CAN Relay 4 Autism

CAN Relay 4 Autism – FREE Family Fun

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For the past 5 years, Healthy Family Media has been proud to partner with Canucks Autism Network (CAN) through our annual Healthy Family Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre. There’s no doubt that an active lifestyle improves a family’s overall health & wellness, and CAN’s first-ever Relay 4 Autism this summer is a fantastic celebration of this idea! CAN provides year-round sports and recreation programs to individuals and families living with autism, while promoting autism acceptance, understanding and inclusion through community engagement and training initiatives across British Columbia. And this new FREE family event does just that!

CAN Relay 4 Autism

On Saturday, July 20th, 2019, CAN will host their first-ever Relay 4 Autism. Families, supporters and general public of all ages are invited  to walk, run or wheel around the Swangard Stadium track in Burnaby in support of Canucks Autism Network! Come in your best 80s attire or any fun outfit (superhero suits! tutus!) to participate in the fun costume competition. This FREE family-friendly outdoor event will also feature carnival games, bouncy castles, food trucks, music, and a vendor marketplace. You’re welcome to register in advance and do some fundraising, or just show your support by heading to the stadium with your family for a day of endless fun! 

CAN Relay 4 Autism

This amazing FREE family event takes place
Saturday, July 20th, 2019,
10 am – 3pm
at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby!

CAN Relay 4 Autism




To enjoy this amazing event, you don’t have to register for the relay and your family doesn’t have to be living with autism. You can just show up and be part of the event to show that you support CAN’s goals of understanding, acceptance and inclusive enjoyment for all. We love that admission is FREE, and there are lots of opportunities on site for families to donate where possible. 

Show off your slap shot at the Canucks community caravan! Learn to DJ! Catch the Science World live show, enjoy dozens of carnival games & bouncy castles and even get an event souvenir at the Tap Snap photo booth! Don’t worry about getting hungry through the day – food trucks will be on site or you’re welcome to bring your own food, so be sure to pack your picnic blanket! Visit the Canucks Autism Network website for all the details. 

CAN Relay 4 Autism

If you’re inspired by the relay part of this event, participating is as easy as can be! The first step is signing  up as an individual or team! Next, set either a personal or group goal to walk/run/wheel a chosen number of laps around the track. Then, if you wish, collect pledges from friends, family and co-workers to help you reach your fundraising goal. Fundraising prizes include Xbox prizes, Canucks tickets, signed merch and more!

Be one of the first three individuals or teams to raise $5,000 to win an Xbox prize pack!

CAN Relay 4 Autism

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Comments 39

  1. This event is important so families can bond together and share their different experiences and resources

  2. I honestly think this event is so important to our community because it helps make people more aware of autism and helps people have a better understanding about it. My nephew has autism and is the most loving little boy. The only difference between him and other kids is that he doesn’t know how to express how he’s feeling. There’s different types of autism and different levels and I learn more from him on a daily basis than I have in my whole life. Thanks for publishing this community event. I will definitely attend.

  3. This event is so important to our community to raise awareness and acceptance. We love CAN and everything they do. Thank you for posting this blog and thank your CAN for fundraising! fChoose kind.

  4. It is so important that families can get together at this amazing event and offer support to each other and that the children can have an awesome time

  5. This is so great to make people of all ages aware of hardships that other families can face and how we can help each other.

  6. To share resources that focus on the broad spectrums of disabilities within our communities while connecting with our community and families as a whole.

  7. These events are so important to raise awareness and to give people an opportunity to be supported by the community.

  8. Amazing event ! Hoping to get a big team together or just attend for the day !
    Thank you for hosting event such as these !!!

  9. Is is so important to encourage others to be inclusive, despite the challenges some face. Awareness and support can go a long way!

  10. Awareness and acceptance is key. We support CAN events as much as we can so that littles like mine can be just as successful in life as anyone else.

  11. This event is a great example of a community coming together for a cause that affects many families and individuals. I love that it’s a family friendly event open to all for free while still having the ability to fundraise by other means. Looking for forward to it!

  12. As a mom with non-neurotypical kiddos, we are so happy to see these kinds of inclusive events. We can’t join the relay this year, but are hoping to check out the event and show my kids they can do anything.

  13. Hoping to bring our respite boy (young man now!) who has autism. This is such an important cause and networking system for families!!

  14. This event is important as it brings together community and promotes awareness and education about autism. What a great way to support the many individuals who are on the spectrum, as well as their families.

  15. I believe this kind of even is important for local families as it helps to bring community engagement, understanding and acceptance into the community. Love the idea of wearing superhero costumes as that speaks loudly as well! 🙂

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