Thank You for a Successful 2019 Gala!

Blind Beginnings Gala Thank You

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 lives of children and youth who are blind or partially sighted.

We are very proud to announce that the evening raised an incredible $36,706 to support our programs. Included in this amount is the commitment of ongoing support from 15 new monthly donors! This success would not be possible without the generosity of our many supporters that contribute their time and energy to this event. Our Gala is truly a team effort, and we value every member of our Blind Beginnings team.

Thank you once again for believing in our work and supporting us to pursue our vision of a world where seeing things differently inspires limitless possibilities for BC’s children who are blind or partially sighted.

We look forward to your continued participation at our Galas in the future.


Thank you to our sponsors and contributors!





Donnelly Group
Antique Warehouse
Arts Club Theatre Company
Backyard Birds
Bard on the Beach
BC Lions
Bosley’s by Pet Valu (Clarke Road)
Boyd & Associates Psychologists & Counselors
Browns Social House (Walnut Grove)
Burger Haven
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Carousel Theatre for Young People
Char Blue
Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
Benton Brothers Fine Cheese
Chocolate Arts90.
Dairy Queen
Derma Bright Clinic
Dilly Dally
Eaglequest Golf
Eccotique Spas & Salons
Ecostraw Canada
Escape Travel-Wear
EVAlution Image Consultant and Stylist
Ever Young Medical Aesthetics
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Forbidden Vancouver Tours
Fraser River Discovery Centre
Gift Basket Company
Il Ferrazzo Restaurant
Inn at the Quay
Jungle Jac’s
Juvelisto Design – Custom Jewellery
Karen Mann
Kari Goguely
Ken & Sylvia Herd
Koko’s Activity Centre
Kushala Yoga (Yoga)
Landmark 10 – New Westminster
Langley Golf Centre
Lisa Odland
Little Billy’s Steak House
Liz Charyna
Logan’s Automotive
Maria Zeldis
Metropolis at Metrotown
Mr Mikes
Pacific Blasting & Demolition LTD.
Pacific Surf School, Tofino
Paula LaBrie
Pasta Polo
Pitt Meadows Golf Club
Plum Clothing Ltd.
Plus Stretch Yoga (East Pender)
PuSH Festival
Randi Poitras
Sandy’s Esthetics and Day Spa
Save on Foods (Sunwood Square)
Semperviva Yoga / Sun Studio
Shoppers Drug Mart #252 (Parkgate Village)
Sid Dickens
Silk Road Tea
Soap Dispensary
Solar Nail & Reflexology
Starbucks Newport Village
Starbucks Suter Brook Village
Vancouver Canadians Professional Baseball Club
Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver Circus School
Vancouver Golf Course
Vancouver Theatre Sports League
Vancouver Water Adventures
Vancouver Whitecaps
Victor Harrison
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Western Safety
Westminster Savings
Westwood Plateau