Story Posted: 2015-05-27
A Day to Celebrate Community
A DAY TO CELEBRATE COMMUNITY
On Wednesday, May 27th, St. Pauls Hospital will host the 23rd Annual Community Day celebrations on its front lawn.
It is anticipated that more than 650 children from surrounding community elementary schools will gather at St. Pauls Hospital for a day of fun and friendship. St. Pauls Hospital is an independently owned, faith-based Hospital that delivers compassionate and holistic medical care in an atmosphere that is welcoming to community and family.
This is a day for St. Pauls Hospital to focus on fun with our neighbourhood children, says Jean Morrison, President and CEO of St. Pauls Hospital. We follow the example set for us by our Hospitals founding Grey Nuns in welcoming all people from our community into our extended family. This is a wonderful day for everyone involved and furthers our vision of a community of health, hope and compassion for all.
We are grateful for the support of several local entertainers, neighbouring businesses and service agencies who come together to entertain, sponsor activities, and provide balloons, goodie bags, lunch and mascots for the children. Thank you to local performers Kenni the Clown, Parob Poet, Danica Lorer and Princess Alexandra Pow Wow Dancers. Activities also include basketball, a bean bag toss, face painting by SCYAP, the Mendel Art Caravan, as well as the highly popular tours of Saskatoon Police Services and Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services tours of their vehicles.
Community Day Facts:
Over 100 volunteers from St. Pauls Hospital and other sites within the Saskatoon Health Region, as well as high school students from Tommy Douglas Collegiate, the SPH Board and community sponsors come together to make this happen.
Over 2000 hot dogs, buns and popsicles have been ordered in preparation for the event.
All the food has been donated by generous sponsors, including; hot dogs, apples, oranges, juice, popsicles and water.
Over 21 local organizations and businesses support this event.
Date: Wednesday, May 27th
Time: 11:00 am 2:00 pm
Location: Front lawn of St. Pauls Hospital (1702 20th Street West)