Autumn Evening for Autism raises $38,525!

Published on October 20, 2023


It was great to be back together again for Autumn Evening for Autism 2023.

Our gala evening returned for the first time since the pandemic, and what a return it was!

We raised a phenomenal amount of money: $38,525 to be exact!

Thank you to our Sponsors: Kinaxis, Nepean Electric, Sunbelt Rentals, ABC Pediatric Therapies, and On the Ball Pediatric Physio & Occupational Therapy!

Chef Blackie and his team at NeXT outdid themselves again with a delicious meal and beautifully-paired wines.


Thank you to our patrons The Hon. Jim Munson and Mrs. Ginette Munson for joining us along with The Hon. Mike Lake and his son Jaden. It was a pleasure to have you with us.


Thank you to Lawrence Greenspon, our auctioneer, for another entertaining auction and thank you Carter for assisting!


Jillian and Scott Charlebois, our parent speakers, touched us all with their heartfelt story of how QuickStart has helped them. It was wonderful to hear how well their children are doing.

We are so grateful to QuickStart for all that they have done and continue to do for families with Autistic children. 

Our two children are thriving, having been given the gift of early intervention. F now speaks in full sentences, loves to play with friends and family, and attends preschool full time. M is not far behind, speaking well, interacting socially, engaging in pretend play, and excelling on her soccer team.


Thank you to our Chair, Jennifer Cruickshank, and our volunteers. 


Congratulations to our 50/50 winner, Marc Bourret, who won $585.

Congratulations as well to Lucy Farago who won the two Air Canada tickets donated by Air Canada Foundation.


We look forward to seeing everyone again next year for Autumn Evening for Autism 2024!


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