Thank you to the people at Egerton Church for providing our chapter a location to have our meetings and socials events.  Your generosity has allowed us to have a venue for our annual and monthly meetings, as well as the ‘Mom’s Morning Group’.  Thanks too for use of their commercial kitchen being made available to us; it allowed us to prepare for our spaghetti dinner in April.  Again, thank you for your support, and your ongoing care of our community.
 
In May Autism Ontario London hosted our Annual Bowling for Autism fundraiser at the Palasad South location.  It was a huge success as a venue.  The service was fabulous and the venue perfect for our families and business sponsors.  Thank you, Palasad South for making our fundraiser a seamless fundraiser, and supporting Autism Ontario London.  Seeing how much fun everyone had in 2017, we will be booking for 2018 and hope to have more businesses and families attend.  We want the fun to grow!
 
In May, London Life entered a team in our Annual Bowling for Autism fundraiser.  London Life has been a generous corporate supporter over the past several years of Autism Ontario London.   We want to recognise that your fundraising helps us to support our families by not only creating financial support but also helps to assist us with providing Social Learning Opportunities.   The individuals that represent your team, and team captain Steve McFadden, are leaders of this event, and it is through their ongoing support that this event continues to be successful. Thank you, Steve, for helping make this a corporate challenge event. 
 
In 2017, Fountain Tires stepped forward and has offered corporate sponsorship and fundraising support in several ways to our Autism London Community.  They are huge supporters in raising awareness and have participated in the corporate challenge in the Bowling for Autism Fundraiser, created a sensory play day event, a community car wash, and will be participating in the Rival Golf Tournament representing Autism Ontario London.  Your generous support continues to awe our community and we appreciate all that you do.  It is corporate support that allows our non-profit organization to continue to reach out and help our autism community. 
 
We are moving our office to its new location at The Sherwood Forest Mall and are creating a partnership with the London Public Library.  Moves can be stressful, and with this comes downtime in supporting our families.  Two Small Men understood the importance of getting our office up and running quickly, and efficiently and have generously offered to move our charity at no cost.  We are absolutely overwhelmed with your generosity and can’t appreciate this gesture of kindness enough.  Thank you so much to two Small Men with Big Hearts, for paying it forward! 
 
This year was the first year Autism Ontario London participated as a charity in the FCRR.  It was a huge success raising autism awareness, community support, and fundraising.  We want to thank those that supported us, volunteered for us and fundraised for us.  A special thanks Roseann Szydlowski and Christian’s Crew, for their support and participation.  This was a great event and we look forward to next year!  Mark it in your calendars.
   
 
Thank you for all of those that participated and volunteered for the event.  The spaghetti dinner was prepared by volunteers. Thanks to Egerton Baptist Church for providing a commercial kitchen for making the sauce, and we extend thanks to the Slovenian Club in Strathroy for the generous use of their venue. A special thanks to Dorothy Dencev for activity bringing awareness to the Catholic Elementary Schools and having them participate in Autism Awareness.  Thank you also to Barefoot Books for offering support to our chapter and attending the event.  Life music was provided by pubtunes.ca  - Chris Schramek, who generously provided his talents for the autism awareness. 
 
Thank you to Rival Solutions for making Autism Ontario London as one of the charitable benefactors of the Annual Rival Golf Tournament.  The corporate support helps our London Chapter continue to assist and help families and support social programs to benefit all families on the spectrum.