Room
  • When: Every 2nd Thursday Starting October 5th
  • Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Please register with Joanne at (204) 789-0954

Fibre Arts Knit and Crochet: With help you can knit or crochet again - or learn how!

  • Where:  CNIB, 1080 Portage Ave, Multipurpose Room, Winnipeg 
  • When: Every Wednesday
  • Time: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Friday Coffee Group: The group is lively, friendly and the coffee is always on. 
  • Where: CNIB, 1080 Portage Ave, Multipurpose Room
  • When: Fridays ongoing
  • Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Every Wed (Registration for fall session in August, check info line)

Pottery: Create something beautiful. No previous experience needed. Contact Joanne at CNIB to register (number above). Registration is confirmed with receipt of payment. 

  • Where: Fort Garry, 969 Dowker Ave
  • When: For ten weeks, every Wednesday starting September 13 to November 15. Registration starts August 8, check the information line. 
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $115 cash only due September 6.

Trio Bike: CNIB Winnipeg is proud to introduce the new Trio Bike! This amazing bike is available to all participants who wish to experience the sensations of cycling again; or for the very first time! 

The Trio Bike features a spacious and comfortable carriage that can accommodate two passengers. Trio bike pilots are fully trained to ensure optimal safety for maximum fun!

  • ​Where: CNIB, 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
  • When: Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons
  • Time: By appointment only. 
  • Call Liz to book your ride at (204) 789-0960

Walking Group: A chance to exercise and practice your mobility and travel skills.

  • Where: spring-summer Meet at CNIB, 1080 Portage Ave: fall and winter Polo Park Shopping Center, Winnipeg
  • When: Monday’s ongoing
  • Time: 10:00- 11:00 a.m.

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Outings: Come join us for a Friday matinee production by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and lunch at an exchange café.

Tickets courtesy of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

  • Where: For all performances, we will meet at CNIB and take Winnipeg Transit to the concert hall together.
  • When: October 27th, December 1st and February 9th.
  • Time: Depart 9:00am, Return 2:00pm.
  • Limited tickets available, please register with Joanne at (204) 789-0954.

Yoga: Improves core strength, flexibility, balance and coordination while providing relaxation techniques and increased self-confidence. Program provide by Manitoba Blind Sports Association in partnership with CNIB. Membership fees will apply. Contact Cathy for more info or to register 204-925-5694.

  • Where:  CNIB, 1080 Portage Ave, Multipurpose Room, Winnipeg 
  • When: Every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Time: 10:00- 11:00 a.m.

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