Kamloops Community Discovery – June 23

 Kamloops and surrounding area families are invited to come out for Pizza in the Park together with Blind Beginnings.

It has been a hectic year!! Come out and celebrate the end of the school year with this opportunity to relax, play some simple games, visit with each other, eat pizza in the sun and check out the water park at Thompson Park in Kamloops, BC.  Be sure to dress for the weather, use sunscreen, wear your hat/sunglasses and bring water.  Hope to see you there!

When: June 23, 2018

Time: 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Where:  Thompson Park – 7 Victoria St W, Kamloops, BC – we will set up at a picnic table near the water park.

Who: Children and youth who are blind or partially sighted and their sighted siblings and parents

Please RSVP by Thursday June 20, 2018 by emailing shawn@blindbeginnings.ca or contact our Kamloops Program Coordinator and Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments – Mary Anderson mandersonbrailletales@gmail.com  – cell # 250-280-2330.  Please include the names of all who will be attending and the ages of all children.

Note:  All participants must be members of Blind Beginnings.  The annual cost to become a member is $25 for a family.  Members can attend all Blind Beginnings programs at no additional cost.  Please fill out your membership information on our Web-site at www.blindbeginnings.ca. You can pay your membership fee on-line or at your first family outing.

If you have any questions or require further information about Blind Beginnings please call Shawn Marsolais toll free at: 1-866-736-8620.

The purpose of the Community Discovery outings is to provide activities and opportunities for families to connect, build confidence, learn concepts and shift perceptions through new-shared experiences.  Since 2008, Blind Beginnings families have had the opportunity to participate in community outings that provide children who are blind or partially sighted with real-life, hands-on opportunities to learn about basic concepts, have a wide range of unique experiences, and discover their own capacities.  Some examples of our outings include; visits to several farms including an Urban farm with honey bees, trips to audio-described live theatre productions complete with opportunities to feel some of the props and meet the cast, tours of businesses including; Descriptive Video Works, and Skytrain headquarters, learn to row clinics, and day trips to Playland.  Most outings include extra time for hands on sensory exploration.