July Blog: Look-A-Like Puppets, Build Your Own Boats, and Very Special Dream Makers!

Summer is HERE! With the sunshine comes a whole bunch of summer fun for our Dream Kids and the wonderful folks who help make dreams come true. Keep reading to see what we’ve been up to!

Kylan’s Dream Come True

11-year old Kylan has been bravely battling acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and is more than ready for a dream come true!

Kylan has had a very unique dream. First, he wanted a puppet made in his likeness. Check out the video below to see how our friends at North Stream Creations helped bring that piece of Kylan’s dream to life.

Beyond that, Kylan wants to learn to become a great hockey goalie, like his hero Connor Hellebuyck. Not only did we take Kylan shopping for some phenomenal goalie gear, but he’s been taking lessons all summer long at the BellMTS Iceplex’s Ice Lab! We can’t wait to cheer Kylan on once the season starts and he hits the ice!

A huge thanks to our new friends at the BellMTS IcePlex’s Ice Lab for being so incredibly accommodating in helping us make this very special dream come true.


Pictured:  Spot The Dream Factory at a golf tournament near you this summer! We’re challenging golfers to build the tallest LEGO tower they can and help raise funds for more dreams come true!

Pictured: Spot The Dream Factory at a golf tournament near you this summer! We’re challenging golfers to build the tallest LEGO tower they can and help raise funds for more dreams come true!

Golf Tournament Fun! Thank you to Shippam and Associates and AFIG

Golf tournament season is in full swing - pun intended! This month, we had a blast at the 9th Annual AFIG Charity Golf Tournament (July 18th) and the 10th Anniversary of the Randy Shippam Invitational (July 25).

Both tournaments were a huge success, and we had a great time on the course challenging golfers to think like kids and build the tallest LEGO tower they could in less than a minute!

Thanks to our friends at AFIG and Shippam and Associates for their incredible work to help bring dreams to life!


Build-A-Boat and Suncatchers at Art City!

One of our favourite things is when our dear friends at Art City invite us to come and join the fun. Over two Mondays in July, our Dream Kids participated in the Green Art Program and had so much fun designing and building their own boats and suncatchers. Check out some of the final products!

Thanks to Art City for having us - there’s nothing we love more than charities helping one another, and we always appreciate how accommodating you are for our Dream Kids!


Pictured:  The Kines Family at the 2018 Dream Maker Auction

Pictured: The Kines Family at the 2018 Dream Maker Auction

Meet A Dream Maker: The Kines Family

Every month, we are going to recognize some of our incredible dream makers. These are members of our Dream Factory family who’s support is the reason dreams can come true for Manitoba Kids.

This month, we wanted to recognize a family that is so very special to us here at The Dream Factory. For more than 20 years, The Kines Family has gone above and beyond to bring dreams to life for countless children in our community. Their support has transcended what it means to give back, and they are - in every way - a part of our family.

To our friends The Kines - thank you for making dreams come true. We would not be where we are today without you!


Thank You Throwback: Pizza Hotline

 
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We wanted to take a minute to throw back to one of our all-time favourite campaigns with our friends at Pizza Hotline! Last November, Pizza Hotline debuted Arianna’s Pizza (check out the video here) and raised an incredible $15,000 to make her Disney Dream come true.

We stopped by the Pizza Hotline offices to drop off a very special token of our thanks, illustrated by the unbelievably talented Alex Plante. Thanks again Pizza Hotline for making a dream come true!

BlogAndrew Kussy