Autism Ontario – Huron Perth Chapter would like to thank all that donated to support the 11th annual Walk for Autism that was held on Sunday, Sept. 16, at Upper Queen’s Park in Stratford.
The Walk for Autism raised more than $13,000; all funds remain in our area to assist children and adults living with autism spectrum disorder. Funds will be used for programming: one-to-one support needed during social learning opportunities (e.g. camp, swim lessons); and respite support.
About 75 people joined in for a walk around the Avon River followed by a pizza lunch donated by Domino Pizza, which all enjoyed. Entertainment followed by Kim Souch and Steve Strahm with an interactive session of Band Jam. Everyone enjoyed picking up an instrument and joining in for some singing and playing.
One in 66 Canadian children is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. If you wish to donate, visit www.autismontario.com and indicate for Huron Perth chapter. Thank you for your continued support; it is very much appreciated. It truly takes a village to raise a child.
Doris Barkley (Walk organizer)
Autism Ontario – Huron Perth Chapter
Alliance not much help
Re: Trudeau carbon tax lacks voters’ support, Oct. 11
This article suggests Trudeau is not on the side of ordinary Canadians. I ask why are our political parties not facing our emergency together? The recent United Nations’ IPCC report stated that, in order to prevent catastrophic changes, Canada needs to cut its emissions almost in half over the next 12 years. Echoing that, Ontario’s environmental commissioner stated in her recent report, Climate Action in Ontario: What’s Next?, that at current global greenhouse gas emission rates, my toddler grandson can expect to face temperature rises in Ontario similar to those that ended North America’s last ice age, an average of 4 to 7 degrees Celsius. It is no exaggeration to claim we are in a planetary emergency and need to act together accordingly.
Solidifying alliances against the proposed carbon emissions backstop offers no better plan to voters and their families. Where are the better plans? That is all that is needed. End partisan politics. Bring on more useful (and more fun) political jockeying for the most efficient and effective plan. Alliances against the federal plan are no real help for our climate emergency.