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Visit from Oakville Shriners a holiday tradition at ErinoakKids

December 15, 2014
(Mississauga ON) – There was holiday magic in the air at ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development today, when members of the Oakville Shrine Club arrived with $2,031 in gift cards for children who are clients at ErinoakKids, and their families.

Each year at the club’s annual party, Oakville Shriners contribute to a gift package for ErinoakKids. This year, they stuffed a gift box with gift cards, which club president Dennis Hladysh and member Doug Clouse delivered today.

Pauline Eaton, Vice President of Autism Services at ErinoakKids, receives a donation box stuffed with gift cards from Dennis Hladysh and Doug Clouse of the Oakville Shrine Club. The gift cards will be distributed to more than 90 families served by ErinoakKids.
“The visit from the Oakville Shriners is a wonderful holiday tradition that we gratefully welcome each year,” said Bridget Fewtrell, President and CEO of ErinoakKids. “Gift cards are particularly appreciated at this time of year. They bring much-needed assistance to some of our client families so that they too have an opportunity to enjoy the holiday season through the gift of giving.”
The Shrine Club’s act of generosity will bring smiles to the faces of more than 90 families who receive this very special support. 
About ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development is Ontario’s largest Children’s Treatment Centre, serving more than 14,500 children and youth annually who have a wide range of physical and developmental disabilities, autism, communication disorders, as well as children who are blind and/or deaf. Our mission is to help our clients achieve optimal levels of independence, learning, health and well-being. Serving the regions of Halton and Peel as well as Dufferin County, ErinoakKids has approximately 650 staff and 11 sites from which we provide a comprehensive array of assessment, medical, therapy and support services that help children and their families. In 2011 the Ontario Government through the Ministry of Children and Youth Services approved our redevelopment project to enable ErinoakKids to consolidate and replace our existing patchwork of leased and largely inaccessible facilities into three larger sites which will be ideally situated for easy access within our catchment area. These new facilities will more than double our treatment space and are being designed specifically for the care of children and youth with special needs. The new facilities are expected to open in 2017. For more information about ErinoakKids please visit
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Liz Leake
Director of Communications
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
P: 905.855.2690 ext. 4301
C: 416.624.9048

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