2017 Events

May 13, 2017, 12pm

Dinnie and Dooley Ride-a-thon for Eating Disorder Awareness and Treatment

London, Ontario, Canada

Sponsored by the WaterStone Foundation

One of Canada’s first female equestrians and international horse judge Dorinda (Dinnie) Greenway, age 96, will ride her retired Canadian Sport Horse Randule (Dooley) to raise funds for eating disorder treatment on Saturday, May 13, 2017, Mother’s Day weekend. The ride is also timed to raise awareness for the upcoming 2nd Annual World Eating Disorders Action Day (June 2, 2017). The courageous Dinnie and Dooley will be riding into town from their farm in Arva, Ontario to pick up groceries at their local Loblaw’s in London, Ontario. Dinnie, who lost her granddaughter (Michale, age 27) to anorexia, is collecting pledges to help those with eating disorders access treatment. All proceeds from the ride will go towards the WaterStone Foundation, a registered Canadian charity raising money to support its vision: to create healthy lives free from eating disorders.

For more information visit: http://www.waterstonefoundation.ca


June 1, 2017, 6:30-10:30pm

WaterStone Foundation Third Annual Garden Party Fundraiser for Eating Disorder Awareness and Treatment

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sponsored by the WaterStone Foundation

WaterStone Foundation is hosting their 3rd Annual Garden Party, an incredible evening at a beautiful private home in the West end of Toronto to raise awareness and funds for eating disorder treatment in Canada. Thanks to all our supporters in 2016, WaterStone Foundation was able to provide $170,000 to 4 hospital eating disorder programs in Ontario and $50,000 in financial aid for specialized eating disorder treatment. See the invite on the WaterStone Foundation website. Help us make this year even better by registering now for this meaningful and powerful evening: http://www.waterstonefoundation.ca/waterstone-foundation-events/2017/6/2/3rd-annual-garden-party


June 2nd, 2017, 3-6pm

Presentation and Art Museum Tour

Classical Art Museum, University Sapienza p.le Aldo Moro, 5, 00185 – Rome (RM) Italy

Sponsored by the Italian Society for the Study of Eating Disorders (SISDCA)

This event will be open to the public to learn more about eating disorders and the impact the disease has on individuals and families from researchers who work in the field. Presentations will be followed by a guided tour of the Classical Art Museum.

For more information visit: http://sisdca.it/html/pag/Evento.asp?id=125


June 2nd, 2017, 19:30-23:30

Interactive eating disorder awareness and recovery quiz and discussion

Ontmoetingscentrum Genadedal, Velderblok 2A, Kessel-Lo, Belgium

Sponsored by The Association of Anorexia Nervosa-Bulima Nervosa (ANBN)

This event will be open to the public to participate in an interactive quiz and discussion about eating disorders and how it has affected those who are in recovery from an eating disorder.

For more information visit: www.anbn.be


June 2nd, 2017, 7:30pm

CN Tower Edge Walk to Raise Awareness of Eating Disorders

CN Tower 301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6, Canada

Organized by Sandy Provost and Lisa Burns

Help raise awareness of eating disorders by taking a walk on the edge of Toronto’s tallest attraction. Join others in the eating disorder community to walk around the circumference of the roof of the CN Tower.

Contact Sandy Provost (sandy.provost1234@gmail.com) for more information.


June 5, 2017, doors open at 6:30pm, event runs from 7:00-9:00pm

Eating Disorder Symposium

The Salvation Army Erin Mills Church 2460 The Collegeway Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1V3

Sponsored by National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED)

All are welcome to attend this FREE symposium about eating disorder recovery. Panelists include eating disorder specialists involved in the comprehensive and expansive care of an individual with an eating disorder. The panel discussion will be followed by a conversation about how to maintain eating disorder recovery.

For more information visit: http://nied.ca/symposia/


Virtual Events

Now until May 30th

Video collection of thoughts of people who have known someone with an eating disorder

Global – Facebook Page Pensieri e parole, uno sguardo alla vita (Thoughts and words, a look at life)

Sponsored by the Association Wings of Life (Ali di Vita Association, Italy – Padua) and Daniela Bonaldi

From now until May 30th all those who have known someone with an eating disorder (patients, parents, caregivers, healthcare professionals, clinicans, researchers, siblings, and others) are invited to share their thoughts about this illness, what they are experiencing or have experienced, giving voice to other feelings and emotions that may otherwise me confined. Please share your thoughts through words, images, drawings, or videos on the Facebook page, Pensieri e parole, uno sguardo alla vita (Thoughts and Words, A Look at LIfe), a collaboration between Daneila Bonaldi (Goccecolorate.wordpress.com) and Association Ali Di Vita (Association for Eating Disorders). Thoughts collected will be used to make a video with which to express what is not always easy to share with words. This video will be released on June 2nd, World Eating Disorder Day.