Lifestyle Winnipeg, MB

Dream streets making dreams a reality

September 20, 2018

A few years ago while searching for a new charity to volunteer for, I came across a Winnipeg based organization called The Dream Factory. Since 1983, The Dream Factory has been granting wishes to children that face life threatening illnesses in Manitoba. Dreams range from hockey games, to trips to Disney World and everything in between. Recently Ryder, my girls son, was granted a wish “Having Ryder’s dream granted by the Dream Factory in 2017 gave us something to celebrate. We had bought our dream home and now Ryder had something of his own to add to the property! Dreaming of what his playhouse would look like made our long days in the hospital easier!” -Christine Robinson. #rallyforryder


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Today is #GivingTuesday and a great time to consider supporting The Dream Factory this holiday season. Your support directly enables us to bring dreams to life for Manitoba kids who could use a little boost during incredibly difficult times. Kids like Ryder. . Ryder is an amazing little guy who has been battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia since 2012. After many ups and downs, Ryder is doing fantastic and this summer had his dream come true: a brand new playhouse designed like a firehall! . Ryder’s mom, Christine had this to say about the experience: “Ryder now has somewhere to have adventures, play with his friends, and just be a kid – right in our own backyard. We will always be grateful to The Dream Factory for putting the biggest smile on our favourite superhero’s face.” . This fall, Ryder started his first day of Kindergarten, a milestone that his parents at times doubted could ever happen. “It is because of The Dream Factory that families like ours could experience those moments of ‘normal’ throughout the year, ones that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to” . Help us make more dreams come true for kids like Ryder across Manitoba. Donate today at: #winnipeg #manitoba #givingtuesday

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Dream streets, the newest initiative by The Dream Factory with backing from Downtown Winnipeg Biz, combines the creative juices of Kendra Magnus – Johnston, part owner of Fools + Horses, Emily Sinclair, U of M Landscape Architecture student. These creative geniuses created some amazing 10′ x 10′ interactive pop up art installations fantasized by Manitoba’s best little dreamers.


Donations can be made either by smart phone at Nuit Blanche, find the QRC code on the installation and scan, or check out Dream Streets website. Did I mention 100% of your donations go towards bringing children facing life threatening illnesses. To keep up with the Dream Streets initiative, follow their website.


Sometimes Kids deserver to get carried away- The Dream Factory



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