2015 Autumn Evening for Autism


Thank you to all our sponsors and to those who attended our 6th Autumn Evening for Autism!

Over $30,000 was raised!  All funds raised go to support children with autism and their families.


Suzanne & Jake Jacobson kickoff the evening!

Congratulations to Celina LeBlanc winner of our raffle prize - two round-trip tickets on Porter Airlines to any of their destinations 


Thank you Porter Airlines!

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Thank you to our Patrons: Senator Jim Munson and Mrs. Ginette Munson for your support and for closing the evening with your heartfelt words about all the love felt in the room.


Thank you to our guest speakers:  Ms Liisa Vexler, a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, who spoke of the stages of emotion parents feel when hearing their child is diagnosed with autism.  Thank you for sharing your words of experience with us.

Our second speaker was Nicholas Sicard, a young man on the autism spectrum.  Nicholas spoke elequently and with humour.  He is a wonderful Ambassador for Autism.  Thank you Nicholas.

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Chef Michael Blackie, you are an exceptional Chef - our dinner was outstanding!


We were delighted to have 10 sponsored parents this year attend our dinner as our guests.  Thank you to our Parent Sponsors:  Ms Cindy Harrison & Mr Don Whitney, Ms Patricia Hoes & Mr Peter Hoes, Ms Michelle Parkinson & Mr Glen Hodgins, Ms Suzanne Jacobson & Mr Jake Jacobson. 

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors:  Emerging Minds, Bourret Appraisal, SMO Harris Private Banking, ADGA, Scotiabank Stittsville Kanata Community

Chateau des Charmes your wines are excellent - thank you for being our Wine Sponsor.  Mr Riley Gilchrist, Sommelier (30.50 Imports) thank you for pairing our wines for the evening!

Angie Poirier it just wouldn't be the same without you being our Emcee, thank you for joining us again this year!


Stan Clark Orchestra - each year you make our event so special with your beautiful music!  Thank you Bill Gladish, Cory Parsons, & Angela Blackwell.

And all our wonderful volunteers, we couldn't do it without you!  Thank you to our volunteer co-ordinatior, Jennifer Cruickshank and to your fantastic team: Melanie Sicotte, Mad Boudreau, Heather Gaudreau, Terry Swaine!

Last but not least, thank you Laura Synder coming out and taking photos!

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The food!

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