FASD Awareness Walk – An Uplifting, Fun, and Informative Walk to Celebrate People with FASD
Join us for a 0.9 km walk in downtown Ottawa in support of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The 5th edition of this event coincides with International FASD Awareness Day that is observed all over the world on September 9th (the 9th day of the 9th month) to represent 9 months of pregnancy. This year we celebrate on the 10th of September.
Over 100 people, including families and friends of people with FASD, medical practitioners, caregivers, local program partners and media will gather on September 10th to spread the word about FASD and celebrate those with lived experience.
FASD affects +/– 1.5 M Canadians – There is no safe amount and no safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy. We all have a role to play!
NOTE: We are committed to providing a safe environment during this event and will be following public health protocols to ensure that any risk associated with COVID-19 is minimized. This event will comply with local and provincial guidelines that are in effect at the time of the event.
Who: People with FASD and their loved ones, medical practitioners, program partners and more!
Where: York Street Plaza (Byward Market) & Marion Dewar Plaza (Ottawa City Hall)
When: Saturday, September 10, 2022 (4:00 pm to 4:45 pm)
RVSP: This event is FREE – an advance RSVP is required. Please register using the link below. This event is rain or shine. A reminder email 2 days before the event.
Schedule of Events
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Walkers Gather & Mingle at York Street Plaza (meet at the Ottawa sign)
4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Opening Remarks and Walk Kick-Off on York Street Plaza
4:15 pm to 4:30 pm
0.9 km Walk between York Street Plaza and Ottawa City Hall (Walk Route)
4:30 pm to 4:45 pm
FASD Flag Raising featuring Mayor Jim Watson (invited) in Marion Dewar Plaza