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Autism Nova Scotia is proud to host the 8th annual Best of Local gala event presented by Stewart McKelvey on Thursday, November 4th. This incredible evening will celebrate the autism community’s resilience and courage, while featuring delectable food and beverages, entertainment and stories from our community.  
We are truly honoured to announce that Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer, will be our featured speaker of the evening. In a special fireside chat led by Autism Nova Scotia’s Executive Director, Cynthia Carroll, our attendees will have the pleasure of witnessing a heartfelt and inspiring dialogue about the courage, compassion, and perseverance the autism community has shown this year.  
“After such a challenging year, we are excited to gather safely with our community of sponsors, supporters, and esteemed guests for a special night dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their loved ones.” - Sarah Boyne, Best of Local Chair & Autism Nova Scotia Board Member 
The impact of our Best of Local gala stretches far beyond one evening. Your support in Autism Nova Scotia extends year-round by allowing us to continue our mission: To build understanding, acceptance, and inclusion for individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families through leadership, advocacy, training and programming across the lifespan.  

Demonstrate your support for our community by purchasing your tickets online today or call our office at 902-446-4995 

​Tickets are now available!


Become a Best of Local Sponsor 

Best of Local is a celebration of the absolute best of our community coming together by sharing their great talents, and even bigger hearts, to make a difference for Autistic Nova Scotians.  
Through your sponsorship support, you can help bring this vision to life! With a variety of levels and attractive benefits available, we hope you can join us in 2021 as we mark the 8th annual Best of Local gala event in Halifax.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? We offer a variety of opportunities and attractive benefits. Please review our package and contact Amanda Alexander to discuss how you can make a difference today.  

Ben James Summer Camp Raffle  

Be a part of something special and purchase your Ben James Summer Camp raffle tickets in support of Best of Local!  
Each year Autism Nova Scotia is proud to offer kids and their families the chance to experience the fun and joy of summer camp across the province. Our Ben James Summer Camp raffle directly supports over 100 campers at our HRM camp locations, providing them with 1-to-1 tailored individual support and an unforgettable summer camp experience.  
Make a difference and have a chance to win one of three great prizes. Tickets will be available for purchase starting October 1st and winners will be announced at our event on November 4th.  
Please note: Ben James Summer Camp raffle tickets are available for purchase by any Nova Scotian resident aged 19 and up. Winners are not required to be in attendance at the night of the draw.