Tag: Western Welcome Week

  • First Prize in Parade!

    A Young man joyfully shakes his tambourine among his friends

    The certificate has arrived! Of course, the winners of the 2021 Littleton Western Welcome Week Grand Parade were announced back in August, but now that we have that piece of paper we can’t help but crow a little!

    And so we won first prize in the Group/School category! Hooray!

    Was it the noisemakers? Was it the matching T-shirts? Was it the goofy object Gene wore on his head? Those probably all helped, but it was more likely the excitement and the sense of release as we shook our tamborines and maracas and chanted, “Who are we? CCB!” as we marched the parade route.… Read the rest “First Prize in Parade!”


  • Join Us for Our Open House Today – It’s Part of Littleton’s 91st #WesternWelcomeWeek!

    Come and tour the Colorado Center for the Blind today, August 12. Take a tour of our facility, meet our staff and students and learn what it is we do at – and why! We have been in Littleton since 2000 and appreciate the welcome this community has afforded us for these 19 years. And we are proud to be part of Western Welcome Week!

    Colorado Center for the Blind
    2233 W. Shepperd Ave.
    4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Monday, August 12, 2019

    We will organize small tour groups as guests arrive. No reservations necessary. We’d love to meet you neighbors!… Read the rest “Join Us for Our Open House Today – It’s Part of Littleton’s 91st #WesternWelcomeWeek!”


  • Everybody Loves the #WesternWelcomeWeek Parade! #ShareLittleton

    Kirk marching with CCB at the Western Welcom Week Parade

    Staff and students of the Colorado Center for the Blind, as well as members of the NFB of Denver Chapter once again marched in the Littleton Western Welcome Week Parade on August 18. From Eileen, 92, to our favorite toddlers, Mason and Jackson with their parents, and all five of the Batron kids it was a family adventure as always!

    Thanks to Kirk for use of his selfie.

    “I’d never been in a parade before,” he said later.

    Doing something you’d never done before – even before becoming blind – that makes it worthwhile, because pushing beyond what others (and we) expect of us as blind people is the point!


  • Thanks for stopping by for our 2017 #WesternWelcomeWeek Tours!

    a montage of WWW tour of photos described in the caption

    More than 70 people stopped by the Colorado Center for the Blind on Monday for a tour, and we’d like to send out a big “Thank you!” to all of you!

    This is the third year we’ve opened our doors for tours as part of Littleton’s Western Welcome Week. We’re always excited to meet new neighbors who want to find out what we’re all about. This year, we even had some who returned for a second time!

    So, thanks to all who came and if you couldn’t make it, we’ll be part of WWW next year too – and we’ll see you in the parade on Saturday!


  • No let-up this week – not with Seniors in Charge!

    A man and woman prepare food in the kitchen

    Littleton’s 2016 Western Welcome Week, including our tours and participation in the Saturday parade, was sure a lot of fun! This week has already seen Matt complete his support drop, our canoeing trip postponed due to thunder, our first rock climbing trip today for the (really?) fall!

    Even as the 10-day Western Welcome Week celebration was winding down on Sunday, Seniors in Charge students were arriving at the McGeorge Mountain Terrace apartments for a week of taking on new challenges in blindness skills. Offered by our Senior Services staff led by Duncan Larsen, Seniors in Charge gives a week’s worth of intensive training in Braille, cane travel, technology and home management skills.… Read the rest “No let-up this week – not with Seniors in Charge!”


  • Everybody loves the #WesternWelcomeWeek Parade!

    a group of people carrying white canes walk down the middle of a street

    Students and staff are getting ready for tomorrow’s Western Welcome Week Parade – the highlight of the 10-day celebration in Littleton. After opening our doors for tours and at the same time graduating two of our students, it’s a fun way to end the week. What could be better than walking down the middle of the street to spectator applause!

    And the weather promises to be perfect!

    So keep a lookout for us in the morning on Littleton Boulevard – we’ll be showing some cane!


  • Out of Chute Number 18, the Thursday CCB Tour for @WesternWelcomeWeek!

    two women at the front of a group toss a a hefty goal ball back and forth

    Thursday, August 18

    3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    That’s right, this rodeo isn’t over yet!

    If you missed the fun on Monday evening, you still have another shot tomorrow. Nearly 70 of our Littleton neighbors (and some who happened to be visiting from out of town) stopped by the Colorado Center for the Blind to find out what we’re up to at 2233 W. Shepperd Avenue. They talked with staff and students in the kitchens, the technology labs, the Braille classrooms and the Woodshop. They discussed techniques of traveling with a white cane and checked out some live goal ball action.… Read the rest “Out of Chute Number 18, the Thursday CCB Tour for @WesternWelcomeWeek!”


  • What’s Goal Ball? Martin, Warren & Jimmy Preview Demos for @WesternWelcomeWeek!

    Western Welcome Week Logo

    Western Welcome Week LogoLittleton’s Western Welcome Week starts … Well, tomorrow! Next week we will give tours and promised that we’ll do Goal Ball demonstrations in the gym, and even let guests take their turn if they like. So, Martin, Warren and Jimmy went down to the gym this week to demonstrate some basics for those who’ve never herd of Goal Ball. Maybe you’ll want to take your shots next week, or even watch the Goal Ball action during the 2016 Paralympics!


  • Come Visit Us During Littleton’s Western Welcome Week!

    Western Welcome Week Logo

    Western Welcome Week LogoTour the Colorado Center for the Blind

    We’re inviting the community in to learn how blind people do things, but our real purpose is to give folks a chance to learn that blind people are really a lot like themselves.


    Smiling young man prepares to board the RTD bus

    You see them all over Littleton traveling with their white canes, many wearing sleep shades. Who are they and where do they come from? They are students from the Colorado Center for the Blind, located in the old YMCA building at 2233 W. Shepperd Avenue.

    As part of WesternWelcome Week we invite you to join the staff and students for an interactive tour and learn how they do it – travel, read with those little dots, cook, use power tools, and listen to the latest podcast with their smart phones.… Read the rest “Come Visit Us During Littleton’s Western Welcome Week!”


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