Last night was the annual Stollery children's Foundation snowflake Gala. Our family was invited to attend....we gladly accepted the invitation. We have done some speaking for them at other fund-raising events so this was there way of saying thank-you. We really enjoyed ourselves. They transformed the Shaw conference centre into a winter wonderland......complete with ballerinas and the nutcracker. As you entered you were walking through a forest of trees covered in lights...absolutely magical. It was beautiful. They had a kids area that had crafts, video games, magic show, air hockey, Foosball...the list goes on. The kids even had their own bar area complete with blue raspberry drinks....no grown-ups allowed. We all had a great time...the food was amazing.....the appetizers for the kids was pizza pops, jello, fruit and raw veggies and dip.....so amazing how kid friendly everything was. Their dessert was Dairy-queen ice cream. We all enjoyed a turkey dinner together....we had to carve it ourselves.
The boys looked so handsome in heir tuxes and the girls looked beautiful in their dresses. We had a fabulous time, but all too soon the evening came to an end.
This is a cause that we support and are forever grateful to the Stollery for what they do and what they have done for Sam. He is a healthy, happy, 9 year old boy because of the miracles that they can do. God has blessed us in our own community with such a fantastic hospital that is right in our own back-yard. We hope that no child ever has to need it like Sam did, but if you ever do, you will be very grateful that it is there.