Because of the current restrictions placed on social gatherings in the Province and the uncertainty of those restrictions changing anytime soon, we regret to announce that we will be cancelling our Annual Blind Beginnings 2020 Gala that is currently slated for November 6, 2020 at the Italian Cultural Centre. As much as we love seeing all our partners, donors, members, sponsors, and youth and families come together for a night of celebration and giving, it’s become obvious to us that trying to plan a physical event in the Fall comes with too much uncertainty.
It’s not all bad news, however. Instead, we will be hosting a Virtual Gala and Auction, to be held on Saturday, October 17th, 2020.
This year you will be able to stay in the comfort of your own home while you continue to help support Blind Beginnings as we celebrate the year that has been using an online platform!
Full details, including a list of events, items for auction, and how to purchase tickets will be forthcoming by email and on our website, and we are very excited to be planning this unique online event.
We are also pleased to announce that we will also be holding an Online Auction in July in order to offer some generous Summer-themed donations that we received when our original Gala was planned for May. Among the donated items that will be on the block is a Cannondale Treadwell 3 Remixte bicycle, valued at $850 and generously donated by Cycling Sports Group. We will be announcing the full list of auction items as well as the date and time of the Online Auction in the days ahead!
While we are sad that we won’t get a chance to see everyone in person this year, we are excited that holding a Virtual Gala and Auction will mean that those outside the Lower Mainland will be able to join us in our Virtual space for an evening of fun, entertainment, speeches and much more!
Stay tuned for further information and announcements regarding both the Blind Beginnings 2020 Virtual Gala and Auction and the Blind Beginnings Summer Online Auction in the coming days!