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Proceeds from this event support the SickKids Foundation and are designated to the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund and awareness, research and treatment of paediatric brain tumours at SickKids.

Thursday
Dec202012

Holiday Happenings

Chief Elf, Jackie Blackwell, welcomed guest, Denise Bebenek, to the “Hat’s Off to You” Opening Night Party at the Snowman Factory. In celebration of the Snowman Factory’s 30 memorable years in Woodbridge, Jackie invited Meagan’s Walk to be the community partner for this festive event. Jackie and Denise are joined here by Matt and Sarah Grady, members of Kelly’s Green, who shared their musical talents for the enjoyment of guests.

Jackie, Denise, elves and guests stop for a quiet moment of enjoyment following weeks of busy preparations getting ready for this holiday celebration.

Thursday
Dec202012

The Big Hair Day

Toronto Transit Commission employee, Rocco Signorile decided the time had come! Challenged by Bob Kinnear, President of Local 113 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, to let go of his curly locks, Rocco surprised everyone when he accepted the challenge! Having grown his hair since childhood, Rocco waits for the “snip”, with Nancy Whiteford, co-chair of the United Way team at the TTC, Denise Bebenek from Meagan’s Walk, Rocco, Mario Barone, and Kathy Wyeth, Chairperson for United Way TTC. Rocco’s haircut appointment was a wonderful way to drum up support for Meagan’s Walk and the United Way. Rocco and his colleague Mario arose early some mornings, canvassing the colleagues in various divisions, encouraging interest in this most worthwhile project.

Glad it’s over, a smiling Rocco receives a Meagan’s Walk “hug” from Denise, who was touched by and appreciative of Rocco’s and his TTC colleagues’ generosity and this wonderful gesture of support.

Thursday
Dec202012

Canadian artist, Eleanor Lowden Pidgeon

Canadian artist, Eleanor Lowden Pidgeon, stands beside one of her paintings, which was included in her recent show, “Divine Intervention”. With Framed Life Gallery on Bloor Street, in the Kingsway area of Toronto, Eleanor hosted this showing of her recent works- a collection that reflects her passion for a bold and vibrant colour palette. Meagan’s Walk was honoured as the community partner for this most special event.

Thursday
Dec202012

Taste of the Kingsway

Meagan’s Walk exhibit tent was displayed at “The Taste of the Kingsway Festival” on September 5th and 6th. Meagan’s Walk was honoured to be the community partner charity for this exciting neighbourhood event. Young folks are invited to bring their favourite teddy bear along for a visit at The Teddy Bear Clinic- triage, intake photos of the teddy patient and his human friend, xrays, a health report to take home, and more. Then step around the corner and find out about The Brain Tumour Research Centre at SickKids. The BTRC is acknowledged around the world as a leader in paediatric brain tumour research.

Thursday
Dec202012

Our Lady of the Lake School

In the spring 2008, the school community of Our Lady of the Lake Academy in Keswick hosted an array of activities in support of Meagan’s Walk. Student leaders hosted an assembly for all students and staff, and welcomed Denise Bebenek, Meagan’s mother as their special guest speaker.

Students are ready to go as principal, Michael Nasello cuts the start ribbon at the beginning of the 5km. Our Lady of the Lake run/walk in support of Meagan’s Walk. Other activities included a concert, a Take Your Teacher to Lunch auction, and a barbecue.

Denise, Meagan’s mother, ties the first ribbon on the Memory Tree at Our Lady of the Lake School. A tree was planted in the school garden and dedicated in a touching ceremony. School community members were invited to tie ribbons to the Memory Tree, in honour of loved ones who have died.