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KELOWNA Bingo Night Release

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Simon Spencer Tourette Canada  T: 1-800-361-3120 / 905-673-2255   F: 905-673-2638 communications@tourette.ca /...

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Simon Spencer
Tourette Canada
 T: 1-800-361-3120 / 905-673-2255   F: 905-673-2638
communications@tourette.ca / www.tourette.ca

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 03, 2020- KELOWNA, ON – I am so excited to invite you all to join us on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14th, 2020 for FUNDAY FRIDAY Bingo at Chances in Kelowna. 

   **TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE BY ADVANCE PURCHASE**

Please arrive at 9 pm to get your dauber and cards and be ready for the first game to start at 9:30. 

Your $20 ticket price will get you a BINGO dauber and 10 FUN games of DJ’d Bingo, with a chance to win every time!

The Lucky Spoon Counter will be open if you wish to purchase refreshments. 

THANK YOU to the generosity of CHANCES, $15 from each ticket will go directly to the awesome work of Tourette Canada, supporting families right here in the Okanagan. 

Tourette Syndrome or TS is a Neurodevelopmental or brain-based condition that causes people who have it to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics. An estimated 1 in 100 have TS, with many also being affected by one or more of the associated disorders, including anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, and more (TS+). 

It is a common misconception that the main symptom on TS is swearing. Up to 10% of people with TS may experience coprolalia at some point. Coprolalia is the involuntary utterance of obscenities, profanities and derogatory remarks. As with all tics, the behaviour is not intentional. 

Please visit tourette.ca or email Kelowna@tourette.ca to learn more about our important cause.* 

Please, share this invitation with everyone you know so that Tourette Canada may continue to offer their much-needed support.

You can RESERVE, but not purchase, your ticket through Eventbrite. Please contact Kari at 250-801-0486 to arrange for a ticket purchase. 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/funday-friday-at-chances-for-tourette-canada-tickets-83566097447

 

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COVID-19 | Resources

The novel coronavirus, now referred to as COVID-19 was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a global pandemic on March 11th, 2020. Si...

The novel coronavirus, now referred to as COVID-19 was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a global pandemic on March 11th, 2020. Since that time, there have been many security measures taken by international federal and regional governments in efforts to contain the spread of the virus and to isolate it.

12TH ANNUAL TREK FOR TOURETTE WAS HELD VIRTUALLY ON MAY 31ST.

As of March 16th, 2020, Tourette Canada’s Board of Directors made a decision to postpone the 12th annual Trek for Tourette, originally scheduled a national date of March 29th, 2020, to now be held on May 31st, 2020. This decision was made for the safety and security of everyone involved.

With that said, there are several locations showing support for Trek amidst these uncertain times in alternative ways, mainly through virtual means. Read more about our “Virtual Trek Initiative” here.

COVID-19 PANDEMIC EXTERNAL RESOURCE LIST

Below are several key links to external websites of authoritative health organizations on the front lines of this pandemic.

World Health Organization (WHO)
Canadian Centre for Disease and Control (CCDC)

Please, also see the following helpful links from our friends at Holland-Bloorview Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto that is also a good resource to help you and your family during this difficult time.

HOLLAND-BLOORVIEW LINKS

FAMILY TIPSHEET: Your legal rights during COVID-19
COVID-19: Tip Sheets and Resources

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses
Employment Standards Amendment Act (Infectious Disease Emergencies), 2020
Your guide to the Employment Standards Act

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As the current global situation around the pandemic unfolds, we at Tourette Canada will do our very best to update this page with relevant and factual information on this rapidly unfolding situation. We thank all of our website visitors for their patience in our communication around what we as an organization are doing about the pandemic when it comes to our business and protecting the TS community, and we hope that you and everyone you hold dear is safe.