Autism Speaks Canada Walk: Edmonton 2018
Walk goal of $123,000.00
Campaign Fundraising Goal: $120,000.00
|When: Sunday, September 9, 2018||Registration Begins: 09:30 am|
|Where: Rundle Park||Official Walk Start: 11:00 am|
|Address: 2909 113 Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB (Directions)|
|Walk Distance: 3 km|
Local Walk Ambassadors: Owen
Have you ever met someone, and can’t stop smiling after being with them? That is Owen.
From family to friends, to his team of therapists and teachers, to even our favourite coffee baristas…this 5 year-old can charm anyone, and make you grateful to belong in his world. He can take your hand, and it reminds you that nowhere is more important than the moment you are in. He is a boy with a bright mind and spirit, a contagious laugh, an empathetic heart, and a pure joy for life. It has been two years since his diagnosis, and with his tenacity, matched with a village of support and specialized services, Owen has made huge strides with speech, making friends, and managing the unexpected.
We’re so excited to participate again at the Edmonton Walk, and as a Local Ambassador to share Owen’s journey and raise awareness of the diversity, potential and value that lives in our Autism community.
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 Field Staff for more information or to inquire about a Resource Fair at your Walk.
The Autism Speaks Canada Walk 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.