A message to the Blind Beginnings Community
regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
**Update May 7, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes to our daily lives, and to the operations, and services and programs of our organization. We are monitoring the situation closely and are following all recommendations from B.C.’s Minister of Health as restrictions begin to relax.
The health and well being of our participants, our staff, our supporters, our families, and the greater community is of utmost importance and so we have decided to postpone face-to-face programs and events. We have been working hard to adapt our programs and have created alternate ways to participate such as Connecting through COVID-19, a series of on-line programs and workshops.
The Blind Beginnings office remains closed for now, but all our staff are still working and continue to be available by phone or email.
This remains to be an ever-evolving situation and we will continue to re-evaluate, respond, and communicate with our community as things change.
These are challenging and extraordinary times and it is more important than ever to be kind and compassionate to each other. We feel that together, we can work through this!
Blind Beginning’s mission is to inspire children and youth who are blind or partially sighted and their families through diverse programs, experiences, counseling and peer support, and opportunities to create fulfilling lives.
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NEWS & EVENTS
Dear Families, Thanks so much to those of you who filled out our Connecting Through COVID program surveys. We have taken your suggestions into account to create our online program plan for June. Many programs are continuing, but possibly on a different day or at a different time. Some programs will be scaled back to every two weeks,… Read more Connecting through COVID-19 Virtual Programming for June!
Due to the announcement by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry that the Province will not be allowing overnight camps to operate this summer, it is with much regret that we are announcing the cancellation of our Summer Camp programs this year. As much as we are disappointed at having to cancel Camp Hornby and… Read more Blind Beginnings Summer Camp Programs Cancelled
Blind Beginnings youth from across BC are invited to our May Creating Connections Workshop! On Friday May 29, we will be hosting a QuentinC Game Night, a free online gaming platform made for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. We have pre-picked 3 games including Uno, 99 and Connect 4! For a detailed description of each game follow this… Read more Creating Connections Workshop on Friday May 29
Blind Beginnings families from across BC are invited to our May Virtual Community Discovery outing to a nature trail or park near you! Even though we can’t come together in-person yet, Blind Beginnings is committed to offering virtual opportunities for children and youth who are blind or partially sighted and their families to continue to do… Read more May Virtual Community Discovery Outing
May 5th, 2020 is #GivingTuesdayNow, which has been organized as an opportunity for people all over the world to generously donate to organizations in their communities and stand together, connect, and heal. It is a global day of action to help bring about unity and address the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. COVID-19 initially struck… Read more Giving Tuesday Now – May 5th 2020