Autism Speaks Canada Walk: Vancouver 2016

National Presenting Sponsors:

Toys R Us Logo     Babies R Us Logo

Walk goal of $88,000

DETAILS

SCHEDULE

ENTERTAINMENT

When:  Sunday, October 23, 2016 Registration Opens: 8:30 am View Vancouver's Entertainment and Local Sponsors
Where:  Pacific Autism Family Centre (Directions) Opening Ceremonies: 9:00 am    
Walk Distance: 3 km                Walk Begins: 10:00 am  
Transportation and Hotel Details Closing Ceremonies: 12:00 pm  

 

ASC’s Autism Festival & Walk – Richmond, BC!!

Much More Than A Walk - It's A Celebration

As we near the opening of the GoodLife Fitness Family Autism Centre, Autism Speaks Canada and the Pacific Autism Family Foundation will host a ’sneak peek’ tour of this amazing facility during our annual autism walk and festival Oct 23.

 

Local Walk Ambassador: Noah Milau

Noah is 9 years old now and he is in grade 3 at Semiahmoo Trail Elementary. He has come a long way since his first Walk for Autism in 2009. After being diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in early 2009, Noah was diagnosed with Leukemia in March 2010. Thanks to his positive attitude and the amazing team at Children’s Hospital he is now cancer free and has turned his focus back to his education and physical well-being. Noah’s learning skills have improved dramatically, his conversational skills are coming along well, he is reading and learning math at a basic level too. Noah is also picking up new extracurricular activities all the time. He is a level 3 ice skater, plays in the Coastal FC Soccer Academy and is a heck of a badminton player too!

A huge reason for Noah’s amazing progress has been his ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) team and the fact that we are fortunate enough to be able to afford to pay for 40 – 50 hours a week of therapy. Unfortunately, there are many children who are not as fortunate as Noah and this is why it’s so important that we raise money so that other children can benefit from the programs Noah has benefitted from. This year, Noah has been given the honor of being chosen as the Local Walk Ambassador for the 2016 Vancouver Walk for Autism.

We hope that Noah’s story can inspire others to donate to this year’s Walk so that we can have more success stories just like Noah’s!

 

Walk Day

Any Registered participants who donate a minimum of $5, $10 & $25 will receive McDonalds Gift Coupons at Registration.
  • $5 - free Coffee
  • $10 – free Large Sandwich
  • $25 – free Extra Value Meal

The Official 2016 Walk Shirt is at the $150 Donation level.  Shirts are One per team. To ensure that every team member receives walk shirts they must be registered under their own team or as an individual and make the $150 donation level. Unlike the Walk Shirt, McDonald’s Gift Coupons can be collected by all registered team members who make the donation levels. Shirts & coupons must be picked up on event day at site location.  Coupons are for the first $5, $10 & $25 donation only, are redeemable in the Metro Lower Mainland only (Chilliwack to West Vancouver).

The Walk includes fun activities, performers and snacks, before and after the Walk.  Arrive early to give yourself lots of time to visit and enjoy the event with your family and friends! 

Upon arrival at your Walk, please proceed to Registration to submit your cash and cheque donations with your pledge form(s).  Ensure that your pledge form is clearly labeled with your name and team name (if part of a team) to ensure that you and your team receive recognition for all donations collected. 

Be sure to visit the Resource Fair area to learn more about the services and programs that are available in your community.  Resource Fairs are a part of our signature Walks.  Please contact your Regional Walk Manager for more information or to inquire about a Resource Fair at your Walk.

The Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada event will commence with the opening ceremonies where all participants are invited to gather near the stage for presentations, stories, and fundraising updates.  The Walk begins with an official countdown from the stage.

Vancouver Resource Fair:

  • Autism Support Network
  • Canucks Autism Network 
  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists - BC Chapter
  • Autism Society of BC
  • Symbiosis Pediatric Therapy
  • Pivot Point Family Growth Centre 
  • ACT - Autism Community Training
 
   
   

 

 

Local Sponsors:

McDonalds Skinny ArchGlobal

 

Media Sponsors:

102.7 The PeakJR FM Logo

 

National Snack Sponsors:

Puresource LogoGlutino Live LogoKernels LogoKinniKinnick Logo


Parking

Free Parking will be made available at:

BCIT Aerospace & Technology Campus
3800 Cessna Dr,
Richmond, BC V7B 0A1

Sunlife Financial Building
3600 Lysander Ln #120,
Richmond, BC V7B 1C3

(both are on either side of the walk venue)

Skytrain & Free Shuttle

Free Shuttle from the Templeton Road Skytrain (You must take Canada Line YVR to access the Templeton Road Station):
Shuttle will run from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Oct 23.

Canada Line from Waterfront to YVR – trains begin at 4:48 am Sunday morning. Trains run every 7-20 minutes.Expo Line from King George to Waterfront – trains begin at 7:08 am Sunday morning. Trains run every 7-10 minutes.Millennium Line from Lougheed to Waterfront – trains begin at 7:13 am. Trains run every 7-10 minutes.

Please confirm all bus and Skytrain schedules on their website as things can change.

Skytrain Access:http://tripplanning.translink.ca/hiwire?.a=iScheduleLookupSearch&LineName=999&LineAbbr=999

www.translink.ca

Hotel

Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport

Located next to the new Pacific Autism Family Centre and our 2016 Walk Venue!  Within the iconic setting of the Fraser River, the Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport is your natural choice for convenience and luxurious comfort. Their waterfront property offers unique dining options featuring local and sustainable food, newly renovated meeting venues, and 382 guestrooms with mountain and river views.  They provide a 24/7 complimentary shuttle directly to and from Vancouver International Airport and are also within 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver with convenient access to public transportation.

With a 40+ year history in the city of Richmond, the Pacific Gateway Hotel is committed to maintaining a socially responsible and charitable culture with supportive partnerships, old and new and is happy to sponsor the Autism Speaks Canada Vancouver Walk!

Call us today for your 2016 special Walk Rate!!
Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport 604-303-1382 | pacificgatewayhotel.com

 

 

For more information about the 2016 Vancouver Walk, please contact your walk manager at bcwalknow@autismspeakscan.ca

If you have any general questions about the Walk, or about Autism Speaks Canada, please contact us at walknow@autismspeakscan.ca