A FUN RUN AFTER DARK…
Saturday November 16th, 2019 – 5:30 pm
Eau Claire Market, Bow River Pathway
You can register now: www.sightnightcalgary.ca
Note: Online registration closes on November 13th at 11:59 p.m. You can register in person on event day.
- $15 for children and $40 for adults until November 1st (early bird rates)
- $20 for children and $45 for adults from November 2nd 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 16th, 2019, 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 2019 – Honorary Chair Ruby Soliman
sight night Calgary 2019 is pleased to announce Ruby Soliman as the Honorary Chair of the event: “a fun run after dark … vision optional!”.
My name is Ruby Soliman and I am an athlete on the Senior Women’s Alberta Goalball Team. I was introduced to goalball in 2010 through a demonstration and shortly after started playing. Since then, ASRAB supported my training with devoted coaches and travel for competitions.
Through years of hard work, commitment, and training, I am proud to have recently made the Canadian Women’s Goalball National Team, and we recently competed September 2019 at the Parapan Am Games in in Lima … where we won bronze! I am now one step closer to achieving my dream, which is to compete at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.
When I am not playing goalball, I enjoy teaching private piano lessons from home and making pizza with my husband. I have a double degree in Music and Education and currently substitute teach with Rocky View Schools.
I am excited to be chosen as the Honorary Chair of sight night. Funds raised at this event go to supporting programs such as goalball, physical literacy and a variety of active living programs. This sport has opened so many doors for me as an athlete as well as my little sister who also plays goalball and has enjoyed playing and competing just like me. I want to ensure programs such as goalball are enjoyed in the future.
I hope you will all join me at sight night November 16th!
Past Honorary Chairs
- Past sight night Calgary 2018 – Honorary Chair Shabu Hussein
- Past sight night Calgary 2017 – Honorary Chair Zachary Abdalla
- Past sight night Calgary 2016 – Honorary Chair Tiana Knight
- Past sight night Calgary 2015 – Honorary Chair Paul McKnight
If you can help us out, the ASRAB Volunteer Crew is in need of people to volunteer on November 16th 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 2019, 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