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Congratulations to Douglas Green and his helpers who raised over $350 at a lemonade stand at Agincourt Elementary School for the Ottawa Chapter. Douglas’ crew consists of Gwen Titus, Finley Gaylord, Jack Jean-Louis, Olivia Titus, Elliot Titus, Cooper Gaylord, Timothy Green and Lucie Green. Thank you to all for your dedication and support! This fundraiser is a great example of how children can make a difference in the lives of others. 100% of all donations are spent on individuals and families affected by Tourette Syndrome. Thank you again to everyone!

The Ottawa Chapter would also like to thank the Frank, Mireille, Luisa, Maddie, Luca Spartico, the staff at Frank’s Catering and Baked Goods and all their family, friends and volunteers who helped make Frank’s annual fundraiser an awesome success! Frank’s World Famous Sandwich event raised a record-breaking $10,000 for the Ottawa Chapter. The funds raised are used directly on the Awareness Campaign on OC Transpo buses, billboards and radio ads. Frank’s staff served up over 1700 sandwiches!!! Thank you to everyone for your hard work, thank you to everyone who came out to support this great cause. Keep your eyes open for the bus campaign in the fall!

Upcoming Meetings & Events for 2017

Saturday, July 29th, 2017, our annual POOL PARTY!! 1 – 4pm at 2 Shamrock Place in Nepean. Everyone is welcome! $5.00 per person for food and drinks. Please come join us – you will have a terrific time! If it rains, the party is re-scheduled for Sunday, July 30th. Please RSVP jillbobula@sympatico.ca by July 15th.

September 12th, 2017. Tourette Syndrome 101. Learn all you can about Tourette Syndrome and the associative conditions.

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.  Dr. Carole Gentile will give a presentation on ADHD. Many people with Tourette Syndrome also have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Here is your chance to learn more about this condition. Everyone is welcome. Royal Ottawa Hospital, 1145 Carling Avenue, room 1420 from 7:30 – 9:00pm.

Presentations

The Ottawa Chapter offers free in-service presentations for school-aged children and adolescents, as well as for the workplace. Presentations can be given in English as well as in French. If you are interested, please inquire at info@tsottawa.com.


Questions

Do you have questions regarding Tourette Syndrome and any of the associative conditions (ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, etc)? The TSFC Forum is a great opportunity to put forth any questions you might have. Individuals and community leaders will help respond as best as they can. The URL for the forum is www.TouretteSyndrome.ca. The link also appears on the TSFC homepage, top right in the “Connect” drop down menu. Check it out!


The @Random Initiative has been launched worldwide – an incredibly powerful documentary about Tourette Syndrome. The website is www.atrandom.ca.  Take a look, share the website with friends and family. This is a great opportunity to get the story straight on Tourette Syndrome!