Submitted by St. Paul’s Hospital
(Photos courtesy of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation)
St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon welcomed more than 500 neighbours, children and their family members from the surrounding community to the 27th Annual Community Day celebrations on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
As an independently owned, faith-based hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital delivers compassionate and holistic medical care in an atmosphere that is welcoming to community and family.
“Our holistic mission flowsfrom the example of St. Paul’s founders, the Grey Nuns, who welcomed community and family membersas a central part of holistic healing and community health,” says Karen Barber, Executive Director of St. Paul’s Hospital. “This annual event draws us together as we celebrate our relationship with one another, and our vision for a community of health, hope and compassion for all.”
The festivities include several local entertainers, neighbouring businesses and service agencies who come together to entertain, sponsor activities, and provide goodie bags, lunch and mascots for the children. Local performers included Kenni the Clown, Parob Music, and storytellers from the Saskatoon Public Library. Activities also include basketball and bean bag toss, face painting by SCYAP, the rRemai mModern Art Caravan, as well as tours of Saskatoon Police Service, Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services, and Medavie ambulance vehicles.
Community Day Facts:
- Over 100 volunteers from St. Paul’s Hospital and other sites within the Saskatchewan Health Authority, as well as high school students from Tommy Douglas Collegiate, board members from Emmanuel Health and community sponsors come together to make Community Day happen.
- Over 2,500 hot dogs, buns and popsicles have been ordered in preparation for the event.
- All the food has been donated by sponsors, including; hot dogs, apples, oranges, bottled water and popsicles.
- Over 21 local organizations and businesses support this event.