We are beyond excited to announce that we will be starting our 2022 TandemEyes Season on Monday, May 16, 2022 after a 2 year pause due to the pandemic!
Orientation will take place April 30, 2022 from 9:00-11:30 am
Our rides will take place starting May 16 until Aug 27, 2022
Monday & Wednesday Evening 6pm-8pm
Saturdays 9am-11am (dependant on availability)
We welcome new members to volunteer and also those with
partial or total vision loss to participate!
With millions of smartphones gathering dust each year as users upgrade to newer models, Phone It Forward gives Canadians a unique opportunity to donate their old phones, receive a tax receipt, and empower people who are blind in the process.
CNIB wants to ensure that anyone who is blind or partially sighted can benefit from safety, independence, and enablement that a smartphone, along with the proper training, can provide. If you have sight loss, live in Canada and are registered with the CNIB Foundation, you are eligible for a free smartphone through Phone It Forward.
If you would like to register with the CNIB Foundation for Phone It Forward or other programs, please call 1-833-554-5020.
We are thrilled to note that three members of the TandemEyes Team participated in Cycle for Sight to raise funds to support vision research! Leslie Yee, Darcy Wefers and Jennifer Meek participated virtually and collectively raised $1055.00 for vision research!
Cycle for Sight nationally raised $361,124.00 for vision research!!
Thank you for everyone's support for this great cause!
Cycle for Sight Virtual will happen on Saturday, June 20th to raise awareness and funds for vision research. Here are the key points:
Ways to participate:
Our goal is to have as many people as possible register for free to Cycle for Sight, and if each raises a little or self donates, then we’ll reach our fundraising goal to find treatments and cures for blinding eye diseases.
The TandemEyes Leadership Team would like to thank you for your patience during this unprecedented and challenging time. We have been patiently awaiting guidance from our government officials, public health, associated cycling clubs and affiliations to make the most informed and safest decision regarding our 2020 season.
Unfortunately, we have decided in the interest of safety for our members and their families to cancel our 2020 TandemEyes Season.
We understand that this will be disappointing to our members and the cycling community as a whole, however we look forward to our 2021 TandemEyes Season where we can cycle safely.
We encourage all to check the TandemEyes Website regularly as we will be using the “News and Events” section of our website to promote wellness and healthy living initiatives.
Thank you for your understanding, stay safe!
TandemEyes Season Postponed Due to COVID-19
Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, our 2020 TandemEyes season has been postponed. We are closely monitoring this situation and will post all updates promptly here on our website and will update current registered members through TeamSnap.
Stay healthy and safe everyone!
TandemEyes Team Members
We hope everyone is coping well with their self isolation during this pandemic and we hope everyone is healthy and safe.
We know that the Ontario government is keeping everything closed and asking everyone to stay self isolated until May 12, 2020. We remain optimistic in our 2020 season of bike riding however we will await further decisions and mandates from the the provincial government. Therefore, we will provide another update after May 12th .
If anyone has questions please don't hesitate to reach out to us through email@example.com