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


Yoga Classes

Individuals who are blind or partially sighted learn new stretches in the yoga class hosted by Manitoba Blind Sports Association.

Yoga improves core strength, flexibility, balance and coordination while providing relaxation techniques and increased self-confidence.

Where: CNIB, 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg – Multipurpose Room/1st Floor Boardroom; or alternate location.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM

For more info: Please contact Cathy at (204) 925-5694 for more info or to register. Manitoba Blind Sports Association membership fees will apply.


Individuals can get creative and create something beautiful! No previous experience is needed.

Where: Fort Garry 969 Dowker Ave, Winnipeg

When: 10 weeks, every Wednesday; Spring Session: April 4th, 2018 – June 6th, 2018.

Time: 11:00AM – 1:00PM

For more info: Please contact Joanne at (204) 789-0954

Registration/payment for Spring registration due no later than March 23 at 12 noon. Cost is $116 (Cash or Cheque payable to City of Winnipeg Only)

Fibre Arts (Knit and Crochet)

With the Fibre Arts program, individuals who are blind or partially sighted can knit and crochet again – or learn how!

Where: CNIB, 1080 Portage, Winnipeg – Multipurpose Room

When: Wednesdays ongoing

Time: 9:30AM – 11:00AM

Book Club

The book club is perfect for individuals who are blind or partially sighted and love to read! A new book is chosen each month and each participant will be registered for library services.

Where: CNIB, 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg – Multipurpose Room

When: The second Tuesday of every month

Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Walking Group

The Walking Group Program provides a chance for individuals who are blind or partially sighted to exercise and practice​ their mobility and travel skills.

Where: Spring & Summer: Meet at CNIB Winnipeg to walk outside; Fall & Winter: Polo Park Shopping Centre, Winnipeg

When: Mondays ongoing

Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM

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: TBA

Time: By appointment only. *No rides during winter, check back in spring*

Call Liz to book your ride at (204) 789-0960

Bible Study

Participants who are interested in bible study can share their thoughts in this discussion group!

Where: CNIB, 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg – Second Floor Boardroom

When: Thursdays ongoing

Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM

CNIB Choir

Do you like to sing? If the answer is yes, then come out to join the choir! No previous experience required, everyone is welcome!

Where: CNIB, 1080 Portage Ave, Winnipeg – Upstairs Board Room

When: The third Tuesday of each month starting Feb 20, 2018.

Time: 1:30PM – 3:00PM

Please register with Joanne at (204) 789-0954

Friday Coffee Group

The group is lively, friendly, and the coffee is always on!

Where: CNIB, 1080 Portage Ave, Winnipeg – Multipurpose Room

When: Fridays ongoing

Time: 9:30AM – 11:30AM



CNIB is offering an 8-week yoga program in Brandon. No fees, and no previous experience required.

Where: Brandon Office, 354 Tenth Street

When: 8 weeks; Every Wednesday beginning March 7

Time: TBD

Please register with Joanne at (204) 789-0954 or​ ​

Please note that the schedule may be subject to change

Stay up-to-date for current announcements and group information by calling the CNIB's info line at: (204) 789-0961.

For further information contact:

Joanne Fabian (204) 789-0954

Join one of our Programs or Volunteer today!

We are always looking for volunteers, for more information on how you can get involved with our programs or other volunteer opportunities, please contact us at or (204) 774-5421.

Possible volunteer opportunities could include:

  • administrative duties

  • program facilitators

  • drivers

  • children's activities

  • day camp counsellors

  • mentors