ASRAB – Grande Prairie New Program Lead & Upcoming Programs

Francis Tagarino

ASRAB Grande Prairie

New Program Lead & Upcoming Programs

Walking Club – Daytime or Evening
Mini Golf
Bowling – 10 Pin

Meet Our New Grande Prairie Program Lead – Francis!

Francis Tagarino is a dedicated Program Lead for the Alberta Sport and Recreation Association for the Blind (ASRAB) in Grande Prairie. A proud local, Francis Tagarino has lived in Grande Prairie for most of their life and has a strong connection to the community.

Academic Pursuits:

Currently a Kinesiology student pursuing a degree in Health Sciences, Francis is also working towards a Personal Trainer Diploma at Northwestern Polytechnic (NWP). His academic journey is fueled by a deep-seated passion for fitness, health, and well-being. Through this passion, Francis has worked and earned his Certificate in Athletic Wrapping, and he is certified to coach individuals who have physical and cognitive impairments. He finishes his diploma in Kinesiology this fall.

Professional Role:

At ASRAB, Francis leads programs designed to make sports and recreation accessible to the blind and visually impaired. This position allows him to combine his love for fitness with a commitment to inclusivity and community support. Francis has volunteered for several athletics programs, like the Wolverines wheelchair basketball and RBC training ground.

Passion for Fitness and Adapted Sports:

Through his studies and professional experiences, Francis has cultivated a profound appreciation for adapted sports. He is dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals of all abilities to participate in physical activities, fostering physical and cognitive well-being. This passion has driven him to explore every facet of the fitness industry, ensuring that sports and recreation are accessible to everyone, regardless of their physical or cognitive abilities.

Personal Commitment:

Francis’s dedication to fitness extends beyond his professional work. He actively engages in various fitness activities and continually seeks to expand his knowledge and skills in health sciences. His personal and professional experiences have enriched his understanding and respect for diverse communities, reinforcing his commitment to inclusivity in all aspects of his work.


Looking ahead, Francis aims to further integrate their academic pursuits with their passion for adaptive sports, aspiring to make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals in Grande Prairie and beyond. He is committed to promoting health and fitness for all, championing the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to lead an active and fulfilling life.

Walking Club

Take a break from your routine and join us for a delightful afternoon walk at Muskoseepi Park!

This is a fantastic opportunity to unwind, socialize, and make new connections while exploring the beautiful trails.

Let’s wrap up our walk with a relaxing coffee gathering at the pavilion. Please make sure to dress up in clothing that is breathable, and to bring some bug spray if necessary, and a bottle of water.

Ages: All ages

Where: Muskoseepi Park, Meet at the Earnie Radbourne Pavillion, 10326 102 Ave

Time: Tuesdays 10:00 am – 11:00 am or Sundays 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Upcoming Dates Daytime:

July: 2nd, 9th, 23rd, & 30th
August: 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th

Upcoming Dates Evening:

July: 7th, 21st, & 28th
August: 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th

Cost: Free for members.

Registration: Please register for daytime walking club using this link. Please register for evening walking club using this link. If you have any questions, please contact

Mini Golf

Join us for a fantastic day at Mini Links at Muskoseepi Park!

Bring your friend or make new ones as we enjoy a round of mini golf, mingle, and soak in the summer vibes. Let’s spend up to 2 hours of fun-filled activities and great company!

Ages: All ages

Where: Mini Links Mini Golf, 10312 100 Ave.

Time: Wednesdays 11:00am – 1:00pm

Upcoming Dates:

July: 24th & 31st
August: 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th

Cost: Free for members.

Registration: Please register using this link. If you have any questions, please contact

Bowling – 10 Pin

Get ready for an unforgettable time at Bowling Stones 10-Pin Bowling!

Whether you’re a seasoned bowler or just looking to have some fun, this event is for everyone. Join us for 1.5 hours of games, laughs, and good company in a laid-back, non-competitive setting.

Ages: All ages

Where: Bowling Stones, 11005 106 Ave.

Time: Fridays 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Upcoming Dates:

July: 26th
August: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th

Cost: Free for members.

Registration: Please register using this link. If you have any questions, please contact

Membership Reminder

Please join ASRAB, to have access to sport and recreation programming for persons with visual impairment. Memberships are on a calendar year (January 1-December 31).

Membership fees:

$20.00 for Individuals [to a maximum of $40.00 per family]

We now have online forms that allow you to complete your membership online and use a credit card to make payment.

ASRAB Membership


ASRAB relies on support from community members like you to make adapted sport accessible and affordable to all Albertans with a visual impairment. Please donate today.

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