Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Rideau Hall – June 22, 2019

The CHEO Teddy Bears’ Picnic, held at Rideau Hall, is the CHEO Foundation’s way to say thank you to our wonderful community for the incredible support CHEO receives throughout the year. It’s a family event that is packed full of fun activities for kids of all ages. We hope to see you on June 22 for a magical day we know you will enjoy.

Here are some key details to help you prepare for the day. Don’t forget your sunscreen and your water bottle.

Pancake Breakfast:
Sponsored by Sezlik.com.

Between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. local celebrities will be serving up a FREE hot breakfast of pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee while supplies last.

Mascot Parade: 

Activities officially get rolling with the parade of mascots at 9:30 a.m.

Live Entertainment on the main stage hosted by Suzanne Pinel.
Sponsored by Desjardins.

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. RCMP Pipe Band

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Tyler the Magician

10:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Monkey Rock

11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Mad Science

11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Little Rays Reptiles

Close with the Teddy Bears’ Picnic song

Games and Prizes:
Sponsored by Giant Tiger.

Games and prizes for the kids. Keep an eye out for the Giant Tiger Train!

B*A*S*H Tent: 

Kids can bring their stuffed animals to the Bear Ambulatory Surgical Hospital and CHEO              volunteers will be sure to fix any boo-boo their stuffies have sustained.

Build-a-Buddy Tent:
Sponsored by Bell. 

Don’t forget to visit the popular Build-a-Buddy Tent, For $20 children can create their very own teddy bear.

Other activities:

  • Activity tents
  • Bouncy castle
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Face painting
  • Arts and crafts
  • Petting zoo
  • Live music
    and much more

Rideau Hall Tours:

Free tours of the Governor General’s residence throughout the day.

How to get there:

Free parking and shuttles from CHEO: Park for free and take complimentary shuttles starting at 7:00 a.m. from Lots C & D at CHEO, 401 Smyth Road.

Free park and walk:  National Research Council Canada, 100 Sussex Drive, a short walk from the Picnic.

The festivities will wrap up at 2 p.m.

How to become a volunteer:

Volunteers are needed to help us thank the community for their unwavering support. Learn more about becoming a Teddy Bears’ Picnic Volunteer.

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