Magical morning for kids at annual K-Days event

WATCH ABOVE: Lisa Wolansky reports on the 38th annual K-Days Monday Morning Magic. 

EDMONTON – Monday morning was a unique experience for kids with special needs as they were provided private access to the K-Days Midway.

The children along with their families and local heroes participated in the annual Monday Morning Magic.

“This is something that’s really special, and I don’t think that anyone can come on the grounds and not have a smile on their face,” said Jennifer Sheehan, Northlands Public Relations Manager.

“It’s really great. We came in and the cheerleaders were all cheering for them. They were a little overwhelmed, but they’re pretty excited,” said Tracy Doyle, a mother.

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The local heroes at the event included emergency responders and members of the Edmonton Oil Kings and Edmonton Eskimos.

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“I’m not a huge roller coaster guy so these kiddie rides are just fine for me. But, yeah, it’s a great thing for us to be able to interact with these kids and, like I said, just to see their smiling faces is worth it,” said Matt Nichols, Eskimos quarterback.

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Along with enjoying the rides, children had the opportunity to sit in a police cruiser.

“I’m very proud to be here. I think they’re all very courageous families, and it’s great to be a part of it today,” said Const. Patrick Frenette, RCMP

It’s the 38th year of Monday Morning Magic.

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