Adult Workshop CallAugust 22, 2016 / 8:00 pm
Please note that this month's call is on a MONDAY. Workshop Date: Monday, August 22nd @8pm (EST). This workshop conference call series is designed specifically for adults with a facial difference. The purpose of these calls is to:
- Provide an opportunity to connect with other adults who can relate to your experiences and feelings
- Provide useful information, strategies and ideas
- Provide a safe and trusting place to share and learn
- Share life experiences
- If you will be joining the call
- Your name
Family Camp Trailblazers – NewfoundlandAugust 26, 2016 / 12:00 am / Bishop Falls
Camp Trailblazers provides a welcome escape for children of all ages, siblings, parents or adults with a facial difference. It is a similar program to our regular Camp Trailblazers but it provides programming for families together as well as separately, and of course regular camp activities like campfires, swimming, canoeing, etc. depending on the location. It is a great opportunity for families to grow together and also connect with other families. For more information, visit our programs page HERE
R.I.D.E. Toronto – A Charity Cycling EventSeptember 11, 2016 / 9:00 am RIDE Pledge Form SIGN UP NOW!!!
R.I.D.E. Winnipeg – A Charity Cycling EventSeptember 11, 2016 / 9:00 am / Winnipeg R.I.D.E. Winnipeg - Sunday, September 11th, 2016 - 9am-12pm St. Vital Park 190 River Road Enjoy a 10 KM ride suitable for families, new and recreational riders. You can ride your bike, trike, roller-blades, or any other wheels that suit you! Fundraising There are many ways to reach your fundraising goal; you can canvas for donations, have a bake sale, throw a party or be creative and think of a new means. Throughout your fundraising campaign you will be raising awareness for AboutFace and individuals living with a facial difference. Your campaign will be supported by our website in which you can create your own personal page, you can receive donations on line and track your progress towards your goal. If you would like to collect donations in person, please print off our RIDE Pledge Form SIGN UP NOW!!!
Camp Trailblazers – ManitobaSeptember 15, 2016 / 12:00 am / Arnes
Camp Trailblazers provides a welcome escape for children between the ages of 10 to 18 who are living with a facial difference. It is somewhere the children can spend the time together, throwing themselves into a whole range of outdoor activities and challenging their own physical boundaries. Camp Trailblazers is the perfect environment for simply sharing your thoughts, feelings and ideas. For more information and to register your child today, visit our programs page HERE
Adult Social Event – Acting WorkshopSeptember 17, 2016 / 9:30 am / Etobicoke Toronto
AboutFace is hosting a social event for individuals 18+! We will be hosting an acting workshop at the Etobicoke Civic Centre and it is taking place from 9:30am-4:30pm. What: Acting Workshop/Social Event Who: Individuals 18+ who have a facial difference When: Saturday, September 17, 2016; 9:30am-4:30pm Where: Etobicoke Civic Centre - Meeting Room 3 Cost: FREE RSVP to: Amanda (email@example.com) by Sept 9, 2016 This is a beginner acting class, therefore, no acting skills are required. If you've ever wanted a chance to get together with other adults who have facial differences, while participating in an organized event, here is your chance! Come out and join us in this awesome opportunity. AboutFace has been approached by a director of a film called 'Happy Face' and is looking for individuals 18+ with a facial difference to get together in a supportive environment to participate in an acting workshop. They have hired an acting coach to run the workshop and it will be a fun time for all. The director and co-writer of 'Happy Face' is Alexandre Franchi. His short 'Troll Concerto' screened at TIFF in 20015 and sold internationally. Other award-winning shorts include Terminal Venus (2003) and Fata Morgana (2002). He also created the story based on a personal experience. Alexandre is looking for participants in the workshop who may be interested in acting in his film. There will be more details available at the time of the event. (Fun Fact: AboutFace community member David Roche has already been cast to star in 'Happy Face'). *Note: by participating in this event, you are not agreeing to participate in the film. The social event is open to anyone aged 18+ with a facial difference, regardless of whether you have any desire to act in the movie or not. Hope to see you there!! Please email Amanda if you have any other questions about the workshop, about the film, or about anything else - firstname.lastname@example.org
R.I.D.E. Muskoka – A Charity Cycling EventSeptember 24, 2016 / 10:00 am / Huntsville RIDE Pledge Form SIGN UP NOW!!!
Adult Retreat 2016September 30, 2016 / 12:00 am / Orillia
Adult Retreat is all about getting together with like-minded individuals, sharing what it’s like to live with a facial difference and of course have a good time in the process. We find it really is a time to let go and be free of any verbal or silent judgment from others. You’ll spend the weekend relaxing lakeside with people who share similar challenges and experiences to yourself. And whether it’s lively discussion, swimming, dancing, creating, dining on exceptional food or just exploring nature, what you do and when you do it is really up to you. One thing’s for sure – we know you’ll leave having made some new and lasting friendships. Date: Friday, September 30 – Sunday, Oct 2nd, 2016 Location: Geneva Park Orillia, ON Eligibility: Open to all persons ages 19+ with a congenital or acquired facial difference. Fees: $250 includes lodging, food, and programming (does not include transportation or alcohol)* based on double occupancy room. If you would like a single room, please email email@example.com (extra fee applies). Price does not include transportation, alcohol, recreational activities. Register by following the links posted here (2 step process): HERE Registration Deadline: Friday, September 9th, 2016
‘Light Up The Night’ Fashion Show & GalaOctober 28, 2016 / 6:00 pm / Brampton
Light Up The Night is the first annual AboutFace Fashion Show and Gala Dinner that aims to promote beauty through diversity, uniqueness and confidence. Light Up The Night will help build awareness about facial differences, but more importantly, it will create a forum for individuals with facial differences to share their confidence and beauty with the public. The goal of this event is to cultivate a culture of diversity and acceptance about facial differences and empowering everyone to stand tall and to be proud of our uniqueness. The Fashion industry is one of popular culture’s most desired professions and a dream of many young women and men. Although fashion allows for outlandish individual expression, creativity and flare, it is also one of the most difficult industries to break into. There is a very strong undercurrent and expectation of physical perfection. This attitude is slowly changing and we are encouraging our community to pursue dreams of walking the runway for a great cause. All models of the Light Up The Night Fashion Show will be individuals with facial differences. We will use hair, make-up and clothes to express personal styles and interests. This will allow for individuals to ‘light up the night’ with uniqueness. Light Up The Night will be held on Friday, October 28, 2016, at The Pearson Convention Center, 2638 Steeles Avenue East, Brampton Ontario from 6-11pm.
Winnipeg Bud, Spud & Steak FundraiserDecember 2, 2016 / 12:00 am / Winnipeg
Our Annual Bud Spud and Steak will take place Friday December 2/2016 at the TYC Event Centre …Help us collect silent auction prizes - contact Cynthia (CPantel@exchange.hsc.mb.ca)