July 21, 2014 2:14 pm

Memorable K-Days tradition continues for children with disabilities

Hundreds of children and their families enjoyed the 37th annual Monday Morning Magic at K-Days, Monday, July 21, 2014.

Charles Taylor, Global News

EDMONTON – Hundreds of children had the chance to experience K-Days in a unique way Monday morning.

The K-Days midway was open to 500 children with disabilities and their families for the 37th annual Monday Morning Magic.

“We’re really excited to have 500 children and their families come on site and enjoy the midway, and then they actually get to enjoy the feature show in Hall D inside the Edmonton Expo Centre as well,” said Jennifer Sheehan, Northlands public relations manager.

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The event enables the children to enjoy the fair at their own speed.

“It’s awesome because it gives all the kids an opportunity to go check out the rides without all the extra lineups. It’s a lot of excitement but just not the extra excitement where there’s all the extra people,” said parent Tosha Pfleging.

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Volunteers including EMS, Edmonton Fire Rescue, as well as the Edmonton Eskimos cheer team and the Edmonton Oilers Octane Girls came out to assist with the event.

“They’re helping these kids get on the rides. Some of these families come with multiple kids and they can’t get them easily in and off the rides, so we’re so lucky to have these groups come on site and help us out,” explained Sheehan.

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Monday was also Food Bank Day at K-Days. Those who provided a nonperishable food item or cash donation to the K-Days and Food Bank drop off received $2 off their next gate admission.

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