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FASDay 2016 – Our 18th Year!

Every year on September 9th, International FASD Awareness Day is observed in over 65 countries in every time zone around the world. Proclamations are issued in countries, states, provinces, and towns across the globe. Bells are rung at 9:09 a.m. in every time zone from New Zealand to Alaska. People all around the world gather for events to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and the plight of individuals and families who struggle with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). The first FASDay was celebrated on 9/9/99. This day was chosen so that on the ninth day of the ninth month of the year, the world will remember that during the nine months of pregnancy a woman should abstain from alcohol. Anytime is a good time to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

Join your local community on Sept. 9/16 and make sure your event is listed here – email brian@fasworld.com

CANADA

Toronto, ON – Volunteers will meet at Eaton Centre, corner Dundas & Yonge at 0830 to pick up balloons, T-shirts and placards for the 18th Pregnant Pause Baby Bump Scramble. Fun for everyone in the family and your presence will help raise awareness of the most common, most expensive, yet most preventable of all mental disorders in the industrialized world. Members of the top social agencies, members of the provincial and federal legislatures and parents and caregivers will be there to raise awareness that could save our society $billions. We’re all done by 0930. See you there.

Ottawa, ON – See the latest video http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=926131 CTV News Ottawa: Yummy Mommy Cocktails. Janet Carioni joins the bartender from the St. Louis Bar & Grill to talk about FASD and the FARP program and the restaurant’s event on Sept. 8. Hear the link to the FARP program on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/FARP09092015/
SEPTEMBER 1ST TO 11TH, 2016 Help raise funds for Citizen Advocacy Ottawa’s Fetal Alcohol Resource Program by enjoying a delicious mocktail; a perfect non-alcoholic alternative for everyone including moms-to-be! Visit a participating restaurant/location (see list below) and purchase a mocktail.

Mommy Mocktails

Calgary, AB – Register now for the FASD Day Breakfast!
FASD Day is a time to gather together in support of individuals and families impacted by FASD and renew our intentions to offer the support and education needed to prevent pre-natal alcohol exposure. Individuals with FASD, their families and caregivers, professionals working in the FASD field and others who care about FASD issues are welcome.

Time: Friday, Sept. 9, Breakfast 8-9 AM, presentation and panel “Perspectives in FASD & Education” 9-10AM
Location: Fort Calgary 750 9th Avenue SE – free parking on site
Cost: $20 general admission; no charge to individuals with FASD or caregivers (still need to register)
To register: Go to Eventbrite or call 403-249-7215
Questions? Call 403-249-7215 or e-mail info@mycfan.ca

Fort McMurray, AB –  NEAFAN services and supports Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders within the Wood Buffalo Municipal Area. On September 9th, NEAFAN is holding an FASD awareness event from 9am to 3pm at Keyano College Corner Grounds. BBQ food fare and refreshments will be catered for this free event. NEAFAN professionals will answer questions and provide information regarding the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant, the effects of FASD, and available services. Further information can be found at www.neafan.ca

Grande Prairie, AB – NW FASD Network with the City of Grande Prairie, in partnership with several other agencies from our community, are hosting a free pancake breakfast. This is an open invitation to all community members and families. Come enjoy a free breakfast and some special events. This is a great opportunity to learn more about FASD, and the services and support offered in our area for people living with FASD and their caregivers.

Date: Friday, September 9th, 2016
Time: 8:30am to 10:30am
Location: Muskoseepi Park, Pavilion – Grande Prairie, AB
For info: Michele Gregson
Program Support, North West FASD Network
Phone: 780-830-7059
Fax: 780-830-5025
www.nwfasdnetwork.com

Kingston, ON – The Kingston FASD Action Network invites families, agency staff and community members to attend the FASDay Awareness Breakfast.

Date: Sept. 9/16
Time: 0730 – breakfast and networking
0800 – Dr. james Reynolds, Intervention Strategies for FASD: Who, What, Where, When & Why? Over the past decade a number of investigations have evaluated therapeutic interventions for individuals affected by FASD. Dr.    Reynolds will review the results of published studies and discuss some of the promising new approaches being developed in Canada and internationally.
0915 -0930 – Informal networking
Location: Kingston Community Health Centres, 263 Weller Ave., Kingston
RSVP: elise.decker@kflapublichealth.ca by August 12/16

This year NW FASD Network with the City of Grande Prairie, in partnership with several other agencies from our community, are hosting a free pancake breakfast. This is an open invitation to all community members and families.
Come enjoy a free breakfast and some special events. This is a great opportunity to learn more about FASD, and the services and support offered in our area for people living with FASD and their caregivers.

Date: Friday, September 9th, 2016
Time: 8:30am to 10:30am
Location: Muskoseepi Park, Pavilion – Grande Prairie, AB

Red Deer, AB – Help us CELEBRATE the Individual & Community Success and Promising Futures for FASD Central. Join us and show your support for ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE Pregnancy and an end to FASD.
Sept. 9/16: 8:30—12:30 – HUB on Ross 4936 Ross Street – FASD FOOD BBQ—All Welcomed!! For information about FASD Services: www.centralfasd.org 403 342-7499. e-mail: fasdnetwork@shawbiz.

 

USA

Anchorage, AL – Practical Applications for Addressing FASD in the Justice System
September 9, 2016 | Anchorage Marriott Downtown
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | CLE #2016-008
Registration fee: $99 After Sept 2: $124
3.5 General and 1.0 Ethics CLE Credits. This DVD will be available after 7 – 10 working days after the live program.
Aproximately September 21, 2016.

San Diego, CA – Nine Months Matter Walkfest: Join us to spread awareness about healthy, alcohol-free pregnancies. Meet at Liberty Station at Ingram Plaza, 2640 Cushing Road on Sept. 9, o900 to noon (free parking). There will be healthy pregnancy info booths and activities and FASD pioneer Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones will lead the walk. ninemonthsmatter.org

Tucson, AZ – Teresa Kellerman’s FASD Magical Mystery Tour at 3 PM, AZ DES-DDD 6740 S. Tucson Blvd. Its an open house party.