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Relay 4 Autism | July 20, Swangard Stadium
Join the Relay or come enjoy the festival grounds!

Upcoming in next month's (August) newsletter:
- 2019 Fall Leisure Guide
- September Youth and Young Adult program information
- Fall 2019 weekly program registration details

Mark your calendars: Online registration for Fall programs will open on Monday, August 19 at noon, and will close on Friday, August 23 at noon. 
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Upcoming Try-It Day
Watersport Try-It Day | July 13
Wayside Park, Whistler

Come out, have fun and enjoy adaptive paddle sports on Alta Lake with Whistler Adaptive Sports and Canucks Autism Network (CAN)! This camp is for youth and kids 8-16yrs with autism and their family members.

The camp itself will be operating for most of the day from the Whistler Adaptive Cabin at Alta Lake Park but we ask that families meet at Wayside Park.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Participants must be between the ages of 8-16
  • $10 fee per person (includes boat and paddle board rentals, lunch, and instruction)
  • Participant with autism must have a Whistler Adaptive membership ($25 annual fee)
Bursary assistance is available. Please contact Whistler Adaptive Sports to learn more: info@whistleradaptive.com

Register online through Whistler Adaptive Sports

Upcoming Community Events
Community Access Event at Science World | July 9
Telus World of Science, Vancouver

Come to Science World for a day of free general admission and a new feature exhibition, A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature!
  • Explore A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature, an interactive and immersive exhibition that exposes and explains the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world
  • Explore urban agriculture in our award-winning Ken Spencer Science Park
  • Upgrade to an OMNIMAX film for $6.50 per person, plus tax
  • Experience Twilight Tuesday and see what Science World is like during a cool summer evening
  • Prepare for your visit in advance by exploring our Activity Storybook and our Sensory Map
Please note, as this event is taking place during our regular operating hours, exhibit lighting and sounds will not be modified. Families are encouraged to bring whatever tools or materials they might need to make their experience more enjoyable. 

Registration is now open and will close at on Monday, July 8 at 3pm.

Register on EventBrite

Who Are You Relaying For?

CAN Relay 4 Autism | July 20
Swangard Stadium, Burnaby

The first-ever CAN Relay 4 Autism invites families, supporters and general public of all ages to walk, run or wheel around the Swangard Stadium track in support of Canucks Autism Network!

Join the relay and set a personal or group goal to walk/run/wheel a chosen number of laps around the track. Collect pledges from friends, family and co-workers to help you reach your fundraising goal.

If I am not fundraising, can I still attend?
Yes! This family-friendly outdoor event will feature carnival games, bouncy castles, food trucks, music, and a vendor marketplace. There is no shortage of activities and attractions for attendees to enjoy. Join us! Bring your friends and family!

Join the Relay
Try Tennis! | July 21
Stanley Park (near the Tennis Courts)

Supported by Canucks Autism Network, Tennis BC  will be hosting a ‘Try Tennis’ event at the upcoming Stanley Park Open!

The ‘Try Tennis’ event will have stations run by Tennis BC, giveaways, and a pizza lunch!

This is drop-in event. Registration is not required.

CAN staff and volunteers will be on-site to support. Families are asked to stay and participate alongside their children.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeannie: jrohr@tennisbc.org

Vancouver Pride Parade | August 4
West End, Vancouver

Join BC's sport community including Team Canada, You Can Play and viaSport as well as partners who have joined CAN for programs, Sports Day, and training workshops in the upcoming Vancouver Pride Parade on Sunday, August 4, 2019! CAN is partnering with the Pride Committee to run a Sensory Friendly Space along the parade route and invite you to join the parade.

By celebrating diversity and inclusion, we create more inclusive, safe and welcoming spaces in sport for all British Columbians and the CAN family, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. 

To RSVP, fill out this form and specify Canucks Autism Network in the "organization" field.

For more information, please contact: elisabeth.walker-young@canucksautism.ca

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Need help creating a CAN online membership account?
July is one of the best times of the year to become a CAN member.
Watch this step-by-step tutorial on how to complete your CAN membership today. Once you are a member, you can sign yourself or your child up for Fall programs during our registration period in August. Join now for $25/year!
Local Initiatives in the Community
El Santo | New Westminster
Kids Meal Kickback: $1 from every kids menu sold will go to CAN

Autism Give Back Collection: 50% of proceeds benefit CAN

Papas Angels Bracelets | Online
Bracelet Kickback: For each Chakra bracelet sale, $8 will be donated to CAN. $3 will be donated from all other sales. Email to order: papasangelbracelets@gmail.com

Home Restaurants | Maple Ridge & Hope
Jersey Campaign: Write your name on a CAN jersey cutout to be displayed in the restaurant for a $2 donation

CAN Sundae: Upgrade a kids meal dessert for 99 cents to receive a chocolate/strawberry sundae with proceeds to CAN
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