Montreal Autism Speaks Canada Walk on Sunday May 27th
Lakeshore Soccer Super Sonics
Mighty Hawks St. Lazare Hudson
Blue Light Program
Spectrum Productions and Topo
Plant Love Grow
Art Hive by Temple Emanu El Beth Shalom
The Social Tree
I Can Dream Theatre
The Big Blue Hug
Atelier-C Abilit T (and tba UdeM research project)
La Tigressa Productions
VENUE & PARKING
Venue : McGill University Tomlinson Fieldhouse, 475 ave des Pins ouest.
Parking : Enter at McGill Percival Molson Stadium Parking at the very dead-end of rue Université nord, $10.
If you google map the address please note: Tomlinson Fieldhouse is NOT a street-front building. It is attached to the BACK of McGill Currie Gym which you see on the street. They are ONE BUILDING and it has the 475 ave des Pins ouest address. Walk signs will be posted on street corners – however, it is out of our control should they be removed by the City once placed.
EVENT TIME SCHEDULE. A RAIN OR SHINE ACTIVITY!
Date: Sunday, May 27th
Set-up: As of 07h00. Must be station ready at 08h15. Dismantling is as of 12h30.
Arrival: Only those with large bulk items can drive to the venue main door to drop off items and immediately repark the car to allow space for others (large garage door size).
Notes: 1) Ordered tables are either plastic resin or wood. BRING A TABLE COVER (Dollar store tablecloth or such) as the condition of table tops cannot be guaranteed. 2) If possible, have bags available for Walkers to collect your flyers, pamphlets, etc. 3) No food or drink is to be distributed at your tables. 4) You are all encouraged to join in the 3km Walk – exhibits with valuables will be your responsibility to be supervised. 4) Exhibit tables are set up to provide maximum Walker traffic flow around all exhibitors. Table-top displays are the maximum size permitted to avoid blocking of other exhibitors. 5) Wear branded organization/company apparel or colors to promote yourselves! 6) Have your table-side activity ready!
Event starts: 08h30. All activities are indoors EXCEPT the 3km Walk.
Opening Ceremony: 10h45
3km Walk: 11h00 Outdoors at Molson Stadium. (approx. 30 min, return to indoor activities).
Closing Ceremony: 12h15
Event ends: 12h30
- Paul Karwatsky/CTV Montreal and Kim Kieran/The Beat 92.5 are co-emcees. Please take time to thank them for their continued media support.
- The Opening Ceremony includes a welcome by brothers Jack and Quinn who are both National Walk Ambassadors and Montreal Walk Ambassadors (both on the spectrum), in addition to ASC Executive Director, Jill Farber. Feel free to engage with them and share your stories. The Opening Ceremony ends with a 5 min Walk Warm-Up – please join in.
- The Closing Ceremony ends with a song performance by I Can Dream Theatre.
Your organization/company name listing is included in a Passport booklet remitted to families and groups upon arrival. The goal is to maximize visits to you with an incentive for participants to visit all exhibitors. YOU ARE TO PROVIDE a sticker, stamp, initial in the participant’s booklet. The completed Passport is their entrance https://www.facebook.com/AutismSpeaksCanadaMarchonsWalkMontreal/into prize draws announced at Closing Ceremony. Completed Passports are deposited into a BLUE BIN ON STAGE.
SHARE THE WALK EVENT
Please continue to share your Walk participation and the Walk poster on social media and to the families you serve. Please encourage early arrival for event start at 08h30 to ensure full opportunity to take part in all activities. Have a look at the most recent example. I follow your posts, thank you all!
See the Montreal Activities link here (on the Montreal Walk homepage) http://support.autismspeaks.ca/site/PageNavigator/montreal_entertainment.html#.WvsAi4Avx0w
Please ensure you have liked the Montreal Walk facebook page for updates and posts to share https://www.facebook.com/AutismSpeaksCanadaMarchonsWalkMontreal/
ANNOUNCING: 2017 FAMILY SERVICES COMMUNITY GRANTS AND 2018 APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN
Autism and Art in the Laurentians received a $25,000 FSCG 2017 grant, in collaboration with three community organizations to maximize funding reach and to serve a larger number of participants. They first exhibited last year (thanks Jason!). They are participating again, to showcase the talented work of club members. The annual lists of FSCG recipients are in the link here. NOTE: 2018 APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JUNE 1ST (see the link here). https://www.autismspeaks.ca/science-services-resources/family-services/family-services-community-grants/
More good news! First opened in Montreal, ProSetAutism has expanded to Ottawa, and recently to Toronto. We are also proud that ProSetAutism are 2017 FSCG recipients in support of their expansion into Toronto.