Our newly released Annual Report 2011-2012 features highlights from our affiliates across the country. In the coming days we will be featuring each of them on our blog. Today we showcase the feisty Greater Vancouver Chapter. The Greater Vancouver Area Chapter also had a great year filled with many events and activities! They kept the issue of accessibility in mind by rotating the location of their monthly support meetings between different mainland communities. In April, several members attended a special lecture on children and OCD at the local Children’s Hospital. Two members of the Chapter executive attended an informative seminar called “Parenting with Tourette: A Shift in Perspective.” Thanks to a generous grant from “Variety, The Children’s Charity,” members gathered at the Fort campground on Brae Island for a weekend of outdoor fun and camaraderie in July. In August, 55 members attended the Chapter’s Day at Splashdown Park where they enjoyed complementary admission and a barbeque lunch paid for by a grant from CKNW Orphans Fund. The Chapter’s year was not all fun and no work however; they held several successful fundraisers including a silent auction at their third annual Jimy Mac’s Pub Night, a meat draw at Friendly Mike’s Pub (that was attended by National President Cathy Wylie), and a movie night at Clova Theatre. In addition to all that, the Chapter proudly participated in the annual Trek for Tourette and staffed an information booth at a local Transitions Fair for youth.