Despite the morning rain, thousands of people came down to have fun at the 32nd annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic in Winnipeg on Sunday, May 27, 2018.
The annual event at the Assiniboine Park is a strong fundraiser for The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.
The event teaches children about the importance of healthcare by showing them how to fix up their stuffed animals. It is also a great chance for the kids to go around and meet real life nurses and doctors and remove the stigma of going to the hospitals.
This year, there was a new addition to the Dr. Goodbear Clinic –the Worry Bear Tent which focuses on the importance of children’s mental health.
Almost 50 tents were set up outside the Lyric Theatre with activities, food, musical entertainment and family-friendly attractions like mascots, toys or face paint.
As in the previous years, CKJS is proud to be part of this worthwhile endeavor.
The millions of dollars raised every year by the charity event stays inside the province and supports the work of the foundation.