Upcoming Meetings for 2017
Tuesday, March 7th from 7:30 – 9:00pm, Support Group Meeting at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, room 1420. Everyone is welcome!
Sunday, April 2nd is our annual TREK for Tourette. This is our annual get together to help national raise funds that help individuals and families affected by Tourette Syndrome. It’s a 5-kilometre trek (2.5 loop which we walk twice) and we always have a great turnout. This year, we have the honour of having Canadian Olympian, Sekou Kaba, kick off the TREK. Come hear how inspirational this Olympian is and how he can motivate so many to reach for their dreams! The event takes place 400 Hunt Club Road, at the Lowe-Martin Group Building (look for pictures on corner of building) and the TREK begins at 10 am followed by sit-down lunch (lunch ticket with $25.00 donation). This is a great way to spend the day meeting other individuals and families affected by Tourette Syndrome and get some exercise at the same time!! Help us raise funds and awareness – visit www.tourette.ca for details. Get your team READY!! Let’s make this year the biggest success ever! And keep your ears open for our radio ads on JUMP 106.9 and Boom 99.7 as of March 13th, and your eyes open for our bus campaign (care of Frank’s Catering and Baked Goods & the Lowe-Martin Group).
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 Dr. Carole Gentile will give a presentation on ADHD. Many people with Tourette Syndrome also have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Here is your chance to learn more about this condition. Everyone is welcome. Royal Ottawa Hospital, 1145 Carling Avenue, room 1420 from 7:30 – 9:00pm.
May 6 – 7, 2017, Tourette Canada is holding a Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics Workshop for health care professionals only. CBIT is a front-line evidence-based tic management treatment designed to reduce tic severity. Guest speaker is Douglas Woods, Ph. D., a leader in CBIT and Tourette Syndrome, and Dean of the department of psychology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Training will take place in Ottawa. Please visit www.tourette.ca/cbit for more information and registration.
The Ottawa Chapter offers free in-service presentations for school-aged children and adolescents, as well as for the workplace. Presentations can be given in English as well as in French. If you are interested, please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have questions regarding Tourette Syndrome and any of the associative conditions (ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, etc)? The TSFC Forum is a great opportunity to put forth any questions you might have. Individuals and community leaders will help respond as best as they can. The URL for the forum is www.TouretteSyndrome.ca. The link also appears on the TSFC homepage, top right in the “Connect” drop down menu. Check it out!
The @Random Initiative has been launched worldwide – an incredibly powerful documentary about Tourette Syndrome. The website is www.atrandom.ca. Take a look, share the website with friends and family. This is a great opportunity to get the story straight on Tourette Syndrome!