I hope everyone is staying safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. Sorry for the late post everyone. Here are some photos and videos that were shared by families of the Ottawa Chapter during their individual Virtual Trek for Tourette this year. Thank you to all who were able to do their trek.
For many, it’s easy to get swallowed into the social media hoopla and panic right now. Rest assure, if we all work together and KEEP CALM, we will see the end of this.
In the meantime, please continue to update yourself with information:
- Federal: canada.ca
- Provincial: ontario.ca
- Municipal: ottawa.ca
Given the current status of the COVID-19 virus, the last thing we want is to put any of our Trekkers at risk.
We are cancelling the meet-up at the event however we encourage that everyone continue raising funds and simply Trek within your immediate neighbourhood. By doing so, we believe that not only will we still be raising funds, but also expanding our scope of awareness.
All awards and prizes will still be provided.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Erin directly at erinEmcewen@gmail.com or 613.451.1582
Thank you for your continued support!
T: 1-800-361-3120 / 905-673-2255
JOIN the Tourette Canada and Tourette Canada – Ottawa Chapter on March 29, 2020.
REGISTER ON-LINE NOW, in your city as an individual, create a team or join an existing team:
Ottawa Chapter will meet at Lowe-Martin Group at 400 Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, ON K1V 1C1.
In-Person registration starts at 9:00 am
5 km Trek begins at 10:00 am
Prizes given to the top fundraising participant.
All Trekkers raising a minimum of $100 will also receive a special gift.
With a donation of $25, you receive 1 meal ticket; with a donation of $100, you receive minimum of 4 meal tickets.
So bring your warm woollies and trekking boots and JOIN US.
Dogs are welcome, although they won’t be able to participate in the lunch unless they are registered service dogs.
Music provided by HOT89.9 Steet Team
Lunch sponsored in part by Franks Catering and Baked Goods
Special guests: TBA
For more information please contact Erin.
Thank you to the Metcalfe Jets B1 team for donating $400 via bottle drive to Tourette! ❤️ my community ❤️ my hockey family.
Are you a teen with Tourette Syndrome (TS)? Looking for support and advice? Want to meet others like you? We want to hear from you!
We would like to invite all youths 12 years and up to join us for a support group meeting (only youths to attend this one, parents and adults will be in a separate room) on Tuesday, March 3 at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, 1145 Carling Avenue, room 1420 from 7:30 – 9:00pm.
Everyone will meet in room 1420 but then the two groups (youth and adults) will be split into separate rooms. Kevin Smith who is studying neuroscience will be hosting the Youth Support Group meeting. He has facilitated group meetings and he himself has Tourette Syndrome.
The intent of the Youth Support Group is to build a network of support; mention your positive experiences and challenges, and to share your special accomplishments.
Pre-register* at email@example.com.
*Include your name and age and email. Include your parents email if under 18 years of age.
PARENTS and INDIVIDUALS:
Our support group meetings typically take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (Sept – June) EXCEPT for March because of March break. Therefore, our upcoming meeting is on Tuesday, March 3 at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, room 1420 from 7:30 – 9:00pm. Everyone is welcome!
May 30th, 2020 – 6:00PM to Midnight
Come an join us for a fabulous evening including a dinner, silent auction, DJ and live entertainment.
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW before they SELL OUT!
CBC RADIO on Thursday, January 30, 2020, just after the 8:00am news.
Jill Bobula, President of Tourette Canada – Ottawa Chapter spoke in a segment with CBC about Tourette Syndrome and a most recent OCTranspo Bus Ad Campaign.
CBC LISTEN 91.5 FM