Blind Beginnings

Blind Beginnings 9th Annual Gala Dinner & Auction

2018 Gala Dinner & AuctionThanks to the generosity of our guests, in 2018 our Gala raised over $40,000 to support the limitless potential of children and youth! Together with you we hope to see this event continue to grow, with increasing funds raised to expand our services and our reach to meet the ever growing demand for our transformational programs.

As usual you can look forward to a delicious buffet meal, amazing auction items, live entertainment, dancing, and an opportunity to learn more about Blind Beginnings.

Following the success of our inaugural Seeing All People award, introduced in honour of Blind Beginnings’ 10th anniversary in 2018, we will once again present this noteworthy award in recognition of the business or organization that our families have identified as going above and beyond to be inclusive of children or youth who are blind or partially sighted.

This year we are also honored and excited to be able to present bursaries to individuals who are blind or partially sighted who are working towards future employment.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019

Where: Executive Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre | 405 North Road, Coquitlam

Time: Doors open at 6:00pm | Dinner at 7:00pm

Cost: $100 (11 years and older), $50 (children 10 and younger)

* Note: Tables seat 12.

For anyone wanting to stay the night at the Executive Plaza Hotel, the hotel has generously offered our guests a preferred rate (available for reservations made before March 6, 2019). For full details, please see the attached: Executive Plaza Hotel Preferred Rate

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our Mission

Blind Beginning’s mission is to inspire children and youth who are blind or partially sighted and their families through diverse programs, experiences, counselling and peer support, and opportunities to create fulfilling lives.

Our work is made possible by the generosity of our donors and sponsors. To make a  one-time donation, please click here. To make a monthly donation, click here.

 

NEWS & EVENTS

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Blind Beginnings is excited to be entering a team in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge Run on Sunday June 23. We are one of the official participating charities and we have the opportunity to fundraise as part of the event. We’re looking for Blind Beginnings families and volunteers to join our team and run or walk 5km… Read more Join Blind Beginnings in the Scotiabank 5k!

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2019 Youth Leader Training Weekend

Our popular Youth Leader Training Weekend is back! This program is offered to youth who are blind or partially-sighted between 13 and 19 years of age, from across BC. The program is intended for youth to develop transferable employment skills including; public speaking, communication, mentoring, active listening and empathy, organization and time management, team building and… Read more 2019 Youth Leader Training Weekend

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Job Opportunity: Director of Operations

Blind Beginnings is seeking a Director of Operations This is an opportunity to enhance the impact of an established and growing grassroots charitable organization, whose mission is to inspire children and youth who are blind or partially sighted, and their families. At Blind Beginnings, we provide diverse programs, experiences, counselling and peer support, and opportunities… Read more Job Opportunity: Director of Operations

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