Autism Speaks Canada Walk: Waterloo 2017

Presented by:

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Campaign Walk Goal: $75,000.00 Campaign Fundraising Goal: $59,000.00


Walk Information

When:  Sunday, June 4, 2017 Registration Begins: 09:00am
Where:  Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex Walk Official Start: 10:45am
Address:  101 Father David Bauer Dr., Waterloo, ON (Directions)  
Walk Distance: 3 km  
Entertainment Information


Local Walk Ambassador: Ashley


Hi! My name is Ashley Kizera and I have Autism. My mommy tells me that she found out when I was 2 yrs. old. I didn’t even talk until I was almost 4. Autism makes my senses act differently than yours. I don’t like loud noises and often wear noise reduction ear muffs to help me. I don’t really like tags on my clothes and if my clothes get wet we need to change them right away. Things that I do like I often do over and over again, including watching my favorite movies or t.v. episodes. I love to dance, sing and everything Disney. I don’t like things to change. I live in Kitchener with my mom, dad and dog. I am 8 now and over the past 6 years I have had a lot of help from therapists and my parents to help me work on dealing with autism. I am very proud and excited to be the ambassador for Autism Speaks Waterloo.

Walk Day

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.


Waterloo Resource Fair:

  • Creative OT
  • Waterloo Public Library
  • SkateAble
  • Christian Horizons
  • Developmental Services Ontario
  • Cambridge Ice Hounds Special Hockey Club
  • KidsAbility Centre for Child Development
  • Stella & Dot
  • Waterloo Region Family Network
  • Vulnerable Persons Registry


Click here for a Resource Fair application form.


Local Presenting Sponsor:

Equitable Life of Canada


Local Sponsors

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National Snack Sponsors:

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National Sponsors:

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