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IWK Run for Families highlights BridgeFest 150 activities


BORDEN-CARLETON, P.E.I. - The IWK Run for Families will highlight activities around BridgeFest 150 this year.

The event which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the opening of Confederation Bridge takes place June 16-18.

The ‘150’ is in recognition that this is Canada’s 150th birthday.

One of the core activities consists of the IWK run, an event led by the IWK Foundation. Held on the bridge, it consists of a five-kilometre, 10-kilometre and half marathon run and walk that is open to everyone.

“This once-in-a-lifetime event will allow participants from the Maritime community and across the country to get active in support of the IWK,’’ said Jennifer Gillivan, president and CEO of the IWK Foundation. “Supporting the IWK Run for Families will ensure that patients and families in our region have access to the specialized care they rely on, right here in the Maritimes.’’

The run will be held Sunday, June 18.

Programming for BridgeFest 150 includes a fireworks display on June 16 at the Marine Rail Park in Borden-Carleton, a gala night in Summerside on June 17 and a full day of diverse activities and entertainment taking place at Gateway Village in Borden-Carleton in June 18.

Confederation Bridge interpretation activities include guided tours inside the bridge, helicopter rides and boat rides.

The BridgeFest main staging area will include Canada 150-themed activities, live music, food demonstrations, wellness and nutrition, buskers and the Fathers of Confederation.

There will be a Hockey Hall of Fame tent that will feature Canada-themed exhibits and interactive games.

The kids zone will have bouncy castles, a petting farm, Bricks for Kidz Bridge Building Challenge, face painting and more.

For more information, go to www.bridgefest150.com and www.iwkrunforfamilies.ca.

The event which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the opening of Confederation Bridge takes place June 16-18.

The ‘150’ is in recognition that this is Canada’s 150th birthday.

One of the core activities consists of the IWK run, an event led by the IWK Foundation. Held on the bridge, it consists of a five-kilometre, 10-kilometre and half marathon run and walk that is open to everyone.

“This once-in-a-lifetime event will allow participants from the Maritime community and across the country to get active in support of the IWK,’’ said Jennifer Gillivan, president and CEO of the IWK Foundation. “Supporting the IWK Run for Families will ensure that patients and families in our region have access to the specialized care they rely on, right here in the Maritimes.’’

The run will be held Sunday, June 18.

Programming for BridgeFest 150 includes a fireworks display on June 16 at the Marine Rail Park in Borden-Carleton, a gala night in Summerside on June 17 and a full day of diverse activities and entertainment taking place at Gateway Village in Borden-Carleton in June 18.

Confederation Bridge interpretation activities include guided tours inside the bridge, helicopter rides and boat rides.

The BridgeFest main staging area will include Canada 150-themed activities, live music, food demonstrations, wellness and nutrition, buskers and the Fathers of Confederation.

There will be a Hockey Hall of Fame tent that will feature Canada-themed exhibits and interactive games.

The kids zone will have bouncy castles, a petting farm, Bricks for Kidz Bridge Building Challenge, face painting and more.

For more information, go to www.bridgefest150.com and www.iwkrunforfamilies.ca.

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