Statement from the organizer, The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba:

At the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba we are continuing our commitment to the kids during this difficult time of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We continue to work with our donors who are part of our family, and the leadership of the HSC-Winnipeg Children’s Hospital and CHRIM in advancing critical projects like our new Children’s Cardiac Centre, essential research, and required lifesaving equipment.

However, as we monitor the evolving impact of the COVID-19 on our communities and are in regular dialogue with local, provincial and Canadian health authorities, we have made the decision to cancel some events that would have large groups of people together. As a result we have cancelled this year’s Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic. We thank you all for your understanding and support of this event. We hope to see you and your bears out next year.