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Image of The joy of folding and giving to others at Christmas time.

The joy of folding and giving to others at Christmas time.

16 people who are blind or vision impaired brought three beautiful Christmas trees to life as a show of appreciation

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One remarkable location, two adventures of discovery. We joined in!

The joys of history, nature and fish 'n' chips in Williamstown.

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Image of You're in for a treat with these wonderful performances of Borte.

You're in for a treat with these wonderful performances of Borte.

Come and see BSRV participants perform on stage at this socially inclusive musical performance. Join us.

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Image of Blind sports, sporting stars, puppies, sausages, carols and Santa. What a day!

Blind sports, sporting stars, puppies, sausages, carols and Santa. What a day!

Visitors were thrilled to learn about, and try, blind sports at the Vision Australia Family Fete.

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Sensory fun - Drawing through movement & slippery slime making. Join in.

BSRV invites kids and teens (4-16 years), with vision loss for a creative workshop on 20th January in Kooyong. Join us.

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Bounce Away! Trampolining for kids with vision loss. Join in.

BSRV invites kids and young people (5-18 years), with vision loss, to a BOUNCE session in Essendon Fields on 25th January, 2023 for some excellent school holiday fun.

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Image of Register now to join the T20 BLIND BASH open mixed Blind Cricket team.

Register now to join the T20 BLIND BASH open mixed Blind Cricket team.

Open to anyone who wishes to participate in a inclusive environment where we enjoy a fun game of blind cricket. Starts 29th October.

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Image of Celebrating dedication and achievement at the Disability Sport & Recreation Awards.

Celebrating dedication and achievement at the Disability Sport & Recreation Awards.

Wonderful recognition of the many people, programs and organisations who are dedicated to creating a more inclusive world.

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Join in on our Christmas Origami project.

We welcome you in to the fold this November for four fun folding sessions. Join in on Wednesdays at 1pm for one, or for all four workshops.

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Frank loves how Swish is all inclusive.

Discover the joy that the game of Swish brings Frank. Join us and join in.

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Image of Join us for a fab 1 hour Music Quiz on Wednesdays.

Join us for a fab 1 hour Music Quiz on Wednesdays.

We're back for term 4 on Wednesday 26th October, 16th November and 7th December. Join Alan Bartlett for a fun and music filled hour at 1pm.

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Image of Aqua Fit for adults in Dandenong. Join us.

Aqua Fit for adults in Dandenong. Join us.

'Making a Splash' is fun and fitness for blind and vision impaired adults on Mondays 12 noon to 1pm.

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Image of Aqua Fit for Adults in Broadmeadows. Join us.

Aqua Fit for Adults in Broadmeadows. Join us.

Fun and fitness for blind and vision impaired adults where Staff are trained in sighted guiding. Classes resume 31 January 2022.

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Image of Junior Swimming Program for Pre-school & Primary school aged children.

Junior Swimming Program for Pre-school & Primary school aged children.

Individual swimming lessons which aim to establish a range of early skills to ensure they feel confident and safe around water.

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Image of Great action at the 2022 Vic Inaugural Blind & Low Vision Championships.

Great action at the 2022 Vic Inaugural Blind & Low Vision Championships.

An exceptional three days of high level action. Congratulations to all involved for such a wonderful event.

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Image of Meet Terry, BSRV Ambassador and radio broadcaster.

Meet Terry, BSRV Ambassador and radio broadcaster.

Terry's passion for travel and music is shared on his radio program with an international audience.

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Image of A tactile tour of two art spaces. We Joined In!

A tactile tour of two art spaces. We Joined In!

A mix of sensations from a tour of Interesting textures, unusual materials and amazing creativity.

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Image of A tour and lunch time concert at St. Paul's Cathedral. We Joined In!

A tour and lunch time concert at St. Paul's Cathedral. We Joined In!

With a fascinating history and sensational acoustics, our experience was magnificent.

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Image of A sweet holiday activity. We joined in!

A sweet holiday activity. We joined in!

A fun and delicious, kids cooking workshop... with sticky fingers and well-licked spatulas.

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Image of Up close animal encounters with family and friends. We joined in!

Up close animal encounters with family and friends. We joined in!

We loved seeing the sneaky ducks in with the chickens. An amazing day for all.

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Image of Seeking a friendly walking buddy for a man who is blind in Geelong. Join us.

Seeking a friendly walking buddy for a man who is blind in Geelong. Join us.

Join our Walking with Willpower program for weekly walks around Geelong. Training provided.

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Image of Zoom Yoga sessions every Monday at 9.30am. Join in.

Zoom Yoga sessions every Monday at 9.30am. Join in.

Come and Zoom in to enjoy some gentle Yoga with BSRV's personal trainer Lauren.

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Image of Zoom Gentle Pilates and Balance sessions every Thursday at 9.30am. Join in.

Zoom Gentle Pilates and Balance sessions every Thursday at 9.30am. Join in.

Join personal trainer Lauren every Thursday for gentle online fitness sessions.

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Zoom walking at home. One of our fun online fitness sessions. Join in.

Join us twice a week for a online walk. Easy to follow and work at your own pace.

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Image of Zoom Energy Balance - A beautiful and gentle exercise. Join in.

Zoom Energy Balance - A beautiful and gentle exercise. Join in.

The class will activate your energy - breathe and relax with soft flowing movements.

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Image of 7 days of fitness, meditation and relaxation. Join in.

7 days of fitness, meditation and relaxation. Join in.

A special FREE program to keep you active and relaxed in the comfort of your own home.

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Image of Meet Riley, a valued BSRV team member with a passion for sport.

Meet Riley, a valued BSRV team member with a passion for sport.

Riley, who loves to give others the opportunity to join in, shares how he came to be part of the BSRV family.

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Image of BSRV's Volunteer Ambassadors receive 2 Awards at the Victorian Disability Awards.

BSRV's Volunteer Ambassadors receive 2 Awards at the Victorian Disability Awards.

Our wonderful Ambassadors recognised for their dedication to making the world more inclusive for people with vision loss.

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Image of The gift of origami and positive energy.

The gift of origami and positive energy.

Through detailed tactile instructions, BSRV participants with the assistance of volunteers, crafted 1000 origami cranes as offerings of eternal happiness.

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Image of Meet Carmel, a BSRV volunteer with wonderful positive energy.

Meet Carmel, a BSRV volunteer with wonderful positive energy.

Carmel shares her volunteering experience and her motivation for helping others.

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Image of Olivia loves her sport and especially enjoys the challenge of tennis.

Olivia loves her sport and especially enjoys the challenge of tennis.

Committed to her weekly tennis lessons, Olivia is making terrific progress at her local inclusive tennis club. Meet Olivia and her coach Simon.

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Image of We trialed the Chadstone Butler Service.

We trialed the Chadstone Butler Service.

The Chadstone Butler Service eased the stress of embarking on a shopping expedition for Ali, Rob and Phoebe.

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Image of Great competition at the QLD Blind & Low Vision Tennis Open.

Great competition at the QLD Blind & Low Vision Tennis Open.

An exciting weekend with athletes from all over the country.

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Image of BSRV announced as a VicHealth JumpStart! partner.

BSRV announced as a VicHealth JumpStart! partner.

We're very happy to be partnering with VicHealth to support the health and wellbeing of young people!

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Image of Volunteers needed for Vision Impaired Table Tennis. Join us.

Volunteers needed for Vision Impaired Table Tennis. Join us.

Seeking volunteer umpires, lines people and ball fetchers at Moreland and Kooyong. Training and fun provided.

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Image of Seeking a youthful Walking Buddy in Craigieburn for a walk and a talk.

Seeking a youthful Walking Buddy in Craigieburn for a walk and a talk.

BSRV is seeking a walking companion for a young man on weekly walks around Craigieburn. Training provided.

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Image of Do you live in or around the Glenhuntly area and have experience on a tandem bike?

Do you live in or around the Glenhuntly area and have experience on a tandem bike?

BSRV is seeking a tandem bike pilot for a BSRV member who is vision impaired. Join us.

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Image of Blind Tennis for Adults at the National Tennis Centre. Join in.

Blind Tennis for Adults at the National Tennis Centre. Join in.

Join us for a hit of tennis. Adapted to suit people with varying levels of vision impairment.

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Image of Blind Tennis for Juniors aged 5-15 at the National Tennis Centre. Join in.

Blind Tennis for Juniors aged 5-15 at the National Tennis Centre. Join in.

Join our Junior Blind Tennis Program. Bring your family, bring a friend and have a hit. Lots of fun. Get involved.

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Image of Boxing Class - Weekly in Hawthorn. Join in.

Boxing Class - Weekly in Hawthorn. Join in.

Put on your gloves and join a small group 'Boxing & Fitness' class. Equipment provided. Any fitness level.

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Image of Gym Circuit Class - Weekly in Hawthorn. Join in.

Gym Circuit Class - Weekly in Hawthorn. Join in.

Suitable for a range of fitness levels with a routine individually tailored to each participant.

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Image of Join us for Spin Classes at Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

Join us for Spin Classes at Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

Join Personal Trainer Denise for a weekly Wednesday class at 11am for adult participants who are blind and vision impaired.

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Image of A fascinating tour of a great sporting venue... 'The G'. We joined in!

A fascinating tour of a great sporting venue... 'The G'. We joined in!

An interesting tour, from the heights of the Ponsford Stand to down on the hallowed turf. We loved it all.

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Image of A wonderful three day trip to Ballarat - We joined in!

A wonderful three day trip to Ballarat - We joined in!

Ballarat is full of history and interesting places to visit and explore. A great destination for a long or short stay.

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Image of A fun experience at the ABC studios. We joined in!

A fun experience at the ABC studios. We joined in!

Front row seats to see Charlie Pickering record his fabulous show 'The Weekly".

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Image of Exploring the awe inspiring natural beauty of the Grampians. We joined in!

Exploring the awe inspiring natural beauty of the Grampians. We joined in!

Dramatic waterfalls, rugged peaks, sheer cliffs and hidden trails... The Grampians had much to explore.

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Connecting with nature and experiencing its beauty through our senses. We joined in!

Emma Swann, our Forest therapy guide, together with co-guides Margaret and Rose lead a 'forest bathing' walk at Lysterfield Lake Park.

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Image of BSRV receives the ‘VicHealth Active Recreation Initiative of the Year‘ Award at the Vicsport Awards.

BSRV receives the ‘VicHealth Active Recreation Initiative of the Year‘ Award at the Vicsport Awards.

Our Virtual Health and Wellness Programs continue to provide sporting and recreational activities for people who are blind and vision impaired.

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Image of BSRV's virtual programs highlighted in TechDiversity Awards.

BSRV's virtual programs highlighted in TechDiversity Awards.

We were thrilled to hear that our range of virtual programs had won the Health and Well-being Category.

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Image of Peter is sharing the thrill and freedom of a bike ride with people who are vision impaired.

Peter is sharing the thrill and freedom of a bike ride with people who are vision impaired.

Learn how Peter is empowering others to enjoy cycling and how you can join in.

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Image of Gangsters, Brothels and Lolly Shops Tour. We joined in!

Gangsters, Brothels and Lolly Shops Tour. We joined in!

Prostitutes, illegitimate children, gangsters, rowdy soldiers, 'Sly Grog' and a life of crime. Melbourne - what a history!

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Image of A fantastic tour of the Werribee State Rose Garden. We joined in!

A fantastic tour of the Werribee State Rose Garden. We joined in!

A lovely day out filled with gorgeous scents plus interesting historical and botanical information.

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Image of Animal encounters at The Funky Farm. We joined in!

Animal encounters at The Funky Farm. We joined in!

It was a fabulous day of squeals and camera clicks as the kids got to touch, smell and in most cases, hold a variety of animals.

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Image of Guided walk and Yidaki (didgeridoo) sound meditation. We joined in!

Guided walk and Yidaki (didgeridoo) sound meditation. We joined in!

Lionel Lauch from Living Culture shared how this land has provided for a Millennium for all inhabitants.

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Image of A great Education Awareness session at Box Hill Institute.

A great Education Awareness session at Box Hill Institute.

An eye opening experience for students as they were blindfolded and had to rely on their other senses.

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Image of Meet Mary, a BSRV 'Walking with Willpower' volunteer.

Meet Mary, a BSRV 'Walking with Willpower' volunteer.

Having formed a close friendship, Mary loves her weekly walks and sharing stories with Cathy.

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Image of Do you live in or around the Lynbrook area and have experience on a tandem bike?

Do you live in or around the Lynbrook area and have experience on a tandem bike?

BSRV is seeking a tandem bike pilot for a BSRV member who is vision impaired. Join us.

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South eastern suburbs volunteer needed to drive a participant on Friday evenings to tennis.

Assist a vision impaired tennis player getting to and from the National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park. The Blind Tennis Program for adults runs from 6.30 to 8pm.

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Image of Blind and low vision ice sports. Join us and join in.

Blind and low vision ice sports. Join us and join in.

Get on the ice for social skating, figure skating, speed skating, curling or ice-hockey.

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Image of Meet Alan Bartlett, our super talented Music Quiz Master.

Meet Alan Bartlett, our super talented Music Quiz Master.

With over 30 years of performing experience, Alan honed his craft performing on the streets of Melbourne as a one-man-band.

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Image of Blind Tennis, a big hit at Government House.

Blind Tennis, a big hit at Government House.

It was a lovely day for a tour and tennis on the lawn court. Thanks TennisVic for the invite.

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Image of Discover how playing Blind Bowls has been life changing for Lisa Condy.

Discover how playing Blind Bowls has been life changing for Lisa Condy.

With her husband David as her ‘eyes on the green’, Lisa has become a champion at Blind Bowls.

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Image of A wonderful Morning Tea to celebrate the BSRV community.

A wonderful Morning Tea to celebrate the BSRV community.

A celebration of the commitment and achievements of our participants, volunteers and our Board members.

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Image of Wangaratta Come and try Blind Tennis Day. We joined in!

Wangaratta Come and try Blind Tennis Day. We joined in!

A great event for locals to have a hit using the ‘bell balls’ and ‘vision googles’ and to see the touring Australian Open Trophies.

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Image of Moysey Walk and lunch. We joined in!

Moysey Walk and lunch. We joined in!

A lovely 4 kilometre walk with great company, scenery and friendships made on the first day of Summer.

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Image of Bollywood Dance Workshop. We joined in!

Bollywood Dance Workshop. We joined in!

This online workshop was full of dancing and fun - a great experience. "It was good for body and mind".

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West African Dance Workshop. We joined in!

"I loved it all, from the warm up exercises, the drumming rhythms, to the clapping and dance steps and movements". Carol.

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Image of Congratulations to Gillian Manson on being presented with the Higgins Community Volunteer Award

Congratulations to Gillian Manson on being presented with the Higgins Community Volunteer Award

BSRV Vice President presented with a well deserved award in recognition of her dedication to volunteering.

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'Sensing Nature - A Vision for Inclusion' has been selected for funding.

A BIG thank you to those who voted for BSRV as part of the Parks Victoria Volunteering Innovation Fund.

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Image of Congratulations to Samir Mahir - Volunteer of the Year at the Disability Sport & Recreation Awards

Congratulations to Samir Mahir - Volunteer of the Year at the Disability Sport & Recreation Awards

Receiving the 2021 Price Waterhouse Coopers Volunteer of the Year Award is a well deserved recognition.

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Image of Kaye Speed receives the Everyday Independence Lifetime Achievement Award.

Kaye Speed receives the Everyday Independence Lifetime Achievement Award.

Congrats to all the winners at the 2021 Victorian Disability Sport & Recreation Awards

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Image of Congratulations to Kaye Speed OAM!

Congratulations to Kaye Speed OAM!

Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) at Government House - A well deserved recognition for her dedication to helping others.

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Image of Maurice Gleeson OAM wins the Victorian Spirit of Tennis Award.

Maurice Gleeson OAM wins the Victorian Spirit of Tennis Award.

Awarded for his significant contribution to sport at the 2021 Victorian Tennis Awards.

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Image of BSRV Blind Tennis Program wins at the 2021 Victorian Tennis Awards.

BSRV Blind Tennis Program wins at the 2021 Victorian Tennis Awards.

Most Outstanding Inclusion Initiative for 2021!

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Image of BSRV Swimming Guidelines - download now

BSRV Swimming Guidelines - download now

A guide to help you make swimming accessible for people who are blind or vision impaired.

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Image of Every story Maurice Gleeson tells ends with an inspiring life lesson.

Every story Maurice Gleeson tells ends with an inspiring life lesson.

ABC Radio Melbourne's feature reporter, Madi Chwasta, chats to Maurice about his life.

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Image of 2021 Disability Awards Lifetime Achievement Honour Roll Inductee - Maurice Gleeson OAM.

2021 Disability Awards Lifetime Achievement Honour Roll Inductee - Maurice Gleeson OAM.

This Honour Roll is great recognition for exceptional individuals. Congratulations Maurice.

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Image of Seeking a golf companion/caddy for a BSRV member who is blind. Join us.

Seeking a golf companion/caddy for a BSRV member who is blind. Join us.

Enjoy a round of golf and support one of our keen golfers Wednesdays 9am-3pm at Brighton Golf Course.

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Image of Seeking a Walking Buddy in North Sunshine for a natter and a walk.

Seeking a Walking Buddy in North Sunshine for a natter and a walk.

BSRV is seeking a middle-aged female walking buddy to accompany a lady on weekly walks

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Image of Join us as a Gym buddy in Hawthorn.

Join us as a Gym buddy in Hawthorn.

Support someone with a vision impairment at the gym. Early mornings, late evenings or Tuesdays 3-4pm.

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Image of 'Come and Try Judo Day' for Kids! Register your interest.

'Come and Try Judo Day' for Kids! Register your interest.

A call for interest. Would you like to come and try Blind Judo? Bring your family, bring a friend and join in. Date to be confirmed.

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Image of Armchair Travel with Robert Fletcher. We joined in!

Armchair Travel with Robert Fletcher. We joined in!

We were very entertained by Robert's adventures and life of escapades!

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Image of Armchair Travel to Princes Risborough. We joined in!

Armchair Travel to Princes Risborough. We joined in!

Andy, a visually impaired nature connection practitioner took us through the chalk rivers and Chiltern hills near his home.

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Image of Armchair Travel to Everton with Tegan Allen. We joined in!

Armchair Travel to Everton with Tegan Allen. We joined in!

It was a wonderful opportunity to learn about Everton and Tegan's life in the country.

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Image of Goalball Streamed from Tokyo! Celebrating success, teamwork and inclusion.

Goalball Streamed from Tokyo! Celebrating success, teamwork and inclusion.

An update from the Victorian Goalball Association. Tokyo and what's coming up for Goalball.

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Image of Meet Donna Perry, our amazing Aqua Fit volunteer.

Meet Donna Perry, our amazing Aqua Fit volunteer.

Read why Donna loves helping out and experiencing the company of friendly people.

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Image of Lysterfield Lake Park group walk. We joined in!

Lysterfield Lake Park group walk. We joined in!

Lovely bushland with lots of birds and wildlife. A delightful day out.

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Image of One of its kind: New Aqua Fit Classes in Broadmeadows! We joined in!

One of its kind: New Aqua Fit Classes in Broadmeadows! We joined in!

Weekly Aqua Fit Classes with a wonderfully enthusiastic instructor.

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Image of Dandenong Ranges Forest Bathing Walk. We joined in!

Dandenong Ranges Forest Bathing Walk. We joined in!

Time to reflect and be at one with nature. A wonderful experience at the Botanical Gardens.

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Image of Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery & Cheltenham Park Walk. We joined in!

Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery & Cheltenham Park Walk. We joined in!

A sunny day, friends, a historical tour, a walk, a poodle and a lovely lunch.

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Image of We are excited to receive a donation of $13,636 from Nelson Alexander.

We are excited to receive a donation of $13,636 from Nelson Alexander.

BSRV are so grateful to benefit from the Nelson Alexander Foundation Day.

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Image of Appreciation award presented to our valued Treasurer, Jane Florindo.

Appreciation award presented to our valued Treasurer, Jane Florindo.

Congratulations Jane and thank you for your continued support of BSRV

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Image of BSRV President, Maurice Gleeson OAM - Award Finalist 2021

BSRV President, Maurice Gleeson OAM - Award Finalist 2021

We are proud to announce that Maurice is a finalist for the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 2021 Victorian Disability Awards.

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Image of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. We joined in!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding. We joined in!

"Yes, I fell in a few times, but that was all a part of the fun" Bianca

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Image of 'Welcome to Tennis' Open Day. We joined in!

'Welcome to Tennis' Open Day. We joined in!

A fun day had by beginners and passionate tennis players 10 - 70 years old!

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Image of Out There Sailing for Teens. We joined in!

Out There Sailing for Teens. We joined in!

'It's so exciting to have these new opportunities for our kids' - Vanessa (mum)

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Image of AFL Hawks Blind Footy Holiday Clinic. We joined in!

AFL Hawks Blind Footy Holiday Clinic. We joined in!

A great experience for the kids joining Hawks AFL Blind player Ned Brewer-Maiga.

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Image of Watch our Vision loss awareness training videos

Watch our Vision loss awareness training videos

Watch these 2 'Opening Doors' tutorial videos to help you to include people with vision loss meaningfully.

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Image of Bringing home a new sponsor

Bringing home a new sponsor

JK Gill supports Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria

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Image of New contemporary look for Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria logo

New contemporary look for Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria logo

New branding reflects the inclusive and welcoming nature of BSRV

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Image of Maurice Gleeson OAM talks to Carrie Bickmore and Tommy

Maurice Gleeson OAM talks to Carrie Bickmore and Tommy

Listen to a podcast of our President, Maurice talking to Carrie and Tommy about his life challenges.

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Image of Drawn together by a shared sense of humour and compassion

Drawn together by a shared sense of humour and compassion

Mr Charlie Pickering is the new co-Patron of Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria alongside Mr John Landy AC, former Governor of Victoria

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Image of Blind Tennis Program Wins Award

Blind Tennis Program Wins Award

Most Outstanding Inclusion Initiative - Victorian Blind Tennis Program

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Image of Children with vision loss need your help...

Children with vision loss need your help...

Make a tax-deductible donation to assist children who are blind or vision impaired now.

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Image of International Blind Tennis Association President Announced

International Blind Tennis Association President Announced

Maurice Gleeson OAM appointed as President

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Image of Join our Vision Loss Awareness workshops

Join our Vision Loss Awareness workshops

Limited spaces available - Zoom workshops!

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