REPORTING · 15th September 2010
FASD Awareness Day took place on September 9th at the Terrace Arena and George Little Park. This was a free event for the community to learn about FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) from those affected by it and to also find out what you can do to prevent it.
This international day always takes place on the ninth day of September to symbolize the 9 months of pregnancy. At 9:09 am bells ring to remind people that women should not drink during pregnancy.
During the morning a panel discussions took place in the banquet room of Terrace Arena. In the afternoon people gathered at the George Little Park for a free BBQ, music, information and family activities. Later in the evening Kermode Friendship Centre hosted a dinner and youth games.
It was nice the community come together at a fully free event. The line-up for the BBQ was pretty long, but seemed to move pretty quick. Kids seemed to be enjoying themselves in the bouncy castle as adults stood and socialized.
This event was organized by:Kermode Friendship Society with the help from Make Children First Network, Kalum Community Schools Society, Coast Mountains School District, RCMP, Northern Health and The Family Place.