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FASD Day Events

FASD Day Events

The following is a list of events supporting FASD Day, posted by Mark Courtepatte and Savanna Petriano on their website Thanks, Mark and Savanna, for posting these events!

FASD Day Events

Please note the following events for this Wednesday Septhember 9th FASD Day.  We hope that you are able to attend one or more of the events, and that you share awareness with everyone you contact on September 9th.  (note: the following info is also on our website – FASD Day events tab )

Every year on September 9th, International FASD Awareness Day is observed.  Proclamations are issued in countries, states, provinces, and towns all around the world.  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 FASD day 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). (* our sincere thanks to Shelley Woon HWDSB for her above summary of FASD day)

 Events for Wednesday September 9th, 2015

  • Time:  10:00-11:00 a.m.

Have a coffee, meet the HWDSB FASD Team and learn more about the supports offered.

Location: Lobby of the HWDSB Education Center:  20 Education Ct, Hamilton (1 block past Limeridge Mall on the opposite side)


  • Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 p.m.

Youth & Parent Presentation ~ Reach For It!  ~ Camp Unity Halton

Rethink Your Drinking Campaign & Halton FASD Website Launch:

  •  2nd Annual Zero Alcohol Drink Challenge ~ Local Bartenders Compete
  •  Presentations start at 4:15pm ~ Sharp! ~ Light Refreshments
  •  Parking $1.75 /hr – Free parking for Parents/Caregivers (get ticket inside Art Gallery)
  •  For more information please contact Sue Brooks

Location: Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington ON


** ALSO – here is a link for an article on a family supporting FASD on the front page of the Burlington Post who will be presenting at the Art Gallery event  (*sincere thanks to Mary Ann B of the Halton FASD Support Group for sharing the event and article)

  • Time: 6:00pm – 8:00 p.m.

The Light that Guides my way” – Book Launch by Adrienne Newport

“Ever since I was young,” she insists, “all I dreamt of was living in my own apartment and having my own cat.” Yet these days, her dreams are expanding: she now longs to travel and raise awareness by speaking about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder—or FASD for short. Meet Hamilton resident and emerging disability awareness advocate, Adrienne Newport.  Adrienne is also a member of our Youth & Siblings Support Group.  The Light that Guides My Way shares with intimacy and insight— and in her own words—the story of Adrienne’s struggle, aspirations and successes. Location: Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 61 Mohawk Road West    RSVP to dmarcaccio@rygiel.caor call Serena at 905-525-4747 ext 205   Map:

St. Thomas Ontario Events

9:09 a.m. 10th Anniversary of ringing of the Bells at St. Thomas City Hall for International FASD Awareness Day Location: Talbot St. St. Thomas.  Guests speaking: Mayor, Chief of Police, MPP, MP, OCYC & Health Unit.  (* Our sincere thanks for our Support Group member Ethel for providing the events info)

Regards, Mark and Savanna

Hamilton FASD Parent & Caregiver Support Group



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