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CAN Family Festival returns for the 6th year in support of Autism Awareness Month

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Daily Hive Staff Apr 07, 2017 2:03 am 144

The Canucks Autism Network (CAN) will be hosting the 6th annual CAN Family Festival in celebration of Autism Awareness Month in April.

The festival will be hosted by Breakfast Television host Riaz Meghji and will feature fun and games for the whole family. The event will kick off with a fundraising walk for Autism along with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron in Coal Harbour to officially commemorate April as Autism Awareness Month.

There will be live entertainment by Bobs & Lolo and David Mornin, face painting, a skate park and a ball hockey tournament with Vancouver Canucks Alumni – Trevor Linden, Kirk McLean and Darcy Rota. Food trucks on site will include Tacofino, Le Tigre Cuisine, Tripe-O’s, Community Pizzeria and Tim Hortons.

New to the event this year is a local artisan market with over 15 vendors to explore, with part of the proceeds going towards the Canucks Autism Network. So make sure to save the date, and come out to support a great cause.

CAN Family Festival 2017

Attendees from last year’s festival play ball hockey. (CAN Family Festival 2016)

Where: Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver

When: Sunday April 9

Time: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Tickets: Free admission


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