ASRAB’s Upcoming Programs – Calgary

VolunteerVolunteers Needed for ASRAB Casino April 4 & 5 2022
ASRAB Children & Youth Skating Skills & Hockey Drills Program
All-ages Goalball
Walking Club

Welcome to 2022! Please remember to update your ASRAB Membership Form and fee to participate in our programming this year:

Click the following link to visit our membership page: ASRAB 2022 Membership Form

Volunteers Needed for ASRAB Casino Fundraiser

Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind (ASRAB) is holding an upcoming casino fundraiser! We are looking for a few persons to fill volunteer positions that are required over the two days. Hosting a Casino is a primary fundraising event for ASRAB. These funds go a long way towards enabling ASRAB to meet our mandate of supporting sport and recreation opportunities for people who are visually impaired including our dance, gymnastics, soccer, physical literacy, skiing, boccia, golf, goalball programs and many more! This is a great event to meet and work alongside other ASRAB volunteers and members.

The positions that are available are:

Cashier: Redeems players’ chips for cash. Little data entry required.

Chiprunner: Delivers chips from the Banker to the game tables as required. Will count chips with the gaming floor staff as required. A fair amount of data entry is required.

Countroom Staff: Will sort and use money counting machines to count money. Some data entry required.

Note that all positions involve doing some data entry by the volunteers on PDAs (small handheld computers) – but it is very easy!

Where: Cash Casino (4040 Blackfoot Trail SE) in Calgary)

When: Tuesday April 5 and Wednesday April 6, 2022

The shifts that are available for both days are:

Day shift for cashier and chiprunner – 11:15am to 7:30pm.

Night shift for cashier and chiprunner – 7:00pm to 3:30am.

Count Room shift – 11:30pm – 3:30am.

Ages: 18+

Registration: email execdirector@asrab.ab.ca
with your shift preference. Please also provide your phone number.

Thanks very much for your consideration! We look forward to working with you on this key ASRAB fundraiser. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

SKATING SKILLS & HOCKEY DRILLS – ASRAB Children and Youth Skating and Hockey Development Program

ASRAB is thrilled to offer a children and youth Introduction to Skating and Hockey program. Thank you to @HockeyAlberta and @HockeyABFdn for their support through the Every Kid Every Community grant for making this possible. #EveryKidEveryCommunity

This program is aimed at developing skating skills and learning some hockey drills. Join our program for some fun on the ice! One half of the ice will be devoted to learning how to skate and the other half will be devoted to learning blind hockey skills and drills.

Participants are free to bring their full hockey gear if they normally play hockey. For those that are just learning to skate and play hockey, participants will need: hockey helmet, skates, a stick, and normal warm-weather clothing including gloves, as the rink is cool. Elbow pads and knee pads are recommended. If you need to rent gear, you may do so on your own behalf (or contact us for options). Also, please come 15 minutes early to allow time to lace up!

Dates:

Sat. February 26 at 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sat. March 5 at 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sat. March 12 at 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sat. March 19 at 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sat. March 26 at 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sat. April 2 – Dryland Training
Sat. April 9 at 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ages: 7-18

Where: The Hockey Hub YYC located at #150 10 Stonehill Place NE Calgary, AB T3N 1T7

Registration: Please register by e-mailing Execdirector@asrab.ab.ca with participants age, name and phone number.

Volunteers Needed: contact above e-mail if interested

Children & Youth and Adult Goalball

Come and try the Paralympic sport of goalball! Goalball is played on a volleyball sized court with tactile tape, an audible ball, and eye shades.

Discover how to play and develop some new skills!
All abilities are welcome. All equipment is provided. All you need to do is show up and have fun!

Dates:

Sunday, February 27
Sunday, March 6
Sunday, March 13
Sunday, March 20
Sunday, March 27
Sunday, April 3
Sunday, April 10

Time: Adults 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Children and Youth 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Bethany Chapel of Calgary located at 3333 Richardson Way SW

Registration: Please register by e-mailing Execdirector@asrab.ab.ca with participants age, name and phone number.

Walking Club!‌

Walking club will be held at different parks and walking paths around the Calgary area. Walking Club will take place outdoors depending on weather conditions. Get outdoors and enjoy some physical activity this winter!

Dates: Every Sunday (weather permitting)

Time: From 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Locations to be announced via e-mail.

Registration: Please register by e-mailing Program.Manager@asrab.ab.ca with participants age, name and phone number.

Volunteers Needed: contact above e-mail if interested

‌Programs brought to you by other organizations

10 Mile Triathlon with Repsol Sports Centre

In 2020 ASRAB members participated in this fun Triathlon and it is happening again in March 2022. Wether you would like to participate again, or try it for the first time, it is a great way to keep active. The Triathlon includes 15 minutes of swimming, 15 minutes of biking (stationary bikes) and 15 minutes of running (indoor). Go at your own level of ability or pace. The Triathlon event which will take place at Repsol Sport Centre on Sunday, March 6, 2022.

Registration Fee: $60 for Members/ $68 for Non-Members

Registration: register by clicking the following link: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=27545&lan=1&cartlevel=1

E-mail Program.Manager@asrab.ab.ca if you would like a volunteer to help you along the way.

Active Energizers

A new inclusive program called Active Energizers is launching from Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart partner, Repsol Sport Centre. This is a 6 week program designed with inclusivity in mind for children of all abilities. Enjoy a wide range of activities from basketball to wheelchair fencing.

Dates: Session 2: March 12 – April 16, 2022

Time: Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ages: 5-12

Where: Repsol Sport Centre

Registration: Member Price is $92.00 and non-member price is $102.00. To sign up, please e-mail drylandregisteredprograms@repsolsport.com

Rocky Mountain Adaptive

Check out the Rocky Mountain Adaptive Winter Camps!

To learn more, click the link below

www.rockymountainadaptive.com/try-it-camps

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