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Event Archives 2012

                                                      2012 Events



              Raise Awareness for Autism any way you can, have a dress down day at work, light your home or business up 

              Blue, copy and print this poster and post it on bulletin boards every where, add this poster to your web site

World Autism Awareness Day April 2, 2012

                                                     SUPPORTERS AS FOLLOWS

Canadian National Autism Foundation, arrangements will be made to light the falls in blue on Monday, 

April 2,2012 for the following times Canada and United States,9:00 to 9:15 pm,as well as 10:00 to 10:15 pm

                It is The Niagara Falls Illumination Board that is approving this request. This group is comprised of the following                organizations:The Niagara Parks Commission...The City of Niagara Falls, Ontario...Ontario Power  Generation  The City of Niagara Falls, New York...The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation  

All the best to you for your event.


                                                                           Photo by Ken Price                    


                Union Gas Ltd Chatham Ontario . Their electroni bulletin board on their outdoor sign will be posting the week of March 19, 2012with this information on the poster below World Autism Awareness Day April 2nd

         GFCF Tom Dickinson California, USA GFCF Fusion Posted our Autism Ribbon all over his website



             Office of the Mayor and Council Town of Oakville , Ontario Proclamation from Mayor 


Hamilton City Hall,Hamilton, Ontario will be lit up with blue lights on World Autism Day (April 2nd, 2012)

                   on behalf of the Canadian National Autism Foundation.


       From the Office of the Mayor--City of Burlington, Ontario

          Here proclamation from Mayor Goldring that will be included in the next Council Meeting, Monday,

          March 19, 2012

          Kind Regards,

          Julie Rorison Assistant to the Mayor’s Office




                                                                              Amber Alert GPS Canada



                                                     Mark Trail Music Nashville Tennesse, USA

~             and         



Dave Andreychuk Foundation

Dave Andreychuk Foundation Facebook

In support of Autism Awareness (3 photos) For more information visit

also visit to see a video of 

Dave’s appearance at an Autism Awareness fundraiser



Dave Andreychuk Foundation- Twitter!/AndreychukFNDN                                                               



Luanne Prentice-Remax Escarpment



     Monique Taylor, MPP Hamilton Mountain                                

    Hello Tina, I’ve received confirmation that the jigsaw ribbons you gave Monique will be worn in the               

      Legislature on Monday. Monique will also be making a statement, as will (as I understand it) the                      

      Minister of Children and Youth Services. I expect the PC critic will also make a statement.The way it

     usually works is that the Minister makes a statement then the critics of the  other two parties make their statements.              

      Thanks for your help in this matter.         

      Norm MacAskill Executive Assistant Monique Taylor, MPP Hamilton Mountain




           SATURDAY APRIL 28TH @ 8PM   Kitchener, ON BINGEMANS

For Tickets

MARK BENNET                                                                                                          

Originally from Newfoundland, Mark Bennett began his career in  

entertainment as a stand-up comic on the Ottawa stages and

performing at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.

Mark’s work has been featured on Star TV, the Comedy Network,

CBC, and most recently at the Los Angeles International Comedy Festival.

With his nice-guy approach, combined with exceptional

wit and an imagination that sees no boundaries, it’s no wonder

Mark has charmed audiences across North America. Come check

him out.



Although Canadian and American audiences have been

howling at Jim McNally for over a decade now, he is

becoming more and more recognized lately after stellar

 performances at the Ha!lifax Comedy Festival and on

CTV's "Comedy NOW!". In 2005, he was the first

comedian to get a standing ovation at Ottawa's Absolute

Comedy and was asked back to headline thier first           

anniversary weekend.The following is his 'bio blurb',

which describes him pretty well, but really, you've gotta see him.          

Darryl Purvis

This Nova Scotian-born funny man makes comedy look easy. Simple as that. With some of the sharpest sarcasm and satire around, it’s no wonder that Darryl is one of the first-rate joke writers on the Canadian comedy scene.

Darryl has performed at several festivals and clubs across North America as well as numerous national television and radio appearances such as his own “Comedy Now!” episode on CTV/The Comedy Network and the Halifax Comedy Festival on CBC-TV.

He has the ability to poke fun at the unsuspecting characters and absurd subjects that cross his path; his clever blend of intelligence, insight and charm is all wrapped up in a down-home, East Coast sensibility.

Darryl Purvis is funny. Simple as that






                     Hamilton Mompreneurs takes over Valley Park Arena!

    We are thrilled to announce that the 2012 Spring Hamilton Mompreneurs Showcase will be held at Valley Park Recreational Center on June 2nd,from

    10:00am to 4:00pm The showcase is a family friendly event that is sure to please

    all ages. Join us on June 2 and meet some of our fabulous local      

    Mompreneurs with proceeds going to the Canadian National Autism Foundation      




                               Delaware Speedway         Friday, June 8, 2012

    Gates open at 6:00 Races start at 8:00 pm  Delaware Speedway  

    Maple City Tire Night in support of Canadian National Autism Foundation

    Late Models: 10-Lap Heats, 40-Lap Feature
    Super Stocks: 10-Lap Heats, 35-Lap Feature
    Enduro Challenge: 10-Lap Heats, 35-Lap Featu



    Winners circle photos courtesy of

                         Merrittville Speedway              Saturday, June 16 , 2012
       Gates open at 5:30pm Races start at 7:00pm.  Merrittville Speedway

       SMS Machine Tool & KIDSRACE presents a Lucas Oil weekly Racing Series for    

       the Canadian National Autism Foundation plus Event & FAMILY AUTOGRAPH

       NIGHT! Cheer on Tim Jones the official driver for the CNAF.



Canadian National Autism Foundation Big Winner in SMS Macine Tools Kidsrace Even at Merrittville Thorold, Ontario Although Derek Wagner and Cody McPherson won the TUSA Modified Lite Tour and David Chevrolet King of the Crates Sportsman Events Saturday June 16th at Merrittville Speedway the big winner was the Canadian National Autism Foundation.

SMS Tools Kidsrace Night at Merrittville “We are quite honored to assist the Canadian National Autism Foundation,” relates (Merrittville General Manager) Erica Bicknell-Jones, “SMS Machine Tools Nite should provide some exciting on track action and with the autograph session . it’s a great way to meet your favorite drivers.”“KIDS RACE is all about having family fun for a great cause,” said the CNAF President Tina Fougere, “It is all about family for me and accepting our loved ones with autism. We couldn’t ask for a better place in the Niagara Region to host our family event than with the wonderful people at Merrittville Speedway who have opened their doors, but most importantly
their hearts, to our cause.”


                               Autism Fashion Show          June 24th, 2012











                     Grimsby and Queenston Rd Ham                 Ancaster                            Stoney Creek


                                 Oshawa                                                           Grimsby



 Garage Sale           August 12th 2012

   Located in parking lot @ Mountain Ave & Jones in Downtown Stoney Creek

    (CNAF   Office) of AUTHOR Richard Stripp of the book Mommy, I Wish I Could

    Tell You What They Did to Me School Today will be coming into town Buy a

    book and have it autographed (about special needs) 

    Proceeds to CNAF  




                              Brighton Speedway      Saturday, August 18, 2012  Front Gate Opens at 5:00 pm

    R. Ward Construction and Precision Plumbing Presents the “KIDS RACE”

    for The Canadian National Autism Foundation Plus The Mayors Hospice

    Cup BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FRIENDS what fantastic people with big hearts.

    This is a surprise to me Fowl Mood Racing team on Saturday night as the offered up

    there winning from Saturday night’s events at Brighton Speedway as well as the sales

    from t-shirts in support of the Canadian National Autism Foundation. With their win

    at Brighton, and the support from fellow competitors and fans, Fowl Mood Racing was able to

donate $1700 to the program, and was matched by team sponsor

    Vanderlaan Building Supplies.The roof and the sides of the roof are done in all puzzle 








           Ohsweken Speedway         August 24th 2012 
  “KIDS RACE” presents  


                                                             for the                   








Canadian Racing Motorsports Race Car, Racing Track News

M2D Racing and Canadian National Autism Foundation Join Forces for GBGP
Post by: CanadianRacingOnline on September 13, 2012, 11:58:26 AM

( London , ON ) The M2D Racing Team has joined forces with the Canadian National Autism Foundation to promote the organization during the inaugural 12-hour Grand Bend Grand Prix at the Grand Bend Motorplex on Saturday September 15th.The M2D Racing Team of Terry Meyer, Jamie Maudsley, Steve March, and Jay Doerr and their Honda Prelude ChumpCar will be displaying the logo, and have agreed to donate any prize money received back to the foundation.

Team member Jamie Maudsley said, “We’re excited about being able to do something like this to assist with Paul Reilly, Tina Fougere and the folks from the Canadian National Autism Foundation.I was lucky enough to meet some members of the foundation team through their awareness and fundraising event at Delaware Speedway, and found out how many speedways that they have been to this summer.Within our team it’s a disability that some of us are very familiar with and if we can support their campaign by helping them out through racing, it’s the least we can do.”

Tina Fougere of the Canadian National Autism Foundation spoke about the group’s involvement in motorsports, “We have had great success with all of the raceways that we have had our autism day at with our promotion and bring awareness to new demographics that we have not penetrated. We have helped a lot of those out with autism information and parents that need some help.We also love the fact that having another network base to spread the awareness of autism out there is so beneficial to those of us living with loved ones with autism to better understand the differences of autism and how to help out that they are informed with more important information.”
As for the group, she explained, “Our Foundation members are all volunteers and we are here to help those with needed information and to help out with research money for Canadian Based research by events that are put on to raise funds and other initiatives of the foundation. We allocate monies out to some of those who submit their grant submissions.”

Autism is a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, in the areas of social interaction and communication skills Children and adults with autism typically have difficulties in verbal (expressive) and non-verbal (receptive) communication, social interactions, and often engage in repetitive patterns of behaviour. The disorder makes it hard for them to communicate with others and relate to the outside world. In some cases, aggressive and/or self-injurious behavior may be present.
Autism affects 1 in 88 children. More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with cancer, AIDS and diabetes combined.
For more information on the Canadian National Autism Foundation, please visit (

September 13, 2012

M2D Racing Prelude Ready for Action Friday M&J Tire / Tirecraft Joins Team

The team would also like to thank all our supporters so far, including Cliff, Porky, Jim, Jordan, and Donald for all your help with the car, and to all our Facebook followers, stay tuned.
We would also like to express how pleased we are to be representing the Canadian National Autism Foundation as they attempt to claim prize money in the event to assist with the Foundations 2012 Motorsports fundraisers, and assist in raising awareness for the organization. For more information please visit



                    Autism Walk and Family Fun Day    September 23, 2012


                                 Printable Pre-registration page  and Pledge sheet









                                      EVENT PRODUCT SPONSORS


   Stoney Creek-Hamilton         Stone Church Rd,Hamilton           Mohawk Rd E &               Barton St, Hamilton

        Miles Mattatall                King St (Rosedale),Hamilton        Upper Gage, Hamilton


Rymal Road, Hamilton      Barton Street, Hamilton                 Stoney Creek         Ippolito-Howard Rd , Burlington




    This is a commercial that was done with the Canadian National Autism

    Foundation President Tina Fougere and also Jen mother of one on the

    autism spectrum for the whole month of October for KX CARES and

    WAVE CARES. It is also Autism Awareness Month in Canada



KX CARES we are the charity of the month       
Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2012/10/01
Category: KX Cares
The Canadian National Autism Foundation was formed in June 2000, by parents of children with autism.

Foundation Goals
The objectives of the Canadian National Autism Foundation are charitable. The Canadian National Autism Foundation has been formed to provide funding for:
* Educating the general public and professionals
Educating others is very important to CNAF, much of the general public is unaware of autism and how it affects ones behavior. Each child/adult with autism is very different from one another and often have different triggers.
* Providing information and resources to families of people with autism
* Providing funding for Canadian based research and development
* Promoting national autism awareness For more information on the Canadian National Autism Foundation visit 



WAVE CARES We are the charity of the month
Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2012/10/01
Category: Wave Cares
Mission and Vision Statement
The Canadian National Autism Foundation promotes the positive enhancement and quality of life for people with autism in Canada. Upcoming Events
CNAF runs a variety of events throughout the year to raise funds for the foundation. Their next event is the Dinner and Show happening October 26th 2012. The event is at Michelangelo’s and features Chelsea Crites with special guest David Clemmer from TV Show, Style By Jury.Tickets are only available until October 14th, call 905-930-8682 or email to order your tickets. For more information on the Canadian National Autism Foundation visit              WAVE CARES-TINA FOUGERE-SEPT 28 2012.mp3 WAVE CARES-JEN PRICE-SEPT 28 2012.mp3



                          International Naturally Autistic Awards


  Scott James INAP Awards International Ambassador for England, will be received

  by the Mayor of Camberley, in Surrey, England and British Actor Ian Cullen

  presents the 2012 International Naturally Autistic People Award for "Excellence in

  Technology" to Adele and Quinten Divine founders SEN ASSIST, developers of

  software technology to help children with special needs in the classroom. This

  award is sponsored by Canadian National Autism Foundation - Founder Tina

  Fougere Scott will representing Canada as the official Ambassador to England and

  will be speaking on behalf of the Canadian organization CNAF and ANCA Naturally

  Autistic ANCA and founder Leonora Gregory-Collura Artistic




  Our friends from ANCA made a trip to Ontario to our Office and also to MPP Monique Taylors

  (Hamilton-ONtario) office where the foundation was presented 2 awards for sponsoring the

  International Narurally Autistic People Awards in British Columbia





   Dinner and Show    October 26th 2012


        Evening Show with Chelsea Crites@ Michealangelo’s


David Clemmer from Style By Jury, Judy Inc and DC Productions

MC Kim Rossi Morning co host & news anchor 105.1 Ed fm Niagara Falls





                       David Clemmer                               Kim Rossi



  Pictures taken by Andy Moses and Charlene Crites with the yellow CNAF logo on them


       VP Paul Reilly, Chelsea Crites, Nathan Fougere,       Chelsea Crites Band -Lisa McKean, Josh Keneeul,

          President Tina Fougere & David Clemmer                                    Josh Walker,Chelsea Crites


                            Chelsea Crites Band                             Nathan Fougere and his Great Aunt Sharon Yonev


  Front Row: VP Paul Reilly, Chelsea Crites, Amanda Reilly                                   Guests Dancing

  Nathan Fougere, Pres. Tina Fougere and Kim Rossi

  Back Row: Simone Curno(Tina`s mom) &David Clemmer


  Auctioneer: Kenneth Sheward       David Clemmer modeling Jersey       MPP Monique Taylor doing grace


  Judy Inc Staff-Tracy Brown, Gloriann Harvey,                 Kim Rossi, David Clemmer and Chelsea Crites


                                    David Clemmer                        


                   David Clemmer                     Jen Price did the speech  




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