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Free Pancake Breakfast to Celebrate International FASD Awareness Day
Posted Date: 8/29/2017

The Northwest Alberta Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Service Network in partnership with other agencies in the area is hosting a free pancake breakfast on September 8 to observe International FASD Awareness Day in Grande Prairie.

It is a free social and informative event open to the whole community. 

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Date:  Friday, September 8

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Muskoseepi Park Pavilion, 10326 103 Avenue

Details:  Pancake breakfast served with juice and coffee, FASD Proclamation shortly after 9:00 a.m. with special guests and displays of services offered for individuals living with FASD and their caregivers.

"It is a great opportunity for everyone to come out, join your community for a great cause and enjoy a free breakfast," says NW FASD Network Coordinator Gwen Vekved. "It is important to recognize that we can help mothers to abstain from alcohol during the entire term of pregnancy". 

Background on International FASD Awareness Day

International FASD Awareness Day is a day dedicated to raising awareness and offering support around the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and recognizing the plight of individuals and families who live with FASD.  It is observed in communities around the world, and is held on the ninth day of the ninth month to mark the nine months of pregnancy that begins with a healthy lifestyle.

Agencies partnering to put on this event this year are: Accredited Supported Living Services, Grande Prairie Family Education Society, Alberta Health Services, HIV North, Canadian Mental Health Association, Rotary International, The City of Grande Prairie Community Social Development department and North West FASD Network.