Thank you to everyone who purchased produce boxes from SPUD to support this fundraiser for Blind Beginnings! We will receive over $250 from SPUD through this fundraiser. Unfortunately, SPUD has informed us that this fundraising initiative has come to an end as they no longer have the internal staff capacity to run this any longer.
Our popular fundraising event returns on February 1, 2020! Come and test your trivia knowledge while raising funds for Blind Beginnings’ programs that help children and youth who are blind or partially sighted reach their full potential. Grab your friends and join us for an evening of feel-good fun! When: Saturday, February 1, 2020 Where:… Read more Trivia Night 2020
What: The first one of 2020 will be on Saturday, January 25th. We will be going to 5-pin bowling! There will be some options for modifications such as using a bar to get a straight shot and a ball ramp for anyone who needs it. Come out for some good times at the lanes and… Read more Community Discovery outings in the Okanagan in 2020!
Parents of children and youth who are blind or partially sighted are invited to participate in our Online “Seeing Things Differently” Parent Support Group You have a child with a visual impairment which means life is now different. On top of typical parenting, you have the added challenge of learning about an unfamiliar diagnosis, trying… Read more Online Seeing Things Differently Parent Support Group
Youth aged 13 – 19 from across BC are invited to this month’s Creating Confidence Youth Workshop, where we will be talking about goal-setting! As the year 2020 rolls in, we are asked about our goals for the new year and perhaps our future dreams and aspirations. Join us at 7:00PM as we talk about:… Read more Creating Confidence Youth Workshop on Goal-Setting
Blind Beginnings is excited to announce our new Baby Beginnings program! Our Baby Beginnings program in partnership with Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada BC is a drop-in monthly group for babies (under age 2) and their caregivers. When: The 2nd Saturday of each month starting on January 11 Time: 10:30 AM – noon Who: Babies who… Read more New Baby Beginnings Program
Topic for the next online Parent Group is Self-Care! Yeah, yeah, self-care is important. You know that, you hear that all the time. Making time for yourself will benefit your child. That’s fine for other parents, but your situation is different. Or is it? Join us on January 9 and let’s find out if other… Read more Monthly Online Parent Group
Mark your calendar in January 2020 for our first Community Discovery to Grouse Mountain to try skiing! What: Come join us on Saturday, January 25 for some downhill skiing with Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS). The day will start with a gondola ride up Grouse Mountain, followed by a two hour intro to skiing session and a group hot chocolate in the ski lodge.… Read more Community Discovery to Grouse Mountain to Try Skiing
You’re invited to knock it out of the lane with us at an afternoon of bowling and pizza! What: Bowling, pizza, and a chance to make connections and have fun with other visually impaired children, youth, and their families. When: Saturday December 7 Time: 1-3 PM Where: Falcon Lanes Bowling, 2020 Falcon Road, Kamloops BC… Read more Community Discovery to Falcon Lanes Bowling in Kamloops
Next Online Parent Group topic is arming yourself for the unexpected! As we approach the holidays, you will likely be encountering more people than usual. Extended family and friends you haven’t seen in a while, and/or strangers in the malls and grocery stores. Friends and family will likely have questions about how things are going with… Read more Monthly Online Parent Group on Dec 12