Charity 802775791RR0001

syringomyelia, Chiari  Malformation & Rare Diseases

Chris Bovie, External Relations Officer

Ontario Shores


Chris Bovie is the External Relations Officer for Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. His work includes community and government relations, awareness, education and helping to reduce stigma and discrimination of mental illness. Prior to joining Ontario Shores he worked as a journalist and editor for more than 20 years. 

Symposium 7pm - 9pm (Rotary Room): Panel of experts, patients and community leaders discussing how mental health affects them and the community. Audience in the Rotary Room, Skype and those on Social Media will have the ability to ask questions of each panelist.


Carion Fenn Foundation in partnership with Ajax Public Library

(55 Harwood Avenue South Ajax ON L1S 2H8 Canada)

Aydin Leamen

Epilepsy, Youth Patient


Aydin Leamen was a very active and precocious 5 year old when he started displaying tick like movements. As time went on, they became more frequent, up to a 100 a day, and exaggerated. Aydin was diagnosed with Intractable Epilepsy and put on very strong medication. Initially he was unsure what was happening and resisted taking medication. 

Pt. Rabindranath Tiwari, Spiritual Leader

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir

& Cultural Centre Inc. 


Pt. Tiwari is the Founder and Spiritual Leader of Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir. He has been a Hindu priest for the last 15 years and has completed his studies in Rishikesh, India. Pt. Tiwari is committed to delivering a proper understanding of the ancient Hindu scriptures and practices and preserving the Vedic way of life. His vision is to educate youths, adults, seniors and people from all walks of life about the essential teachings of Sanatan Dharma (the eternal way of life), called Hinduism.

Expert Panel: