Do The Grind Blind




Admission by donation


Film, Fundraisers & Charity

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.

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 on Eventbrite. 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 permitted in the theatre.

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 or by phone at (604) 434-7243

About Accessible Media Inc.

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.

Integrated Described Video
Integrated Described Video (IDV) is a method of producing television content for blind and partially sighted audiences from the ground up, whereby the identification of key visual elements is incorporated into the pre-production, production and post-production phases, so that traditional DV is not required after the program has been packaged.

Wheelchair Accessibility
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is accessible for people using wheelchairs. The Hastings Street entrance is at ground level, while the Cordova Courtyard entrance can be accessed by a ramp outside the Woodward's Westbank Atrium. The entrance to the ramp is across from JJ Bean Coffee. Inside the building, the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema is on the second floor, accessible by elevator.