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CHEO Teddy Bears’ Picnic Happens Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 26th is when CHEO Bear and all his friends take over the grounds at Rideau Hall and invite everyone out for a day of family fun! This very special event is hosted by CHEO and The CHEO Foundation as a thank you for all of the support we receive from the kind and generous people of eastern Ontario, western Quebec and beyond; support that once again helped us break another record with a 2010 Telethon total of $6,258,971 and CHEO Bear is in the mood to celebrate!

Over the last 26 years The CHEO Teddy Bears’ Picnic has become a family tradition unlike any other as kids, parents, and grandparents alike all head to The Governor General’s residence at Rideau Hall for a day of family activities including the always popular B*A*S*H Tent.

All of the festivities take place on the beautiful grounds of Rideau Hall, the Governor General’s official residence, and we kick things off with a celebrity pancake breakfast running from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee are $3 for adults and $2 for children.

The B*A*S*H Tent (Bear Ambulatory Surgical Hospital) officially opens at 9 a.m. Children are invited to bring their teddy bears and other stuffed animals for check ups, minor repairs and a visit to the dentist.

CHEO Bear will lead the parade of mascots at 9:30 a.m. The parade kicks off a great day of family entertainment by many local entertainers.

There will also be carnival games, children's rides, food concessions, clowns, face painting and free tours of the Governor General’s residence. Bell will present the Build a Buddy tent where, for a $15 fee, children can make their own teddy bear. The picnic will close at 3 p.m.

No Parking On Site:

There will be no public parking on site at this year’s picnic. We are encouraging picnic goers to take advantage of “Park & Ride” shuttle busses that will be in operation from the Canadian Aviation Museum throughout the day. The last shuttle from the Aviation Museum leaves at 2:15 p.m. and the last shuttle back from Rideau Hall leaves at 3:15 p.m.

Admission and most of the activities are free thanks to support from corporate Good Bears like Bell Canada, TD Bank and Canadian Forces Health Services and Rideau Hall. Nominal fees are charged for some games, rides, food and refreshments.

We hope everyone will join us for this magical day at Rideau Hall.


For more information contact:

Len Hanes

Director of Communications and Annual Giving

CHEO Foundation

(613) 737-2784

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