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:

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; Last day before summer break will be June 28, returning September.

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.

Pottery

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; Fall Session: September 12, 2018 - November 14, 2018

Time: 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Cost: $116 (Cash or cheque payable to City of Winnipeg only)

Registration/payment for Fall Session is due no later than September 5th at 12 noon. 

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

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; On summer break - returning September 26th

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

The CNIB Winnipeg Trio Bike is back for another season. 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

Schedule a ride around CNIB, stop for ice cream, a sandwich, or just get out and enjoy the fresh air.

When: By appointment only. 

For more information, or to book your ride, call Caroline at 204-774-5421 ext. 6547, or email caroline.toews@cnib.ca​ 

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; On summer break - returning September 13th

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

Breakfast Club

Come enjoy the comradery of your ​peers while trying out a restaurant in our city.

Where: Different restaurants will be selected each meeting

When: Last Friday of every other month, as below

  • May 25, 2018
  • July 27, 2018
  • September 28, 2018
  • November 30, 2018

Time: TBD

Contact Joanne at (204) 789-0954 for information about the next meeting.

Apple Training Workshops

CNIB is thrilled to announce exclusive ongoing VoiceOver Learning sessions at the ​Polo Park Apple Store in Winnipeg. 

Explore more about the assistive technology of VoiceOver for iPad or iPhone. For people who are blind or have vision loss, Voiceover lets you hear a description of what's happening on your screen. We'll navigate shortcuts and discover how to adjust speaking and pitch rate.

Where: Apple Store, Polo Park. 1485 Portage Avenue

When: Every 2nd Wednesday, beginning May 16th.

Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Each session will be limited to six participants. Participants must register with the Apple store directly. By phone: (204) 777-4500 or online at https://www.apple.com/ca/today/store/polopark/  

Brandon

Yoga

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 joanne.fabian@cnib.ca​ ​

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 manitoba@cnib.ca or (204) 774-5421.

Possible volunteer opportunities could include:

  • administrative duties

  • program facilitators

  • drivers

  • children's activities

  • day camp counsellors

  • mentors

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