Here we are once again, Veronica Connors, our Adaptive Sports Trainer, and myself with a group of 7 recruits who want to learn more about guiding skiers who are blind and visually impaired. It is such a privilege to work with these folks. Without them, … Continue readingBlind Skiing – We Rocked It!
Have you ever walked right up to a waterfall and felt its shape? All the while passing sounds of running water and islands of silence muted by soft snow underfoot? I never had either. This weekend two friends and I headed into Sun Peaks/McGillivray Creek … Continue readingBrailling a Waterfall
It was New Year’s Eve 2015 and my son had come up for a few days of skiing. I booked us a table at Powder Hounds restaurant at Sun Peaks. When we entered he mentioned there was a band set up on the stage and … Continue readingBlind Keyboarding after a childhood of classical piano training.
“If you want to be happy set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes” —Andrew Carnegie This was a two-year journey for us all. Last year we completed our level 1 Module for Visual Impairment through the Canadian Association of Disabled Skiers. … Continue readingBlind CADS Instructor/Trainer
“Trust is like blood pressure. It’s silent, vital to good health, and if abused it can be deadly” Frank Sonnenberg, author of Follow your conscience… “Let go, Lisa” calls the ski patrol from below the chair lift. I knew this was coming and still my … Continue readingVolunteer Chairlift Evacuation Training
“There is no such thing as fear itself. There are only fearful thoughts and avoidance behaviours.” —Dr. Wayne Dyers “On the other side of fear is freedom” — anonymous Each year I take ski lessons. There is so much to learn, and the structure of a … Continue readingPowder Skiing Blind
These youth have inspired me to try the Grouse Grind one day. I will post this journey as I ascend the mountain myself after finding guides that are willing to go up with me. Blind active living is all about great friends, volunteers and working … Continue readingGrouse Grind Blind
My musical wedding gift to Dionne and Connor for their marriage on July 15, 2018.