Paralympic Athletes Encourage Canadians to Get Active for FBC’s Cycle for Sight Virtual Event

On Saturday, June 19, Fighting Blindness Canada’s (FBC) anticipated Cycle for Sight event will once again be going virtual across Canada!  

This virtual event is fully inclusive. Participants of all ages and abilities are encouraged to get active by doing their favourite physical activity, including cycling, running, walking, yoga and more, either indoors or outdoors, provided local regulations are respected.

These members of Canada’s current and past Paralympic teams will be part of the event:

  • Lowell Taylor, Parapan Silver Medalist, Paralympic 2020 hopeful and Amazing Race Canada season 4 contestant
  • Victoria Nolan, Paralympic bronze medalist in rowing and 2020 Paralympian
  • Jessica Tuomela, 3x Paralympic Games in swimming, 2020 Paralympic hopeful in triathlon
  • Donovan Tildesley, 5x Paralympic medalist in swimming and 2008 Paralympic flagbearer
  • Maya Jonas, Paralympic athlete and Canada Winter Games silver and bronze medalist in Nordic skiing

“We’re thrilled to have support from visually-impaired Paralympic athletes this year”, says Doug Earle, President & CEO of Fighting Blindness Canada. “And we’re looking forward to hundreds of people moving with us across the country on June 19th. Funds raised through Cycle for Sight play an integral role in supporting Canadian vision research and this year we are expecting our amazing community to raise more than $425,000.”

Participants will Kick-Off their Cycle for Sight morning anytime they are ready at cycleforsight2021.ca. Those not cycling can try one or all of FBC’s online activities including a spin class, a yoga or dance session, audio only exercises and even a ZWIFT ride led by Lowell Taylor.

Once participants have completed their exercise activities, they can check back in at cycleforsight2021.ca and join in for the virtual Finish Line Celebrations featuring fundraisers who are helping bring hope to the 8 million Canadians living with an eye condition that has caused them to or puts them at risk of losing their sight.

Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021

Timing: Virtual Kick-Off anytime that morning, Virtual Finish Line Celebrations starting at 1 p.m. Pacific; 2 p.m. Mountain; 3 p.m. Central; 4 p.m. Eastern; 5 p.m. Atlantic; and 5:30 p.m. Newfoundland time.  

Fundraising Goal: $425,000 in support of Fighting Blindness Canada for research into cures and treatments for blinding eye diseases.

Click HERE for the full press release.

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