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                              Every child deserves to live, play, learn, grow and reach    The Children’s Hospital Foundation can only
                              their potential. The Children’s Hospital Foundation          achieve our goals with your support. Thank you
                              of Manitoba is committed to ensuring we have the             to our donors from all areas of the province,
                              very best health care available for all children in this     to our corporate partners and sponsors, many
                              province, Nunavut and Northwestern Ontario. Over             volunteers, the entire team at the Manitoba Institute
                              the past 38 years, members of the community have             of Child Health - our research division, and to
                              helped us meet and exceed our financial goals for            the team of doctors, nurses and health care
                              child health care and pediatric research.                    professionals who care for our children.

                              This annual report to the community highlights how           Why does the community need to care and support
                              the Foundation continues to make a difference, one           the work of the Children’s Hospital Foundation? It is
                              child at a time. Our priority is to raise money in support   providing extras in the hospital for children to have
                              of Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg, child health care in     a more comfortable stay. It is giving hope to families

learn   live           grow
                              Manitoba and pediatric research through our research         as researchers diligently work at unlocking medical
                              division, the Manitoba Institute of Child Health.            mysteries. It is helping children reach their potential.

                              In 2008, the Foundation grew its support by 48 per cent      Thank you for understanding that by contributing to

             sing play
                              with over $3.9 million supporting pediatric research         the Children’s Hospital Foundation you are helping to
                              and over $2.5 million granted to Children’s Hospital         ensure a brighter and healthier future
                              for programs, equipment and renovation projects.
                                                                                           . . . because   children need us !
                              There are many highlights that have made history
                              for the Foundation. We invite you to read this report
                              to learn more about how donor dollars are making a
                              difference in child health.

                              Andrew McPherson
                              Chair, Board of Directors
                                                                                                                                Lesia Sianchuk
                                                                                                                                Executive Director

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                                                                                                    BDO Canadian Open Curling
                                                                                                    Over 35,000 curling fans attended this five-day event, which raised
                                                                                                    approximately $115,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
                                                                                                    Team Glenn Howard overcame Kevin Martin in the exciting final to
                                                                                                    win the tournament. The tournament also featured the first-ever

    Another Great Year of Events
                                                                                                    Capital One Million Dollar Button contest, in which contestant
                                                                                                    Ron Trottier won $10,000.

                       Children’s Hospital Foundation Golf Classic
                     The Foundation’s Golf Classic presented by Dr. Goodbear was a                  Life-Long Compassion & Commitment
                     great day of golf, good times and friends connecting. The newly                In 2008, together the guilds raised $72,000 through events like
                     formed committee held the event at Niakwa Golf and Country                     the Bear Essentials Chown Fashion Show and St. Agnes Guild Big
                     Club raising close to $20,000 in support of the Foundation.                    Band Night. In addition, the McKinnon Guild still manages their
                                                                                                    Nearly New Shop and St. Agnes Guild continues to ensure that the
                                                                                                    doors of the gift shop within Children’s Hospital are open. All the
                                                                                                    Guilds – Annie A Bond, St. Agnes, Chown, McKinnon and St. John’s
                                            Teddy Bears’ Picnic                                     are our “champions for children”.
                     It was another beautiful day in the park for the 2008
                     Teddy Bears’ Picnic, which marked the 22nd year
                     of the biggest teddy bear bash in Manitoba. Over
                     20,000 enthusiastic children, parents and bear lovers
                     gathered in Assiniboine Park to take in wonderful                 Kids Helping Kids
                     entertainment, arts and crafts and learn about bear               Each year, the Foundation is fortunate to have
                     health care.                                                      the support of many children and teens who raise
                                                                                       funds for Children’s Hospital. Some of their unique
                                                                                       fundraising ideas include lemonade stands and
                                                                                       donating money in lieu of birthday gifts.

      Ice Crystal Gala 2008 Presented by the Pollard Family
     Beautiful children dressed in crisp, elegant suits and shimmering
     gowns made their way to the Winnipeg Convention Centre with their
                                                                                                    Sources of Donated Funds
     families for the Second Annual Ice Crystal Gala.
                                                                                       Fundraising Events 25%                       Estates, Tributes & Major Gifts 44%
     Over six hundred guests entered a winter wonderland of beautiful
     lit trees, graceful ballerinas, young musicians and sparkling
     snowflakes. A traditional turkey dinner, fantastic kids’ activities,
     great musical entertainment and unique auction prizes made it a
     truly memorable event.

                                                                                                                                                      Guilds 6%
                                                                                                         Children’s Miracle Network 25%
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    Children’s Miracle Network                                                        ®
                                                                                                                                                       Champions Across Canada Launch
                                                                                                                                                       Each year, the Foundation takes part in the Children’s Miracle Network
                                                                                                                                                       Champions Across Canada presented by Walmart Canada program
                   Children’s Miracle Network® has grown dramatically since founded in 1983, from a                                                    which selects a child to represent the Children’s Hospital.
                   televised fundraiser in a small studio, to one of the world’s leading children’s charities
                                                                                                                                                       This child embodies what it means to be a survivor. In 2008, the Foundation
                   working to save and improve the lives of millions of children each year. Since then,
                                                                                                                                                       announced Bretton Tyler as Champion Child.
                   Children’s Miracle Network has grown to over 170 member hospitals in the United
                   States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia. In Canada, Children’s Miracle
                   Network supports 14 hospitals, which in turn treat over 2.6 million children each year.
                                                                                                                                                       Costco Wholesale
                   Thousands of special events and fundraisers are conducted year-round through a
                                                                                                                                                       Costco broke all fundraising records in Manitoba in 2008 raising more
                   network of children’s hospitals and corporate volunteers working together to ensure                                                 than $130,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation through their sale
                   healthy kids in their communities. Corporate sponsors sell paper Miracle Balloons,                                                  of Miracle Balloons, dog tags, chocolate bars, and other individually
                   radio stations broadcast Radiothons and sponsors have created customized programs                                                   initiated fundraising events. Costco employees held garage sales, bake
                   which ‘match their mission with their passion’ to give back to the community and help                                               sales, social events and a raffle to ensure that their fundraising goal
                                                                                                                                                       was met.
                   children get better.

                   Through its year-round efforts to help hospitalized kids, Children’s Miracle Network has
                   raised more than $3.4 billion to date, most of which is donated a dollar or two at a                                                TD Bank Financial Group
                   time by caring individuals. Children’s Miracle Network has raised more than $400 million
                                                                                                                                                       TD Bank is a longtime friend of Children’s Hospital Foundation and
                   for Canadian children’s hospitals since its inception, investing more than $46 million                                              raised $140,000 in 2008. TD Bank is committed to partnering with the
                   in 2008 alone. All of the funds generated are earmarked for the children’s hospital in                                              community in December of each year, asking customers to make a
                   the community in which they are raised.                                                                                             monthly pledge to the Children’s Hospital Foundation which is in turn
                                                                                                                                                       matched by TD Bank. Together with a May campaign that involved the
                   The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is a proud member of                                                                 sale of “Barnyard Buddies” and cookbooks, TD ensured a successful
                   Children’s Miracle Network and is privileged to have the support of many                                                            annual fundraising year.
                   invaluable national sponsors who raise funds that stay right here in Manitoba.
                   In 2008, Children’s Miracle Network sponsors raised more than $1.8 million for
                   the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.                                              Winnipeg Children’s Miracle Radiothon
                                                                                                                In 2008, the Winnipeg Children’s Miracle Radiothon raised over
                                                                                                                $700,000 thanks to the generous support of Foresters, our sponsors
                                                                                                                and the community. The three day event, held March 26-28,
      $700,000 +                                                                                                surpassed all of our expectations and represents a true labor of love
                                                                                                                and commitment on the part of many including; our radio station
                                                                                                                partners at HOT 103 and QX 104, our volunteers and most of all, our
      $400,000 +                                                                                                community. The Children’s Miracle Radiothon would not be possible
                                                                                                                without the patients like Sam, who so generously, open their hearts,
      $100,000 +                                                                                                and share their stories with radio listeners.
                                                                                                                The Foundation also has the privilege of holding Radiothon events
      $50,000 +                                                                                                 in Brandon and Thompson each year. In Brandon, our friends at KX
                                                                                                                96 and 101.1 The Farm held a two day event live from Shoppers
                                                                                                                Mall. We thank our sponsors, families and the generous Brandon
      $20,000 +                                                                                                 community for their on going support. In Thompson, the Foundation
                                                                                                                partners with 610 CHTM to hold a Children’s Miracle Radiothon
      $10,000 +                                                                                                 event which broadcasts live from City Centre Mall. The support we
                                                                                                                receive from the Burntwood region is incredible.

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     Manitoba Institute of Child Health                                                                                            Reaching Their Full Potential
     2008 was a year of transition for the Manitoba Institute   We are well underway in our development of expanded                The mission of the Manitoba Institute of Child Health,                      Investing in pediatric research continues to be a priority
     of Child Health (MICH). Our Director of Research,          research facilities, which when complete in mid-2010,              the research division of the Children’s Hospital                            for the Foundation committing over $3.9 million in 2008.
     Dr. Malcolm Ogborn, departed to assume a new role          will double our available research space. This will                Foundation of Manitoba is to improve the health of                          All grant requests are reviewed by the Foundation’s
     at the University of Northern British Columbia. We         make us one of the largest pediatric research facilities           children and youth by creating an environment that                          Institute Research Committee with experts in their
     value how far he brought this organization and take        in Canada. Our new space has been designed                         attract and retains the best scientists and clinicians                      respective fields. New to the review process was
     comfort that he will continue to be an ambassador          as an “open lab,” where researchers of different                   in Manitoba to foster excellence in research and the                        our joint review partnership with the Manitoba Health
     for the Institute both nationally and internationally.     disciplines will work side by side, strengthening our              development and application of treatment and cures.                         Research Council for our trainees’ awards.
                                                                thematic approach to research, and enhancing the
     Change is a natural and necessary occurrence to

                                                                                                                                   Operating Grants
                                                                transfer of discoveries that happen at the lab bench
     allow an institute such as MICH to grow. To ensure
                                                                to applications in bedside and clinical care. This
     that MICH continues to prosper while the recruitment
                                                                new infrastructure will enable us to vigorously attract
     effort for a permanent Director of Research is ongoing,                                                                       Dr. Shyamala Dakshinamurti
                                                                and recruit new scientists and research trainees,                  Functional Regulation of Neonatal Pulmonary Arterial                        Dr. Anna Hanlon Dearman
     three of us have agreed to share this role, working
                                                                continuing our leadership in child health research                 Thromboxane Receptor Signalling                                             Polysomnographic, Biochemical, and Circadian Characteristics
     closely with the Director of Operations and Business                                                                                                                                                      of Sleep and Response to Melatonin in Children with Fetal
                                                                in Manitoba.                                                       Grant Amount | $45,000
     Development.                                                                                                                                                                                              Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
                                                                                                                                   The newborn lung is very sensitive to low oxygen levels. In the lungs
                                                                In October 2008 we hosted our 4th annual Child                                                                                                 Grant Amount | $44,304
     Growth was a major theme last year at MICH. We                                                                                of otherwise healthy infants who do not receive sufficient oxygen at
                                                                Health Research Day, highlighting advances made at                 birth, low oxygen causes lung blood vessels to go into spasm, so blood      Sleep disorders in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are
     expanded our grants and awards by increasing
                                                                MICH. Areas included asthma , food allergy, diabetes               cannot flow through the lung for gas exchange during breathing. This        extremely common, under recognized, and challenging to treat.
     funding for our research competitions by 40 per                                                                               causes the lethal disease persistent pulmonary hypertension of the          Children with FASD struggle to settle down for bed, wake frequently
                                                                research, and healthy nutrition. As we look to the
     cent. We established a partnership with the Manitoba                                                                          newborn (PPHN). Dr. Dakshinamurti and her team are investigating the        at night, and often show unusual behaviors such as rocking, head
                                                                future, we see a horizon that is bright with possibilities,
     Health Research Council to increase joint funding                                                                             effects of low oxygen levels on the function of muscle lining the blood     banging, or chewing on their bedclothes to fall asleep. Families who
                                                                innovation, and collaboration in child health research.                                                                                        care for these children understand how a poor night’s sleep aggravates
     opportunities for our trainees, which enabled us                                                                              vessels of the newborn lung.
                                                                We will continue on our journey of growth and                                                                                                  daytime hyperactivity and oppositional behavior, and how it impacts
     to double the number of trainees we were able to
                                                                discovery knowing that we have a firm foundation                   Dr. Marc Del Bigio                                                          their learning performance at school. This study will help researchers,
     support. We expanded our relationships by becoming                                                                            Hydrocephalus and the Cerebrovascular System                                doctors, and most importantly families, understand why children with
                                                                in our scientists, clinicians, and support staff who
     an official funding partner of the Canadian Child Health                                                                      Grant Amount | $45,000                                                      FASD have trouble sleeping.
                                                                are truly dedicated to improving the lives of children
     Clinician Scientist Program, which provides clinicians                                                                        Hydrocephalus is a brain disease characterized by an enlargement of
                                                                everywhere.                                                                                                                                    Dr. Michael Namaka
     the opportunity to develop independent research                                                                               the fluid-filled cavities of the brain, and sometimes of the head itself.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Multiple Sclerosis Induced Neuropathic Pain
     skills. We have new staff members who have joined us                                                                          It is caused by a blockage to the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). In
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Grant Amount | $45,000
     to provide enhanced support for our researchers.                                                                              children, hydrocephalus can develop because of brain malformation,
                                                                                                                                   premature birth, or infection (such as meningitis). Dr. Del Bigio and his   Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the central nervous
                                                                                                       Dr. Joanne Embree
                                                                                                                                   team are studying the mechanisms through which the brain becomes            system. Patients with MS present with various clinical symptoms that
                                                                                             Director of Research, Relationships
                                                                                                                                   damaged by hydrocephalus and are searching for ways of protecting           include fatigue, muscle cramping, and chronic pain that greatly impact
                                                                                                                                   against that damage using drugs to supplement the surgical treatment.       their overall quality of life. The results of this research could identify a
                                                                                                      Ms. Karen Sparrow
                                                                                                                                                                                                               new mechanism for MS-induced pain which could be targeted by future
                                                                              Director of Operations and Business Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                               treatment strategies. This research represents a significant step towards
                                                                                                                                                                                                               improving the quality of life for Manitobans living with MS by addressing
                                                                                                    Dr. Barb Triggs-Raine
                                                                                                                                                                                                               their primary symptomatic concern of chronic pain.
                                                                                        Director of Research, Facility and Space

                                                                                                        Dr. Kent HayGlass
                                                                             Director of Research, Grants and Research Support

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     Other Grant Recipients In 2008                                                                                                                        Million Dollar Miracles
     Dr. David Eisenstat | Grant Amount: $45,000                                   Clinical Post-Doctoral Fellowships                                      At the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, we      The remainder of Mrs. Rudko’s donation has gone
     Genetic Regulation of Forebrain Development by DLX Transcription              In partnership with the Manitoba Health Research Council
                                                                                                                                                           have the privilege of meeting some very extraordinary      to purchase highly specialized neonatal equipment
     Factors: Relevance to Neurodevelopment Disorders.                             the following fellowship 2 year awards valued at $45,000
                                                                                   per annum were granted to:
                                                                                                                                                           people and their families. One such person touched         for the Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care
     Dr. Joanne Embree | Grant Amount: $21,500                                                                                                             our lives greatly and because of her generosity,           Unit (NICU). The NICU cares for babies born pre-
     Risk Factors and Geographic Variation in Antibiotic Susceptibilities          Dr. Sergio Fanella, MD., FRCPC
                                                                                   Dr. Edward Leung, BSc, MD                                               children will benefit for many years to come.              maturely with health issues like low birth weights and
     of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in a Canadian
     Pediatric population.                                                         Dr. Brandy Wicklow, BSc, MSc, MD, BSc Med                                                                                          respiratory and neurological concerns.
                                                                                                                                                           In the spring of 2008, local philanthropist Mrs. Rose
     Dr. Emma Frost | Grant Amount: $41,983                                        Post Doctoral Fellowships                                               Rudko made a mark in the Foundation’s history              The Children’s Hospital Foundation held a special
     Molecular Mechanisms underlying the Regulation of Oligodendrocyte             In partnership with the Manitoba Health Research Council                by donating our first one time $1 million gift. Rose       reception to honour and thank Mrs. Rudko. Guests
     Progenitor Behaviour.                                                          the following fellowship 2 year awards valued at $36,750               wanted to “give little children a better chance” and       included the Yoder Family, whose daughter Violet
                                                                                   per annum were granted to:                                              leave a lasting legacy for all children in Manitoba        fought for her life in the Neonatal Intensive Care
     Dr. Ruth Graham | Grant Amount: $39,686
     Biologically Variable Ventilation in Porcine Models of Acute Respiratory      Dr. Aiping Bai, BSc, MSc, Ph                                            especially in memory of her late husband, local            Unit when she was born. “We are very grateful to
     Distress Syndrome With and Without Surfactant Replacement: CT/PET             Dr. Mark Loewen, BSc, MSc
                                                                                                                                                           business man Paul Rudko. The couple founded the            Mrs. Rudko for this incredible donation,” said Ray
     Mechanistic Studies.                                                          Dr. Trushar R. Patel, BSc, MSc, PhD
                                                                                   Dr. Sreenivasan Palaninthan Preetha, B.V.Sc, M.V.Sc, PhD
                                                                                                                                                           Rudrose Construction Company. “We both worked              Yoder, Violet’s father. “My wife Mary and I know how
     Dr. Sam Kam Pun Kung | Grant Amount: $39,643                                  Dr. Dedmer Schaafsm                                                     hard through out lives. This is our way of giving back     important donor dollars are to the Children’s Hospital.
     Dendritic Cells in Natural Killer Cell Differentiation.                                                                                               to the community,” said Mrs. Rudko. A portion of           We firmly believe that the support of people like Rose
     Dr. Zhikang Peng | Grant Amount: $45,000
                                                                                   Undergraduate Studentship Awards                                        the gift has been designated to renovate a new Pre-        is what saved our daughter’s life.”
                                                                                   These awards provide promising undergraduate students with a
     Vaccines against IgE in Suppression of Airway Inflammation and                                                                                        Admission Clinic in the Children’s Hospital. This clinic
     Remodelling in Mice.
                                                                                   summer work experience in a medical research environment at the                                                                    In September 2008, Mrs. Rudko passed away.
                                                                                   Manitoba Institute of Child Health. In 2008, 17 students received
                                                                                                                                                           prepares patients and their families, both medically
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thanks to her tremendous generosity, her memory
     Dr. Martin Reed | Grant Amount: $45,000                                       awards valued at $4,500 each.                                           and emotionally for their upcoming surgeries. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and legacy will live on for many generations. We at the
     Radiation Dose to Patients in Neonatal Intensive Care Units.                                                                                          idea of a Pre-Admission Clinic began in 1994 seeing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Foundation do feel privileged to have known Rose.
                                                                                                                                                           400 patients annually, growing to 1,400 patients
                                                                                                                                                           each year. The expanded space will increase the
     Graduate Studentship In partnership with the Manitoba Health Research Council and CancerCare Manitoba the following Studentship                       clinic’s capacity to see more patients, help improve
     2-year awards valued at $17,000 per annum were granted to:                                                                                            efficiencies and provide even better family-centered
     Ms. Farhana Begum, BSc                    Ms. Gail Pollard, BSc                 Mrs. Erin Shepherd BN                  Ms. Kathryn Williamson BA,MA   health care.
     Mr. Mario Fonseca, BSc                    Mrs. Jennifer Protudjer, BSc, MSc     Alina-Gabriela Sofronescu BSc, MSc     Mr. Qi Zhang BSc,MSc
     Ms. Kristin Hauff, BSc                    Mr. Ousama Rachid, BSc, MSc           Mr. Parvez Vora BSc, MSc               Miss Yingfeng Zheng BSc,MSc
     Mr. Tyler Hynes, BSc                      Joumana Salame                        Jiequn Weng BSc

                                                                            Use of Donated Funds
                         Patient Care Endowments & Designated 13%                                            Research Endowments & Designated 1%

                   Manitoba Institute of Child Health 15%                                                                       Research Equipment 38%

 Children’s Hospital Progams & Equipment 10%

                                              Research into Childhood Disease 23%
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     Making An Impact
     A Place to Play
     The Foundation is a major contributor to programs including the Child Life Department. Over
                                                                                                                                                                     Opportunities To Learn
                                                                                                                                                                     The Foundation supported grants that focused on health promotion and prevention. Some of these projects included:
     $332,000 was granted to ensure children and teens in hospital had access to toys, books, video
     games and DVDs. They were able to laugh, sing and feel a little better even if it was for just a                                                                Enhancing Preschool and School Readiness Services
     few moments.                                                                                                                                                    to Neonatal High-Risk Follow-Up Children | $81,702
                                                                                                                                                                     The goal of this new initiative is to enhance multidisciplinary services including occupational therapy (OT), speech language therapy (SLP), and
     CHTV (Children’s Hospital Television Station, Channel 7)                          The Family Information Library & The Book Corner                              neurodevelopmental services to the Neonatal High Risk Follow-up Program. The aim is to provide multidisciplinary assessments and interim
     This closed-circuit television station provides alternative, non-                 The libraries at Children’s Hospital play a part in the mandate of the        intervention to Neonatal High Risk Follow-Up children in the preschool years. This will enable early intervention, supportive home, and eventual
     commercial television programming for patients in the Children’s Hospital.        hospital to provide family-centred care. The Family Information Library       school programming.
     One extremely therapeutic tool that is utilized is a personal, interactive        enables families to become better-informed and is able to participate
     live show that occurs for one hour every weekday, titled “The Good                more fully in the health care of their children. The Book Corner is an        Enhancing Pediatric Psychosocial Burn Rehabilitation Programming | $29,378
     Day Show”.                                                                        in-patient library that provides reading-related activities for recreation,   Psychosocial burn rehabilitation spans the continuum of care for child and adolescent burn survivors from the time of injury to community care, as
                                                                                       stimulation, humour and diversion during the stressful time of                well as throughout the child’s development. A burn affects a child differently as he or she passes through each developmental phase. This grant
     Music Therapy Program                                                             hospitalization.                                                              provided the resources to support the continuation of psychosocial burn rehabilitation activities as well as enabled long term planning to ensure the
     Music is a natural part of childhood and it is a means of expression and                                                                                        best practices are in place as a centre of excellence in burn care and psychosocial rehabilitation.
     identity for the adolescent population. Music is able to access all levels        Child Life Humour Program
     of health (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) simultaneously.             The Children’s Hospital provides a unique service to patients and                                                       Community poster series to promote early               Using the Child and Adult Sensory
     The Music Therapy Program at Children’s Hospital is able to offer and             families. Although many hospitals worldwide invite “freelance” clowns                                                   childhood oral health in Manitoba | $11,500            Profiles to Enhance Caregiver/Child
     provide a non-pharmacological form of pain management in addition to              or contracted therapeutic hospital clowns for visits, ours is the only                                                  The Faculty of Dentistry and Pediatrics and Child      Relationships | $8,387
     promoting music as a positive coping mechanism.                                   hospital to employ a Child Life Specialist/Therapeutic Clown.                                                           Health received support to design and print a          Since January 2005 the Child Health – Occupational
                                                                                                                                                                                                               positive and meaningful poster series promoting        Therapy program has received 274 referrals for
                                                                                                                                                                                                               good oral health during the early childhood period     children with primary or concomitant difficulties

     Enhancing Quality of Care
                                                                                                                                                                                                               and to help prevent early childhood caries. Early      with sensory processing. Poor sensory processing
                                                                                                                                                                                                               childhood caries (ECC) is now the number one           can take many forms but in all forms it affects
     The Foundation granted support for the following programs:                                                                                                                                                pediatric disease, far eclipsing the prevalence of     functional abilities. This grant has enabled the Child
                                                                                                                                                                                                               asthma. This poster series is one way to increase      Health Occupational Therapy program to expand
     Pediatrics: Neonatology And Neonatal                                              Expansion Of Speech Language Pathology Services                                                                         awareness of key oral health messages in a variety     the existing evaluation of children with sensory
     Follow-Up Program | $103,369                                                      For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders | $46,232                                                                   of settings.                                           modulation difficulties (defined as children who
     This program received support to enhance efficiency of data collection            The Foundation’s provided an initial grant last year that had positive                                                                                                         are unable to respond appropriately to ordinary
     and to improve the ability to monitor the outcome of newborn intensive            outcomes however the Communications Department required additional                                                                                                             experiences) to include specific evaluation of
     care. This support enabled the program to merge two databases to                  time and funding to continue to develop evidence-based practice                                                                                                                caregiver sensory preferences. The goal is to
     provide a functioning integrated data collection system to enhance the            guidelines and outcome measures. The goal is to continue to provide                                                                                                            develop specific treatment strategies.
     outcomes of our vulnerable neonates.                                              enhanced Speech Language Pathology services to the Let’s Get
                                                                                       Started Clinic and Developmental Social Skills Diagnostic Clinic.
     Improvement Of Patient Flow At Children’s Hospital | $97,518
     With the exception of pediatric cardiac surgery, all types of pediatric
     general and subspecialty surgery are provided at Children’s Hospital in
                                                                                       Diagnostic Imaging, Children’s Hospital -
                                                                                       ISO 9001:2000 Registration | $11,800                                          Other Initiatives That Received Grants Through the Foundation
     Winnipeg. Almost 7,500 surgical procedures are carried out annually.              The Diagnostic Imaging Department worked with will QMI, a well
                                                                                                                                                                     Building a Centre for Pediatric Sleep Medicine | $62,390                      Phase Three Funding - Dedicated Hearing Screener
     This new initiative grant provided funds to analyze and redesign, where           established ISO registration company to achieve registration. This grant
                                                                                                                                                                     Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Surviving                                       for High Risk Infant Hearing Screenings | $8,709
     necessary, the current surgical patient flow at Children’s Hospital.              has enabled Diagnostic Imaging to improve projects in the department
                                                                                       which have resulted in improved services to children.                         Pediatric Sepsis Campaign | 29,547                                            Child Health Program Health Care Transition
     The Children’s Asthma Education                                                                                                                                 Developing School Re-entry Videos to Ease the Transition                      Service Get Better Together Program | $7,763
     Centre Manitoba Outreach Program | $48,000                                                                                                                      Back to School for Young Burn Survivors | $18,626                             Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy – Child Health Manitoba
     The Provincial Pediatric Asthma Outreach Program is an initiative                                                                                                                                                                             Outcomes of Services by Therapists: Training Kit | $4,000
                                                                                                                                                                     Pediatric Nephrology Medication Reconciliation:
     from the Children’s Asthma Education Centre (CAEC). The goal of the
                                                                                                                                                                     The Transfer Process | $16,336
     Provincial Outreach Program is to make effective, timely and up to
     date asthma education accessible to children and families throughout
     the province.
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     We are always inspired by the investment and generosity of members of the community. The Children’s                                                      Mr. Tico Cornejo                       HUB Computer                        Old Dutch Foods Limited                 Sun Life Financial
                                                                                                                                                              Crosstown Civic Credit Union           Mr. Rob Hutchison                   Ms. Fiona Olsen                         Super Thrifty Drugs Canada Ltd.
     Hospital Foundation gratefully acknowledges all of our many supporters who understand the importance                                                                                                                                                                        Ms. Sasha Svenne
                                                                                                                                                              Mr. Geoff Crysdale                     IBM Employees’ Charitable Fund      Olympia Cycle & Ski
     of supporting the child health care. We are unable to publish every gift, but each one is very much                                                      Mrs. Karen Daeninck                    Mr. Terry Isaryk                    One Link Mortgage and Financial         Mr. Gary Swanson
                                                                                                                                                              Deloitte and Touche LLP                The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba   Onyx Financial Group                    Mr. Glen J. Sytnyk
     appreciated and truly does make a difference, every dollar does count. The following recognizes our major                                                Mr.& Mrs. Ronald Derksen               Dr. Danielle Jobb                   Order of Sons of Italy                  Dr. & Mrs. Shayne & Kathryn Taback
     gifts between January and December 2008.                                                                                                                 Dr. Elizabeth Doyle                    Mr. A. Eric Joseph                  Mr. Jeff Parsons                        Tacium Vincent Orlikow
                                                                                                                                                              Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Rhonda Driedger      Ms. Dawn Kardashinski               Mr. & Mrs. Peter & Anita Pelech         Tec Voc High School
                                                                                                                                                              DSB Food Services Ltd.                 Mr. Al Kay                          Pembina Fine Wines Inc.                 Telexperts (Manitoba) Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                              Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Lynne Dubienski   Mr. Kris Keough                     Mr. Chris Pennycook –                   Mr. Jess Tesoro
     Legacy Creators ($1,000,000+)       Tim Hortons                           Dr. Patrick McDonald                    Mr. & Mrs. Douglas R. Aitken           Mr. & Mrs. Randy E. & Carol Dueck      Mr. Trevor Kidd                          LePage Dynamic Real Estate         Mrs. Aurelie Tetrault
     Mrs. Rose Rudko                     Toys R Us                                 Medical Corporation                 Mrs. Belina R. Aitken                  Dunn-Rite Food Products Ltd.           Mr. Larry Kimacovich                Mr. Bert Peters                         Tetrem Capital Management Ltd.
                                         True North Sports & Entertainment     EDS Canada Inc.                         Ms. Leora Almstrom                     E. H. Price Limited                    Mr. Cliff King                      Phoenix Manufacturing                   The Gail Asper Family
     Visionaries ($500,000+)             The Winnipeg Foundation               HANK FM & CKJS                          Ms. Belina Alcera                      E. H. Price Limited Employees          Mr. David King                      Platinum Jets Inc.                          Foundation Inc.
     HOT 103 – Astral Media              Winnipeg Police Association           Hep Communications                      Ancast Industries Ltd.                 Ecole River Heights                    Ms. Tara R. King                    Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin & Diane Plett       The Mobile Maitre d’
     QX 104 – Astral Media               Winnipeg Tax Centre                   Mr. & Mrs. Barry Hansell                Mr. A. Robert Antenbring               Mr. Dan Edmonds                        Kitchen Craft of Canada             Mrs. Kelly Poirier                      The Prolific Group
                                            Recreation Association             James A. Richardson                     Mr. Jeff Arnason                       EDS Canada Inc. –                      Mr. Andy Kloppenborg                Mrs. Kim Poirier                        Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Susan Thiessen
     Goodbears ($250,000+)               XEROX                                 KBSH Spirit Foundation                  Ms. Gail Asper, OC, OM                     Manitoba Operations Centre         Knights of Columbus                 Mr. Barry Ponee                         Mrs. Audrey Thompson
     Children’s Hospital Book Market                                           Mr. Reginald Kehler                        and Mr. Michael Paterson            Mr. Amr El-Ragaby                          St. Gerard #8180                Premier Pizza Inc.                      Mr. David Thompson &
     WalMart Canada Corp.                Champions ($10,000.00+)               Manitoba Healthy Living                 Bannister’s Dairy                      Entegra Credit Union                   KPMG Management Services LP         Premier Printing Ltd.                       Ms. Susan Riley
                                         7-6 Ranch                             Manitoba Moose Yearling Foundation      Barrickman Colony                      Mr. Dave Evans                         Krystal Dreams Inc.                 Mr. & Mrs. Gerald V. &                  Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Val Thompson
     Partners ($100,000+)                All-Fab Building Components Inc.      Manitoba Public Insurance               Barry Panas Photography                Mrs. Elaine Evans                      Mr. Brian Kuo                           Barbara L. Price                    Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
     Costco Wholesale                    CIBC Western Region                   Manitoba Teachers’ Society              Beltone Hearing Care Centres           Mr. Michael Falk                       Ms. Susan Leier                     Mrs. Sheila Rabb                        Ms. Angela Todd
     Dairy Queen                         Corus Entertainment Inc.              Manitoba Telecom Services               Mr. & Mrs. Alain Bernier               Mrs. Alda Fawcett                      Mrs. Marion Linton                  Ms. Paramjit Rai                        Toys to Go
     Emerging Information                Dairy Farmers of Manitoba             MTS Invitational Golf Tournament        Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bhopalsingh         Fidelity Investments Canada Limited    Lou’s Liquid Waste                  Mr. & Mrs. Willem & Michele Ras         Tribal Councils Investment
        Systems Inc. (EISI)              Daremax Foundation Inc.               Manrex Limited                          Mr. Larry J. Bird                      Franklin Templeton Investments         Mr. David Luke &                    Mrs. Alison Rausch                          Group of Manitoba Ltd.
     RE/MAX                              FOODFARE                              McDonald’s Restaurants                  Bituminex Limited                      Mr. Tod Freeman                            Mrs. Nicole Kirouac Luke        Red River Packaging Products Ltd.       Dr. Barbara Triggs-Raine
     TD Bank Financial Group             Health Sciences Centre                    of Canada Ltd.                      Mr. & Mrs. Morley &                    Mr. & Mrs. Ernie Friesen               Mr. Tim MacLeod                     Red River Valley Mutual                 Two Amigos Moving Company
     Winnipeg Free Press                     Employees Charitable Fund         Murray Chevrolet Hummer                    Marjorie Blankstein                 Mr. John Friesen                       Manitoba Blue Cross                     Insurance Co.                       Ms. Jan Underwood
                                         Johnston Group Inc.                   Olympic Building Systems                Mr. & Mrs. Louis & Huguette Boisjoli   Mr. Paul Friesen                       Manitoba Curling Hall               Ms. Debra Reimer                        Binh Ung
     Patrons ($50,000.00+)               Krisenga Investments Limited          Parrish and Heimbecker                  Ms. Dianne Bourbonnais                 G and K Electric Inc.                      of Fame and Museum              Mrs. Joanne Rempel                      Unicity Taxi Ltd.
     Air Canada Kids’ Horizons           Lone Star Motors Inc.                     Limited, & Butterball               Mr. & Mrs. James Briscoe               Mr. Steve Gallagher                    Manitoba Hydro Employee             Mr. Mel Resler                          Mr. Lawrence Unrau
     CN                                  Manitoba Building and                 Red River Valley Mutual Insurance Co.   Bristol Aerospace Limited              Mrs. Delores Gembey                        Charitable Foundation           Mr. Todd Ritchot                        U-Rent-It Party Stuff
     CTV Winnipeg                            Construction Trades Council       Richardson Capital Limited              Mr. Kenneth M. Brown                   Giant Tiger Stores Limited             Manitoba Metis Federation Inc.      Rogers Communications                   Mr. Parker Vansco
     Dufresne Furniture and Appliances   Manitoba Hydro                        Sleep Country Canada                    Mrs. Helen Burak                       Glazers Inc.                           Manitoba Rural Search               Royal Bank of Canada –                  Mr. Frank Versace
     Dr. & Mrs. Mark & Sharon Evans      McKinnon Guild                        Taylor McCaffrey LLP                    Mr. Joe Cabral                         Ms. Shona Goulden-Scappaticci              and Rescue Association Inc.         Marketing and Sales                 Vidir Machine Inc.
     Manitoba Lotteries Corporation      Dr. & Mrs. Walter & Keleigh Nider     The Boeing Company                      Mr. Luis Calisto                       Grand Lodge of Manitoba                Mr. Brian Mansfield                 RPM Photography Services                Mr. Frank Wade
     Shaw Communications                 Q-Med Inc.                            The Martin Tallman Memorial Fund        Campfire Island Camp                   Granny’s Poultry Co-operative          Maples Surgical Centre              Sanofi-Aventis Canada Inc.              Mr. Richard Wazny
     101.1 The Farm – Astral Media       RBC Foundation                        The Source by Circuit City              Canada’s Scrapbooking                      (Manitoba) Ltd.                    Mr. Antonio Martone                 Sanshin Tae-Kwondo Kick-A-Thon          Western Glove Works
     KX96 – Astral Media                 Mr. & Mrs. Hartley &                  The Golf Dome                              Crop for Kids MB                    Mr. & Mrs. Curtis & Heather Gray       Master Roofing Ltd.                 Saper Agencies Ltd.                     Mr. Robb Whitla
                                             Heather Richardson and Family     Vale Inco Limited                       The Canadian Group                     Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Anne Gray            Mr. Dennis Masyk                    Ms. Lynda Sawkins and Mr. Tom           Ms. Elisabeth Wieler
     Benefactors ($20,000+)              Rotary Club of Winnipeg – St. James   VIA Rail                                Canadian Postmasters                   Mr. Gordon Green                       Mr. Michael Mazan                       Fulton                              Mr. & Mrs. Kevin & Vicky Wiens
     610 CHTM – Arctic Radio             The Sandra Schmirler                  Wawanesa Mutual                            and Assistants Association          Mr. Jeff Hall                          Mr. & Mrs. Doug & Cheryl McDermid   Schering-Plough Canada Inc.             William Wheeler Agencies Ltd.
     All Charities Campaign                  Manitoba Golf Classic                 Insurance Company                   Cardinal Capital Management Inc.       Mr. & Mrs. Randolph &                  Ms. Kim McGrath                     Mr. Dean Schinkel                       Mr. Murray Wilson
     Blockbuster Canada Co.              Ms. Linda van den Broek               Wescan Electrical                       Cargill Limited/Preferred Meats            Peggy Halpenny                     Ms. Pat McManus                     Dr. Blair Seifert                       Winnipeg Goldeyes
     BMO Financial Group                 Vandenbergs Fine Jewellery                Mechanical Services                 Carte International Inc.               Mr. Niels E. Hansen                    Meadow Lea Community Centre         Dr. Paul & Mrs. Margaret Shuckett           Field of Dreams Foundation
     Children’s Hospital                 Wal-Mart Pharmacy                     Mrs. Joan Wheeler                       Mr. Ralph Carter                       Mr. Lyle Harris                        Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Menzies        Mr. Robert Sinclair                     The Winnipeg Sun
         Foundation Golf Classic         Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association     Windsor Plywood                         Central Display                        Harrison Middle                        Microsoft Canada Inc.               Melanie Sloan & Samantha Milton         Winnipeg Winter Club
     Chown Guild                                                               Winners Merchants                       CFB Shilo                                  School Leadership Team             Mr. Peter Miller                    Smith Carter Architects                 Woodhaven Lexus Toyota
     Computer Boulevard                  Builders ($5,000.00+)                     International Associates            Mr. David Chan                         Mr. Ryan Hart                          Ms. Rhonda Mills                        and Engineers Incorporated              – Tom Strange
     Foresters                           Aikins, MacAulay and Thorvaldson      Winnipeg Insurance Brokers Limited      Cherry Tree Productions                Mr. Bruce Harvey                       Molson Breweries                    St. John’s Lodge No. 4 G.R.M.           Wostco Contractors Inc.
     Global Television                      LLP                                Winnipeg Regional Health Authority      Children’s Hospital – Dept. of         Mr. Douglas Harvey                     Monarch Industries Limited          St. John’s Ravenscourt School           Mr. Mitchell and Wanda Zajac
     The Great-West Life Assurance Co.   BMO Financial Group Employee          The Winnipeg RH                            Communication Disorders             HBC Foundation                         Monk Goodwin LLP                    St. Joseph Communications               Zenith Paving Limited
     Griffin Canada Employees               Charitable Foundation                  Institute Foundation Inc.           CIBC World Markets                     HED Insurance                          Mr. Dan Mosher                      St. Joseph’s Ukrainian
     Investors Group                     The Canadian Wheat Board              XII Manitoba Dragoons                      Children’s Miracle Foundation       Ms. Lynne Heintz                       MRJP Glenlawn Charity Group             Catholic Church Bingo              * we regret any errors or omissions
     PartyLite                              Employees                                                                  City of Winnipeg – Employees           Mrs. Theresa Hickock                   MTS Allstream                       St. Vital Centre Promotion Fund Inc.
     Pollard Family Foundation           Cangene Corporation                   Friends ($1,000+)                       Mr. Grant Clements                     Mr. Richard Higgins                    National Defence –                  Miss Jennie Stadnyk
     Q94 FM, 99.9 BOB FM & 1290 cfrw     Cascadia Motivation                   176 Royal Canadian Air Cadet            Mr. Claude Cloutier                    Holy Cross School                          17th Winnipeg Field Ambulance   Standard Aero Limited
     RBC Royal Bank                      CBC Manitoba                             Squadron                             Coast Wholesale Appliances             Home Depot                             Mr. Scott Neiles                    Stantec Consulting Ltd.
     Sandra Schmirler Foundation         Childhood Asthma Foundation           7-Eleven Food Stores                    Contempra Signs                        Mr. Brad Horn                          Mr. Randy H. Nikkel                 Mr. Chris Stevens
     St. Agnes Guild                     CITY TV                               Advance Electronics                     Controlled Environments                Dr. & Mrs. David Horne                 Oasis Leisure Centre                Mr. & Mrs. Barry & Jean Stibbard
     TD Canada Trust                     Coca-Cola Ltd.                        Airsource Rogers                           Limited Employees Charity           HSBC Bank Canada                       Mr. Tom O’Brien                     Subway Canada

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                                                                                                                                  Behind the Work
     The Importance of Giving
                                                                                                                                  Board of Directors
                                                                                                                                  Andrew McPherson – Chair                                                          Mark Gray, Chair – Manitoba Institute
                                                                                                                                  Fiona Webster Mourant – Past Chair                                                 of Child Health Board of Directors
                                                                                                                                  Cheryl Lawson – Planned Giving Chair                                              JJ Burnell
     Many donors choose to make a lasting investment in the future of child health. The Planned Giving Program of                 Dan Rempel – Finance Chair                                                        Dr. Ruth Grimes
     the Children’s Hospital Foundation enables donors to make gifts that may take the form of outright cash or gifts-            Leah Shaw – Secretary & Human Resources Chair                                     Kevin Klippenstein
     in-kind for immediate use, or to make a deferred gift through wills and bequests, insurance policies, charitable             Ardelle Kipling – Development Chair                                               Greg Loader
     annuities and charitable remainder trusts. Thanks to the following donors for their generous gifts to the Planned            Greg McLaren – Public Relations Chair                                             Deidre Sozansky
     Giving Program:                                                                                                              Bonnie Patenaude – Guild Liaison                                                  Dr. Shayne Taback
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Shelley Werner
     Bequests                                                                                                                     Lesia Sianchuk – Executive Director                                               Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg –
     Edith Black                        Charles Hind             Reinhold Martin                      Jessie H. Saunders          Chris Anderson – Director of Operations                                            Medical Director, Child Health Program
     Jessie May Carriere                Edith Kolanski           Elaine Mineault                      Margaret Smyth              Susan Fogg – Program Director,                                                    Adam Topp – Chief Operating Officer,
     Peter D. Curry                     Stephanie Kolebaba       Edward Morgan                        Jack Paterson Van Every      Child Health Patient Services                                                     Health Sciences Centre
     Alfred Ernest Deacon, MD           Maurice (Moe) Kowalson   Mary Laurette Pidhirney              Winnifred May Wotherspoon
     Jean McRoberts Dickey
     Eva Froese
                                        Alma Kunz
                                        Eileen Land
                                                                 Muriel Evelyn Port
                                                                 Jennie Rich
                                                                                                                                  Advisory Council
     Delores Goldie Hepburn             Wilfred James Larner     Lily Violet Anna Belle Riehl                                     Dr. Vic Chernick                         Colleen Horbay                           Meredith McArthur                      Jim Sangster
                                                                                                                                  Dorothy Faris                            David Johnston                           John Myers                             Ernst Schell
     Funds benefitting Children’s Hospital Foundation Administered by the Winnipeg Foundation                                     Mary Grierson Stewart                    Barb Leslie                              Jim Rae                                Earnest Shapera
                                                                                                                                  Dr. James Haworth
     Edward and Gertrude Bell Family Foundation                  Mr. Joseph Kellaway May Fund
     Elswood and Janet Bole Fund                                 Robert and Margaret Elizabeth Mackay Memorial Fund
     Janet C. Boucher Fund                                       Charles A. Moors Fund                                            Guild Presidents
     Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Cooney Memorial Fund                    John and Elisabeth Peters Fund                                   Pat Willson – St. Agnes Guild                          Margaret Bishop – Chown Guild                          Eleanor Gibson – St. John’s Guild
     Nathan and Rose Elkin Memorial Fund                         Bill, Jean, Kerry and Darlene Pollock Family Fund                Jean Hunter – Annie A Bond Guild                       Alice Faveri – McKinnon Guild
     Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Graham Memorial Fund                      Dorothy Rumble Memorial Fund
                                                                                                                                  Children’s Hospital Foundation Staff
     Funds benefitting Children’s Hospital Foundation Administered by the Jewish Foundation                                       Lesia Sianchuk                           Donna Greening                           Gail Robinson                          Rebekka Stemp
     Berdie and Irvin Cohen Endowment Fund                       Maier Silverberg                                                 Chris Anderson                           Carol Irving                             Gary Rozak                             Corinne Swiderski
     Jona Rose Frohlich Bat Mitzvah                              Sadie Beth Silverstein Bat Mitzvah                               J’Lynn Churley                           Monika Klimecka                          Amber Saleem                           Tara Torchia-Wells*
     Mark Evan Lipson Bar Mitzvah                                Dena Stitz Bat Mitzvah
                                                                                                                                  Lori Derksen                             Doug McArthur                            Bonnie Seepish                         Allen Tantakoun
     Mary and Harry Medovy Trust Fund                            Jenna Weiss Bat Mitzvah
                                                                                                                                  Kelli Gaudry                             Patti Page*                              Patti Smith                            Dawna Wallace
     Paul Benjamin Medved Memorial Fund                          Joshua Weiss Bar Mitzvah
     Dr. George H. and Rose J. Shapera Memorial Fund             Eric Zelcer Bar Mitzvah
                                                                                                                                  Manitoba Institute Of Child Health Staff
     Children’s Hospital Foundation Endowment Funds                                                                               Dr. Joanne Embree                        Stephanie DiNella                        Shannon Jameson                        Rasheda Rabbani
     The Arthur Birt Memorial Lectureship                        Abie and William Hoffman Fund
                                                                                                                                  Dr. Kent Hayglass                        Wanda Golding                            Debbie Korpesho                        Harriet Simpson
     The Margaret Bishop Child Life Endowment Fund               The Andrew S. Jackson and Elsie M. Jackson                       Dr. Barb Triggs-Raine                    Kimberley Halischuk                      Vernelle Mirosh*                       Nichola Wigle
     The Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of                  and Family Endowment Fund                                       Karen Sparrow
      Directors Studentship Endowment Fund                       The Loeppky Family Endowment Fund
     Branden Miller’s Hope Fund                                  The George and Bernice Lyon Memorial Fund                        Annual Report Photography - Joel Ross                                                     * resigned in 2008
     Childhood Asthma Foundation Research Fund                   The Wilberta M. Malcolm Endowment Fund
     Children’s Palliative Care Fund                             The Dorothy Martin Endowment Fund

                                                                                                                                  In Memory
     Children’s Sports Legacy Fund                               The Lori McGregor Memorial Fund
     The Captain C. F. Galbraith Endowment Fund                  MSc Graduate Studentship Endowment Fund
                                                                                                                                                                          Gordon Young (1931-2008)
     Thomas Gilroy Endowment Fund
     The Bill and Fimi Glesby Endowment Fund                                                                                      Gordon Young brought Dr. Goodbear to life in 1987, transforming a soft, cuddly bear into the Children’s Hospital
     The Dr. David Grewer Northern Medicine Lectureship                                                                           Foundation of Manitoba’s official mascot. As a volunteer for the Foundation, Gordon brought his magic to Dr. Goodbear,
                                                                                                                                  made children smile and helped make our mascot a recognized figure throughout Manitoba and parts of Northwestern

20                                                                                                                                Ontario. Dr. Goodbear represents a warm, huggable friend committed to helping sick children feel better.
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