A sea of school children ran and played on the sunny lawn of St. Paul’s Hospital on Wednesday, May 28 for Community Day.

Children enjoyed a beautiful Community Day at SPH.

Children enjoyed a beautiful Community Day at SPH.

This was the 22nd annual Community Day celebration hosted at SPH. More than 650 children from surrounding community elementary schools watched entertainment and ate up 3,000 hot dogs!

“This is a day for St. Paul’s Hospital to focus on fun with our neighbourhood children,” says Jean Morrison, President and CEO of St. Paul’s Hospital. “Community Day is an excellent way for St. Paul’s Hospital to welcome people of the local communities into our extended family.”

Performers included Kenni the Clown, Parab Poet Rap music group, the Oriental Dance Academy performance group and Advait Kothare, a SPH volunteer.

Children take a tour of an ambulance.

Children take a tour of an ambulance.

Neighbouring businesses and service agencies come together to sponsor activities, treats and mascots for the children. The activities included basketball and a bean bag toss, the Mendel Art Caravan, balloons, goodie bags and the hot dog lunch. SCYAP provided face painting. And MD Ambulance, Saskatoon Police Service and Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services were on site to provide tours of their vehicles.