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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 

Family bowling - kelowna

WHEN:     Sunday, April 23rd | Time slots: 1:30pm-2:30pm; 3:00pm-4:00pm 
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!
Registration is now closed.

sports day

WHEN:     Sunday, May 21, 1:00pm-4:00pm
WHERE:  BC Place, 777 Pacific Boulevard
WHAT:  Families are invited to BC Place for an unforgettable multi-sport experience! Children, teens and young adults living with autism will have the opportunity to participate in soccer, hockey, baseball and football-related activities led by representatives from the Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Vancouver Canadians. 
WHO: Families with active CAN membership
Registration will open on Monday, April 17, at noon and will close on Friday, April 28, at noon.

FAMILY Bike - shawnigan lake

WHEN:     Sunday, May 28 | Time slots: 10:00am-12:00pm; 1:00pm-3:00pm
WHERE:  Shawnigan Lake School, 1975 Renfrew Road
WHAT:  Families will have the opportunity to participate in a bike clinic that will focus on bike safety and basic bike skills including pedaling, steering and stopping. Participants will then be broken up into three groups based on riding ability (beginners, intermediate, and experienced). Families are encouraged to bring their own bikes and helmets, however, extra bikes and helmets will be available for families who require them.   
WHO:  All families living with autism - no CAN membership required!
Registration for the Shawnigan Lake Family Bike day will take place in May! Keep an eye out for our May newsletter for more information! Not signed up for the newsletter? Click here!

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