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Family Events


purpose of Family Events

Family events are an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a fun activity in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment. The Canucks Autism Network offers a wide range of activities throughout the  year that are open to the entire family, with all ages welcome. 

PLEASE NOTE

Due to the family nature of this event, 1:1 support is NOT provided, however, each family event is supported by many helpful volunteers.

*We expect all families to notify us in the event of a cancellation. By informing us that you are unable to attend we can invite another family to enjoy the event in your place.

PROGRAM CRITERIA

  • Only immediate family are invited to participate due to limited space
  • All family members wishing to participate must have submitted a Canucks Autism Network Participant Membership Application and paid the $25 annual fee per individual with autism
  • A family member with an autism diagnosis must participate in the program

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Upcoming Family Events 

easter breakfast at tea house

WHEN:     Saturday, March 25th,  9:00am 
WHERE:  The Tea House, 7501 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
WHAT:  Families are invited to enjoy a gourmet buffet breakfast in the scenic Teahouse in Stanley Park. The breakfast is followed by an outdoor egg hunt. 
WHO:  Families with an active CAN membership
Registration will open on Monday, March 6, at noon, and will close on Friday, March 10th, at noon.

HEARTS IN HARMONY - VICTORIA

WHEN:     Saturday, April 1st, 2:00pm (Sign-in at 1:30pm)
WHERE:  Victoria Conservatory of Music, 900 Johnson Street, Victoria
WHAT:  Families are invited to enjoy an Azure Family Concert, a friendly and engaging musical performance tailored to children and young adults on the autism spectrum.  Join Stephen Prutsman, an internationally acclaimed pianist and father of a child with autism, for a wonderful mix of classical and jazz selections. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. *iPads are permitted in the audience if need be.
WHO:  All families living with autism - no CAN membership required!
RSVP here by Friday, March 31st at noon.

hearts in harmony - Vancouver

WHEN:     Sunday, April 2nd, 2:00pm (Sign-in at 1:30pm)
WHERE:  Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut St, Vancouver
WHAT:  Families are invited to enjoy an Azure Family Concert, a friendly and engaging musical performance tailored to children and young adults on the autism spectrum.  Join Stephen Prutsman, an internationally acclaimed pianist and father of a child with autism, for a wonderful mix of classical and jazz selections. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. *iPads are permitted in the audience if need be.
WHO:  Families with an active CAN membership
Registration will open on Monday, March 13, at noon, and will close on Friday, March 17th, at noon.

Family bowling - kelowna

WHEN:     Sunday, April 23rd, 2:00pm (1:00pm-2:00pm; 2:30pm-3:30pm)
WHERE:  Capri Valley Lanes, 1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna BC
WHAT:  Families are invited to enjoy an hour of five pin bowling alongside other families living with autism. Bowling shoes are provided. 
WHO:  All families living with autism - no CAN membership required!
RSVP here by Friday, April 14 at noon.

For information about family camps, please visit our overnight camps page.