Remembering the Magic
On Friday December 9th, Cinderella’s fairy godmother transformed the London Convention Centre into a royal palace. Princes and princesses came from far and wide to attend the 2016 Children’s Magical Winter Ball, London’s only black tie affair for kids.
Generously presented by the Courtney Family, Children’s Magical Winter Ball encourages the community to come together in support of the Child Life Program at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Together we raised $123,761 (net)!
The Child Life team gives young patients the opportunity to just be kids by bringing play, humour and fun to their hospital rooms. They also help children and their families emotionally and mentally prepare for surgery and other procedures. Using props and simple language, the team explains essential information in a way youngsters can understand.
“Child Life Specialists are like this little hidden gem - you don't know they even exist until you need them more than anything,” a grateful mother shared.
Our young princes and princesses were delighted with a myriad of crafts and activities including, a cookie decorating station, rides such as a mechanical Cinderella carriage, face painting, the Royal TD Reading Area, Siskinds surprise teddy bear toss, and the Child Life area where they used pretend medical kits to help heal our stuffed animals.
Experience the magic for yourself and save the date for the 2017 Magical Winter Ball: Friday, December 8, 2017.
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