TRAILBLAZERS Tandem Cycling Club

The TRAILBLAZERS Tandem Cycling Club, a registered charity, provides recreational cycling to people who have limited or no vision, the opportunity to cycle with sighted volunteers on our tandems (bicycles built for two).


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TRAILBLAZERS’ Christmas/Holiday Banquet

We have something very special this year for our Members, Captains, Family & Friends. This year we are going back to the York Reception Hall. They have changed hands, hired a Professional Chef and are offering us a neat little package.

The “Silent Auction”

The TRAILBLAZERS are inviting you to participate in their Annual Silent Auction that takes place each year at this time. The deadline will be the evening of Thursday, November 27th 2014 at 9 p.m. Winners will be contacted that night or the next day. If you are attending the Christmas Banquet / Holiday Banquet, prizes will be distributed that night, too.

How to play?

  1. Check the latest bids
  2. To place a bid on any of our items, please contact Lynda Spinney by email president@torontotrailblazers.org
  3. In the subject line, please state: “SILENT AUCTION”
  4. All bids will be anonymous. No names will appear
  5. Once a bid has been received, a confirmation will be sent out. At the same time, I will assign a number to you (i.e. #11, #12, #13, etc.) You will use that same number for all bidding. If you see your number, then you will know it is your bid. We will reply before it appears. This is how it will appear: #11: 11/23, 8 p.m. and in the last column will be your bid. Unless there are more than one bid on an item, I will display all bids according to date and time.
NOTE:

Unfortunately, we do not take VISA or MasterCard; cash or cheque would be appreciated. As the donations come in, they will be added to the list accordingly. So, don’t forget to check the list periodically for new items.


Donations
DonationDonorValue
Sense View Light (miniature Hand-held CCTV)FRONTIER COMPUTING$500
1 pair of hockey tickets. Toronto vs. New York Islanders. Monday, March 9th, 2015, section 109M, row 24, seats 9 and 10 CARDINAL FUNERAL HOMES$370
1 Pass for 10 People to Absolute Comedy ClubABSOLUTE COMEDY$150
1 Orange Cane (Can return for your size and favourite Colour)AROGA$60
2 pieces of pottery - picture and sugar bowl or container with lid, blue and white picture and small bowl with containerAUDREY CHIN$60
2015 TRAILBLAZERS MembershipTRAILBLAZERS$50
Entertainment coupon bookUnknown$35
Certificate for piano tuningMARK ZILLMANN$125
2014/15 Ski Hawks Membership Full Value Package. This includes 6 Wednesday training evenings, lift tickets, skis/boots/poles along with transportation costs of Saturday outingsTORONTO SKI HAWKS$260

Banquet
BANQUET DATE:Saturday, November 29th, 2014
FAMILY & FRIENDS COST:$45.00 each
DINNER MENU:COCKTAILS 6-7 p.m. (Don’t forget about the Siew Lan Low Trust Funds) On-line or Call for more details.

DINNER 7 p.m. Turkey Dinner or Vegetarian (with all the trimmings),

NIGHT TREAT 10:30 p.m. Coffee & Tea along with treats

CASH BAR: Beer, wine, Liquor & soft drinks

DJ:6 – 12 Midnight – Richard Gimza
LOCATION:York Reception Hall, 1100 Millwood Rd. at Overlea Blvd.
TTC DIRECTIONS:#25 Don Mills Bus, which you can catch at the Pape Subway Station, and it stops out front. The York Reception Hall is on the North side. The bus stops at the South side. The directions really get crazy at this corner. Millwood is on an angle and partially faces the west.
WHEEL-TRANS USERS:The accessible door is facing Millwood and the entrance is on the west side of the parking lot of the hall. Drivers, always have a difficult time finding the driveway. Just remember, as you are coming from O’Connor, as you are driving pass Overlea Blvd., that it is the first driveway on the right On Millwood (about 50-75 meters from the corner).

OR, Coming from Don Mills & Overlea, drivers should turn right on Millwood and it is the first driveway on the right (about 50-75 meters from the corner).

DEADLINE FOR ORDERING TICKETS:Sunday, November 23rd, as a head count has to be submitted first thing Monday, November 24th, 2014.
TO REGISTER:Reply to Lynda Spinney, president@torontotrailblazers.org, or call 416.456.7117, especially if you have questions about the Siew Lan Low Account and how it works. Remember, Paid Members for the 2014 Season and active Captains only.

Seeking Cyclists

Volunteer as a Captain

JOIN US FOR A RIDE IN THE PARK
Experience the thrill of tandem riding with a twist!

Ride with the TRAILBLAZERS Tandem Cycling Club - where volunteer Captains ride up front with blind, deaf-blind or vision impaired Stokers on club owned tandems.

Please call our hotline at (416) 760-2700