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Annual CHEO Teddy Bears’ Picnic

June 23, 2018
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CHEO Foundation

A fun-filled day of family activities awaits you on the grounds of Rideau Hall during the Annual Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Teddy Bears’ Picnic. The day will feature continuous stage entertainment, rides and games, as well as a celebrity pancake breakfast. The popular B*A*S*H Tent—Bear Ambulatory Surgical Hospital—will be open for children who wish to bring their teddy bears and other stuffed animals for minor repairs and a visit with the dentist. For more information, please contact the CHEO Foundation at 613-737-2780 or visit

Free parking and shuttle service

Parking will be available at the National Research Council Canada (NRC), located at 100 Sussex Drive, just a short walk from Rideau Hall. Park-and-ride shuttle buses will be in operation from CHEO (visitor parking lots C & D), located at 401 Smyth Road. Please note that there are limited spaces available in these lots. Also, limited parking for mobility-impaired guests will be available on the Rideau Hall grounds via Princess Gate.