A little TLC at the Teddy Bears Picnic

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The city's teddy bear population had their day at Assiniboine Park Sunday.

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The city’s teddy bear population had their day at Assiniboine Park Sunday.

Run by The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, more than 150 health professionals volunteered their time to provide treatment for the furry friends stricken with a variety of ailments at the 33rd annual Teddy Bears Picnic. 

Staff photographer John Woods was on hand to capture some of the activities at the event.

Alexa Twerdochlib with her son Nikko watch as his pet ostrich DeDe is treated at the Teddy Bear Picnic.
Rural paramedic Elizabeth MacKay helps Millie Hannah look in her bear’s eyes.
The Hulk takes in some oxygen during treatment.
Hannah Stirton, second year medical student, helps Wren Thiessen, 4, and Gil Levkosky, 6, learn about anatomy.
Amani Ephrem, 4, puts his toy dog, Miss Doggie in the Teddy Bear Picnic MRI.
Elise, 4, left, and Aaron, 6, look on as 2nd Lt. Vince Saleni stitches up a patient.
2nd Lt. Vince Saleni does some stitch work on a patient.
Putting casts on limbs is one of a variety of treatments offered at the picnic.
Paramedic students Joshua Van Walleghem and Andre Hiebert perform surgery on a stuffed Raggedy Anne doll.
Stephanie Bradford, Child Life Specialist, helps Vaniya, 8, and Maayiri, 4, prepare their toy for surgery.
Angelina Borges, 5, prepares her teddy bear for surgery.
A teddy bears gets a ride at the picnic.
All bears go home happy after being treated.

John Woods
Photojournalist

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