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PRESS RELEASES

PLAY GOLF TO SUPPORT LOCAL AUTISM ORGANIZATIONS

December 18, 2020

Sign up for one of our four fabulous golf challenge events held between June and September 2021.  Richmond Country Club (Vancouver), Angus Glen Golf Club (Toronto), Carnmoney Golf Club (Calgary) and Greywolf Golf Club (Panorama - Canadian Rockies) are hosting events for Els for Autism Canada this year.  Show your support by signing up with a team for one or more of the events, or make a donation to our charity online.  The 2021 event schedule and information about signing up or donating can be found here: https://www.e4agolf.com/ 

 

For more information, Contact: Gary Chiste, Els for Autism Canada - gchiste@elsforautismcanada.com Phone: 403-836-0692

 

RANDALL SHAPKIN JOINS THE ELS FOR AUTISM CANADA BOARD

December 1, 2020

Els for Autism Canada is proud to announce that it has appointed Randall G Shapkin, Director of Solution Extensions at SAP, to its Board of Directors effective December 1, 2020.


“We are pleased to welcome Randall as our newest Director on the Els for Autism Canada Board.  Randall is joining at an exciting time as the organization comes out of a successful year executing three golf challenges in Canada while navigating Covid restrictions.  We are cautiously optimistic for our events in 2021 and look forward to the inaugural Canadian Rockies Golf Challenge to be held at Greywolf Golf Course in Panorama, BC." (Liezl Els, President).


The Els for Autism Canada Board regularly evaluates its composition to ensure it includes the appropriate skills, experience and perspective necessary to drive growth for all Els for Autism stakeholders.  With the appointment of Randall, we are adding vast management and leadership experience, passion and a broad personal network of sponsors and supporters to assist us in driving our future success.


About Randall G Shapkin


 

 

 

Randall, 48, is an active philanthropist with past Board experience with Habitat for Humanity Edmonton.  He is currently employed by SAP Canada and has had an impressive employment history with General Electric and the Canadian Department of National Defense as a Naval Officer.  He has a bachelor’s degree from Royal Roads Military College and an MBA from Royal Roads University.  Randall has been married to Kimberly for 22 years and they have three children, Zaakhary (18), Aubrie (16) and Jaxon (12).

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ELS FOR AUTISM CANADA BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES NEW GOLF CHALLENGE - CANADIAN ROCKIES GOLF CHALLENGE AT GREYWOLF GOLF CLUB

December 1, 2020

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APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

March 15, 2019

Join Els for Autism in celebrating Autism Awareness Month during April! Thanks to some amazing sponsors and partners, we have a variety of fundraisers and events taking place throughout the month.

There are so many ways you can get involved and show your support:

 

  • Make an online donation

  • Make an online donation, or better yet, sign up for a recurring donation and make every month Autism Awareness Month!

  • Change your Facebook profile picture to The Els For Autism Frame

  • Changing your profile picture frame is a quick, but powerful way to show your support for individuals with autism. Follow instructions here and search for “Els For Autism Canada.”

  • Create a Facebook Fundraiser to support Els for Autism Canada

  • Just a couple of clicks and you can start raising money to support individuals with autism! Don’t forget to share your story and let your friends know why you support Els for Autism Canada. Instructions are here.

 

TURN YOUR PERSONAL PASSIONS AND TALENTS INTO A FUNDRAISER!

Host an Affiliate event -  throw a wine tasting party or create a running club, your donations will positively support Els for Autism Canada's mission to better understand the aspirations of people with ASD and help them to fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives. CHECK OUT THE AFFILIATE EVENTS tab on our website

ELS FOR AUTISM PIECE

June 13, 2017

Els for Autism Canada's Erin Pettit wrote this piece about her son.  It was published in the Globe and Mail on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

RICKIE FOWLER MAKES $1 MILLION HOLE-IN-ONE FOR ERNIE ELS' CHARITY

March 7, 2016

At a pro-am for Ernie Els' charity on Monday, Rickie Fowler made the shot of the year.

 

The event, held at Old Palm Club in Florida, gave players the opportunity to ace the 19th hole to win $1 million for the Els for Autism foundation.

 

Fowler cashed in, making a hole-in-one from 113 yards out.

AUTISM OKANAGAN

May 7, 2015

We are proud to be a part of the Autism Okanagan story.  With a grant from Els for Autism Canada in 2014, Autism Okanagan was able to get up and running.

 

For more on this wonderful organization and to reach their story, click on the link below:

http://autismokanagan.ca/about/our-story/

 

We are thankful to Els for Autism Canada for an initial grant to help AOK get

started.