Marc Bence/for metro edmonton
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.