Do The Grind Blind Challenge

Do The Grind BlindYou think I can’t do this?
Just watch me!

When most people think about children who are blind or partially sighted, they lower their expectations of what is possible. As a result, these children often grow up underestimating their abilities and not participating in physical activities, directly impacting their health and social connections.

On September 10, 2017, nine youth who are blind or partially sighted, each with a sighted guide, will challenge themselves physically and mentally to reach the top of Grouse Mountain.

Our ‘Grinders’ each have their own reasons for doing The Grind®. Some are doing it to show doubters they can achieve anything they set their mind to. Others are doing it to challenge themselves physically and mentally. All are investing in their own well-being, while creating awareness about blindness and the abilities of youth who are blind or partially sighted.

Do The Grind Blind Challenge

The idea for this exciting challenge came from Christina Duncan, Recreation Therapist at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. When she suggested it to our founder Shawn Marsolais, Shawn was equally excited and they immediately began planning. Having climbed The Grind® in her 20’s, and finding it incredibly challenging, Shawn felt that the Do The Grind Blind Challenge fit perfectly with the Blind Beginnings No Limits philosophy.

All funds raised will go directly to cover the costs of this event and toward our programs and services for our children and youth who are blind or partially sighted and their families.

BLIND Beginnings Grinders Training Schedule

First group Training: May 9, 2017 – 10km walk around Burnaby Lake
1st group training at Burnaby Lake
1st group training at Burnaby Lake
SECOND GROUP TRAINING: June 4, 2017 – Coquitlam Crunch
2nd group training: Coquitlam Crunch
2nd group training: Coquitlam Crunch
2nd group training: Harjinder, Nika and guides
2nd group training: Harjinder, Nika and guides
2nd group training: Coquitlam Crunch steps
2nd group training: Coquitlam Crunch steps
2nd group training: post training stretch
2nd group training: post training stretch
THIRD GROUP TRAINING: July 9, 2017 – Quarry Rock Trail
3rd group training: Grinder Grant with guide Johnny
3rd group training: Grinder Grant with guide Johnny
3rd group training - Clement, Melody, Russell and guide
3rd group training: Clement, Melody, Russell and guide
3rd group training: Nika guided by Tracy
3rd group training: Nika guided by Tracy
3rd group training: Top of Quarry Rock
3rd group training: Top of Quarry Rock