It’s that time of year:  AO York and Epilepsy York Region are partnering to benefit from the 2018 Magna Hoedown – and we want you to be part of it!  The #Hoedown is one of our biggest fundraisers; last year we raised over $40,000 – enough to subsidize 40 weeks of camp!

We’ve now got Prospector’s Raffle tickets (Lottery License #9854) to sell. This year’s first prize is $100,000!  The tickets are 3 for $20 and the best part is, all of the funds from our sales come right back to camp.  Camp families can sign out their tickets from Hoedown volunteers Wednesdays starting July 4 at dropoff and pickup, or email .  We have a ticket sales derby again this year, with prizes for the top three selling families!

Hoedown Team volunteers will also be selling raffle and event tickets Friday evenings and Saturday mornings at The Hurst Bakery in Aurora.  Come say hi and get stocked up on amazing goodies for the weekend!

Admission tickets for Friday September 14 and Saturday September 15 will be available soon.

With your help we can make this our biggest Hoedown ever!  Can we get a Yee Haw?!


Camp means a safe place for my son to have fun outdoors, swim and engage with others who understand and accept him. He goes on field trips and to restaurants, and gets to experience things he would not otherwise be able to. It is a highlight of his year, and I am grateful to Autism Ontario for providing this wonderful opportunity to us.
    – Sylvia Papernick, AOK Camp AOA Parent


Are you, or do you know, a rising country music star?  The Magna Hoedown Showdown is a country music talent competition to promote aspiring singers across Ontario. The Showdown Finalists will compete in a variety show, acting as openers for the Hoedown headliner on September 14th. There, the winner will be crowned, receiving a grand prize valued at over $25,000, and will return to the Hoedown on September 15th to perform!  More info and online applications at