Just a reminder to RSVP for our Virtual Blind Beginnings AGM happening this Saturday June 20! We will also be doing our hoodie draw for those who completed our Connecting through COVID-19 online program feedback surveys. Here is a preview of our very fashionable Blind Beginnings Hoodie featuring an embroidered butterfly logo: When: Saturday June 20, 2020 Time: 12:30 – 3:00pm… Read more RSVP for our 2020 Virtual AGM!
Dear Families, We’ve made some changes to our online programming for June, so be sure to read through to see what’s being offered this week! All of our programs are drop-in, and new participants are always welcome. Kids Connect Support Group- Every Tuesday afternoon Many children across BC are missing the social connection with other kids at school and in… Read more Connecting through COVID-19 Virtual Programming for June!
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
To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we would like to take this time to stand up and applaud our volunteers and the integral roles they fill on the Blind Beginnings team. Simply put, Blind Beginnings could not provide the services, support or events without the tireless work that our volunteers do. Including our Youth Leaders, we… Read more National Volunteer Week 2020
Blind Beginnings youth from across BC are invited to this month’s Creating Connections Workshop! Creating Confidence has been temporarily changed to Creating Connections. On the last Friday evening of each month youth who are blind or partially sighted 12 years and older are invited to connect online for what we are now calling our Creating Connections… Read more Creating Connections Workshop- An opportunity for youth to socialize and connect
Our next Baby Beginnings Group will be meeting on Saturday March 14! 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. This month we are excited to be adding a parent support component to the program. What to expect:… Read more Baby Beginnings on March 14
Our next Online Parent Group will take place on Thursday March 12 and we’ll be talking about advocacy. When your needs are different than most people’s, you are often in a position of having to ask for something extra. This can feel uncomfortable, emotional, or difficult until you work out a strategy that works for… Read more Monthly Online Parent Group on March 12
It’s starting to feel like spring in the Lower Mainland! And that means our migratory birds are returning from their overwintering grounds down south. Come join us to learn about our local bird species at our March Community Discovery outing to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary. What: This outing will be composed of two parts, an interactive… Read more Community Discovery to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary
Summer is just around the corner and Blind Beginnings is offering two summer camp programs for children and youth who are blind or partially sighted and their families! 1. Camp Hornby (July 17-21) at Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on Hornby Island 2. Family Adventure Camp (August 20-23) at Camp Byng in Roberts Creek, Gibsons… Read more 2020 Summer Camp Programs