Saturday, June 28th was a fun day for kids with Muscular Dystrophy and their families! The very beautiful Easter Seals Camp Horizon was the perfect location for all to enjoy the festivities. Around 80 participants enjoyed carnival games, hot dogs, hamburgers, face painting, clowns and swimming. This was a free family event sponsored by the Calgary Chapter!
The Camp Horizon staff under the direction of Anna Garcia helped set up the activities and gave tours of the camp to our MD families. Suzanne Jacket from Between Friends Calgary was on hand to inform parents of the many wonderful programs that are offered in the Calgary year round. Leanne from The Children’s Wish Foundation was also present to offer wishes for our special kids.
We were very fortunate to have about 12 Fire Fighters volunteer at the BBQ and with the many games. We are pleased to have Cody and his team involved once again with our Calgary Chapter! The Fire Fighters have a long history of support with Muscular Dystrophy across Canada. We look forward to many future events with the Calgary Fire Fighters!
A large assortment of prizes were available for our kids to choose. All of the MD kids and their siblings went home with a variety of prizes to enjoy over the summer.
Parents were able to connect not only with supportive organizations, but with each other. Many new friendships began.
Special thanks to the following for their generous donations for the carnival! Without them, the day would not have been successful!
- Easter Seals Camp Horizon
- Nadine Faule, Maxwell Realty
- Susanne Berry - friend of MD
- John Stewart -Maple Leaf Meats
- Shawnessy and Woodbine Safeway
- Shawnessy Co-op
- Jamie Vadori - Jugo Juice
- Shawnessy Dollar Store
- Just Kids Entertainment
- Carnivals at Heart
Here’s some photos from the fun!