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Ready Steady Yarra

Are you vision impaired? Enjoy walking tours and cafes?

Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria, with the support of the City of Yarra, would like to invite you to our new Ready Steady Yarra program, exploring six different Yarra City sites throughout 2016 with an emphasis on walking, learning and café dining.

When and Where:

April 27 – Fairfield Boathouse & Cafe

May 24 – Collingwood Children’s Farm & Farm Cafe

July – Victoria Park Tour

September 15 – Melbourne General Cemetery Tour

Cost: $12.50 (concession) tour + cost for lunch/coffee

If you are interested in attending please contact Miriam Bilander, Project Coordinator on 9822 8876 or miriam@blindsports.org.au

Places are limited!

Click on the following to read/download the brochure: Ready Steady Yarra

Interview:

Miriam Bilander, Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria Project Coordinator, was interviewed by Red Symons on the Breakfast Show on ABC Radio, Tuesday, 22nd March, discussing the Ready Steady Yarra program.

The podcast link can be found by clicking here. Miriam’s segment starts at 47:33.

Blind football league

Blind Football (Soccer) B-League an Australian First

Blind Sports Victoria will run a league for blind football with the support of Football Federation Victoria in October this year.

You can watch a video at this link: Blind Football League

The Victorian B-League will be the first of its kind in Australia and offer two competitions for blind and vision impaired footballers.

The B1 league will play with international rules, as per the Paralympics.

The second will be the B2/B3 league will for players with varying degrees of vision loss.

Sighted people are able to participate in both divisions, with equipment provided such as eye masks, head guards and playing shirts.

Gail Thornton and volunteer - Bayside - Nov 2014

Look Both Ways – Sharing Your Time Project in Boroondara

Would you, or somebody you know, welcome the opportunity to become a more active member of the Boroondara community through offering your time as a volunteer to support people with vision loss by:

  • accompanying someone on a weekly walk;
  • assisting as a guide and providing volunteer support on group outings in the Boroondara area;
  • providing individual support to enable people to undertake a one-off event of their choice, for example, attend a family get together, try a new recreational activity, become familiar with what shops and restaurants are located in their local shopping environment, go to a concert or movie.

For further information please phone Janene on (03) 9822 8876 or email janene@blindsports.org.au

Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria – creating comfortable, accessible environments for people with vision loss through assistance from our great volunteers.