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Street performers prescribe laughter

<p>Dozens of sick children at the Stollery Children’s Hospital laughed and smiled yesterday after getting a visit by a juggler, a clown and small group of other street performers.</p>




Marc Bence/for metro edmonton


Seven-year-old Alivia Brewer laughs after she was fooled by Edmonton street performer and magician Ron Pearson’s magic fan at the Stollery Children’s Hospital yesterday. Entertainers with the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival made a stop at the hospital to prescribe grins and laughter for the children as part of a year-round provincial program called Comedy Cares.



Dozens of sick children at the Stollery Children’s Hospital laughed and smiled yesterday after getting a visit by a juggler, a clown and small group of other street performers.



Entertainers with the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival made a brief stop at the hospital to prescribe grins and laughter to the children as part of a year-round provincial program called Comedy Cares.



"It is such a huge honour to perform here in front of the kids," said singer Andrea House. "This is one of my favourite and special experiences every year. I always look forward to it."



Seven-year-old Brandi Coulter, a patient at the Stollery, says she was thrilled by the performance.



"It was very good and I had a lot of fun," said Brandi who was seen playing with a musician during the special performance.




 
 
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