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General News · 23rd March 2015
April is Autism Awareness month and we have decided to kick up our fund-raising efforts.

With the generous support of our sponsor, Cortes Community Health Association (CCHA), we are hosting a Dodgeball for Autism Tournament at the Cortes School gym, on April 4, 2015.

Fifty percent of the funds raised will go to the CCHA Every Child Program and fifty percent will go to Osoyoos Autism Behavioural Centre (OABC), in support of two organizations who are making a difference in the lives of those living with Autism.

The CCHA Every Child Program provides funding for an extra facilitator to support children who have challenges integrating into extra-curricular programs. Child and youth programs on Cortes Island are limited due the remote location and low population. Support to ensure all our children and youth have opportunities to participate and engage helps to build an inclusive community and benefits all.

Our family has been personally touched by Autism, as our nephews Jude (eight) and Nohl (six) have both been diagnosed with Autism. Their mom, Kim Dragseth, started a support centre in Osoyoos, BC called Osoyoos Autism Behavioural Centre (OABC), and has been organizing a yearly walk to raise funds for the centre. April 18, 2015 will be the third year our family has taken part in the OABC Walk for Autism and is the inspiration for our Dodgeball for Autism tournament.

Come out and support! Sign your team up by March 28! See poster for details.
Contact Colleen to register: 250.203.4336 or

Consider donating on our CanadaHelps fundraising page ~ thank you!