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Weekend Wrap-up: May 30-31, 2015


1. This weekend is the 31st annual IWK Telethon for Children. It will broadcast live this weekend from the IWK. Give what you can and help support this great facility!


It’s Apple Blossom time! Head to the valley for a weekend full of family fun activities, like parades, rides, teas, crafts, laser tag, princesses and more!

3. Join in the run for Jessica on Sunday! This family event started 6 years ago to commemorate baby Jessica who passed away after 1 month. Her twin sister Alyssa is 7 years old now and will be running the 1K, and hopes that you will too!

4. Smash and Crash! Head to Scotia Speedway because it’s Monster Jam all weekend long! Featuring Grave Digger, Northern Nightmare, Scooby-Doo, Monster Energy and lots more!

5. Saturday is the 4th Annual Rock-A-Thon and Diaper-Drop for Supportive Housing for Young Mothers! A group of volunteers will be rocking in rocking chairs for 10 hours to raise money for the young moms and babies at the YWCA’s SHYM program. Feel free to bring them diapers for the Diaper-Drop, or simply stop by, make a donation and support the rockers!

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