Shriners Circus heading to town


The Shriners Circus is coming to town on Tuesday, May 29. Your support goes to help the Shriners in their many worthy causes.

It was back on July 12, 1911 that a group of Shriners, from throughout the province, were granted their own temple or centre. By this time the original organization, established in New York City in 1872, had grown with WA WA being the 123rd temple. Today Shriners International has 193 temples in 6 countries. In 1922 the Shriners decided to establish their own philanthropy which is the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Today this network of 22 hospitals serves children who need specialized treatments for orthopaedic, spinal cord, burns and cleft lip and palate conditions. These family centered "centres of excellence" are operated without regard to race, colour, creed, sex, sect, regardless of the patient or family's ability to pay.

In Saskatchewan, the activities of the Shrine supports the WA WA Shrine Patient Transportation Fund. This recognized Canadian charity, provides transportation and support for the patient and a parent or guardian to attend whichever hospital can best treat the needs of the patient. The Shriners Hospitals for Children assumes all the costs associated with treatments. When a child is chosen to be a "Shriner"s Kid" they receive treatment up to and including their 18th birthday.

Currently WA WA Shriners are supporting 67 Saskatchewan children and their families.

If you are aware of a child that Shriners Hospitals may be able to help or would like more information about Shriners or becoming a Shriner please call WA WA Shriners at Toll Free 1-866-699-wawa (9292) or visit our website at www. wawashriners.org or beashrinernow.com.

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