Hello TS Ottawa community!
Thank-you to everyone that participated in this year's Trek for Tourette on Sunday May 30th! Your efforts to raise awareness are greatly appreciated and make a huge difference! We are excited to share a short and sweet video of some of the Ottawa Chapter participants pulled together by our very own TS community member Mary-Lynn Martyn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCQM1E39g2g
TS Ottawa Chapter Virtual Support Group
Tuesday June 8th 2021 7:00PM – Supporting your Child with Special Needs with Christine L’Abbé
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Join us and Christine L’Abbé as she speaks about supporting children with special needs. Christine is a writer, speaker, Conscious Parenting Coach, Empowerment Coach for Special Needs Families, and Pediatric Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement ® Practitioner. https://www.becomingbutterfliesinc.com/
Use the following Zoom link to join the meeting:
Podcast Tic Talk: *NEW TODAY* - Maladie des Tics: A Brief History of Tourette's Syndrome
Join Jimmy Tokaryk and Brandon Beck on their new podcast channel “Tic Talk” that aims to create awareness and eliminate the stigma surrounding Tourette Syndrome. They have already published 4 episodes since May 17th! Join the guys as they discuss the history of TS and Gilles de la Tourette and some interesting TS facts. They also express their opinions on where the medical community is currently at with respect to treatment of TS. Check it out here: https://www.podbean.com/pi/pbblog-uw5as-aff9f6
Trek for Tourette – News from Tourette Canada Home Office
Thank you for helping to make our 2021 virtual Trek for Tourette a success. We couldn’t have done it without your tremendous support.
With our 13th annual Trek now behind us, we are getting ready to wrap things up for 2021. As part of this process, we ask that you please help us out by submitting any offline pledges you have raised and/or collected from Trek participants in your community. All pledges collected offline should be sent to Home Office for processing, tracking and reconciliation.
We are not asking you to collect cash and cheques from participants this year! If you have already done that for some, thank you but it is not necessary for you to do this for all.
As always, pledges collected offline will be added to any online pledges received in order to calculate total funds raised per community and for prize distribution. In order for us to wrap-up our 2021 Trek and ensure prizes are distributed in a timely fashion, cash and cheque donations must be received at our Home Office in Mississauga, Ontario by Friday, June 18, 2021. We have seen some delays in mail delivery through Canada Post due to Covid-19 so please plan accordingly and allow at least 7-10 days for your pledges to reach Tourette Canada’s Home Office.
Please follow the steps below to complete the process.
1) Do not send cash in the mail!
2) If you have cash pledges, you may do one of the following:
- Deposit the cash into your bank account and write a cheque to Tourette Canada for the same amount. Mail your cheque to Tourette Canada’s Home Office at the address provided below
- Deposit cash into your personal bank account and send an e-transfer to Kathie James at email@example.com for the full amount of the cash collected
3) Mail all cheques to Tourette Canada’s Home Office at:
5955 Airport Road, Suite #245
Mississauga, ON, Canada L4V 1R9
Tourette Ottawa T-Shirt Fundraiser
As we celebrate Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month why not get a t-shirt? T-shirts are available in sizes Youth Small – Adult XL for $30.00. To place an order, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TS Ottawa’s Reference Information
Did you miss a support group or speaker series meeting, looking for resources on Tourette Syndrome? Check out TS Ottawa’s website and reference information at: https://tsottawa.com/index.php/reference/
This year, we want to make our fundraising efforts for Tourette Syndrome-Ottawa Support Group easier by using a platform called FlipGive. Funds raised with FlipGive will help us with the costs of signs for our OC Transpo awareness campaign. Simply join our team on FlipGive and start shopping through the app or our team website page and we'll earn money every time you shop with popular brands like Canadian Tire, Well.ca, Starbucks, Indigo, Sportchek and Esso. Join our team now by clicking here: https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?fundraiser_name=Tiffiny+Cowan-Svidran&joincode=NRTSRV (If you are prompted for a join code, enter NRTSRV). Here is a handout that explains FlipGive in more detail: https://www.flipgive.com/flipgive-getting-started.pdf?campaign_id=241573
The Tourette Ottawa Chapter is grateful to be funded in part by a grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation.