2018 Epilepsy Ride
On September 15th, 2018 motorcyle enthusiasts from across the province will be congregating in St. Marys, Ontario to support children with Epilesy.
participants will enjoy a senic motorcycle ride escorted out of the city limits through some of the prettiest local scenery. Riders will be welcomed back to join other supportes for a barbecue and camaraderie. This charity event will also have a display of motorcycles and emergency vehicles including a precision motorcycle performance by the OPP Golden Helmet
All Proceeds benefiting Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario
Registration at 9am
Kick stands up at 10am
Static 911 emergency vehicle display
Prizes for the Top Three Donors
Door Prizes and 50/50 draw
Charitable Receipts for all Donation $20.00 over
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What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterized by recurring seizures, and it is the most common neurological condition of childhood. Its incidence is highest in the first decade of life when children begin and complete a critical part of their social, psychological and educational development. Epilepsy has far reaching impacts on the entire family of the individual living with this diagnosis.
Far too often, children and youth with epilepsy are not permitted to participate in community based recreational programs for fear that they will have seizures and injure themselves. AT Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario we feel that it is extremely important to support children and youth with epilepsy and seizure disorders, and to provide them with the opportunity to experience recreational programs like any other child. We are proud to present the Wacky Summer Camp and Game on Physical Literacy Camp.
Wacky Wednesdays is a full day summer camp that provides a safe and fun summer camp experience to children with seizures and their siblings, ages 4-12. This camp is structured to offer fun themes, field trips, guest speakers and special events as well as lots of physical activity, water play and arts and crafts.
Game On helps 4-12 year olds with neurological disorders improve physical coordination, self confidence, and social skills. Participants gain fundamental movement skills and fun activities and games. Skills such as running, jumping, throwing and catching are the focus of this camp to empower children to transition to community recreation programs with their peers. We provide one to one support for each child to ensure seizure safety and success.
There is evidence that children with epilepsy are at increased risk of educational underachievement and social isolation at school. Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario provides innovative school based support to keep children with epilepsy safe in class so that they can learn, develop skills and make friends. This program is called “Thinking Abut Epilepsy” and we teach students about seizures, seizure first aid and how to be inclusive and supportive peers using a fun and interactive presentation. Teachers are provided training on seizure recognition and first aid as well as learn strategies to support children with seizures in their learning and achievement. Without our school support programs, children with epilepsy may not feel safe and that they belong at school.
Currently, none of these children’s programs are funded and we rely on donations to provide these services in your community. Your help is greatly appreciated.