Steveston herring sale to raise funds for autism this weekend

Kicking off a new year of fundraising, Oceanside Fisheries is hosting a herring sale this Saturday to benefit Autism Community Training, or ACT.

From 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., swing by the dock near Garry Point Park. Twenty pound bags are $20, with all proceeds going to ACT. Ten pound bags are also available for $12.

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Mike Rekis and Anne McCaw, the owners of Oceanside Fisheries, who is sponsoring the event, have special ties to the autism community.

“Our daughter is a very able adult now, but we haven’t forgotten how important ACT is to the success of children and adults with autism. We are supporting ACT because our family believes that the next generation of B.C. children deserves to have access to ACT’s impartial information and training resources,” said McCaw.

ACT is a Vancouver-based organization that aims to provide information and training relevant to the autism community around the world.

“ACT is heartened by the support we are receiving from Oceanside. We support all of B.C. with our free online information and training resources,” said Deborah Pugh, ACT’s executive director.

“Every bag of herring sold will help us continue to provide families with vital information on how to help their children.”

Herring will be sold at 3080 Moncton St. from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12.

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