Lower Mainland Sports Day 2022

Picture of Mike outside with two students

On Friday, June 10, more than a hundred students with visual impairments and TSVIs, educational assistance, parents, siblings, and peers came out to participate in the Lower Mainland Sports Day for the first time in two years! The annual Sports Day, organized by local TSVIs, O&M specialists, and BC Blind Sports, with support provided by PRCVI, provides an accessible sports experience for students with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities. Students and their siblings and peers had an opportunity to try a variety of sports in the morning, including hockey, soccer, and goalball. In the afternoon, the entire group gathered outdoors for a game of kickball, a relay race, and the traditional group tug-of-war as the finale.

This year’s Sports Day also saw a celebration of Mike Lonergan’s retirement. Mike has been an amazing support and resource for teachers and students in providing accessible sports experiences and instruction. We are all so grateful for Mike’s contribution to the field and have been incredibly lucky to have him in British Columbia over the past 22 years!

PRCVI will be updating our website with pictures and video from the event, so stay tuned for some great media in the coming months!

About the author

Jen Jesso

I have worked in various roles in the field of visual impairment since 2007. In addition to working as a teacher of students with visual impairments, I recently completed coursework to become an orientation and mobility specialist. I have been fortunate to work with the fantastic team at PRCVI since 2014.

I enjoy many aspects of my role at PRCVI, but highlights include working with teachers of students with visual impairments and their students on outreach visits and working on PRCVI initiatives and projects.

Outside of work, my interests include reading, computer programming, swimming, and spending time with friends and family.

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