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Faces Of Childhood Arthritis


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April 11, 2019

The Gates on Roblin
6945 Roblin Boulevard
Headingley, MB
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Faces of Childhood Arthritis is re-imagined for 2019 as a camp-themed evening. Held at the picturesque woodland estate of The Gates on Roblin, this unique event will celebrate the joy of summer camp. From the menu to the entertainment and décor, guests will experience an evening reminiscent of those youthful summer experiences. Guests are invited to wear plaid to participate in the theme of the evening. Children aged 5 and older are welcome.

Reception 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m.

The event will include the opportunity to meet our incredible childhood arthritis ambassadors, who will share their stories. Dr. Kerstin Gerhold, Section Lead-Pediatric Rheumatology, will make a presentation about Childhood Arthritis and its impact on the child and family.

Camp LimitlessAll proceeds from the event will subsidize the expense of running Manitoba’s Childhood Arthritis Camp to keep the children’s registration fee affordable for all families. Camp will be held July 17-21, 2019 at BB Camp in Lake of the Woods for kids aged 7 to 17 with a confirmed arthritis diagnosis. 

Event Details

To date, this event has raised over $90,000 to help children living in Manitoba with Childhood Arthritis (CA) and their families. Over 900 children in Manitoba are currently living with the challenges of CA. It affects more children than any other chronic disease – 3 per 1,000. Arthritis Society supports and programs, such as Camp, help families cope with this lifelong diagnosis. 

Attending camp can be one of the most exciting experiences of summer for children. Unfortunately, children with Childhood Arthritis are often unable to attend more traditional camps, which do not have the facilities, specialized medical staff, or modified activities to accommodate their Arthritis. Our camp will allow campers to not be defined or limited by their disease, but to just be kids.

Can’t attend the event? Make a donation to directly support camp:

Donation Impact Possibilities

  • Send a kid to camp: $350
  • Camp Kit: $50/child (hat, shirt, water bottle, flashlight) 
  • Art and crafts supplies for the week: $500
  • Medical staff (travel, accommodation and honorarium): $800 x 4
  • Camp Bus from Winnipeg to Kenora - 1 way: $1000
  • Volunteer Program Sponsor (camp gear, training, transportation, accommodation): $2,000
Sponsor Opportunities

  • Presenting Sponsor - $5,000 (1 available)
    • Priority placement of business logo on all marketing materials including invitation and website
    • Priority  placement of business name and logo in program and slideshow
    • Weekly social media promotion for 6 weeks prior to the event
    • Priority corporate table for 8 guests
    • Business name on your corporate table
    • Verbal recognition from podium 
    • Opportunity to bring greetings at the event
    • Opportunity to have a promotional table at the event
    • Opportunity to meet with the Faces of Childhood Arthritis Ambassadors privately during the reception
    • Priority ranking for Faces of Childhood Arthritis Ambassador table visit
  • Dinner Sponsor - $2,500
    • Corporate Table for 8 guests with preferred location
    • Business logo on promotional flyers, posters 
    • Weekly Social media mentions 3 weeks leading up to the event
    • Business and Logo in program, digital slideshow and on your table
    • Verbal recognition from podium
    • Priority ranking for Faces of Childhood Arthritis Ambassador table visit
  • Child Ambassador Video Sponsor - $1,750 (1 available)
    • Help the Faces of Childhood Arthritis Ambassadors share their stories of the challenges of living well with their disease. Video premiered at the event and then posted online on the Manitoba Arthritis Society Facebook page and the national Arthritis Society Youtube channel.
    • Business logo recognition in the video, on digital slideshow, event program and 2 social media mentions
    • 8 tickets to the event
  • Child Ambassador Table Sponsor - $1,500 (3 available)
    • Sponsor a table for the Faces of Childhood Arthritis Ambassadors and their guests
    • Business name in program, on digital slideshow, on website and on your sponsored table
    • Picture of guests at your sponsored table at the event
  • Corporate Table Sponsor - $1,500
    • Table with seating for up to 8 guests 
    • Business Name in program, on digital slideshow and on your table
    • Faces of Childhood Arthritis Ambassador table visit

Contact Donna Wills, Regional Manager, Manitoba/Nunavut to discuss sponsorship and donation opportunities.  204.942-4892 ext 6222 or [email protected].

Meet our Child Ambassadors

Gavin, age 8. Allison, Age 12. Amileah, age 12. Simon, age 12. Tori, age 12. Naomi, age 14. Matthew, age 15. Natalie, age 15.
Gavin, age 8. Allison, Age 12. Amileah, age 12. Simon, age 12. Tori, age 12. Naomi, age 14. Matthew, age 15. Natalie, age 15.

Thank you to our sponsors!

  Dinner Sponsors


The Gates on Roblin logo

Corporate Tables

Great-West Life
Johnston Group
Manitoba Hydro

Ambassador Table Sponsor

Claude Davis

TD Greystone Asset Management

WGI Westman Group

Media Supporter

                                                               wellness News logo

Event Support

Marshall Fabrics

Orli G Design

Planned Perfectly

Wilderness Supply

Event Donors


Genstar Development Company

For more information, please contact:

Donna Wills
Regional Manager, Manitoba & Nunavut
204-942-4892 or [email protected]