Blind Beginnings invites you to attend a film screening and panel discussion on the feature-length AMI documentary about our ‘Do The Grind Blind’ challenge on Sunday November 12, 2017! About the Film On September 10, 2017, nine youth who are blind or partially sighted, each with a sighted guide, challenged themselves physically and mentally to… Read more ‘Do The Grind Blind’ Documentary Screening
Blind Beginnings is excited to once again partner with Daniel Kish of World Access for the Blind, for an Echolocation & Self-directed Discovery Workshop series on September 22, 23, and 24! 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… Read more Echolocation Workshop Series with Daniel Kish
The biggest disability you can give these kids is telling them they can’t 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… Read more Do The Grind Blind Challenge
Blind Beginnings is pleased to announce our annual Community Discovery outing to Playland! When: Thursday August 10, 2017 Who: Youth 10 years or older who are members of Blind Beginnings Cost: Your admission to Playland, and an All Day Ride pass, will be provided by Blind Beginnings. *Please bring a bag lunch or money to… Read more Community Discovery Outing to Playland
Blind Beginnings invites youth who are blind or partially sighted 15 – 19 years of age, to participate in our “What Happens After Grad” Workshop! Where: at our Blind Beginnings office – 227 6th Street in New Westminster. When: Two Saturdays: June 10 & 17, and Two Thursdays: June 29 & July 6, 2017. Time:… Read more What Happens After Grad Workshop
Youth who are blind or partially sighted between the ages of 14 and 19 are invited to participate in our new Seeing Things Differently Youth Support Group You have a visual impairment, and that means that in many ways, your day to day experience differs from that of a sighted person. On top of the… Read more Youth Support Group: Revised times
Join Blind Beginnings for a day of fun in the sand on June 16th at the indoor sandpark in Richmond! Hello Parents, Our youngest members and their families are invited to a Community Discovery outing to Little Diggers on Friday June 16! Over the winter we have learned not to count on good weather, which… Read more A day of fun in the sand!
Seeing Things Differently Youth Support Group You have a visual impairment so, in many ways, your day-to -day experience differs from that of a sighted person. On top of the typical stresses of being a teenager, you have the added challenge of learning to do things differently in an often inaccessible world. In your daily… Read more Youth: come check out the Seeing Things Differently Youth Support Group
When: Saturday June 24, 2017 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. Where: 7915 Elwell Street, Burnaby. Thanks very much to Marilyn & Ken Rushton for offering their home for this event. The event will begin with the Family BBQ/Potluck. Blind Beginnings will provide hamburgers and hot dogs but we ask all families to please bring a dish to share.… Read more Come join us for the Blind Beginnings Annual Family BBQ/Potluck and AGM!
Junior Explorers: Come learn to play blind tennis on May 27th Blind tennis has been popular in Japan since 1985 and is now making its way to Canada. Kiyo Breiting has 5 years’ experience teaching blind tennis to elementary school children and has volunteered to teach our Junior Explorers. When: Saturday, May 27, 2017 from… Read more Junior Explorers: Come learn blind tennis May 27