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Celebrating Purple Day at Queen’s Park

March 23, 2016

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Ontario will be acknowledging Purple Day by distributing purple ribbons to MPPs on March 24 and attending a session at Queen’s Park, where representatives from the Liberal, NDP and Progressive Conservative parties will read member statements focused on epilepsy awareness. 2014 Purple Day Website poster Purple Day is honoured annually by…

Summerfest Camp hailed as self-confidence booster for children

October 15, 2015

By Deron Hamel Children attending Summerfest Camp this year had a myriad of experiences, but there is a common narrative emerging from families and the campers themselves: Summerfest is a self-confidence builder. Philippa Howell says Summerfest Camp has had a positive impact on her 13-year-old daughter, Georgina, in the five years she has attended. Of…

Mother credits Summerfest Camp for daughter’s enhanced confidence and independence

October 1, 2015

By Deron Hamel Enhanced confidence, independence and making friends – these are the main benefits Philippa Howell says her daughter, Georgina, has garnered since she started attending Summerfest Camp five years ago. Georgina, 13, is living with intractable myoclonic epilepsy as well as autism. She has been attending the camp since she was eight. In…