Blind Beginnings

2018 GALA DINNER & AUCTION • April 7, 2018

2018 Gala Dinner & AuctionThis year’s Gala offers some of our ‘old favourites’:

  • delicious buffet meal and cash bar
  • silent and live auctions
  • gift prize balloons and 50/50 draw
  • live entertainment and dancing
  • an opportunity to learn more about Blind Beginnings

Arran Henn of 103.5 QMFM will once again emcee the evening, and in celebration of our 10th anniversary, we’ll be awarding the very first Blind Beginnings Seeing All People Award to a business that goes above and beyond to include and accept children who are blind or partially sighted—by seeing them as children first.

When: Saturday,  April 7, 2018
Where: Executive Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre, 405 North Road, Coquitlam
Time: Doors open at 6:00pm • Dinner at 7:00pm

Listen to Fair Trade Works‘ radio ad for Gala. We thank Fair Trade Works for their generous support.

TRIVIA NIGHT • Thank you!

Blind Beginnings Trivia NightThanks to everyone who came out to our 2018 Trivia Night at Moose’s Down Under on March 3rd. We had a blast testing our knowledge and hanging out with our amazing supporters!

A huge thanks to all the volunteers who collected raffle and door prize items, and to everyone else who contributed to the success of the event.


2018 Gala Sneak Peek

a preview of some of the awesome PRIZES AND items up for bid at the 2018 Blind Beginnings Gala Dinner & Auction ~ Saturday, April 7th Come join us for fine food, fabulous finds and fun! See event and ticket information below. WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 2018 WHERE: Executive Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre, 405… Read more 2018 Gala Sneak Peek


2018 Summer Camp Programs

Summer is just around the corner and Blind Beginnings is offering two summer camp programs for children and youth who are blind or partially sighted and their families! Camp Hornby: July 19 to 23 on Hornby Island Family Adventure Camp: August 16 to 19 in Sooke, Vancouver Island Camp Hornby Camp Hornby will take place… Read more 2018 Summer Camp Programs


Blind Beginnings Celebrates 10 Years of Service to BC Children Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

Blind Beginnings, a charitable organization dedicated to helping children and youth who are blind or partially sighted live a life without limits, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Blind Beginnings was founded in 2008 by Executive Director Shawn Marsolais who is blind. She has competed in the Paralympic Games, earned a Master’s Degree, qualified… Read more Blind Beginnings Celebrates 10 Years of Service to BC Children Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted


Since 2008, Blind Beginnings Society has envisioned a world where seeing things differently inspires limitless possibilities for BC’s blind and partially sighted children.

Through educational and experiential workshops, pre-employment and leadership training, camps, recreational activities and individualized counselling, the organization offers these youth opportunities to develop skills, confidence and independence to reach their full potential.