Throughout my childhood my family sat down to dinner together every night. One particular dinner stands out in my memory as the day my life changed. “You have an eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa” my mom said. “Bet you can’t say that three times fast” my Dad added trying to lighten the mood. “Your vision… Read more My Blindness Is A Gift
Creating Confidence Workshop Youth aged 13 – 19 from across BC are invited to this month’s Online Creating Confidence Youth Workshop, where we will be talking about strategies for surviving social distancing! With schools being closed indefinitely, and all of us being told to stay home, the days are feeling long. What can we do… Read more Strategies for Surviving Social Distancing
Gala 2020 – Our Vision is Limitless is postponed until November 6th Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic our Gala Dinner & Auction scheduled for May 2, 2020 has been postponed until Friday, November 6. The annual Gala Dinner and Silent Auction is an important fundraiser for Blind Beginnings as well as an opportunity for… Read more Gala 2020 Postponed
A great big thank you to YVR for Kids and Clear Skies Children’s Foundation for the $7,000 donation towards our Community Discovery Program in 2020! We have some great outings planned! The first one is Skiing at Grouse Mountain, and we can’t wait! It is with donations like this that we can we can continue… Read more Thank you YVR for Kids!
Looking ahead to 2020? We have two fun-filled events to pencil into your calendar. Our Trivia Night at Moose’s Down Under will held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 and our “2020 Our Vision is Limitless” Gala and Auction will be held on May 2, 2020 at the Italian Cultural Centre. More information on these… Read more Save the Dates!
Giving Tuesday Our #GivingTuesday goal is to raise $2500 to support our programs and services for children and youth in BC who are blind or partially sighted, and their families. » Learn more International Day of People with Disabilities Today we also celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities. Today is a special day… Read more Giving Tuesday
Last chance to register for the “Seeing Things Differently” Parent Support Group. There are still a few places left! Parents of children and youth who are blind or partially sighted are invited to participate in our “Seeing Things Differently” Parent Support Group. You have a child with a visual impairment which means life is now… Read more “Seeing Things Differently” Parent Support Group
Blind Beginnings General Board Member September 2019 Since 2008, Blind Beginnings Society has envisioned a world where seeing things differently inspires limitless potential for children in BC who are blind or partially sighted. Through educational and experiential workshops, pre-employment training, summer camps, recreational activities and individualized counselling, Blind Beginnings offers these youth opportunities to develop… Read more Join Our Team — Board Member
Blind Beginnings families from the Okanagan region are invited to a Community Discovery outing to Kangaroo Creek Farm on May 25! What: A guided hands-on experience of Kangaroo Creek Farm in Winfield, BC. When: Saturday, May 25th Time: 10:15 a.m. Where: 3193 Hill Road, Lake Country (Winfield), BC. *Meet up with Jessica at the top… Read more Community Discovery outing to Kangaroo Creek Farm
Blind Beginnings is excited to once again partner with Daniel Kish of Visioneers, for a Flash Sonar & Self-directed Discovery Workshop series May 24, 25 and 26! 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 have an entire weekend… Read more Flash Sonar & Self-directed Discovery Workshop Series