L.I.F.E. Toronto: Graduation

Here at March of Dimes Canada we just celebrated our 3rd LIFE graduation on Friday December 13. We invited our friends and family and instructors to celebrate another successful ten week session. We shared pictures and stories about all the things we have done like biking, T-ball, climbing the challenge tower, workshops, transit training, conductive education, visiting Windreach Farm, the Royal Winter Fair, Ripley’s Aquarium and so much more!

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Jenny shared a poem about friendship and then the LIFE participants received their certificates and Outward Bound stickers and badges. We were all thrilled as we watched Usman and Jess get out of their chairs and walk to the front of the room to receive their certificates. It was clear to see how close our group has become when everyone cheered Jess and Usman on as they walked. Many laughs were shared as Indira reminded us of stories about each participant and then Bernardo performed a song we worked on about the LIFE program.

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During the program we talked a lot about SMART Goals and one of Princess’ goals was to dance more. It is safe to say she has accomplished this goal and was the first to get the dance floor started. We spent the rest of graduation singing, dancing, telling stories and taking pictures. It was a wonderful day and we cannot wait to start the next LIFE session in the new year!


To see more photos from our graduation please click here.

And thank you to  United Way TorontoTD Canada Trust, and Royal Bank for their continuous support.

L.I.F.E. Toronto: Ripley’s Aquarium

This L.I.F.E. Toronto session we were given the opportunity to plan our own social outing, so we obviously planned a trip to the new Ripley’s Aquarium. We selected the date, picked the meeting times and researched the aquarium.

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 Finally November 26th rolled around and we were on our merry way. It was not smooth sailing for all of us, Jessie’s Wheel Trans broke down on the way but that did not stop her from getting there. Once we had the whole group together we were ready to get the tickets and check out the underwater creatures. One thing we were surprised to see was Rick Mercer hanging out at the aquarium. Usman was brave enough to say ‘hey,’ and Jenny even got an autograph.



Some of the highlights of the day were getting a close look at sharks, stingrays, and jellyfish, oh my. Some of us even climbed through a tunnel that went right through one of the tanks. We figured out what our weight was worth if we were tuna and we pet some horseshoe crabs! We stopped for a quick lunch at the cafe and caught the 1:15 p.m. show at the Rainbow Reef. The rest of the day was spent moseying along and taking in all the sights.


It was a fantastic day and we cannot wait to go back!! To see the rest of our photos please click here.

LIFE Toronto program continues with the support of United Way TorontoTD Canada Trust, and Royal Bank.