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  • Oct. 17, 2017

    Superhero Run in support of Niagara Children’s Centre soars to new heights raising over $55,000!

    On October 15th Niagara Children’s Centre held its 3rd annual Superhero Run proudly presented by The Viola-Salter Group.  Over 550 Niagara Superheroes converged on Brock University’s campus to participate in a 1K fun walk| 5K run.  This annual family-oriented event brought together families who are involved with the Centre and community supporters, all with a common purpose of having fun and raising funds to support Niagara Children’s Centre.  “We are thrilled this event has grown into a favourite for the families of our Centre and members of the community.  ,” says Oksana Fisher, CEO.   “It was great to see all…
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  • Oct. 01, 2017

    78.4km. 16hrs 21 min. 100,079 steps and $20,652.04 raised in support of Niagara Children’s Centre!

    At midnight on Sunday October 1st, 2017 Jim Turner began a walk across the Niagara Region in support of Niagara Children’s Centre. Jim walked 78.4km over the course of 16 hours taking 100,079 steps along his journey from Sherkston to Niagara-on-the-Lake and raised an impressive $20,652 for children, right here in Niagara. "It was an honor and a privilege for me to take many, many steps toward helping kids get welcomed into the Niagara Children's Centre." – Jim Turner Jim first became acquainted with Niagara Children’s Centre through family friend Joshua Gautier (14), who utilizes the resources and programs available…
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  • Sep. 20, 2017

    Toronto Maple Leafs Score Smiles at Niagara Children’s Centre

    Children from Niagara Children's Centre and the Centre School were treated to a meeting with some of the Toronto Maple Leafs powerhouses while they were in town for the 2017 Training Camp that occurrred in Niagara Falls this past weekend. Toronto Maple Leafs players, Eric Fehr , Jake Gardiner, Ben Smith, Leo Komarov , Patrick Marleau, Curtis McElhinney, and Ben Smith scored some major smiles with the children when they visited Niagara Children’s Centre in St. Catharines. The Centre provides therapy and support to children who have physical, developmental and communicative delays or disabilities.   Over 80 children were in…
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  • Sep. 19, 2017

    Niagara Children’s Centre Mourns Passing of Former Physiotherapy Director Joan Culbert

    Niagara Children’s Centre would like to recognize the passing of one of the Centre’s distinguished employees  and Dr William J. Orr Tribute Award of Distinction recipient, Joan Culbert.   Joan (Centre in white) was the Centre’s first physiotherapist, who went on to become the Director of Physiotherapy. Joan played a significant role in the design of the Centre through our original building construction and subsequent developments, including the development of programs such as orthopaedic clinic and gait; orthopaedic services; seating and mobility as well as our pool, aquatics and recreation programs. Joan retired in 2005.    Joan proudly served the…
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  • Aug. 30, 2017

    Ken Janzen Leads Niagara Children’s Centre Board of Directors

      Niagara Children's Centre is pleased to announce that longstanding Centre supporter Ken Janzen, was elected as Chair of Niagara Children's Centre Board of Directors, at the Annual General Meeting that took place on June 21 at Club Roma. Ken is an accomplished leader and possesses a great mix of inspiration, operational experience and a strong relationship building passion.  With over 30 years of experience within the credit union system, Ken is the current Chief Executive Officer of PenFinancial Credit Union.  Ken’s philanthropic efforts within the Niagara Region and beyond have played an important role in the well-being and sustainability…
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