News & Updates

Win Tickets to See Elton John at BC Place!

We are excited to announce that we’ve added a Raffle prize of two tickets to see Elton John at BC Place on Friday October 21st as part of our virtual 50/50 Draw! You don’t miss to miss an opportunity to see the RocketMan one last time on his final North American tour! Raffle Tickets are… Read more Win Tickets to See Elton John at BC Place!

Limitless Beauty Fashion Show Tickets Now Available!

We are so excited to announce ticket sales are now open for the Blind Beginnings Limitless Beauty Fashion Show, to be held during Fashion Week 2022 on October 16th at JIG Space in Vancouver and will exclusively feature children, youth and young adults who are blind or partially sighted as our models! The intention of this event is to provide a… Read more Limitless Beauty Fashion Show Tickets Now Available!

Blind Beginnings is Growing!

Blind Beginnings has been steadily growing our programs and services over the past few years and with in-person programming once again beginning to take place, we are excited to announce the following staff additions and changes to the Blind Beginnings Team: Keisha Anderson (keisha@blindbeginnings.ca),who joined us back in April is our full-time Programs and Membership Coordinator Dougie Dow (dougie@blindbeginnings.ca),… Read more Blind Beginnings is Growing!

Looking for Volunteers – Fundraising and Event Planning Committee

Looking for a unique, fun, and rewarding volunteer experience? Well, we have just the opportunity for you! We are currently seeking 3-4 individuals who are interested in joining our Fundraising/Events Planning Committee. This Committee organizes a variety of FUNdraising Events such as our annual Gala and Trivia Night. The time commitment is approximately 2-3 hours… Read more Looking for Volunteers – Fundraising and Event Planning Committee

Youth Leadership Open House – August 5

On Friday August 5 we invite teens who are blind and partially sighted to join us virtually for a Youth Leadership Open House from 7:00 – 8:30 PM PST over Zoom. This is a chance to hear more about our Youth Leadership training program, learn about some of the projects our Youth Leaders are currently… Read more Youth Leadership Open House – August 5

August Community Discovery Events – Family Picnic In The Park and Playland!

We are so excited to be able to gather together and take advantage of the sunny weather for these Community Discovery events in August! Don’t delay, register now and come join us for some fun in the sun! Family Picnic In The Park Queens Park, New Westminster Saturday August 6, 2022 10:30 AM Metro-Vancouver families with… Read more August Community Discovery Events – Family Picnic In The Park and Playland!

Casting Call for Fashion Show Models!

We are excited to announce that the Blind Beginnings Society is hosting a fashion show that will exclusively feature children, youth and young adults who are blind or partially sighted. We are calling it Limitless Beauty: The Blind Beginnings Fashion Show and we hope you will help us touch hearts as we showcase the limitless… Read more Casting Call for Fashion Show Models!

Camp Hornby is Coming! July 17 – 21 2022

Camp Hornby is back! Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre July 17 – 21st 2022 It has been over two years, and we can’t express how excited we are to be able to get back into the Great Outdoors once again! Camp Hornby will be held at the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on beautiful Hornby… Read more Camp Hornby is Coming! July 17 – 21 2022

Now Hiring for Part-Time Administration Manager!

We are excited to be able to offer a part-time Administration Manager position as part of our growing team! We are searching for an individual with general administrative experience to join our small but mighty team. This position reports to the Director of Finance and Administration. This role is also responsible for the administrative pieces… Read more Now Hiring for Part-Time Administration Manager!

We’re Looking for Board Members!

We are currently looking to fill several positions on our Board. Are you passionate about children who are blind or partially sighted reaching their full potential? Are you forward thinking, reliable, organized, and like to contribute your skills and ideas? If so, we would love to have you on our Board of Directors! There are… Read more We’re Looking for Board Members!

Growing Potential Gala 2022 a HUGE Success! Thank You!!

The Blind Beginnings Growing Potential Gala 2022 took place over the weekend on April 30, 2022 and was a phenomenal success! A HUGE thank you to everyone who attended or supported this year’s Gala. It was such a thrilling event for us,  given that it was the first time that we were able to gather… Read more Growing Potential Gala 2022 a HUGE Success! Thank You!!

Growing Potential Gala 2022 Silent Auction Now Live!

One of the highlights of any Blind Beginnings Gala has always been the Silent Auction. We’re thrilled to be able to once again present the Silent Auction as an online event that anyone anywhere can participate in (you don’t to attend the Gala to bid). The Auction has begun and will run until 9:30pm on… Read more Growing Potential Gala 2022 Silent Auction Now Live!

Growing Potential Gala 2022 Early Bird Tickets Now On Sale!

We are so excited to officially announce that Early Bird ticket sales are now open for the Blind Beginnings Gala 2022! This year’s Gala will be held at the Sheraton Wall Centre, located in downtown Vancouver on April 30th, 2022. For the first time in over three years, this will be an in-person Gala, complete with… Read more Growing Potential Gala 2022 Early Bird Tickets Now On Sale!

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Lori Sheppard Memorial Fund Bursaries

About the Lori Sheppard Memorial Fund The Lori Sheppard Memorial Fund was created in December of 2006 and is held in trust by the Vancouver Foundation.  Lori was an impassioned advocate who embraced life.  She was active in campaigns for the United Way, CNIB, and the 20/20 Foundation.  She was the founder and Executive Director… Read more Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Lori Sheppard Memorial Fund Bursaries

Join the Blind Beginnings Team – Program and Administrative Manager

Blind Beginnings is excited to announce that we are now hiring for a Program and Administrative Manager! Come join our small but mighty team and help us in our mission to inspire and support children and youth who are blind or partially sighted and their families all across BC! The position is permanent Full-time and… Read more Join the Blind Beginnings Team – Program and Administrative Manager

Seeing Things Differently Support Groups in 2022!

Blind Beginnings is excited to announce that we will be offering three Virtual Seeing Things Differently support groups in 2022 – two groups for parents, and one group for youth. **Seeing Things Differently Parent Support Groups** Since 2014, parents of children and youth who are blind or partially sighted have been invited to participate in our “Seeing… Read more Seeing Things Differently Support Groups in 2022!

Blind Beginnings is Hiring!

Blind Beginnings is hiring two part-time positions for Program Coordinators. One is Program Coordinator for our Youth Programs, while the other is Program Coordinator for our Family Programs. Both positions will see successful applicants assist the Executive Director with the creation, planning, coordination and implementation of Blind Beginnings programs. The closing date for both positions… Read more Blind Beginnings is Hiring!

Join Us For an EXPLOSIVE Time on Saturday November 20th!

Come join us for our very special Community Discovery for November! We are discovering a new accessible art exhibit at the Grunt Gallery in Vancouver on Saturday November 20th from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST! This accessible exhibition about pyrotechnical arts is called “Project Fire Flower” and provides visitors with a perspective on fireworks… Read more Join Us For an EXPLOSIVE Time on Saturday November 20th!

Virtual Movie Screening of “Through My Eyes” – Oct. 14th

We are so excited to announce that there was so much interest in our in-person Movie Screening Fundraiser that we have decided to host a one night only VIRTUAL screening of the documentary, “Through My Eyes”. Our screening at The Cinematheque sold out so fast that some people missed out on getting tickets and others… Read more Virtual Movie Screening of “Through My Eyes” – Oct. 14th

50/50 Draw Tickets Now on Sale!

We are excited to announce that tickets for our latest 50/50 Draw are now on sale! Tickets are $10 for a single ticket or $25 for a pack of 3 and the winner will walk away with HALF of the ticket sales! Get yours today, help support Blind Beginnings and the work we do and… Read more 50/50 Draw Tickets Now on Sale!

We’re Having a Movie Screening Fundraiser!

Join us on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 for a screening of the new documentary, “Through My Eyes”! We are so excited to have you join us to screen a very special documentary entitled, “Through My Eyes” by Candice Macalino and Jaeger Mah that features our very own Executive Director, Shawn Marsolais. This mini-documentary takes viewers… Read more We’re Having a Movie Screening Fundraiser!

Volunteers Needed – Fundraising & Event Planning Volunteers

We are currently seeking 2-3 individuals who are interested in joining our Fundraising/Events Planning Committee. This Committee organizes a variety of Fundraising Events such as our annual Gala and Trivia Night. We are looking for candidates who enjoy teamwork and are excited to plan and execute social events, and have a desire to support young… Read more Volunteers Needed – Fundraising & Event Planning Volunteers

We Discovered the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary!

On Saturday June 26th, we had a blast exploring George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary as part of our Family Community Discovery program. After over a year apart, it was amazing to see some families in person! We spent our morning walking through the sanctuary and listening to some unique bird sounds. After finding some… Read more We Discovered the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary!

Join us for Alice in Wonderland – July 14th!

Do you love a great story full of adventure? Bad Hats Theatre’s contemporary spin on Wonderland takes us down the rabbit hole with Alice, a girl with a lot of questions. Get ‘curiouser and curiouser’ this spring with a musical retelling of the classic tale that has captured imaginations for generations. Come join us on Wednesday, July… Read more Join us for Alice in Wonderland – July 14th!

Virtual Camp 2021 Registration now Open!

We are excited to announce that our Virtual Summer Camp registration is now open! Don’t wait, sign up now for the Virtual Event of the Year! While we will miss seeing everyone in person and being in the Great Outdoors, we once again have a lot of great activities planned and we just know we… Read more Virtual Camp 2021 Registration now Open!

Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Lori Sheppard Memorial Fund Bursaries

About the Fund The Lori Sheppard Memorial Fund was created in December of 2006 and is held in trust by the Vancouver Foundation. Lori was an impassioned advocate who embraced life. She was active in campaigns for the United Way, CNIB, and the 20/20 Foundation. She was the Founder and Executive Director of PAWS International… Read more Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Lori Sheppard Memorial Fund Bursaries

We’re Hiring – Donor Relations and Administrative Assistant

Want to join the Blind Beginnings Team? We are excited to announce we are looking to fill out our team! We are searching for a detail oriented, proactive and collaborative individual to join our small but mighty team to assist the Director of Operations with donations management, donor recognition and general administrative assistance. The person… Read more We’re Hiring – Donor Relations and Administrative Assistant

We’re hiring Program Assistants!

We are excited to announce the openings for two temporary, part time, paid Program Assistant positions. Responsibilities of these Program Assistants would include assisting the Executive Director and Program Coordinator with the planning, coordination and implementation of Blind Beginnings programs including summer camp activities for children, youth, and families, to help with program evaluation, and… Read more We’re hiring Program Assistants!

Join us for “Partners in Resiliency – Seeing Mental Health Differently” Community Day on May 13th!

We are so excited to partner with Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI) and the BC Vision Teachers’ Association (BC VTA) to host a “Partners in Resiliency – Seeing Mental Health Differently” Community Day on May 13th. This will be a community-focused day of virtual workshops that address important topics connected to mental… Read more Join us for “Partners in Resiliency – Seeing Mental Health Differently” Community Day on May 13th!

Make Your Easter Egg Hunts More Accessible!

Easter is almost here and in the spirit of the season our Executive Director, Shawn Marsolais, has submitted an article on the Limitless Blog this week that outlines some ideas on how to make Easter Egg hunts a little more accessible for children that are blind or partially sighted. Hop on over to the Limitless… Read more Make Your Easter Egg Hunts More Accessible!