Council of the Blind hosting sport weekend

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Approximately 80 participants expected from across Atlantic region

SUMMERSIDE – The Prince County chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) will host an Atlantic Sport & Recreation weekend at Summerside venues from May 16 to 18.

Approximately 80 participants, either totally blind or partially sighted and ranging in age from 20 to 80, are expected from the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador. Guides, drivers and volunteers are ready to serve at venues that include the Credit Union Place bowling lanes, the Causeway Bay Hotel swimming pool and banquet hall, and the Wilmot Community Centre playing field.

Registration takes place Friday afternoon at the Causeway Bay Linkletter Hotel, before a bowling session and a CCB Idol show later in the evening.

Saturday’s schedule includes bowling in the morning, swimming and track and field for the afternoon, and an evening dance.

Sunday features darts and table bowling in the morning, cribbage for the afternoon, and a reception and banquet for the evening.

Atlantic Sport & Recreation weekends are held every year at a different chapter location on the Victoria Day weekend. Participants compete for first, second and third place medals or ribbons in the events.

War veterans established the CCB in 1944, and the Atlantic Sport & Recreation weekend has been taking place for 37 years.

Regular activities for CCB Prince County members include bowling, from October to April with volunteers from the Summerside Lions Club,  a Christmas party, participation in White Cane Week in February, and a lunch meeting before breaking for the summer.

Organizations: Causeway Bay Linkletter Hotel, Credit Union Place, Wilmot Community Centre CCB Summerside Lions Club

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, CCB Prince

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