Fitting in can be hard. For youth who are blind or partially sighted, there are additional social challenges to fitting in. Whether we can see or not, what we look like is often the first thing our sighted peers will notice. When you can’t see what your peers are wearing, how they are styling their… Read more Register for our Creating Confidence Workshop
Blind Beginnings families are invited to our annual Family Holiday Party on Saturday, December 16th! At this year’s party you can look forward to some of our annual traditions such as scrumptious family pot luck, games for the younger children, and lots of music, entertainment, and good cheer. If you are still looking for gifts… Read more Family Holiday Party
Help our youth become Employment Ready! What is the Aviva Community Fund? Blind Beginnings has applied to the Aviva Community Fund for a grant of $35,000 to launch a pilot program for Employment Readiness for our youth. The 15 ideas that receive the most votes will advance to the finals. If we don’t win for… Read more We need your votes!
Call for Butterflies! Festival of Trees – West Coast Christmas Show November 17-19, 2017 For the first time this year, Blind Beginnings is taking part in the annual Festival of Trees at the West Coast Christmas Show November 17-19 at Tradex in Abbotsford. As part of this Christmas Tree Decorating Contest for charitable organizations, we… Read more Call for Butterflies
Get your Christmas shopping done early this year—while supporting Blind Beginnings’ programs! Purdy’s Chocolates are the perfect gift for people on your list who have everything they need—you can never have enough chocolate. Visit our online Purdy’s fundraising page to browse from a wide selection of chocolates and other goodies. You pay the same… Read more Chocolate for Christmas Campaign
Blind Beginnings Christmas Shopping Event Friday, November 3, 2017 : 5-10pm Metrotown Indigo-Chapters Come get your Christmas shopping done early while helping support Blind Beginnings! On Friday, November 3rd from 5-10pm at the Indigo-Chapters store at Metrotown Centre, 15% of purchases on all non-sale items will go to Blind Beginnings. Bring your family, friends and… Read more Blind Beginnings Christmas Shopping Event
Blind Beginnings families are invited to a Community Discovery outing to the Applebarn family farm! The Applebarn is a farm-fun experience. There are plenty fun things to do – from hayrides, pedal karts, a u-pick apple orchard, a pumpkin patch, a Corn Quest Maze, a Bunny Town, Cider Press demonstrations, a petting barn, and even… Read more Community Discovery outing to Applebarn family farm
Blind Beginnings invites you to attend a film screening and panel discussion on the feature-length AMI documentary about our ‘Do The Grind Blind’ challenge on Sunday November 12, 2017! About the Film On September 10, 2017, nine youth who are blind or partially sighted, each with a sighted guide, challenged themselves physically and mentally to… Read more ‘Do The Grind Blind’ Documentary Screening