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Programs and Services

BC Blind Sports and Recreation Association (BCBSRA)

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Youth Programs

For those with visual complications due to MS, the BC Blind Sports and Recreation Association (BCBSRA) offers opportunities for recreation, sports, and community involvement to people of all levels of visual impairment. BCBSRA programs are designed for people of all ages and all skill levels. BCBSRA supports all blind/visually impaired athletes, from those who are solely seeking recreation to those who aim to reach the Paralympic level. Programs include:

1. Early Intervention (preschool)

  • Information and orientation on how to include your child in the programs already available in your community (Gymnastics, Swim lessons, skating lessons, etc.)

2. Children & Youth - Insight in Schools

  • Staff will come to your school or community program (such as a sports day) to assist in the introduction of adaptations for equipment and/or activities in the gym or any other physical activity.

3. Adult Programs

  • Recreational programs include: Ice Skating, Ice Hockey, and walking
  • Competitive programs include: Curling, Dragon Boating, Golf, Karate, Lawn Bowling, Powerlifting, Showdown, and Wrestling.
  • Paralympic Programs include: Athletics (Track & Field), Biathlon, Goalball, Judo, Skiing (Alpine and Cross Country), Tandem Cycling, and swimming

BCBSRA members have access to loaned equipment. Membership is $15.00 a year for athletes.

For more information:

Phone: 604-325-8638 (Local) or 1-877-604-8638 (Toll-free)

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Disclaimer: The MS Society is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician. Read our full privacy policy.

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