Kids entertainment was top of mind at this year’s annual SuperStarrs 2 SuperHeros event – benefiting the Toronto Sick Kids Foundation. Children visiting with their families were encouraged to dress up as their favorite fictional character or superhero. The event’s organizers are Leesa Ervin and Deana Wilson. Wilson is a Milton mother who aims to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis – her son Liam was diagnosed with the disease at 3 weeks old.
The all-day event offered a plethora of activities including a Kids Got Talent segment by young performers such as Dylan Haines, a “heart warrior” who has undergone 9 open heart surgeries and is now 3 years surgery free.
Other event highlights included a professional superhero photo-shoot by photographer Vic Knowler, a magic show by Tyler Fergus, and perhaps the event’s biggest draw – a performance by SplashN’ Boots.
Sheridan Child & Youth Care Worker graduate Celest Seegulam manned the arts and crafts table with her sister Nikita and partner Zachary. They represent Resiliency & Me, a program which “revolves around kids and is child-led.” Celeste describes the purpose: “It’s focused on resilience within the child – specifically behaviors surrounding anxiety and self-esteem.” Resiliency & Me offers a series of summer camps in both Milton and Mississauga this summer.
Guests were given elaborate goody bags and encouraged to help themselves to the rainbow candy bar before perusing raffle and silent auction offerings that included donations from Skydive Toronto, a Niagara Helicopter ride, and golf packages at Rattlesnake Point.