Annual FASD Awareness Walk
September 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-4
Join Able2 for a 0.9 km walk in downtown Ottawa in support of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The 4th edition of this event coincides with International FASD Awareness Day that is observed all over the world on September 9th (the 9th day of the 9th month) to represent 9 months of pregnancy.
Over 100 people, including families and friends of people with FASD, medical practitioners, caregivers, local FASD program partners and media will gather on September 12th to spread the word about FASD, debunk common myths, highlight local support programs and resources, and bring hope for early diagnosis and intervention.
FASD affects +/– 1.5 M Canadians – There is no safe amount and no safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy. We all have a role to play!
NOTE: We are committed to providing a safe environment during this event and will be following public health protocols to ensure that any risk associated with COVID-19 is minimized. This event will comply with local and provincial guidelines that are in effect at the time of the event.
Who: People with FASD and their loved ones, medical practitioners, program partners and more!
Where: Parliament Hill & Ottawa City Hall (Walk Route)
When: Saturday, September 12, 2020 (10 am to 11:30 am)
RVSP: This event is FREE – an advance RSVP is required
The livestream will be available on https://www.facebook.com/ABLE2Ott/
Schedule of Events
9:45 am to 10:00 am – Check-in/Onsite Registration for Walk Attendees (sidewalk on Wellington Street in front of main entrance to Parliament Hill)
10:00 am to 10:15 am – Opening Remarks and Walk Kick-Off on Parliament Hill (at Centennial Flame)
10:15 am to 10:30 am – 0.9 km Walk between Parliament Hill & Ottawa City Hall (Walk Route)
10:30 am to 10:45 am – FASD Flag Raising featuring Mayor Jim Watson (invited) at Ottawa City Hall (Marian Dewar Plaza – Laurier Avenue W)
10:45 am to 11:30 am – Closing Remarks and Grab & Go Snacks