Blind Beginnings is pleased to announce our Summer Creating Confidence program – July 9 – 11, 2019 For children who are blind or partially sighted from 10 to 15 years of age. Fitting in can be hard. For children who are blind or partially sighted, it has added social challenges. Whether we can see or… Read more Creating Confidence Workshop
UPDATE (May 31, 2019): Due to low registration, Blind Beginnings is not attending this event as a group. Families are still welcome to attend this event as it is free and open to the public. Instead, Blind Beginnings will go to the Picture ‘Perfect’: Blind Ambitions exhibit on Monday, June 3rd from 10-11am. Join Blind Beginnings… Read more Opening night at Picture ‘Perfect’: Blind Ambitions art exhibit
Back by popular demand, Blind Beginnings is hosting a Parent Appreciation Lunch where the children and youth will prepare lunch for their parents under the guidance of an Independent Living Specialist (ILS), while the parents get to chill out, drink tea, and play board games. When: Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 11:30am-2:00pm. Where: Bridgeview Community Centre (11475 126a St,… Read more Parent Appreciation Lunch
We would like to take the opportunity to thank each and every person who contributed to our 2019 Gala Dinner & Auction on April 6th. It was a fabulous night with over 225 people there to celebrate our successes over the past year and to raise much-needed funds for our ongoing programs that change the… Read more Thank You for a Successful 2019 Gala!
As the weather is getting nicer and more cyclists are hitting the streets, Blind Beginnings would like to update our members on the status of the Buddy-Up Tandem Cycling Club. Effective May 2019, the Tandem Cycling Program has been taken over by the BC Blind Sports & Recreation Association. When the Buddy-Up Tandem Cycling… Read more Tandem Cycling Program Update
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! Camp Hornby: July 19 to 23 on Hornby Island at Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre Family Adventure Camp: August 15 to 18 at Camp Whonnock in Maple… Read more Our 2019 Summer Camp Programs
Blind Beginnings families from the Okanagan region are invited to a Community Discovery outing to Kangaroo Creek Farm on May 25! What: A guided hands-on experience of Kangaroo Creek Farm in Winfield, BC. When: Saturday, May 25th Time: 10:15 a.m. Where: 3193 Hill Road, Lake Country (Winfield), BC. *Meet up with Jessica at the top… Read more Community Discovery outing to Kangaroo Creek Farm
Blind Beginnings is excited to once again partner with Daniel Kish of Visioneers, for a Flash Sonar & Self-directed Discovery Workshop series May 24, 25 and 26! Daniel Kish only comes to Blind Beginnings every two years, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet and learn from him. We have an entire weekend… Read more Flash Sonar & Self-directed Discovery Workshop Series
Blind Beginnings is excited to be entering a team in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge Run on Sunday June 23. We are one of the official participating charities and we have the opportunity to fundraise as part of the event. We’re looking for Blind Beginnings families and volunteers to join our team and run or walk 5km… Read more Join Blind Beginnings in the Scotiabank 5k!
Our popular Youth Leader Training Weekend is back! This program is offered to youth who are blind or partially-sighted between 13 and 19 years of age, from across BC. The program is intended for youth to develop transferable employment skills including; public speaking, communication, mentoring, active listening and empathy, organization and time management, team building and… Read more 2019 Youth Leader Training Weekend