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Great news! Just as the June issue of Hero came off the press, our “cover girl” Sophie was coming out of surgery where her Berlin Heart was removed. There was always a chance that her own heart would heal if given time, and it did. After spending 20 months in the Stollery, Sophie is now home in Winnipeg with her parents, Ed and Ning, enjoying the life of a
typical four-year-old. She loves to head to the park where she swings, cruises down the slide, and can run free after being restricted by medical equipment for so many months. In a recent telephone conversation, Ed asked us to pass along a very important reminder, “When things look bad, remember that they can get better quickly.” In just two months, Sophie’s Berlin Heart was removed, she healed well, headed home to Winnipeg, and is riding her bike down the pathways. It’s a great message of hope and healing. These are the times we cherish. When we get reports back from mom and dad to let us know the wonderful progress a child released from the Stollery is making. None of us know what the future will hold, but what we do know is that because of donors who want to help ensure the Stollery is a centre of excellence for treating children, that Sophie is here . . . breeze blowing through her hair, laughing, and loving every moment of life.
Jennifer Wood President & CEO
Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation
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Contents Heroes 3 4 6 8 9 10 12
Citytv & OMNI
Vice Chair Zahra Somani
Our Hero Hannah Crowther Its all about Child Life Positive parenting for Alberta’s parents Braden Mole: Lifetime Philanthropist Gala In Blue Jeans Parents know best Moving Mountains to Breathe Easy: Asthma research underway
Audit & Investment Chair Craig Warnock
FIRMA Foreign Exchange Corp.
Williams Engineering Canada Inc.
Valerie Berger ATCO Ltd.
Orange Pumpkin Muffins Breakfast Burritos
Kevin Erker Douglas Goss, Q.C.
Bryan & Company LLP
Ray Hansen, Q.C.
Syncrude Canada Ltd.
Fashion, Friends and Fun
Upside Software Inc.
Calder Bateman Communications
Dr. William J. Sharun Michael Webb
Ex Officio: Dr. Owen Heisler
PCL Constructors Inc.
MacLachlan and Mitchell Homes Inc.
Alberta Health Services
Dr. Susan Gilmour
University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital
Dr. William Cole
University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital
Dr. Verna Yiu
University of Alberta
Dr. Po-Yin Cheung
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Women & Children’s Health Research Institute, University of Alberta
President & CEO
ATB Financial’s Teddy for a Toonie TELUS customers caring about kids
Giant Tiger Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run & Walk Spencer Berezowski Memorial Golf Tournament Honour Roll, Our Shining Stars, In Honour
Hannah Crowther By Jan Archbold
Hannah and Becky (mom) enjoying a laugh
Hannah shows off her leg brace art
can see them from across the park sitting together and
As Becky relates stories of Hannah, it’s clear that she has listened
laughing. Hannah and her Mom, Becky, have spent a lot of
to her daughter and this journey has been accomplished as a
time together over her 14 years; waiting, learning, healing,
family. “ We’ve let her tell us what she needs; she knows her
and learning again have been a major part of their world. When
body. I’ve learned that parents and adults need to listen to
Hannah and her twin brother Jacob came into the world, it was
children, that they are much more intuitive than we give them
apparent that she was in trouble and would need immediate
surgery. A shunt was inserted to relieve pressure caused by fluid on her brain, a surgery that would happen twice in the following three months. The damage from the fluid caused a form of cerebral palsy, which created stiffness in Hannah’s legs and both femur bones turned inward, making it impossible for her to walk. In fact, Becky and husband, Doug, were told she may never walk, but that wasn’t the case.
In between photo takes, I asked Hannah her dream for the future. There isn’t a moment of hesitation as she picks up her notebook and pen, “I want to be a bestselling author. I write all the time and I love it.” There are dozens of notebooks at home filled with stories that spill out over the pages. I felt my heart pull when Becky told me that when Hannah was in kindergarten her specialists suggested they get her a lap top because she
“She knows no limits,” says Becky. “Everything they said she may
would likely not be able to write. Becky and Doug decided she
never do, she’s pushed through it and has done it all. She’s the
should learn because she would need to sign her name and write
most amazing lady I’ve ever met, and I’ve met some wonderful
cheques, the basic things in life. And so she started to write, and
people.” As the veteran of more than 25 surgeries, Hannah has
has never stopped.
experienced some very intense operations. Four years ago, she underwent surgery to lengthen multiple tendons in her legs and heels and to rotate her femur bones. It was a successful surgery that required Hannah to learn to walk all over again. And she did.
A new procedure performed at the Stollery has allowed the shunt to be bypassed, and the fluid is now draining on its own. And, we were the honoured recipients of the news that Becky and Hannah had just come from getting her 10th set of leg braces
“She’s never complained. Her amazing attitude is a breath of
and that the doctor feels this may be her last pair. With all of her
fresh air and has been an inspiration for the whole family.”
determination, I know she’s destined to become a bestselling
Added to that is a great sense of respect for her daughter.
author. Something tells me there will be a hero in the book. She has the perfect role model to follow with just a glance
Cover photo courtesy: Christy Dean Photography
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in the mirror.
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Photo courtesy: Christy Dean
Editor Jan Archbold
It’s all about Child Life
by Theresa Shea
t’s a sunny, warm June morning when I arrive for my tour
and provide support for children undergoing tests, surgeries,
of the Child Life Department at the Stollery Children’s
and other medical procedures; they help ease patients’ anxieties
Hospital. I’m met by Lois Wolgemuth, a Certified Child Life
and fears by providing distractions through therapeutic and
Specialist who has been working with hospitalized children since
recreational play activities; they advocate for family-centred
1984. As a mother of three, I try to steel myself for what’s ahead,
care and consider the needs of siblings who are affected by a
but Lois’s upbeat demeanour dispels my nervousness. “We try to
child’s illness or trauma; and they co-ordinate special events and
have a lot of fun,” she tells me. “It’s such a privilege to work here
activities that help to help provide normalization and fun for the
with the children and their families. First and foremost, our job
children while in hospital.
is to help children cope with their hospitalization, so we focus on the social, emotional well-being of the children and their extended families.“
Photo courtesy: Jeanett Flynn, Cactus Sun Studio
at the Stollery Children’s Hospital
Lois takes me to “The Beach,” one of the main gathering play areas and a focal point in elevating children’s spirits. The Beach is a safe haven where children can participate in peer activities
To most people, a hospital can seem like a complex system to
that prolonged hospital stays often curtail. Sometimes patients
navigate, especially for families whose children are experiencing
are wheeled in on their beds, or in wheelchairs, to play. There’s a
illness for the first time. As a result, the availability of a trained
doll house, a train table, a dress up area full of costumes, and play
individual to help assist in a child’s social, emotional well-being
medical equipment that the children can use when they pretend
is nothing short of a blessing for the loved ones of a sick child.
to be a doctor and perform tests or surgeries on dolls. Tuesday
There are many pediatric services offered at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, but ask any parent, and you’ll find that the Child Life Specialist provides one of the most essential components of pediatric health care. The early roots of the Child Life profession can be traced back to the 1920s, when hospital staff identified the adverse effects that a prolonged separation from family had on hospitalized kids. Often entire wards would erupt in crying when families left at night. The nurses also noticed that when sick children were given the opportunity to play, their spirits improved immeasurably.
is bingo night at The Beach, and Wednesday is movie night. In addition, every second Thursday an anonymous donor has pizza delivered to The Beach. It’s a real highlight for the children and families, one they look forward to, especially when the Stollery has become their home away from home. Child Life Specialists engage and energize children and families by hosting and organizing special events. For instance, the big event in August this year is Blizzards on The Beach. The children will enjoy a mini-blizzard and Dairy Queen donates its blizzard sales from its outlets from the day to kids at the Stollery.
Dianne Tuterra shares a quiet moment with a patient
She then takes me past the classrooms in which three teachers
Child life specialists are essential to the quality of pediatric
are employed full-time to help the patients with their studies,
health care and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation
enabling them to keep up with their studies during their
frequently provides support to the program. Dianne Tuterra is
the Team Leader of the Child Life Department. Whenever the
The final stop on the tour is the Guru Nanak Dev Healing Garden located in the adjacent Mazankowski Heart Institute. “I often bring families and patients here for conversations,” Lois explains. “It’s peaceful and helps to calm them.” Indeed, the airy room with natural light streaming in from floor to ceiling windows
Foundation organizes a function for children (such as Blizzards on The Beach), or is offered non-cash donations, such as toys or other items on the department’s wish list, then they work with Dianne. “If I need a donor to fund something,” Tuterra says, “then sometimes the foundation is able find a funder for me.”
feels more like the Muttart Conservatory than a hospital. The
As I leave the Child Life Department, I’m filled with gratitude
sound of running water can be heard from the fountains, and
and amazement for the essential work that is being done there
Over time, this focus on children’s mental and emotional health
There are twelve Child Life Specialists working at the Stollery,
there’s the added beauty of sculptures and a wide variety of
on a daily basis. It’s a comfort to know that so many caring and
evolved into the specialization of child life experts. In 1982
plus relief staff and one assistant. In all, fifteen people help
committed individuals are making such a positive impact on the
the Child Life Council was established in North America, and
smooth the way for hospitalized children and their families.
in 1998 a standardized certification examination was put into place. So although it’s still a relatively new profession within the healthcare community, it had a long gestation period.
“We receive a lot of gratitude from families,” Lois says, “but
lives of our children and families.
Lois leads me through the hospital units (oncology, cardiology,
we feel like we’re the lucky ones because we get to work with
For a look at the Child Life Wish List and how you may be
surgery, general medicine) and explains what happens in each
such amazing children.” She tells me the story of a boy with an
able to help, visit www.stollerykids.com.
one. Along the way she waves to children and calls them by name.
autoimmune disease she first met when he was eleven. He’s
The role of the Child Life Specialist is multifaceted: they
One mother asks Lois to be sure her daughter is wheeled out in
thirty-three now and still comes by to visit. “He brought his
collaborate with parents and other members of the medical team
a bed after her treatment. It is clear that Lois knows many of the
girlfriend to meet us all,” she adds with a smile. Clearly, the
folks in the waiting rooms and that she’s deeply tied to their lives.
attachment is mutual.
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Positive parenting for Alberta’s parents by Theresa Shea
problems. Just as importantly,” she goes on, “it’s aimed at parents
have happened based on the child’s development level. The
of children from birth to adolescence, a much broader age range
point, always, is that the parent has the responsibility to create
an environment in which broken vases do not lead to broken
The first training in Alberta for the program began in June, 2010, and has since proven so successful (there’s a waiting list for the
The creator of the Positive Discipline Program, Joan Durrant,
third training session in Edmonton, and the program is now
understands that most parenting problems arise due to a child’s
also being delivered in Calgary, Grande Prairie, and Lethbridge)
differing sense of time and schedules from the parent’s. She uses
that Alberta has been chosen by Save the Children as the pilot
an amusing example from her own experience to highlight this
for international evaluation. According to Patenaude, 130
fact. When her young son would not put his mittens on to go
people have been trained so far, and when a new workshop is
out on a cold day, Durrant was in a hurry and could have gotten
announced, it fills up within 48 hours. “The program’s focus on
frustrated and angry. Instead, she asked him why he wouldn’t
child development,” she explains, “is the reason for its success.
cooperate. It turns out that he didn’t want the fuzz from his
The emphasis is on teaching parents how to recognize the various
mittens to get onto his apple. This was quite a logical reason,
stages a child goes through as a normal part of growing up, so
so Durrant asked if she could hold the apple until the boy got
the program is based not on rewards and punishments but on
into the car, at which point he could take his mittens off and eat
attachment and communication.” Or, as the Positive Discipline
the apple. He found the solution acceptable and the potential
primer itself puts it, “Positive discipline is not permissive
confrontation was entirely defused.
parenting and is not about punishment. It is about long-term solutions that develop children’s own self-discipline and their life-long skills. Positive discipline is about teaching non-violence, empathy, self-respect, human rights and respect for others.”
eing a good parent is arguably the most important
Susan Patenaude, the Provincial Coordinator with Alberta
and least appreciated of all human skills. To give our
Network for Safe and Healthy Children, organizes delivery
children the ability to live with confidence, gratitude
of the Positive Discipline Training for Facilitators in Alberta.
Positive discipline is not permissive parenting and is not about punishment.
Despite the common sense and obvious success of the PDP, however, funding it and other programs devoted to improving parent-child relationships remains a challenge. The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation (through the Royal Bank of Canada’s $10,000 grant) has been a key funder that clearly recognizes the value of the PDP to society as a whole. But with the growing success of the program will come an increased need for funding, one that Patenaude certainly hopes to see fulfilled. As the pilot evaluation unfolds she imagines that the training for the PDP may increase in length and perhaps broaden in format,
and love requires a considerable degree of patience and
She explains that it was developed by Dr. Joan Durrant, a
understanding, qualities routinely in conflict with the hectic
clinical psychologist in Manitoba, under the auspices of the
Even a brief read of the PDP manual reveals its
and fractious pace of a contemporary life overwhelmed with
Swedish-based Save the Children Foundation, and is based on
comprehensiveness and value to all parents. There are separate
schedules and day-to-day responsibilities. Often it seems that
fundamental child development research, major findings of
sections devoted to specific age-related challenges (from 0 to
there’s nowhere for stressed-out parents to turn to learn better
parent literature, and principles of children’s rights. “The basic
6 months to 14 to 18 years) as well as notes on such subjects
So how do parents seeking a better way to interact with their
methods of communicating with their children.
idea,” Patenaude continues, “is that the positive discipline
as parental anger, children’s fears, postpartum depression,
children connect with the PDP? “They can go to our website at
program (PDP) originates from a child’s rights perspective,
tantrums, spanking and slapping, child proofing, and children’s
www.safechildren.ca to find a list of names of agencies trained
which makes it quite unique. Most parenting programs are not
moods. Accompanying these sections and notes are a number of
to deliver the program,” Patenaude says. “If we’re going to build
imagined scenarios and question-and-answer exercises designed
the program,” she adds, “we need parents to connect with it.”
to encourage parents to slow down and treat each issue that arises
It’s a program well worth growing for the benefit of our children
with a plan rather than an emotional or physical outburst. For
and for the parents they will become.
In Alberta, however, there is a program aimed at improving parent-child relationships that has begun to show exciting results. The Positive Discipline Training for Facilitators was first funded a year ago by the Alberta Centre for Injury Control
While the program’s major objective is to reduce physically
and Research. Since then, funding has been provided by the
and emotionally violent parenting, Patenaude is quick to stress
Royal Bank of Canada through the Stollery Children’s Hospital
the program’s universality. “It’s designed to address day-to-
Foundation. This training is designed specifically to train
day issues that all parents face, not just the extreme situations
facilitators in this innovative approach to parenting.
faced by high-risk parents dealing with major child behavioural
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although, above all else, her purpose is basic. “If I can keep getting financial support,” she says, “I want to keep training people.”
example, in a section devoted to toddlers, the manual describes a situation where a child breaks a valuable vase. The manual then encourages parents to consider why this accident might
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Lifetime Philanthropist by Erinne Sevigny
t is common for those who face illness in their lives to dedicate themselves to helping others in the same position. Not as common is for someone to start when they are only
ten years old. It’s even less common for someone to have raised
Braden with his 2011 presentation cheque
nearly $800,000 for the Stollery before their twentieth birthday, making their star on the “Donor Wall” as big as some of Canada’s
A year after, Braden met a boy in rehabilitation who at six years
old had lost all four of his limbs to bacterial meningitis. Again,
When Braden Mole was 8 years old, after a series of seizures, he underwent a routine brain surgery to remove his right temporal lobe. During surgery, an unexpected surge of blood led surgeons to discover a large tumour growing on an artery. While they attempted to control the bleeding, Braden suffered a stroke on his left side. Braden survived and spent four months in recovery re-learning how to walk and talk. He also underwent three more brain surgeries to fully remove the tumour. Throughout his time in hospital, Braden met many other children who were going through their own, sometimes greater, challenges. “Their strength and determination is what gave me the courage and strength to overcome my own health challenges,” he says.
An Early Start During Braden’s recovery from his second surgery, his mom read him an article about a girl in the U.S. who had had a stroke on both sides of her brain. The story touched Braden and ignited a new passion. He wanted to help. “I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to live with a stroke on both sides of my body.”
Braden knew he could make a difference. The result was another bottle and penny drive, this time raising more than $1000.
Going Big In 2005 Braden organized and hosted his first annual fundraiser for the Stollery. Held at his aunt and uncle’s acreage, complete with a barbecue and live and silent auction, Braden’s first largescale event brought in $65,000. The event has run every year in June ever since. It’s a year-round effort that includes calling more than 400 businesses to request auction donations. Items donated have included quads, vacations and artwork by local artisans. This past year, even the catering for the event was donated.
Gala In Blue Jeans
e simply could not do what we do without the help
A special thanks to the committee that made this event possible:
of volunteers. They are true Miracle Workers.
Theresa Fielden, Sharon Howie, Pat and George Pubben, and
To show our Miracle Workers how much they’re
Cynthia Beaver, thank you for sharing your time and talent!
appreciated, we held our annual Gala In Blue Jeans celebration on June 5th.
Manager, Kristin Tustian at 780.431.4606 or ktustian@
The game show themed event, Minute-To-Win-It to be exact, provided tonnes of entertainment to our 100 guests. There were nine games in total and included knocking over empty pyramids of cans with elastic bands, balancing nails on strings, keeping
name a few. up! 99.3’s Duncan Paterson provided loads of energy as the emcee, and Kristine Mastelero shared her daughter Malaieja’s experience at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. A number of volunteers received Miracle Worker Awards for giving it their all at events over the past year. Each of the award recipients below received a puzzle designed from Malaieja’s handprints. David Shrimpton – 2010 Cotton Club Sonja McDonald – 2010 Snowflake Gala Susan Tarling – 2011 Casino Michelle Davy – 2011 Dr. Patch Up / Donor Recognition Event Ray Caouette – 2011 Mother’s Day Run and Walk
Stollery in one way or another. He says that he has found his one true passion in life. “I made a promise that as long as this hospital
After getting out of hospital, slapping on a sign that read “For
is still standing, I will continue my efforts to raise funds and give
Courtney Brown” to an ice cream pail and walking through the
back to the hospital that has given so much to me. “ He’s a true
streets of downtown Edson, Braden’s first bottle and penny drive
Hero for the kids at the Stollery.
and have some fun!
on each other and tossing bottles of water onto tables….just to
coming in at $122,424.
non-profit sector, but Braden will always be working for the
Try a few of the games yourself! Challenge your friends
To check out a few of the games, go to:
Angie Fielden – 2011 Radiothon
plans to attend MacEwan taking courses on leadership in the
balloons from touching the ground, balancing metal coat hangers
The total raised this year event soared above expectations,
Braden is one class away from graduating high school and has
If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer
Rosanne Sadorsky – 2011 Caring For Kids Astral Radio Broadcast Elaine Jeong – 2011 Busy Being Fabulous Lea Reed – Office Administration Lindsey Graham – New Volunteer of the Year Alyssa Klak – Youth Volunteer Lori Finck – Staff Volunteer Tammy Anders – Volunteer of the Year Every volunteer provides an important piece of the puzzle,
raised just under $400 which Courtney used to by a specially
whether they give one hour or 100 hours of their time, our
Miracle Workers continue to go beyond to support the work of
Volunteer Carole Henson keeps everything in the air!
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Photo courtesy: Natalie Semeniuk/Instant Memories Photography
Parents Know Best
Increasing the Levels of Care through Rapid Response By Andrea Donini need to have on hand, and do the staff training so that everyone
funding for additional equipment so they can have specialized
could work together.”
carts, portable blood gas machines and defibrillators available
Photo courtesy: Jeanett Flynn, Cactus Sun Studio
For an entire year prior to the inaugural call to the Rapid
Members of the team check in with Malaieja and mom Kristine
or a parent sitting in a hospital ward trying to get the
“We had this team of specially trained nurses, and respiratory
best care they can for a sick child, nothing is worse
therapists that were trained to transport sick kids without the
than feeling powerless. The constant vigil is stressful
supervision of a physician,” says Dr. Jonathan Duff, medical
enough, but when you add incapacity to the mix, nothing could
lead for the Rapid Response Team and a pediatric intensivist
at the Stollery. “All that knowledge of how to rapidly assess and
Now parents caring for their children have more ways to help. With the addition of the Rapid Response Team to the Stollery
care for a child existed and we just thought we could use that expertise all the time.”
Children’s Hospital, parents can make the call if they notice
No new idea comes to fruition quickly though, especially
their child getting worse.
when it could affect a child’s life. For about a year after the
“People always think that we’re going to get lots of calls from parents that are just over-reacting.” says Colleen Gresiuk, coordinator for the Rapid Response Team. “But it just isn’t so. In fact, the vast majority of times that a parent initiates a call to the team, they were totally right in doing so.”
idea was proposed, Duff and Adele Dorey, along with several stakeholders worked on exactly how the team would function and garnered support from hospital administration. “The administration of the Hospital and the Foundation were incredibly quick to recognize the value of having a Rapid Response Team available on the ward,” Duff says, “But we still
Response Team, Duff, Gresiuk, Dorey, and a host of supporters
But expanding the scope and reach of the team also requires
did the incredible amount of footwork to get the team
more training, and the best training is simulation-based. “It’s
functioning. Operating funds and capital equipment came
a resource intensive method, simulation. It requires a lot of
through the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and
physical space, which is a challenge to find at the hospital, and
several other agencies contributed equipment.
specialized equipment that can be hard to get access to.”
Since that first call there have been more than 160 calls made
I don’t imagine any of those obstacles are going to stop this
to the Rapid Response Team. In a third of the cases, the child
team, but it is the limiting factor to having Rapid Response
was immediately moved to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Teams available throughout the hospital day or night.
In another third, the level of care being offered on the ward was increased. “And in the rest of the cases,” says Duff, “we got the opportunity to educate parents and healthcare workers on how to use the tools we’ve developed. It’s been a most gratifying experience for all of us.”
“We got the opportunity to educate parents and healthcare workers on how to use the tools we’ve developed. It’s been a most gratifying experience for all of us.”
“When you see the team in action,” Duff says, “The way they augment the already exceptional protocols, then you know we’re really getting all hands on deck to save a child. And every time a call is made on the team, we have the opportunity to increase the knowledge base of hospital staff, parents and other caregivers.” In the day-to-day operation of a hospital, with medical personnel having so much going on, parents are finding it reassuring to know that their voice is one of many advocating for their children. “Just knowing the team is available is helping staff interact with parents about their children’s health,” says Gresiuk, “For most of the calls to the Rapid Response Team, it’s a joint decision between parents and nursing staff that makes the call. Within five minutes, that’s our protocol, we’re at the bedside
Throughout the United States there is a change a foot. Children’s hospitals throughout the States are beginning to certify their facilities based on parent-activated rapid response teams being available. In Canada, the Stollery is the only hospital to boast such a team.
augmenting the regular course of care for the child.” “Ninety seconds after that we’ve made a rapid assessment on the child’s status,” Gresiuk says, “and by the time we’ve been onsite for 10 to 15 minutes, we’ve usually decided on additional treatments or changes to levels of care.”
Since May 2010, the Rapid Response Team has been responding
had to develop the tools the team would use, the protocol for
But Duff and crew aren’t content with being first and only. They
to calls, but it was back in 2007 that the idea for the team was
instigating a call, get the funding to have the team on call, get the
see plenty of possibility for increasing the reach of the Rapid
capital funding for all the specialized equipment the team would
Response Team inside the hospital. Currently they are acquiring
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for the team’s use in treatment areas like radiology.
It’s an amazing turn-around that saves lives and that has to be helping parents breathe just a little easier when their children are sick.
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Moving Mountains to Breathe Easy
Stacked two deep and reaching to the ceiling, half of the long
Asthma research underway
printer’s boxes full of the blank questionnaires. I ask how he can approach such a task undaunted.
By Andrea Donini
wall in his office is obscured. The other half is stacked with
“It’s a case of knowing that all this information is going to provide answers,” he says, “I love what I do. I get to ask questions
here is a veritable mountain of data between Dr. Piush
us understand the stressors unique to our area, things like the
– and I get to answer them myself. That’s not something
Mandhane and the answers he seeks. When he’s done
possible health results of having a parent that works out of town
everyone is lucky enough to be able to do. In research we don’t
scaling that mountain though, we’ll know infinitely
for weeks at a time or just how significant a role the presence of
get the semi-immediate gratification of clinical work, instead we
more about what causes asthma and allergies.
refineries plays in our health.
go through 11 months of frustration for one month of ‘Wow!’”
Asthma has no definitive test for diagnosis, instead it’s a
The CHILD study is an ambitious project that involves
It’s not just Mandhane and CHILD that will get valuable data
persistent and frightening series of symptoms that can gradually
Dr. Mandhane, seven research assistants, one senior researcher
from this study, either. The Canadian Mortgage and Housing
worsen or come on suddenly. For adults and children alike, the
and two student researchers in Edmonton alone. Despite the
Corporation is providing in-kind support in the form of
inability to draw a clear breath is intensely uncomfortable and
deficit the project is currently running, it has brought over $4
training personnel to complete home inspections, because the
terrifying. We take breathing for granted – imagine not being
million in research funding into the city in the last four years
resulting information can be used to improve building design
able to. As incidents of asthma increase (by 35 per cent in the
and brings a host of partners to the table to collect and interpret
standards. Environment Canada is on board to provide exterior
last five years alone) that terror is becoming all too familiar for
environmental data about the sites and is committed to helping
more and more Canadians.
Starting before birth, the children of the CHILD study are tested
Diagnosed at the age of three, Mandhane knows first-hand
for things like genetics, general blood chemistry, and a complete
the effects of asthma on a life. I’m certain his struggle with the
profile of their living conditions, including home inspection, is
disease led him to find metaphoric mountains to climb because
captured. Biological samples are collected at specific intervals
after completing a medical fellowship in pediatric medicine,
along the way and then stored for future as-yet-unimagined
Mandhane started work on a PhD. He is a double-doctor. His
testing. From the 5000 children being studied nationally,
skills in human research and understanding of the subject
it is estimated that a quarter of a million biological
matter drew him to sign-on with the CHILD study. CHILD, the
samples will be collected.
Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development Study, is an ambitious undertaking following 5000 children from pre-natal stages to age five. Started at McMaster University and funded initially by equal grants from the Canadian Institute for Health Research and
Understanding and inspiration is really what this study hopes to achieve.
$500,000 in additional funding from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Women’s and Children’s Health Research Institute.
for the CHILD study work together with several other
becoming accustomed to the researchers that visit them at
research projects to assess suitability and maximize research
regular intervals. Relationships have been developed, and the
participation in all available studies. There is no infighting
researchers are making every effort to ensure they work with
for participants, rather the research community has gathered
participants’ schedules. Everyone involved is employing an
together to work on increasing total number of participants
actively collaborative approach that ensures those enrolled
overall. And with children already being followed, there is an
feel the magnitude of the importance of his or her 25-hour
incredibe opportunity for smaller, more localized data collection
commitment. Every piece of data collected in this journey
on other topics (like the sleep study Mandhane also oversees
is an ascent to understanding.
and an intestinal flora study.) The partnerships created for CHILD, and the far-reaching affects on our long-term health and well being, are almost as impossible to fully understand as they are inspiring.
As for the funding deficit, Mandhane is pragmatic, “I know, and most Canadians know, that this is incredibly important information to gather. I believe the money will come. I see it as: giving to pediatric research improves lives from before birth to death–across the board–because we know adult disease has
hopes to achieve. Without all this information, we have no way
roots in childhood. If we want to increase the quality of life in
All of those samples are shipped to a centralized facility in
of moving beyond our current treatment protocols for asthma
children, and correspondingly the adults they become, we need
Hamilton, Ontario for careful cataloguing and appropriate
and allergy – treatment protocols that largely rely on managing
to invest in pediatric research.”
storage. So far, it doesn’t appear a dedicated storage facility
symptoms instead of curing root causes.
exists for the information collected on paper and stored in
“In my mind there is no question about whether this research
carefully labeled boxes. Only six months into the data collection,
is important to Edmontonians [and area]. Absolutely this is
and with only 600 of the 1000 children being recruited in
important!” Mandhane says. The research will help pinpoint
Edmonton and area, Mandhane has already run out of
environmental factors, unique to our geographic region, that
are contributing to the rise in asthma and allergies. It will help
The 600 participants currently enrolled in the study are quickly
But understanding and inspiration is really what this study
AllerGen National Centres of Excellence totaling $12 Million, it was brought to Edmonton by Mandhane and approximately
CHILD interpret that data without additional cost. Recruiters
He gestures to the wall of file boxes behind me in his office.
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In the end, when all the data is in, and the patterns have been
“We know about the existence of all these things [asthma and
decoded, so that we know how to prevent and properly treat
allergies], but it’s not sufficient to say ‘That sucks.’ We’re now
asthma , maybe then Dr. Mandhane will take a break from
at the stage where we have the technology that we should be
research to actually climb a real mountain–just because he can.
able to say, ‘That sucks, here’s what we can do about it’–and know definitively that what we are suggesting will help,” says Mandhane.
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Fashion, Friends and Fun
These recipes are fun and easy ways to incorporate the 5–15 daily servings of fruits and vegetables recommended for a healthy diet. Created by registered dieticians and nutritionists, recipes such as these can help prevent childhood obesity.
usy Being Fabulous…for the Stollery was an amazing red
What a fabulous way to raise more than $55,000 for the Stollery
carpet experience that pampered more than 275 women
Children’s Hospital Foundation. It was an exceptional evening
at Matrix Hotel. I was excited to be an employee
thanks to our special Busy Being Fabulous committee: Jenny
volunteer at this year’s event, and would highly recommend the
Adams, Jean Chichak, Dianne Dale, Gillian Galante, Sara Jones,
evening to friends and family as a great time for all.
Ann Love, Larissa Melin, Tammy Patterson, Schoena Strudwick,
Women of all ages arrived in style. When they first entered, they had the option to have their makeup applied or to receive
Orange Pumpkin Muffins
by Aleesha Jex
and Whitney Tkachuk. Mark your calendars for the 2012 event on June 2.
false eye lashes. Some guests chose to get their nose pierced—
Flour Tortillas 8”
manicures were a hit, and many went bold with dark red nail
½ cup (125 mL)
polish, while others chose mellow pinks, purples and blues.
¼ cup (60 mL)
2 Tbsp (30 mL)
M.C. College reports the most popular polish colour this season
1 cup (250 mL)
Cooked or canned pumpkin
is OPI’s Kyoto Pearl for fingers and La Paz-itively Hot for toes.
1 Tbsp (15 mL)
1 ¾ cups (425 mL) Flour
½ tsp (2 ½ mL)
1 tsp (5 mL)
1 tsp (5 mL)
1 cup (250 mL)
Green onion, minced
½ tsp (2.5mL)
½ cup (125 mL)
Low fat cheddar cheese,
½ tsp (2.5mL)
½ tsp (2.5mL)
½ tsp (2.5mL)
Our presenting sponsor, Southgate, entertained the crowd with
½ tsp (2.5mL)
In a medium bowl, mix eggs with water, salt and pepper. Whisk with a fork until smooth.
a Fashionista Fashion Show. Models showcased more than 30
½ cup (125mL)
In a heavy skillet, heat oil, add egg mixture and stir gently until eggs are completely dry and scrambled, remove eggs from the skillet.
FLARE, discussed in her pre-show presentation. My favourite
Preheat oven to 400 °F (200 °C).
Blend together eggs, sugar, and oil. Add pumpkin and mix thoroughly.
Mix together dry ingredients, and then stir in raisins. Pour pumpkin mixture into dry ingredients and stir gently until moistened.
Spoon into greased muffin tins and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Makes 12 servings © 2010 Alberta Health Services.
7. Wrap flour tortillas in aluminum foil and heat in a 350˚F oven until warm and easy to fold. 8.
Dice tomatoes and green onion. Shred the cheese.
9. Fill warmed tortillas with scrambled eggs and top with cheese, tomatoes and green onions.
Girlfriends mingled between a lounge area with soft leather furniture, provided by Leather Elite, and a room setup with a fashion show runway. They sipped red and white wines, specialty cocktails concocted just for Busy Being Fabulous, and they
Southgate’s fashion show was outstanding
enjoyed tasty morsels.
outfits for the summer and demonstrated the trends that Mosha
Cash in Time Cowan Imaging Group
Lundström Halbert, Associate Editor of Fashion News for outfits included a black tank top with a teal stretch satin ruched skirt, a flirty denim shortall with a printed halter-top, and a beige sleeveless jumpsuit with brown belt and matching fedora.
transformed into an additional lounge area, guests continued to bid on silent auction packages and enjoy shopping specials from our on-site vendors. A stunning Tacori jewellery set, valued at more than $3,000 and provided by Crowley’s Jewellers & Goldsmiths, was raffled off to
Tip: Try using whole grain tortillas or top with other vegetables such as red or green peppers.
with values between $10 and $50 that guests selected at random
a lucky winner. And, there were a number of Southgate gift cards for a $10 donation. It was thrilling to watch women spend $10 and, by chance, select a $50 gift card.
Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Ltd.
DJ Jose Recinos
The Reynolds/Tkachuk Group
While the runway from the fashion show “magically”
10. Wrap into a burrito.
Makes 4 servings
Photo courtesy: Tracy Grabowski
making them much braver than me. The complimentary mini2
ION Printing Solutions Jackie Dawn Photography
Crowley’s Jewellers &
Photos by Aleesha
The Melting Pot
PSAV Sherry Abrams Photography Tracy Grabowski Photography William Huff
© 2010 Alberta Health Services.
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ATB Financial’s Teddy for a Toonie Campaign
old, and an honours student, she enjoys hiking, camping and
It’s amazing how quickly toonies can add up. During the month of
ATB is proud to support organizations that share in the vision
April, ATB’s 12th annual Teddy for a Toonie campaign encouraged
of a healthier future for Albertan children and their families.
Canadian family discount store chain,
customers to purchase a $2 entry for an extra-large teddy bear.
For more than 24 years, ATB has raised more than $3 million to
Giant Tiger, raised more than $12,000
ATB associates also got creative and organized golf tournaments,
help thousands of children at the Stollery Children’s Hospital –
during its March campaign.
head shaves and silent auctions to support the Stollery Children’s
children like Cole and Serena.
playing Nintendo. Although, Serena can only see light, she sees people with her heart, and Braille allows her to take pleasure in books.
TELUS customers caring about kids
“It’s amazing how eight stores can raise so much money,” said Brianne Broughton, Corporate Giving Coordinator at the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. “The staff enthusiasm really was the key to the
A portion of the funds that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission directed TELUS to set aside Cole & Serena Johnson, ATB Campaign Representatives
Altogether, ATB associates and customers raised an astonishing
for future use was returned to eligible TELUS home phone clients, and this prompted some out of the box thinking.
$300,000 towards the new pediatric emergency at the Stollery
Community-minded TELUS offered clients more choice
Children’s Hospital. Top fundraising branches included High
and flexibility when redeeming their rebate, including the
Level, Fort Saskatchewan, Peace River, Wetaskiwin and Hythe.
option to give the gift of better healthcare for children in our
On August 9, ATB held a special celebration to congratulate its associates on the success of its campaign. CISN Country’s Mike
communities by donating their rebate to their local children’s hospital.
McGuire emceed the event and country musician Brett Kissell
There were 13,455 people in northern Alberta who made
performed for representatives from the Stollery and ATB. Stollery
the decision to support the Stollery Children’s Hospital
patients; twins Cole and Serena attended and thoroughly enjoyed
Foundation, which resulted in a donation of $420,500. These
are funds that will directly benefit the kids who count on the
Cole and Serena were born prematurely on June 20, 1996. In Cole’s first year of life, doctors said he only had a five per cent chance of survival. Cole was in and out of the Stollery’s pediatric
Stollery, and is a continuing example of TELUS’ passion of giving back to the community and embracing its philosophy ‘We Give Where We Live’.
intensive care unit with lung, stomach and intestinal issues, and
Thank you TELUS customers for your generosity, and thank
has undergone seven surgeries. With the help of the professional
you TELUS for thinking of the kids in our community.
success of this campaign.”
broad scope of health issues including
This year marked the 6th Annual Spencer
fractures, internal injuries, and trauma.
Berezowski Memorial Golf Tournament
This innovative technology will speed
hosted by Great Canadian Group of
treatment in the new Stollery Children’s
Companies. Once again, it sold out with
Hospital emergency, which will create
more than 144 golfers. Although guests
better outcomes for our children.
only played 16 of 18 holes because of a
This year’s Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run & Walk raised $100,000 towards the purchase of a portable ultrasound
storm, everyone enjoyed the barbeque, and the live and silent auction, where sports memorabilia was a hot pick.
machine. This 16th annual event saw
Since 2009, the tournament has
2,000 participants – more runners
contributed more than $45,000 to the
than ever before. Citytv’s Bridget Ryan
Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The donation is more than double last
emceed the event while 130 volunteers
This year’s total surpassed previous
year’s contribution. Congratulations to
ensured the run and walk went off
totals and raised $37,000.
Store #431 in Leduc for raising the most
without a hitch. Mayor Mandel attended
of the eight stores!
and provided a pep talk to participants
Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run & Walk The Stollery pediatric emergency department is seeing more than double the 11,000 patients it was designed to support. Construction of a new pediatric emergency is underway and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation’s donors are helping to purchase leading-edge equipment.
before they approached the start line.
afternoon,” said Lori Finck, Corporate Giving Coordinator at the Stollery
Thank you to everyone who supported
Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Staff,
this year’s Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run
customers and family coming together
& Walk. We look forward to seeing you
to golf, celebrate and remember. All
while raising money to support a cause
Spencer Berezowski Memorial Golf Tournament Spencer Berezowski was one of a kind. He was a friend and colleague to many people at Great Canadian, and he always put his kids first. Sadly, more than six years ago, Spencer was involved in a fatal snowmobile accident.
team at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, Cole’s health is being
“It’s amazing what can be achieved in one
that is close to so many families and their children. It’s truly remarkable.” Thank you to our gold sponsor Landmark Group; silver sponsors B. Wright Drywall and Consolidated Gypsum; bronze sponsors Shoemaker Drywall, Roofmart, Habberjam Mechanical, Prime Fasteners and Edmonton Kenworth; as well as River Ridge Golf Course. And especially,
managed effectively. He is starting grade 9 this year and is able to
To ensure Spencer’s memory lives on,
thank you to everyone at Great Canadian
take part in his favourite past times: camping, hiking, travelling,
Jason Knapton of Great Canadian, one
Group of Companies for their relentless
Portable ultrasound machines, which
of Spencer’s best friends, started the
passion and commitment to helping
cost approximately $110,000 each, are
Spencer Berezowski Memorial Golf
becoming indispensable in emergency
and playing computer games. It was never expected that Serena would walk, talk or see, and it was thought she would have learning disabilities. She spent her
departments. These compact machines
first four months in the Stollery’s neonatal intensive care unit and
make it easier to quickly identify a
had numerous eye surgeries when she was young. Now 15 years TELUS volunteers at work mailing receipts
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donations Boian Ladies Club
Honour Roll This list acknowledges individual and corporate donations of $250 or more made between April 1 to June 30, 2011, plus previously missed gifts.
Boxer Bldg & Crating Ltd Boyd Autobody & Glass BPO Elks Hairy Hill Lodge #304 Britec Computer Systems Ltd. Burgess Enterprises Ltd Caledonia Park School
1010898 Alberta Ltd.
Edmonton Ambush Ringette Team
Robert B. Somerville Co. Limited
Nait Students’ Association
RT Grading & Consulting ( 464055 Alberta Ltd.)
Universal Surveys Group of Companies
Sandpiper Men’s Club
University Hospitals Employees Charities
Wabasca Desmarais Lions Club
Walmart Canada Corp # 3657
Wawanesa Social Committee
Buckingham, Allan & Tanya
West Edmonton Mall
West Smoky Alberta No. 244 Branch
Kehler Ewing, Sarah
Flatlands Windows and Doors
Fort Taxi & Bus Lines
Economy Management Ltd.
Bighorn Crane Service Ltd Bob Dale Gloves & Imports Ltd.
Eddy Mush & Associates Edge Welding
Hyper Haulin Hythe Thrift Shoppe Society Ivanhoe Cambridge J.V. Driver Projects Inc. Jackson Power & Electric Ltd Jades Welding James P. O’Neill Professional Corporation Jasper Place High School Jeff Kenny Memorial Fund
Napa Auto Parts - Napa Edmonton Neil M. Ross Catholic School Nelson Heights School
Thomas Homes and RV Center TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.
Newwest Enterprise Property Group
Scona Electric Inc
JM Fusion Welding Ltd
Shelco Services Ltd
Jody Varughese Professional Corporation
Noralta Technologies Inc.
Sobeys West Corporate Office
North Wind Land Resources
Just A Game Productions Ltd
Third Mission Heritage
Savanna Energy Services Corp
Jessica Tait Trust
North West Company
The Rotary Club of Westlock
Scott Builders Inc.
Sourpusses Slowpitch Ball Team Spirit River Flooring Ltd
Northern Air Charter - Grimshaw
St Albert Newcomers Alumni
OK Corral Craftmenship Ltd
St. Albert Steel Hockey Society
Old Scona Academic School
St. Jean Baptiste Parish
St. Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Congregation of Boian
Win Ferguson Community School
Wetaskiwin Chapter No. 559 Women of the Moose
Gary P. Kwasnecha & Company Ltd.
Kendale Truck Parts Ken’s Furniture
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited
Killarney Junior High School
P&H Inspection Services
Stene Brothers Oilfield
Kingsway Motors (1982) Ltd.
Pals Surveys & Associates Ltd.
Kinsmen Club of St. Albert
Parks JR Welding Ltd
Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation
Wood Floor Coverings Ltd.
KSN Interiors Ltd
Paterson & Company
Workers’ Compensation Board
Ladies Auxiliary #2102 - Eagles Club St. Albert
PCL Constructors Inc.
WorleyParsons Canada Services Ltd.
Koehn, William & Yvonne
Penta Completions Supply & Services Ltd
Yellowhead 4H Beef District Council,
Chrapko, Kristie Cote, Audrey
Perry & Bobby Lewis
Lee Oilfield Service Ltd
Peterson Walker LLP
Leo Nickerson Elementary
Petluk Clark LLP
Kremeniuk, Andrew & Roseanna
Grant MacEwan University Insurance & Risk Mgt. Alumni Assoc.
Liberty Security Systems Inc
Petro Key Fuel Distributors Ltd
Little Coulee Farm Ltd.
Phenom Energy Services
Power Contracting Electric Ltd
Great Canadian Roofing Corporation
Loan Star Exchange London Drugs Limited
L’OREAL Canada Inc.
Priority 1 Sandblasting & Coatings Inc.
Guy, Kerrie Ann
Gateway Entertainment Centre
Goodman & Company
Bennett Jones LLP
Hydril Canadian Company Ltd
The Pitts Oilfield Services
R & R Road Ltd
Friends of Faye Huntley
Dutchman Equipment & Rentals Ltd
Nabors Drilling Ltd
United Way of the Lower Mainland
Associazione Lazio Sede of Edmonton
Dixonville Country Mall Ltd.
United Way of Peel Region
My Home Health Care
Remedy Drug Store Company Inc.
As-Per-Safety & Rescue Ltd
Barrtech Heavy Equipment Repair
Muir Lake Community League
Estate of Constance Patricia Williams
Glen Armstrong Construction
District 4 Kin Foundation
Ferguson, Bryan & Olga
United Way of Central Alberta
Crowley’s Jewellers & Goldsmiths
Bad Boyz Oilfield
Remax - Accord General
Gibson Employee Association
B&C Weldworx Ltd.
Montorio Homes Ltd.
Estate of Alexander Aitken
Dinamo Machine & Manufacturing Inc
United Way of Calgary and Area
George’s Ditching & Trucking Ltd
ATB Investor Services
Reliant Holdings Ltd.
CIBC - Onoway
Delta Helicopters Ltd.
Moksha Yoga Edmonton Inc
ERS Group of Companies
Fox Creek School Students’ Council
ATB Independant Business & Agriculture Advisor
UMC Financial Management Inc.
CIBC - College Plaza
Debcur Holdings Ltd.
Fotty, Stevenson, Wilson
CIBC - 00679 Stony Plain
Dawson Wallace Construction
Reliance Industrial Products Ltd
Foster Park Baskett Insurance Ltd.
Mobile Giving Foundation Canada
Emcee Construction & Management Ltd.
Creative Advertising (1999) Ltd.
ATB Corporate Financial Services
Homes & Lands
Fleming Reid Petroleum Equipment
Dane’s Office Services Ltd
Ernst & Young LLP
Astral Media Radio GP
Tristar Collision Ltd
Farleys Truck and Auto Addiction
Danberger & Sons Store Ltd.
Re/Max Cotton Club
Centennial Food Service Edmonton
Arresting You Ltd
Misery Mountain Ski Area
E-Ville Roller Derby League
Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
Home Hardware Stores LimitedWetaskiwin
Mimosa Day Spa
Crave Cookies and Cakes Inc.
Top Shelf Entertainment, Inc.
A. Krisa Bookkeeping (Div. 815383 Alberta Ltd.)
Allstate Insurance Canada Group
RE/MAX - Shaulayne Holdings Ltd.
Estate of Thelma Amy Brown
Cougar Paint and Collision Inc
Millwoods Christian School
CDC Consulting Service Inc
Alberta War Brides Association
Hole’s Greenhouses & Gardens Ltd
Elk Island Local ATA 28
980032 Alberta Ltd
Corey’s Contracting and Maintenance
RE/MAX - Elite General
Carstairs Hotrod Welding
Alberta Oil Tool/Employee Good Will Fund
MHK Insurance Inc.
720713 Alberta Ltd
Estate of Louise Barbara Detroye
Alberta Oil Tool
EECOL Electric Inc
Capital Oilfield Equipment Inc
308253 Ab. Ltd.
Clive Village Foods Ltd.
Meridian Fire Protection
Canyon Electrical Services Ltd
Alberta Motor Association Contact Centre
Hi-Low Piping Ltd
223786 Alta Ltd.
Clive Lions Club
RBC Global Asset Management
Can-Cell Industries Inc.
Alberta Fleet Maintenance Supervisors Assoc.
Mel Martins Transfer Ltd
1563460 Alberta Ltd. O/A TBC Electrical & Inspection Service
Alberta Beach & District Lions Club
The Melting Pot Edmonton
High Level Value Drugs
Canadian Western Bank
Aecon Lockerbie Industrial Inc.
Edmonton Strathcona Lions Club
1381212 Alberta Ltd.
Children’s Miracle Network Can Escrow Checking
Berken Bosch, Wendy-Anne
R & R Holdings
Advantage Hot Tubs
Medicine Cup Charity Tournament
1188552 Alberta Ltd
The Masonic Foundation of Alberta
High Level Truck and Trailer
Camrose Cycle Inc.
Actelion Pharmaceutiques Canda Inc.
McLeod Brew Jays
Edmonton Salvage Disposal Ltd
1159001 Alberta Ltd.
Acme Meat Market
Quality Construction Ltd.
Hertz Equipment Rentals
Caliber Heating & Air Conditioning
Able Automation Systems
Max Says Thanks
Edmonton Catholic Schools
1015871 Alberta Ltd o/a Dragon FX II
Canora Park Watch
Fund at Edmonton Community Foundation
Glengarry Pharmacy Grand Union Hotel Grande Cache Emergency Medical Services
Greenlawn Goodwill Club Groupex Systems Canada Inc. GS Landscaping Gummows Construction Ltd. Halliburton Haven Management Ltd. Herman and Elly de Jongh
M.A.P. Water & Sewer Services Ltd. Mac Squared Construction Manulife Financial Mark Ringrose Consulting Marriott Canada
Private Giving Foundation Progressive Home Warranty Solutions Inc. Quadra Chemicals Ltd. Qualico Developments
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Strathcona County Recreation, Parks and Culture Students’ Association of Grant MacEwan College Summit Swing Stage Inc Suncor Energy Inc. Super Slings Surepoint Group Syncrude Canada Ltd. T.D. Baker School TD Bank Financial Group Tech-One Automotive Telus Corporation Terra-Form Construction The Headhunters Recruitment Inc
Young’s Outdoor Classic, Youth For Christ - Westlock Adams, Gerry Allarie, Randy Alves-Antunes, Lisa Ashmore, Cameron Ayotte, Peter Bains, Brahamjot Baker, Christine Baldry, Norm Banks, Craig
The Lake Wabamun Watch Environmental Society
The Leduc Fish and Game Association
Barr, Dick Bateman, Jackie Bauer, Justin
Krisch, Gerhard Krupa, Scott Kubiczek, Peter Kumar, Bindu Kurek, Cheryl Lange, Randy Langkow, Jo-Marie Larade, Kyle Larosee, Veronique Lasic, Anna Lawrence, James Lawrence, Elebert
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Lee, Jin Joo
Tory, James (Bud)
Van Petten, Kyah
Waggoner, Mary Anne
Eithier, Nixon & Lucas
Ell, Ken & Brenda
Yap, Ah Hock
Rupcic, Joso (Joseph)
Finley, Karin, Ryan, Ady and Teo Finley
St George, Alex
St. Onge, Rachelle
Shorey, Isabella Rose
Sutherland, Bernadette (Bernie)
Sloane, Annie (Nancy)
McKinnon, Alvira May
David Robert’s & Bridget Linder’s baby
St Laurant, Laurie
St. Laurent, Loretta
Mrs. Virginia-Anne Mueller’s grandchildren
Scott Lesanko’s Team
Johnson, Serena & Cole
Riehl, Darren & Kryvenchuk, Korinne
Stevens, Gertrude “Trudy”
Van Hooren, Paul
Stevenson, Jessie Jean
Munro, Ellen Patricia Jean
Horutko, Mary Hughes, Kaelan
Lenkewich, Hailey Marie
Lesanko’s Team, Scott
Sych, Shelly Ann Marie
Millar, Jim Miller, Rennaye Miller, Ertman & Helen Miller, Jesse Moore, Kevin Moran, Graydon Morrison, Cam Morrison, George Morrison, Nadine Morrison, David Murphy, Glen
Szavo, Givor Taylor, Cade Thomson, Murray Tkachuk, Kelly Tober, Caren Treit, Heather Troup, Daryl Tschritter, Willie Ulrich, Angela Umscheid, Marty Van Hecke, Marcel
Every effort has been made to ensure each gift is recognized properly, if a correction is required please call 780-433-5437.
Our Shining Stars This list acknowledges memorial donations made between April 1 to June 30, 2011, plus previously missed gifts.
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Nelson, Connie Ness, Austin Nixon, Glenda O’Neil, Corey
Every effort has been made to ensure each gift is recognized properly, if a correction is required please call 780-433-5437.
In Honour This list acknowledges donations made in honour of an individual, between April 1 to June 30, 2011. Comisky Family
Fortier, Aaron Friend, Cheyanne Ganske, Sheldon Gaunt, Douglas Girard, Grace Gowda, Linda Grills, Brittany Grist, Francis Grist, Frankie Gue, Hazel Hafer, Sara Haines, Jessica Han, Winston
Tardif, Damien Trottier, Ryker Tschritter, Jana Twanow, Eric Trevor & Moira Treena Britlyn Robbee Layne & Amity Wedman, Cameron Wiekstrom, Kelsey Willcott, Logan Yelic, Taylor Yeung, Alexa Yeung, Matthew Yoosef-Shier, Kiana Yoshisaka, Jet Zaplachinski, Brennen Zaplachinski, Evan Zuk, Mackenzie Van Eck, Kristen
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There are many ways you can support the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. • Donate online at stollerykids.com. You can make a one-time donation or share your support over the year with a monthly donation. • Ask your company about starting an employee giving program. • Get involved in creating an event and direct the proceeds to the Stollery. • Sponsor an event or activity, personally or corporately. • Leave a bequest in your will. • Gifts of life insurance. • Gifts of appreciated publicly traded securities. • Gifts of pension plan proceeds. • Through a celebration, such as a wedding, retirement or birthday. • Buy a paper balloon or bear from retailers when asked. • Make a purchase at the BearyLand Store located on the main level of the Stollery. We can even deliver to a child’s room in the hospital, just give us a call at 780.433.7445.
Or you can donate right now by texting STOLLERY to 45678 to donate $10* Call us at 780.433.5437 for information or to make a donation.
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