2013 ANCA® World Autism Festival™

The 2013 4th annual International Naturally Autistic People awards Convention and Festival will be held on the Sunshine Coast of B.C., Canada October 1- 6, in the Township of Gibsons and the District of Sechelt. For more information, how to register to be a delegate or to be a sponsor partner contact anca@naturallyautistic.com NEW REGISTRATION PAGES by clicking this link or going to the Registration page drop tab – http://www.naturallyautistic.com/registration/

Students from Dance Works Academy Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast discuss their understanding of this year’s theme, Moving Out Of The Shadows

Leading up to the 2013 4th annual International Naturally Autistic People Awards Convention and Festival, the local community and the organizers of the event have come together, partnering and supporting a monthly awareness campaign for the Sunshine Coast Residents, businesses, non-profits…. to be included and to be educated about this amazing collective international event. This event will be permanently held on the Sunshine Coast each year between Gibsons and Sechelt.

On April 2nd INAPA/CF had the Official Kick-Off (read print media on Media page under home page), following that, event planners and community partners began the monthly events. See posters here for April, May and June 2013:

ANCA Victoria poster Aug 10 FINAL

ANCA July 13 2013 poster

ANCA July 7 poster 2 2013

ANCA_June22poster.web

barn dance fundraiser

ANCA.2013.Fundraising.Poster

 

 

 

2013 4th annual Kick-OFF at the Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club on World Autism Awareness Day April 2nd. The event organizers with official spokespersons, entertainers, elected officials and dignitaries, business community leaders….

Leo and Duane INAP awards convention festival kick-off 4th annual event 2013
2013 4th annual Kick-Off event Organizer philanthropist Leonora Gregory-Collura, with Host and official Spokesperson Duane Burnett
2013 kick-off Duane Burnett with Janet Panic
Duane Burnett with the 2013 JUNO AWARD NOMINEE Janet Panic
Official cake cutting for the 2013 4th annual International Naturally Autistic People Awards Convention and Festival - Elected Officials for the Sunshine Coast and Sponsor Partners and Official Spokes persons
Official cake cutting for the 2013 4th annual International Naturally Autistic People Awards Convention and Festival – Elected Officials for the Sunshine Coast and Sponsor Partners and Official Spokes persons
2013 Official Kick-Off on World Autism Awareness Day with Elected Officials from the Sunshine Coast, celebrating the kick-off for the 4th Annual International Naturally Autistic People Awards Convention and Festival for Oct 1-6, 2013
Organizerséphilanthropists Charlie Collura, Leonora Gregory-Collura with Mayor John Henderson of Sechelt, MLA Nicholas Simons – Powell River Sunshine Coast, Mayor Wayne Rowe of Gibsons and MP John Weston, Sea to sky, West Vancouver Powell River Sunshine Coast
Stand for the B.E.A.R. band with Tim Steinruck and Thilo Mernhoff - Official Spokespersons for the INAPA/CF
Stand for the B.E.A.R. band with Tim Steinruck and Thilo Mernhoff – Official Spokespersons for the INAPA/CF
Stand for the B.E.A.R. musicians Tim and Thilo with organizer/founder/philanthropist Leonora Gregory-Collura
Stand for the B.E.A.R. musicians Tim and Thilo with organizer/founder/philanthropist Leonora Gregory-Collura

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Steinruck of The Mighty One with 2013 JUNO nominee Janet Panic and Canadian Country Singer Lance King
Tim Steinruck of The Mighty One with 2013 JUNO nominee Janet Panic and Canadian Country Singer Lance King
Leonora interviews Mayor Wayne Rowe for Naturally Autistic ANCA online virtual TV
Leonora interviews Mayor Wayne Rowe for Naturally Autistic ANCA online virtual TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Kick-Off event luncheon with Guest Speaker Mayor John Henderson of Sechelt
2013 Kick-Off event luncheon with Guest Speaker Mayor John Henderson of Sechelt
2013 Kick-Off luncheon Mayor Wayne Rotswe of Gibsons speaking to the guests
2013 Kick-Off luncheon Mayor Wayne Rowe of Gibsons speaking to the guests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MLA Nicholas speaks with guests at 2013 4th annual Kick-Off luncheon
MLA Nicholas Simons speaks with guests at 2013 4th annual Kick-Off luncheon
MP John Weston shares a personal story about one of his colleagues in Ottawa with an autistic child, when speaking to the guests at the 2013 Kick-Off luncheon
MP John Weston shares a personal story when speaking to the guests at the 2013 Kick-Off luncheon

 

 

 

 

 

 


2012 Opening Ceremony – ROMPOST TV television documentary of the Opening Night Awards for the 3rd annual INAPA/CF


2012 INAP Awards Convention and Festival – PR Video


International Ambassador Dr. Temple Grandin 

 

 

 

 

Recent 2010 recipient and 2011 host who has been selected as Ambassador representing the International Naturally Autistic People Awards Festival and Convention alongside Dr. Temple Grandin:

Joel Anderson (Community Achievement Award) – U.S.A. – Official International INAPA Ambassador

 

 

 


2011 INAPA/FC recipients- 2012 INAPA Hosts

Samantha Ruderham (Performing Arts, Children’s Category) – has been selected to be 2012 Host for the International Naturally Autistic People Awards Festival and Convention October 19 – 21:

 

 

 

 

Jeremey Berstein (Entrepreneur) – U.S.A.- has been selected to be 2012 Host for the International Naturally Autistic People Awards Festival and Convention October 19 – 21:

 

 

 

 

Jacynthe Geschke (Community Achievement) – Canada – has been selected to be 2012 Host for the International Naturally Autistic People Awards Festival and Convention October 19 – 21:


 

 

The Honourable James Moore, Regional Minister for British Columbia and Minister of Canadian Heritage and Culture with Leonora Gregory-Collura, co-founder International Naturally Autistic People Awards Awards Convention and Festival and 2011 Community Achievement Recipient Jacynthe Geschke.

 

 

 

Dani Bowman (2010 recipient – Visual Arts Award for Animation) – U.S.A. – 2011 Host

 

 Paul Maywood (20110 recipient – Social media fb challenge for photography) – U.K. – 2011 Host