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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 BIKE - COWICHAN VALLEY

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 is now closed.

MINI GOLF - coquitlam

WHEN:     Sunday, June 11 | 1-hour time slots between 11:00am-7:00pm
WHERE:  Eagle Quest Golf Coquitlam, 1001 United Boulevard
WHAT:  Families are invited to participate in a mini-golf event that will provide a welcoming and understanding environment to enjoy a round of mini-golf alongside other families living with autism.
 WHO:  Families with an active CAN membership.
Registration will open on Monday, May 29, at noon, and will close on Friday, June 2nd at noon.

mini golf - parksville

WHEN:     Sunday, June 18 | 1-hour time slots between 1:00pm-6:00pm
WHERE:  Rip Tide Lagoon, 1000 Resort Dr, Parksville
WHAT:  Families are invited to participate in a mini-golf event that will provide a welcoming and understanding environment to enjoy a round of mini-golf alongside other families living with autism.
 WHO:  All families living with autism - no CAN membership required!
RSVP here by Friday, June 9th at noon.

outdoor family day - kamloops

WHEN:     Saturday, July 8 | 12:00pm-4:00pm
WHERE:  BC Wildlife Park, 9077 Dallas Drive, Kamloops
WHAT:  Families living with autism are invited to enjoy an outing to BC Wildlife Park, which will include an animal themed scavenger hunt and special group animal encounter!
WHO:  All families living with autism - no CAN membership required!
RSVP here by Wednesday, July 5th, at noon.

MINI GOLF - kelowna

WHEN:     Sunday, July 16 | 1-hour time slots between 1:00pm-6:00pm
WHERE:  Rip Tide Lagoon, 1000 Resort Dr, Parksville
WHAT:  Families are invited to participate in a mini-golf event that will provide a welcoming and understanding environment to enjoy a round of mini-golf alongside other families living with autism.
 WHO:  All families living with autism - no CAN membership required!
RSVP here by Friday, July 7th at noon.

 

 

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