Edmonton teddy bear event helping to make children's wishes reality

WATCH ABOVE: The Alberta Railway Museum hosted a teddy bear picnic Saturday to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Teddy bears are being invited on a special ride in Edmonton this weekend in support of an important cause.

The Alberta Railway Museum is hosting a teddy bear picnic in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“Last year there was a teddy bear picnic as well to raise money for a similar foundation and it went well so we decided to do it again this year,” Alberta Railway Museum spokesperson Maia Dall-Acqua said.

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All proceeds from admissions are going towards the foundation and children who bring or purchase a teddy bear get to ride the rails for free.

“I think it’s a really cool event and Make A Wish is a great foundation. I personally know people who have benefited from it and it really has a positive impact on our community,” Acqua said.

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“It’s a great way to get people to come out to our museum and donate to a great cause and it gives us an opportunity to educate people on Canada’s railways and their vibrant history.”

The museum is open until the Labour Day weekend.

WATCH BELOW (April 24, 2019): Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta celebrated World Wish Day. As community reporter Margeaux Maron tells us, wishes granted to sick kids have a lasting impact.

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