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Street performers prescribe laughter

Dozens of sick children at the Stollery Children’s Hospital laughed andsmiled yesterday after getting a visit by a juggler, a clown and smallgroup of other street performers. <br />Entertainers with the Edmonton International Street Performers Festivalmade a brief stop at the hospital to prescribe grins and laughter tothe children as part of a year-round provincial program called ComedyCares.


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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