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OwenOn May 1st, Ryerson Public School in London, Ontario held a “Mini We-Day.” Organizations in the community were invited to speak to students about how they are making a difference in the community and in broader ways. Owen McGonigal, who is affected by muscular dystrophy is in grade 4 at Ryerson and suggested Muscular Dystrophy Canada be involved.

Throughout the morning groups of students rotated through, learning about what muscular dystrophy is, what the Muscular Dystrophy Canada community does and about the support we receive from Fire Fighters. Owen assisted with many of the presentations and shared about his life living with muscular dystrophy, his experiences attending Fire Fighter events and fundraising for the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy. The students thought it was really neat that Owen is on the stickers and posters used for Fire Fighter events.

In the afternoon, London Fire Fighters arrived for a Fill the Boot event at the school. Students in Kindergarten through Grade 3 came outside to visit with the Fire Fighters, tour the truck and make a donation if they wanted to. At the end of the day, $477.70 was raised!

Thank you Ryerson Public School and London Fire Fighters for a great day in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

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