The First Annual Rare Disease Health & Wellness Expo by Carion Fenn Foundation supported by The Town of Ajax on September 24, 2016 12pm - 4pm at Ajax Community Centre HMS Room (75 Centennial Road Ajax On L1S 4S4 Canada). 

Our event opened with greetings from Councilor Renwick Ashby on behalf of Town of Ajax Mayor Parish. 

Our workshops includes topics such as: How to deal with Insurance Companies with lawyer Daniel Fenwick, Dr. Miranda talking about Naturopathic Therapy and more. 

Brandon Bizior, finalist on YTV show “The Next Star” performed his new single `In The Dark' and more. 

Mayor Dave Ryan, City of Pickering presented the Carion Fenn Award for Bravery & Courage.

Exhibitors: Rotary Club of Pickering, Rare Patient Voice, Sun Life Financial, Abilities Centre, Town of Ajax Accessibility and Diversity Advisory Committees, LAM Canada, Epilepsy Durham Region, Canadian Diabetes Association, Passion, Mathew Burns Pain Specialist, Health First Family Chiropractic, Miranda Naturopathic Clinic and more.

Ask the Expert panel featuring: Dr. Sandra Miranda (Naturopathic Doctor), Sujeepa Tharmalingam (Pharmacist), Simon Stones (Service-User Researcher), and Patient Experts Jeannie Tom, Janet Hussey and Merv Webb.

FREE inclusive event OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with FOOD & PRIZES. 

Expo broadcasted live through Skype.

Thank You!

Town of Ajax: Supporting our Rare Disease Health & Wellness Expo.
Rotary Club of Pickering: Carion Fenn Award Sponsor.
Mayor Dave Ryan, City of Pickering:  Carion Fenn Award Presenter. 
Councillor Renwick Ashby, Town of Ajax: Greetings on behalf of Mayor Parish. 
Brandon Bizior & Durham Choir: Entertainment.
Rare Patient Voice: Bronze Event Sponsor. 
Leon Presner: Introducing Carion Fenn
Exhibitors, Experts, Expo Managment Team and Attendees.  

Please share this event with your family, friends, co-workers, neighbours, and help us spread the word. Change starts with everyone working together and we need your help to make our communities a better place for all of us. 

Dr. Sandra Miranda

Naturapathic Doctor 

Thank you for hosting a great event! We were happy to be a part of the Rare Disease Health & Wellness Expo! NF Ontario (Twitter)

It was great to watch the expo from across the pond - it looks like it was a huge success and I hope empowered other individuals living with rare diseases. Simon Stones (Service User Researcher)

Daniel Fenrick

Personal Injury


I was very Happy to be there!!! Helen R. (Facebook)

Featured/ Listed: Snap Newspaper, Newsadvertisers, durhamregion.comCKDO Radio StationKX96 Radio Station 

2016 Expo Feedback

I was proud to present the Courage and Bravery award to Valerie Watier. Mayor Dave Ryan, City of Pickering. (Facebook).

Simon Stones​​



Sujeepa Tharmalingam


I just wanted to say thank you and great job this Saturday. I was very pleased to be involved in such a  great community building event. I was able to discuss and meet with a whole bunch of different people in the community. Thanks again for involving me and if there is anything else you are doing or need assistance in the future be sure to let me know. Daniel Fenwick, Brauti Thorning Zibarras LLP. 

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Thank you @carionfenn for putting on such a wonderful event! We were glad to meet so many great people from the community! Rare Patient Voice. (Twitter)

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