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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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SPIRIT Club – an online fitness platform!

To enhance CNIB’s Culture, Sport & Recreation program offerings, we’ve partnered with SPIRIT Club, an online health and fitness platform that provides adapted exercise and healthy lifestyle classes.

SPIRIT Club strives to foster a culture of support and encouragement for all members. Whether you’re experienced with exercise or a total beginner; comfortable in gyms or don’t feel like they are the right fit for you, SPIRIT Club is where you can successfully work toward your fitness goals.
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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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Kingston Book Club

An accessible book club that meets once a month to discuss the book of the month. For participants living in the Kingston and surrounding area.  This monthly book club meets via Zoom web conference on the third Wednesday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 
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Old Time Radio

Join host Kelly MacDonald as he shares a blast from the past! Listen to all the old radio shows that made the genre so popular. Featuring comedies, dramas and a variety of programs from the time when network radio was king and every buddy tuned in for their entertainment. You are welcomed to briefly comment between shows or just sit back and enjoy! 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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The Empowerment Digest

Would you love to get an email each week with a little bit of inspiration, motivation and examples of how people living with sight loss are stepping outside their own comfort zones, all in pursuit of living a life that they choose? Breaking through stereotypes, taking on new challenges, connecting with their communities and sharing practical tips on how they are doing the things they once thought "I can't do that!"?
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Accessible Yoga

Accessible yoga for most skill levels from the comfort of your home. Check out accessible yoga if you are looking for a classic yoga class with descriptive prompts. Designed for people with vision loss, the instructor will verbally walk you through all the poses and movements. Please bring a yoga mat, a bottle of water, and your breath!  This yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Monday & Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Mandarin and Cantonese Yoga

This class is designed for yogis of all levels. Instruction is delivered in Mandarin and Cantonese and is highly descriptive to accommodate participants with sight loss. No experience required. The instructor will provide modifications so don't hesitate to ask. Bring a mat! This yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Let's Get Gardening

If you have a green thumb (or you'd like to have one), then this gardening discussion group is for you! We swap success stories, talk about our favorite plants, and generally 'dish the dirt' on all things horticultural. For all levels of garden enthusiasts. Whether you patio or container garden, or have lots of gardening space, the time in this group will just buzz by. This gardening group meets via Zoom web conference every Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Thursday Games

Like word games? This group is for you so come play word games led by our game show hosts and join in the laughter. The group meets via Zoom conference every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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CNIB Unbound Book Club

CNIB Unbound is a virtual book club for anyone interested in accessible literacy. Housed on Facebook, the club gives members an interactive community where they can read together, swap notes and perspectives on what they've read, and talk about all things books – from their favourite writers to the latest accessible reading technologies on the market.