Saccomaniacs Agriculture for Autism Golf Tournament & Tradeshow

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by Dawn Donahue

Saccomano Lifeskills Learning Classroom Open-Pacific Autism Family Network

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by Dawn Donahue

Through personal experience, Steve and Antoinette know full well the struggles that individuals and families with autism experience in accessing services and support, and are committed to continue to raise money, awareness and education for the benefit of other families.  After touring the newly opened Pacific Autism Family Network centre in Richmond in January 2017, Steve and Antoinette were greatly touched and impressed with the state of the art facility. 

“We are committed to continuing to raise money for this amazing centre, and helping families to access resources that were just not available when our son was diagnosed”, says Steve.  “The last time we were here we were watching shovels going into the ground, it is now a 58,000 square foot facility housing state of the art equipment and programs.”


Pacific Autism Family Network

Friday, January 6, 2017 by Dawn Donahue or Chris Stewart

Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) – a centre of excellence and network of supports for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families across the province of British Columbia opened in November of 2016.

Welcome to the GoodLife Fitness Family Autism Hub -  Grand Opening Programme!

Pacific Autism Family Centre opens in Richmond BC

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 by Dawn Donahue or Chris Stewart

B.C. Premier Christy Clark was accompanied by federal, provincial and municipal politicians to officially open the GoodLife Fitness Family Autism Hub in Richmond on Wednesday.

"I am so proud to be a very small part of this," said Clark. "And so proud to see all of you, who have been such a very big part of creating something unique for the world. We have all done it together."

The attendees included Canada's Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Carla Qualtrough and Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, but most of the smiles at the opening ceremony were on the faces of people who will be using the centre.

7-year-old Damon was diagnosed with autism four years ago. His mother, Patricia James, says until now, she hasn't felt there was anywhere she could go to get the help they need. (Kamil Karamali/CBC)

Patricia James is looking forward to using the centre for her 7-year-old son, Damon.

"I feel absolutely empowered as a parent to have a centre like this open," said James.

Damon was diagnosed with autism four years ago. James says since then, there hasn't been anywhere she has felt she could go to get the help they need.

She says the new facility will change that.

"There are dental services in here, there's a blood-lab so we can draw blood if we need to for any medical purposes," said James.

"There's going to be daycare, pre-schools and treatments that are all created for individuals that are on the spectrum."

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Two Courses to Choose From!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by Chris Stewart

Westwood Plateau Golf course – 18 holes of great golf on a challenging golf course, best choice for the golfer who plays regularly. Scramble format, and the putting competition.

Academy Golf Course – 18 holes of great golf, with 10 Par 4’s, and 8 Par 3’s, and the putting competition! Best choice for the golfer who doesn’t play every week. Great fun for the recreational golfer. Ladies – enjoy this course! Scramble format.  

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