Salsaria is hosting a fundraiser for QuickStart. Please contact Jim Vo at 613-851-1369 or go to http://www.salsaria.ca to learm more about Salsaria.
Thank you Salsaria for your support!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
SALSARIA WORKSHOP FROM 8PM - 9PM: Workshop by Luc Poulin of SalsaOl.
SOCIAL DANCING FROM 9PM - 1AM: DJ dVo & DJ Toanito will play your favourite salsa, chacha, bachata and merengue tunes.
FEE: $7 entrance fee that includes complimentary workshop.
Every year, Salsaria hosts charity events to help raise money to support great causes. This year, we are hosting a Charity Event to support Autism through Quickstartautism.ca. QuickStart helped to establish an early intervention program for children at risk of autism.
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life: it is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain. Children and adults with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities.
We chose to support Autism because it is a growing concern in Canada. For many years autism was rare - occurring in just five children per 10,000 live births. However, since the early 1990's, the rate of autism has increased exponentially around the world with figures as high as 60 per 10,000. Boys outnumber girls four to one. In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control reported that 1 in 150 children is diagnosed with autism. Today 1 in 110 children are diagnosed with autism, 1 in 70 boys.
Before our Quickstartautism.ca, there was nothing available in the Ottawa area that provided any services prior to a diagnosis. With Getting Started Services Clinic children are now getting help and support as soon as the parents become concerned about their child's development.
We are delighted to have Suzanne Jacobson, founder of Quickstartautism.ca, to be our guest speaker for the event. Please join us and show her our greatest support!
We will rely on your generosity and support to make this event a huge success! All proceeds, plus any donations, will be donated to Quickstartautism.ca.
PLEASE NOTE THAT A COOKBOOK ($25) AND AUTISM PINS ($10) ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALES WILL GO TO QUICKSTART.
Please kindly send this invite to your friends.
PLEASE NOTE THAT:
1. Outside drink, alcohol or non-alcohol, is NOT PERMITTED on the premises.
2. Street/outdoor shoes, or shoes with rubber bottom soles, are NOT PERMITTED on the dance floor. You may wear leather or suede bottom shoes. We will be having Ballo shoes (male and female) on site for purchase, courtesy of GoSalsa.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
See you on the dance floor!