ANNUAL ATLANTIC SPORTS & RECREATION WEEKEND

 

Every year CCB members from across Atlantic Canada joined in a variety of sports and recreation activities at the annual Atlantic Sports and Recreation weekend. Each year a different Atlantic division hosts this popular weekend of fun & camaraderie. The number of participants grows in number every year.

 

2016 Atlantic Sports Weekend: May 20 – May 22, 2016

CCB Atlantic Sports Weekend: The 39th Annual Atlantic Sports Weekend will be held from May 20 till May 22, 2016 and is based at the Ramada Inn, 240 Brownlow Ave., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

This is an excellent opportunity to renew old friendships and make new ones while participating in friendly competitions and social events.

The activities include a talent show, meet-and-greet, bowling, track and field, swimming, a dance, table bowling, darts, cribbage, and more. The weekend concludes with an Awards Banquet costing only $20.00 per person.

For further information, please contact Brenda Green at 902-406-6874, or e-mail Brenda.green@eastlink.ca

 

PAST ATLANTIC SPORTS WEEKENDS

2015 Atlantic Sports Weekend:

Members from across Atlantic Canada enjoyed a wonderful weekend in Saint John New Brunswick.  Seven members attended the Annual Atlantic Sports and Recreation Weekend Hosted by the CCB Saint John Chapter.  Participants were there from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

After arrival, registration and supper we attended the CCB Idol.  The entertainment was terrific and the numerous door prizes were a real hit with everyone.  It was great to meet old friends as well as make new ones throughout the weekend activities. The bright sunny Saturday morning was spent bowling and after Lunch there were all the track and field events – 60, 100 and 400 meter runs, Javelin, Shot Put, Discus, Horse Shoes and Washer Toss –  with many taking part.  Later that evening a social and dance was enjoyed by all and again lots & lots of door prizes.

After the late night we were up early and off to play Darts and Table Bowling.  The Sunday afternoon found some of us playing cribbage and some participants having a leisurely afternoon.   Sunday evening the crowd enjoyed a delicious Awards Banquet and medals were presented together with participation certificates and ribbons.

Past National Board Member for Newfoundland, Elizabeth Mayo, was presented with a Plaque and a Gift Certificate on behalf of the CCB National Board for her many years of dedicated service.

CCB Saint John Chapter is to be applauded for all their work and efforts hosting this event especially Gerry Harris, Scott Rinehart and Estelle Middleton.  A Big Thank you to all three of you.  It takes many hours of planning, recruiting volunteers, organizing and a lot of long hours to make this happen and you did a wonderful job.

Also, a big “Thank You” to the Atlantic Sport & Rec. Committee Chairperson, Michelle Bartram and the Sports Director for NB, Ross Needham, for assisting in this process.  Of course, our biggest “Thank You” goes out to Sandra Needham who volunteers and spends most of her weekend doing the stats of all of these events, organizing and presenting the Medals, Ribbons, etc. with the assistance of her husband Ross.  She does a great job and we commend her for her efforts.

On behalf of those attending I want to say that without all of these hard workers, especially the volunteers who were there for all Blind and Vision Impaired participants, we could not have done it without them.

We are already planning and looking forward to next year.

 

2012 ATLANTIC SPORTS & RECREATION WEEKEND

In May 2012 the Atlantic Sports & Recreation Weekend was hosted by the Newfoundland-Labrador Division and events took place in St. Johns, NL under sunny blue skies.

Participants enjoyed beautiful weather while activities varying from horseshoes to shotput and track & field events kept everyone interested and engaged over this delightful weekend of friendly competition.

Enthusiastic contenders joined in swimming, bowling, cribbage and other events geared to all interests and levels of participation. Evenings were filled with good food and entertainment, including a talent show, while people renewed old acquaintances and struck up new friendships.

Starting line-up of runners at track event under a brilliant blue NL spring sky.

Starting line-up of runners at track event under a brilliant blue NL spring sky.

Joyce Wells (Sydney, NS Chapter) lining up her shotput throw.

Joyce Wells (Sydney, NS Chapter) lining up her shotput throw.

Raymond Young (Sydney, NS Chapter) approaching the finish line with a smile during the swimming competition.

Raymond Young (Sydney, NS Chapter) approaching the finish line with a smile during the swimming competition.

CCB National President, Louise Gillis, addressed the competitors before handing out awards.

CCB National President, Louise Gillis, addressed the competitors before handing out awards.

Cribbage players intent upon their game.

Cribbage players intent upon their game.

Entertainment provided by Janet Bowman at CCB Talent Show.

Entertainment provided by Janet Bowman at CCB Talent Show.

Fierce horseshoe competition under a sunny NL spring sky

Fierce horseshoe competition under a sunny NL spring sky

Fredericton, NB Chapter team with their winning plaque.

Fredericton, NB Chapter team with their winning plaque.

Elizabeth Mayo, past NL Board member and Atlantic Sports & Rec Committee member says a few words of welcome.

Elizabeth Mayo, past NL Board member and Atlantic Sports & Rec Committee member says a few words of welcome.

The head table consisting of the NL 2012 Atlantic Sports & Rec Committee

The head table consisting of the NL 2012 Atlantic Sports & Rec Committee

Bowlers confer about strategy as they participate in the bowling competition of the 2012 Atlantic Sports & Rec Weekend.

Bowlers confer about strategy as they participate in the bowling competition of the 2012 Atlantic Sports & Rec Weekend.

NL 2012 Atlantic Sports & Rec Weekend Committee Coordinator, Don Connolly, welcomes the crowd.

NL 2012 Atlantic Sports & Rec Weekend Committee Coordinator, Don Connolly, welcomes the crowd.