“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.
Today was my second time on a mountain bike in twenty years. I headed off with my most competent bike guide Jim Alix, heading towards McGillivray Lake at Sun Peaks, B.C. The trail is about 5 kilometres up to the lake and five return, with … Continue readingMountain Bike Trail Riding
When I told my son and daughter I was going to start Blind CrossFit they both exclaimed: “Oh mom, I don’t know if that is the best thing for you. It’s tough and fast.” I must admit, I wondered myself. I’d researched via the internet … Continue readingBlind CrossFit
Today our hiking group, now called SPOG (Sun Peaks Outdoor Group) has grown to an email list of over a hundred. We regularly get 10–15 hikers out weekly. Today 13 of us decided to walk up the downhill mountain bike trails that will be used … Continue readingExtreme Blind Hiking 2016: Riding the Roots