COVID-19 Update

March 18, 2020

We want you to know that the health and safety of children, families and our staff is top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To our families, donors and partners—as a supporter of the foundation, you embody selflessness. You have enthusiastically backed our mission to support children living with disabilities. We encourage you to continue to support the most vulnerable during this time by following guidelines outlined by Manitoba Government. We all have a role to play.

The CRF team is currently working offsite.  All our employees are reachable by their email addresses. For any general inquiries you can also phone 204.258.6700.

  • We are continuing to plan fundraisers and events for the months ahead, but are continually monitoring the risks and will advise if anything is postponed or cancelled. Currently, Manitoba Street Rod Association’s Rodarama, which was scheduled for May 1-3, has been cancelled. Rotary Club of Winnipeg West’s ChickenFest has been postponed until the fall. We will post the new dates as soon as they are available.
  • For RCC clients—as services continue at SSCY Centre, all visitors entering the building will be screened. A triaging process has been put into place in each clinical area to determine whether clients need to be seen in person, could be seen through a virtual visit, or whether appointments could be deferred to a later date without negative impacts. For more information visit their website or call 204.452.4311.

We are continuing to move forward with our mission to support children living with disabilities. Any support, big or small, will always be valuable to children living with disabilities. If you would like to donate, please do so online or phone 204.258.6700.

Air Canada Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Robert who had winning ticket #0472 in our Air Canada ticket raffle. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet our 2020 Ambassador, Kyrie!

February 4, 2020

Tammy Brinkman and her husband John were heading out the door for vacation when they got an unexpected phone call that changed their lives.

“We were minutes away from leaving to Disney World when we got the call that she was born ten weeks early,” Tammy recalls about the day her daughter Kyrie was born. “We had to decide whether to go through with the adoption or not and we just decided ‘let’s jump in. Let’s do this.’”

Kyrie was 18-months-old when she was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy. Despite her physical limitations, Kyrie is now a busy three-year-old.

“Kyrie is goofy and sassy. She’s the type of kid where you tell them not do something, and they’ll go ahead and do it,” laughs Tammy.

With the help of specialized equipment funded by the foundation, Kyrie is able to cruise down the block on her custom-built bike, talk to her mom and dad through her communication iPad, and go sledding with her older brother Everett with the help of a portable support seat.

“When we put her in the sleigh you should see her smile. She’ll shout ‘GO!’ and Everett will start running while pulling her behind him. To see them play together means everything.”

Kyrie sitting in her portable support seat alongside her brother Everett.

As the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundations 2020 Ambassador, Kyrie and her family will spend the next twelve months representing the thousands of children who receive life-changing equipment from the foundation every year.

Rock the House Charity Bonspiel

December 19, 2019

94.3 The Drive – Winnipeg’s Classic Rock presents the second annual Rock the House Charity Bonspiel in support of CRF.

For more information or to register your team click here:

https://secure.e2rm.com/p2p/event/302759/en-CA

When: March 6th & 7th, 2020

Where: The Heather Curling Club, 120 Youville Street

Registration Fee: $225

One Child’s Dream

November 19, 2019

Hear CRF’s 2019 Youth Ambassador Alyssa’s story & how you can make a difference at onechildsdream.ca.