Come one, come all! CHEO’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic takes place on June 23!
The 35th annual CHEO Teddy Bears’ Picnic takes place Saturday, June 23rd from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the grounds at Rideau Hall.
This special day is the CHEO Foundation’s way to say thank you to our wonderful community for all of the incredible support CHEO receives throughout the year. It’s a family event that is packed full of super fun activities for kids of all ages.
- The day begins with a celebrity pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. where pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee are served up by local celebrities. Breakfast for families attending the Teddy Bears’ Picnic is free thanks to Sezlik.com. While quantities last.
- Kids can bring their stuffed animals to the B*A*S*H Tent (Bear Ambulatory Surgical Hospital) and volunteers from CHEO will make sure to fix any boo-boo that local stuffies have sustained.
- Things get rolling with the parade of mascots at 9:30 a.m. followed by carnival games, music and entertainment, clowns, face painting and free tours of the Governor General’s residence throughout the day. Don’t forget to visit the popular Build a Buddy tent, where for $20 children can create their very own teddy bear. All festivities end at 2 p.m.
- ATM on site.
No parking on site: Because there is no parking available on site, free parking and shuttles will be available at CHEO, 401 Smyth Rd. in Lots C and D starting at 7 a.m. The last returning shuttle bus leaves the grounds at 2:15 p.m. There is also free parking at NRC, 100 Sussex Dr. which is just a short walk to the picnic.
Admission is free, as are most of the activities thanks to the generous support of our corporate Good Bears: Bell, Canadian Forces Health Services, Giant Tiger, Sezlik.com and Rideau Hall. Nominal fees may be charged for some food and refreshments.
For more information please call (613) 737-2780.