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Blind Beginnings Presents: 'Do The Grind Blind' Documentary Screening

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Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

149 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

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On September 10, 2017, nine youth who are blind or partially sighted, each with a sighted guide, challenged themselves physically and mentally to reach the top of Grouse Mountain. The Grinders each had their own reasons for doing The Grind®. Some did it to show doubters they can achieve anything they set their mind to. Others did it to challenge themselves physically and mentally. All invested in their own well-being while creating awareness about blindness and the capabilities of youth who are blind or partially sighted.


Image: Group photo at the top of Grouse Mountain. Everyone is wearing white t-shirts that say


Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) has produced a feature-length documentary on Do The Grind Blind. Their production team followed our youth from the very first training hike through to the completion of the event, highlighting their stories along the way. The film will be shown with Integrated Described Video and, following the screening, we will have a panel discussion with some of the youth featured in the film as well as the film producer, Amit Tandon.


When: Sunday, November 12 - showing at 2:00pm, doors open at 1:30pm


Who: Anyone and everyone are welcome to attend!


Cost: Admission is free. Tickets must be reserved in advance. Please consider making a donation to Blind Beginnings in lieu of an admission fee. Cash, cheque, and credit card donations will be accepted on-site and the first 100 donors will receive a complimentary AMI water bottle!


There will be a 50/50 raffle benefitting Blind Beginnings, and we will also have our youth-made braille Holiday cards for sale at the event.


*No outside food or drink is permitted at the venue.


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Thank you to SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs for their generous support in co-presenting this event.


Any questions about this event can be directed to lisa@blindbeginnings.ca or by phone at (604) 434-7243


About Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)

Image: AMI Logo (Accessible Media Inc. AMI-audio | AMI-tv | AMI- télé)

AMI is a not-for-profit media company that entertains, informs and empowers Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI’s vision is to establish and support a voice for Canadians with disabilities, representing their interests, concerns and values through accessible media, reflection and portrayal. AMI is proud to support Blind Beginnings in its mission to help children who are blind or partially sighted develop skills and increase their confidence and independence.


We are excited to enjoy this film with you!


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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema is located in Simon Fraser University's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts - a five minute walk from Stadium-Chinatown Station. The main entrance is located in the courtyard on the North side of the building at the corner of Cambie Street and Cordova Street. The building is also accessible via the doors on the South side of the building at 149 Hastings Street, which is the block between Cambie and Abbot Street.

Walking directions to Simon Fraser University's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts from Stadium-Chinatown Station:

  • Head northeast on Beatty Street (190m)

  • Turn right onto West Pender Street (65m)

  • Turn left onto Abbott Street (100m)

  • Turn left onto West Hastings Street - destination will be on the right in 110m

There is pay parking at various locations near the venue.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Any questions can be directed to Lisa at lisa@blindbeginnings.ca or by phone at (604) 434-7243

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, when you reserve your ticket on Eventbrite, your name will be on our list at the door.

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Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

149 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Canada

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