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Golf tournament supporting Summerfest Camp going into its 10th year

August 20, 2015

By Deron Hamel Ian Richardson says the greatest success stemming from the Richardson Charity Golf Tournament since it began in 2006 is the amount of money the event has raised and the fact that the proceeds have helped send many children and youths to Summerfest Camp. The Richardson Charity Golf Tournament was launched by Richardson…

Mom says Summerfest Camp has boosted son’s self-confidence, increased his socialization

August 6, 2015

By Deron Hamel Natalie Alzate says her nine-year-old son Joaquin has become more self-confident and his communications skills have flourished since he began attending Summerfest Camp in 2014. Having recently attended Summerfest Camp for the second time, Joaquin continues to show increased socialization and a “can-do attitude,” Natalie tells Voices of Epilepsy. When Joaquin attended…

Parents applaud Summerfest’s impact on their children

May 21, 2015

By Deron Hamel Parents of children attending Summerfest Camp say the annual camping experience enhances independence, builds self-confidence and drives personal development. Speaking with Voices of Epilepsy in 2014, Philippa Howell recalled how she had concerns when her daughter, Georgina, went to her first Summerfest Camp in 2010. Georgina, then eight, had never been away…

Organizers for Summerfest fundraising cruise aiming to build upon last year’s success

May 7, 2015

By Deron Hamel Kelly Cvijanovich says she hopes Epilepsy Ontario’s second annual fundraising cruise in support of Summerfest Camp will build upon the success from last year’s inaugural event. Cvijanovich, the cruise committee’s chair, says organizers have commissioned a larger boat for this year’s event and are selling more tickets due to the excellent turnout…