Dinner auction raises 30K for blind athletics

first_imgThe Northwest Association for Blind Athletes held its 2013 Benefit Dinner & Auction on Saturday at Pearson Air Museum.The dinner and auction, titled “Going The Distance,” is the association’s largest fundraising event.Preliminary estimates are that the association received $30,000 in cash donations Saturday.The Vancouver-based group works to provide opportunities through sport and physical activity to the blind and visually disabled.It offers programs in more than 10 sports, and works with schools, communities and other programs to train staff in how to adapt sports for people who have visual impairments and their sighted friends and families.The group also hosts sporting events across the Northwest and provide scholarships.last_img

Cheap flights carrier bmibaby has introduced the f

first_imgCheap flights carrier bmibaby has introduced the first phase of its summer 2011 schedule from Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands and Manchester Airports.Some 22 destinations have already been confirmed, with additional services and further new destinations expected to be announced in the near future.All routes so far confirmed will commence on March 29th next year and remain in operation right the way through until October 29th.Julian Carr, bmibaby’s managing director, said the airline is “pleased” to launch next summer’s flights programme.”This is great news for those who want to plan ahead and book early to get the best deal such as families and those with second homes,” he commented.Highlights of the schedule include cheap flights to Alicante from Birmingham, Dubrovnik from East Midlands, Faro from Cardiff and Bordeaux from Manchester.During the Easter holiday period, the airline carried more than 12,000 passengers from East Midlands, with many people either making the most of what was left of the ski season or jetting off to catch some early summer sun.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedBmibaby announces 2009/10 winter scheduleBmibaby announces 2009/10 winter scheduleBmibaby to launch flights to Faro from Manchester next easterCheap flights carrier bmibaby will introduce new flights to Faro from Manchester as part of its Easter 2010 scheduleNew winter flights from bmibabyLow-cost carrier bmibaby has announced the second stage of its winter flights schedulelast_img read more