The Ottawa Race Weekend is one of Canada’s premier race events and takes place every year near the end of May. The above photo shows Norm McEwen with some of the 2012 team members from the Stuttering Treatment Clinic.
Standing tall as always among others, Norm was a long time advocate for people who stutter in Ottawa and across Canada. For years he was a Board member of the Canadian Association of People Who Stutter (now known as the Canadian Stuttering Association CSA). He was also a founding member of the Ottawa Association of People Who Stutter (OAPWS).In addition, as the photo reflects, for many years Norm and other OAPWS members along with the team at the Clinic in Ottawa took part in the Ottawa Race Weekend under the banner of the Ottawa Hospital’s Run For A Reason campaign.
Team members raised money for the Marie Poulos Bursary Fund. This fund provides Ontario residents with financial assistance to take intensive and semi-intensive therapy programs at the Clinic. This Clinic is located at the Ottawa Hospital’s Rehab Centre.
This Year’s Ottawa Race Weekend
Once again members of our team will be running and walking in various events. But this year without Norm. Norm died unexpectedly last fall. To say that he was loved by many and that he is greatly missed is an understatement.
This year the Clinic’s “Let’s Talk About Stuttering” team is fundraising in memory of Norm. (more…)