Hat­soff to the La­dies!

Le Reflet (The News) - - LA UNE -

The Rus­sell Agri­cul­tu­ral So­cie­ty’s 14th La­dies Night Hats, Horses & Wishes din­ner and auc­tion event, on May 5th, rai­sed $25,000 for Au­tism Ca­na­da.

“All pro­ceeds from the silent and live auc­tions to­ta­ling $20,000, plus $5,000 through Sco­tia­bank’s Team Sco­tia Com­mu­ni­ty Pro­gram, were do­na­ted di­rect­ly to Au­tism Ca­na­da”, said Lynne Ro­chon, co­chair and Sco­tia­bank ac­count ma­na­ger of Small Bu­si­ness.

“The mo­ney rai­sed du­ring the Rus­sell La­dies Night event will be used to fund a Scien­ti­fic Sym­po­sium which will bring to­ge­ther scien­tists, re­sear­chers and cli­ni­cians from across North Ame­ri­ca and Eu­rope to share cut­ting-edge re­search on au­tism,” ex­plai­ned Chan­tale Po­mer­leau from Au­tism Ca­na­da.

“Spe­cial thanks to the auc­tio­neer, ho­no­red guests, ma­ny vo­lun­teers, and co-em­cees Ta­ra Shan­non and Sébastien Pi­lon, who all gra­cious­ly do­na­ted their time and skills to help make our event a huge suc­cess,” said Ju­dy McFaul, co-chair of the La­dies Night com­mit­tee. “Be sure to mark your ca­len­dar for next year’s 15th an­ni­ver­sa­ry ce­le­bra­tion on May 4, 2018,” she ad­ded.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the year-round

Pic­tu­red with daugh­ter Geor­gia Gib­bons (right) and the Exe­cu­tive Di­rec­tor of Au­tism Ca­na­da Lau­rie Maw­lam (left), Board Di­rec­tor of Au­tism Ca­na­da Lau­rel Gib­bons gave a poi­gnant speech du­ring La­dies’ Night held last Fri­day, which rai­sed $25,000!

—pho­to Joanne We­rem­ko

La Soi­rée des dames de Rus­sell de 2017 a per­mis de re­cueillir 25 000 $ qui ser­vi­ront à fi­nan­cer un sym­po­sium scien­ti­fique au­quel par­ti­ci­pe­ront des scien­ti­fiques, des cher­cheurs et des cli­ni­ciens de l’Amérique du Nord et d’Eu­rope, afin de par­ta­ger leurs connais­sances de pointe sur l’au­tisme. Les in­té­res­sés peuvent vi­sion­ner plus de pho­tos en consul­tant le www.re­flet­news.ca.

—pho­to Vicky Char­bon­neau

2017 Rus­sell La­dies’ Night rai­sed $25,000 to fund a Scien­ti­fic Sym­po­sium which will bring to­ge­ther scien­tists, re­sear­chers and cli­ni­cians from across North Ame­ri­ca and Eu­rope to share cut­ting-edge re­search on au­tism. More pic­tures are avai­lable on www.re­flet­news.ca.

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