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Teddy Bears picnic damp, but worth it

Dr. El Simons, an allergy specialist, helps out 10-year-old Afrika Small-Denbook's teddy bear. (Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press)
U of M pharmacy student Karen Schellenberg helps Luca Morin, 6, with her bear Hydrogena. (Jason Halstead)
Pharmacist Rob Martinson puts a cast on nine-year-old Cadence Belbas's bear Caramel. (Jason Halstead)
Ruby Thom-Duck, 13, carries her bear on her head in Assiniboine Park Sunday. (Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press)
Nine-year-old Cadence Belbas shows of her bear Caramel's cast at the 28th annual Teddy Bears Picnic at Assiniboine Park Sunday. The event is a fundraiser for the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.  (Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press)
Brendan McCorkell, 3, and brother Matthew, 6, arrive for the 28th annual Teddy Bears Picnic at Assiniboine Park Sunday. The event is a fundraiser for the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.
Photo by Jason Halstead/Winnipeg Free Press (Jason Halstead)
Harlow Woods, 2, sports bear ears while exploring a puddle at  Teddy Bears Picnic. (Jason Halstead)
Dylan Gauthier, 3, walks through a puddle with his stuffed toy. (Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press)
Lulu and the Tomcat perform Sunday. (Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press)
Dr. El Simons, an allergy specialist, helps out 10-year-old Afrika Small-Denbook's teddy bear. - (Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press)
U of M pharmacy student Karen Schellenberg helps Luca Morin, 6, with her bear Hydrogena. - (Jason Halstead)
Pharmacist Rob Martinson puts a cast on nine-year-old Cadence Belbas's bear Caramel. - (Jason Halstead)
Ruby Thom-Duck, 13, carries her bear on her head in Assiniboine Park Sunday. - (Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press)
Nine-year-old Cadence Belbas shows of her bear Caramel's cast at the 28th annual Teddy Bears Picnic at Assiniboine Park Sunday. The event is a fundraiser for the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. - (Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press)
Brendan McCorkell, 3, and brother Matthew, 6, arrive for the 28th annual Teddy Bears Picnic at Assiniboine Park Sunday. The event is a fundraiser for the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. Photo by Jason Halstead/Winnipeg Free Press - (Jason Halstead)
Harlow Woods, 2, sports bear ears while exploring a puddle at Teddy Bears Picnic. - (Jason Halstead)
Dylan Gauthier, 3, walks through a puddle with his stuffed toy. - (Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press)
Lulu and the Tomcat perform Sunday. - (Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press)

OK, so it’s raining outside, and raining hard, but your kids really, really, like totally really want to go to the Teddy Bears Picnic.

So enough looking forlornly out the window already, get the rain boots, get the raincoats, get the umbrellas, and get out to Assiniboine Park where lots of families have been since early this morning enjoying themselves.

Brendan McCorkell, 3, and brother Matthew, 6, arrive for the 28th annual Teddy Bears Picnic at Assiniboine Park Sunday. The event is a fundraiser for the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.
Photo by Jason Halstead/Winnipeg Free Press

JASON HALSTEAD

Brendan McCorkell, 3, and brother Matthew, 6, arrive for the 28th annual Teddy Bears Picnic at Assiniboine Park Sunday. The event is a fundraiser for the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. Photo by Jason Halstead/Winnipeg Free Press

Remember, everything happens inside, in a tent, dozens of them. Dozens of dry tents.

As mom Tiffany Frost said with a laugh, "Run to the next tent."

Helpful hint: There’s lots of parking left on residential streets running north of Portage, just a short walk across the footbridge to the park.

History

Updated on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 2:28 PM CDT: Adds photo

4:42 PM: Slide show added.

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