A fun run after dark…vision optional
Saturday November 17th, 2018 – 5:30 pm
Eau Claire Market, Bow River Pathway
You can register now: www.sightnightcalgary.ca
Note: Online registration closes on November 14th at 11:59 p.m. You can register in person on event day.
- $15 for children and $40 for adults until October 17th (early bird rates)
- $20 for children and $45 for adults from October 17th to event day
All money raised goes directly to ASRAB and supporting sport and recreation opportunities for blind and visually impaired Albertans.
We encourage everyone to help ASRAB in raising funds for sight night! Please use the Pledge Form to collect pledges (tax receipts can be issued for donations over $20) from your family, friends, colleagues, neighbours … anyone that can assist us in supporting sport and recreation opportunities for persons with a vision impairment. We look forward to a successful sight night!
When the sun goes down on Saturday, November 17th, 2018, the light from hundreds of headlamps will bob and weave along the Bow River Pathway as enthusiasts and supporters of visually impaired Albertans join in sight night Calgary – a fun run after dark.
Raising funds and awareness for the Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind (ASRAB), sight night, presented by Flaman Fitness, is more than just another run. It is a vision-optional event. Runners who are visually impaired will share the path with sighted runners. The after-dark timing makes it a more even playing field!
Enthusiastic participants will gather at Eau Claire Market for a 5K or 8K run or 3K run/walk on the Bow River Pathway and all registrants will receive a high quality headlamp – the sight night light!
sight night Calgary 2018 – Honorary Chair Shabu Hussein
sight night Calgary 2018 is pleased to announce Shabu Hussein as the Honorary Chair of the event.
Shabu became blind at 17 years old, through retinal detachments in both eyes. Since then, he has persevered and never stopped accomplishing. He accepted the challenge to lead a “normal” life and had to face many difficulties to reach his goals. Shabu has been known for having a no-excuse mentality and has never allowed his visual impairment to stop him from achieving anything he puts his mind to.
ASRAB has been an important part of Shabu’s life by keeping him active and healthy. Shabu has participated in many activities through ASRAB, including hiking, golfing, biking, dragon boat and dancing. Shabu was also the first blind person to climb to the base camp of Mount Everest! Shabu’s philosophy in life is that he is not disabled, but differently-abled! Shabu has been married to a very supportive spouse, Shaida, for the past 26 years and he enjoys doing many of ASRAB’s activities with her.
“I have immensely benefited from ASRAB programs, which inspires me to get involved, socialize and be active. I urge you all to participate in sight night Calgary 2018 as a runner, walker, volunteer or donor; and support ASRAB to raise funds to provide programs for healthy living for the visually impaired.”
Past Honorary Chair
ASRAB is pleased to announce sight night’s 2017 Honorary Chair, Zach Abdulla! Zach is an active ASRAB member. Read Zach’s story in full.
Alex Smyth on AMI This Week meets 10-year old Zach Abdalla to find out why he was named this year’s honourary chair of Sight Night Calgary and learn more about the event.
Past Honorary Chairs
If you can help us out, the ASRAB Volunteer Crew is in need of people to volunteer on November 17th as we stage the event and cheer on the sight night participants.
There are a number of volunteer positions that need to be filled including inside preparation personnel and on-course marshals! There are also positions that need to be filled even if you can’t make it to the actual run event. Sign up for a volunteer position by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
sight night CHALLENGE
How can you make a difference and provide more support to ASRAB?
You can support ASRAB by taking the sight night challenge . You will have the opportunity to raise funds for ASRAB by telling your family and friends about the event, encouraging them to participate, or asking them to make a tax deductible donation to ASRAB by supporting your fund-raising efforts. Once you have raised $250.00 or more in pledges for ASRAB, your registration fee will be refunded and you will participate for free! It’s a real win-win for everyone as ASRAB gains the financial support, your generous donors receive a tax receipt for their donation, and you get your registration fee back.
- Raise more than $250 in pledges and your registration fee will be refunded.
- Raise over $350 and get the sight night shirt for free
- Raise over $450 and get the sight night Jacket for free
If you are unable to raise donations through the electronic link provided on the race registration site, simply print and complete the sight night Calgary pledge form 2017, and bring it and the funds raised with you to sight night.
WIN sight night DOOR PRIZES
The sight night Fun Run also offers all registrants the chance to win some great door prizes. All you have to do is get registered and attend! Here are some of the amazing prizes you could win:
- Gift Certificates to Local Businesses