The first blind religion cafe in Canada has opened its doors in the capital of Saskatoon, Saskatoon’s First Nation.
The Blind Onion has become the first restaurant in Canada to offer a full menu of blind food, including blind baked goods, and a menu of non-blind fare, including the Blind Dog and the Blind Biscuit.
The restaurant, which has been open since April, offers two separate menus, with the non-Bones serving as a special treat for blind people and a standard menu for all.
The first Blind Onion was opened in Saskatoon in January and will remain open until the end of August.
It’s the first Canadian blind faith restaurant.
The business was started by an ex-convict, who had been living in a Saskatoon home for the past three years.
He was diagnosed with blindness and had a vision impairment, but he was able to get a job at a local convenience store.
He decided to open the Blind Onion after seeing a documentary on blind people on TV.
“We were just inspired by that documentary, the Blind Dogs and the Biscuits and the blind people, so we decided to do it,” said owner and founder J.R. Smith.
The owners hope the restaurant will be a beacon of light for the rest of Saskatchewan.
“If we can help one person to come out of that darkness, we’re going to do the same for everyone,” said Smith.
Smith says the business will offer blind people a place to relax, and the non blind people can order blind baked food from the menu.
“The Biscues, the Dog, and then the Bites, they’re all a part of the menu,” he said.
Smith and his wife, Christine, are expecting their first child in August.
“I’ve been really lucky with my marriage,” he told the CBC.
That’s always my number one priority.” “
It’s always about family.
That’s always my number one priority.”
For the past five years, Smith has been helping other blind people navigate the world.
In 2014, he began the Blind People’s Journey, a community-based project that helped to bring about the blind adoption movement.
In 2016, he opened Blind People and the World, a national organisation for blind individuals.
Smith’s vision for the Blind Women’s Refuge was to open a women’s refuge in Canada, but it fell through.
Smith said he wanted to reopen the Blind Woman’s Refuge in Sask, as a place for women to gather to share their experiences of living with disabilities.
“This is a great opportunity for blind women, the women with disabilities to come together, share their stories, share ideas and to be inspired and inspired by others who have had the same experience,” he explained.
“They’re able to share that experience with each other.”
Blind people are the fastest growing segment of the population in Canada.
In 2017, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives found that blind people made up 15 per cent of the total population.
A 2016 study found that 60 per cent had been diagnosed with some form of disability, and 60 per the 50,000 people who reported being blind, nearly half were experiencing some form a disability.
“When we’re living with this problem, it’s a real challenge,” Smith said.
“In our country, it doesn’t matter what you look like.
There are so many things that are so wrong that we can’t get past.”
He added that the best way to deal with these challenges is by taking responsibility.
“For me, I’m not trying to change the world, I just want to make a difference,” he added.
So many things we do in the world today, we don’t know how to change.”