Annual Steveston herring sale for autism returns

Oceanside Fisheries will be hosting their third annual herring sale to benefit Autism Community Training (ACT) on Jan. 11.

The fundraiser will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the dock near Garry Point Park.

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Twenty pound bags of herring are being sold at $20 and 10 pound bags at $12, with all proceeds going to ACT. Last year, over 20,000 pounds of herrings were sold.

Oceanside Fisheries owners, Anne McCaw and Mike Rekis, are sponsoring the event.

“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,” said McCaw, adding that they support ACT because their family believes the next generation of children deserves proper access and resources to ACT’s information and training resources for free.

Deborah Pugh, ACT’s executive director, said that ACT is “heartened” by the support from Oceanside.

She added that every bag of herring sold provides families with information on how to help their children.

The herring sale can be found at 3080 Moncton St.

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