Approximately 100 community members, Blizzard hockey players, ECE students/instructors, parents, people with FASD, service providers and Rosaire House attended the 16th annual FASD Awareness Day Walk and Luncheon in OCN and The Pas, Manitoba on September 9, 2019.
Participants gathered at The Pas Friendship Centre for an Opening Prayer and drum song before walking across the bridge to Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre.
The walk was followed by official remarks, reading of the Proclamation and the newly passed legislation declaring September 9th FASD Awareness Day in Manitoba, and all participants enjoyed a bag lunch.
Thanks are extended to participants and those who helped make this day a success.
The NorthFASD Coalition of Thompson, Manitoba celebrated FASD Awareness Day by participating in a Community Health and Leisure Mart, with the goal of spreading awareness about FASD to the public through conversation.
Coalition members, sporting NorthFASD Coalition T-shirts handed out brochures, balloons, pens and some yummy FASD cookies, each with a special message about FASD. They also took the opportunity to promote their new social media platform through the Northern Region Facebook and Twitter pages. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and joined the conversation!
New Directions, FASD Family Support, Education and Counselling Program together with our partners: The Manitoba FASD Centre (SCCY), and Manitoba Youth Justice (Manitoba Justice) have successfully completed the 2nd edition of “This is Me”. “This is Me”, is an interactive, online resource, designed to assist in learning about FASD, and is made up of animated video scenarios grouped into sections: My Strengths, My Challenges and Strategies for “Me”. These depict situations and behaviours which can be common to individuals with FASD along with illustrations of ways to respond and interact that lead to successful relationships, supportive environments and better outcomes. Included is also a Guide section which provides more in-depth background and learning. The tentative launch date for this website is Friday, September 20th, 2019.
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