Why Do the Grind Blind?
When most people think about children who are blind or partially sighted, they lower their expectations of what is possible. As a result, these children often grow up underestimating their abilities and not participating in physical activities, directly impacting their health and social connections.
On September 10, 2017, nine youth who are blind or partially sighted, each with a sighted guide, challenged themselves physically and mentally to reach the top of Grouse Mountain.
The Grinders each had their own reasons for doing The Grind®. Some did it to show doubters they can achieve anything they set their mind to. Others did it to challenge themselves physically and mentally. All invested in their own well-being while creating awareness about blindness and the abilities of youth who are blind or partially sighted.
LEARN MORE about Blind Beginnings’ Do The Grind Blind Challenge, including photos of the actual event!
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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.
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Blind Beginnings is excited to once again partner with Daniel Kish of World Access for the Blind, for an Echolocation & Self-directed Discovery Workshop series on September 22, 23, and 24! Daniel Kish only comes to Blind Beginnings every two years, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet and learn from him. We… Read more Echolocation Workshop Series with Daniel Kish0 comments
You think I can’t do this? Just watch me! When most people think about children who are blind or partially sighted, they lower their expectations of what is possible. As a result, these children often grow up underestimating their abilities and not participating in physical activities, directly impacting their health and social connections. On September… Read more Do The Grind Blind Challenge0 comments
Blind Beginnings is pleased to announce our annual Community Discovery outing to Playland! When: Thursday August 10, 2017 Who: Youth 10 years or older who are members of Blind Beginnings Cost: Your admission to Playland, and an All Day Ride pass, will be provided by Blind Beginnings. *Please bring a bag lunch or money to… Read more Community Discovery Outing to Playland