December Family Newsletter | Lower Mainland
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Opening for Registration
January - Monthly Youth and Young Adult Programs
Online registration opens for these programs on Monday, December 10 at noon and closes on Friday, December 14, at noon.

Holiday Office Closure
The office will be closed from Monday, December 24th to Tuesday, January 1st for the holidays. Regular office hours will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd.
Programs accepting late registration
Limited space remains in the following weekly programs for the winter 2019 season:

Active (3-6yrs) Abbotsford
Thursdays, January 24-February 28, 5:15pm-6:00pm
Want to see what the Active program looks like? Watch this video.

Multisport (7-12yrs) Abbotsford
Thursdays, January 24-February 28, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Swim (3-6yrs) Chilliwack
Sundays, January 13-March 10, 1:30pm-2:00pm or 2:00pm-2:30pm

Active (3-6yrs) Maple Ridge
Sundays, January 20-March 3, 9:45am-10:30am

Multisport (7-12yrs) Maple Ridge
Sundays, January 20-March 3, 10:30am-11:30am

Additional program details may be accessed in the 2019 Winter Leisure Guide. If you are interested in one of these sessions, you may email to submit a late registration request. In your email, please include:

1. name and age of the participant, and
2. program name, location, and time

All the requests will be handled in the order received.
We Heard You
What is each staff and volunteer's role in programs?

At the majority of CAN programs, there are four roles:
  • Support Team (Black shirt)
  • Coach (Blue shirt)
  • Support Worker (Blue shirt)
  • Volunteer (Green shirt)
Learn more about their roles
Archive - We Heard You:
Who gets into programs? | Why aren’t swim programs longer? | Why are programs offered at less than ideal times of the week?
Upcoming Programs
Monthly Youth and Young Adult Programs
Introductory Drawing Workshop – Vancouver (13-17yrs)
Sunday, January 27, 10:00am-11:30am
Canucks Autism Network Office
Enjoy a morning of drawing with Kat Thorsen!

Introductory Drawing Workshop – Vancouver (18+yrs)
Sunday, January 27, 11:45am-1:15pm
Canucks Autism Network Office
Enjoy a morning of drawing with Kat Thorsen!

Outdoor Recreation Goes Snowshoeing – North Vancouver (13+yrs)
Thursday, January 10, 5:00pm-7:30pm
Grouse Mountain
Enjoy an evening of snowshoeing at Grouse Mountain!

Online registration opens Monday, December 10, at noon, and closes Friday, December 14, at noon. All interested participants will be notified of their updated registration status by end of day on Friday, December 21.
Register on Dec 10 at noon
Upcoming Fundraisers
Aurora Winter Festival | Nov 23 - to Dec 30, 2018
Concord Pacific Place, Vancouver

We are proud to be a charity beneficiary of this year’s Aurora Winter FestivalPurchase tickets by December 9th to donate 20% your ticket purchase to CAN! Enjoy the market huts, food gardens, amusement rides, live entertainment, and more. Canucks Autism Network will be at the Aurora Winter Festival from December 26th-December 30th so make sure you come by to say hi!

Enter CANUCKSAUTISMNETWORK in the Promo Code field at checkout.
Weekly Hockey Draw | Jan 7 - Apr 10, 2019

Need a stocking stuffer idea?The CAN Weekly Hockey Draw is back! For $20, receive 13 chances to win cash prizes of up to $200, while supporting CAN.

How does it work?

  • For $20, entrants are assigned a random selection of teams.
  • Based on the number of goals your teams score each week, you have 13 chances to win weekly prizes ranging from $20 to $200!

Entrants will receive a unique combination of hockey teams.
Based on goals scored, the top five entrants will win cash prizes each week. No hockey expertise necessary.

Buy Now
CAN Pro-Am Online Auction

Bid on rare sports memorabilia & experiences in the CAN Pro-Am Online Auction!

Check back often as CAN Pro-Am teams & supporters will be continually donating items to be auctioned.

Sponsored by Leith Wheeler, the Online Auction is open to the public and will close on January 22 at 4 pm.

Bid now
CAN Pro-Am Hockey Tournament
Fri, Jan 25 - Sun, Jan 27
Rogers Arena & UBC - Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

The CAN Pro-Am Hockey Tournament, presented by Modern Green Canada, will be an unforgettable weekend experience for rec and corporate teams to hit the ice at Rogers Arena and mingle with NHL Alumni. In partnership with the NHL Alumni Association and Vancouver Canucks Alumni Association, the tournament will bring together former NHL greats with amateur players in support of CAN and families living with autism in British Columbia.

To participate, players need to raise a minimum of $1,500 which will go towards the team’s fundraising total. CAN Pro-Am teams will have the opportunity to select NHL Alumni in the order of their fundraising ranking on Draft Night. The weekend features:

  • Hot Stove Lounge and Luncheon at Rogers Arena (Ticket Info TBA)
  • Draft Night at The Imperial Vancouver
  • Two-Day Tournament at Rogers Arena & UBC - Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Seeking Translators
Can you read and write Mandarin, Farsi, Russian, French, Tagalog, Hebrew, Ukranian, Spanish, Japanese or Korean? If so, we would love your help translating some of our programs and membership documents. If you are interested or  know someone who would be, please contact:
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