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1) Thank you to EVERYONE who participated in our TREK for Tourette and to all those who donated to this great event! We had a beautiful, COLD, day to enjoy our 5km trek! Thank you to our sponsors – the Lowe-Martin Group, Scotiabank, Frank’s Catering & Baked Goods, all those who donated gifts to our event. Congratulations to our recipients of the Community Volunteer Awards: James Lewis from Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Nick Garel-Jones for his work on a video, Frank Spartico from Frank’s Catering and Baked Goods and Luigi Bastianelli from Scotiabank. Your contribution to our Chapter is essential to our success and we thank you for your continuing support!

2) Tuesday, May 8th, Support Group Meeting. This meeting is free and will be held at the Royal Ottawa Hospital (1145 Carling Avenue), room 1420 from 7:30 -9pm. Everyone is welcome!

3) Ontario Summer Camp for Children with TS

Camp Maple Leaf is a not-for-profit, sleepover camp for children of Canadian military families and children living with unique challenges.  The camp is located near Ennismore, north of Peterborough, Ontario.

Tourette Canada has arranged for Camp Maple Leaf to host children with TS for the week of Sunday, August 26, 2018 to Friday, August 31, 2018.

More information about Camp Maple Leaf is available at www.campmapleleaf.net

4) We have two new Facebook links. The first link will provide you with ongoing information about Tourette Canada as well as our Chapter. Follow us on FB at

https://www.facebook.com/touretteottawa/

The second FB link is a support group which allows individuals to share experiences and discuss challenges. It is closely monitored to ensure it is a beneficial forum. Please join the discussion! The link is https://www.facebook.com/groups/tourettesottawa/

Questions

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!