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2022 Recipient of the Terry Fisher Art Award
Hi my name is Tatum Wilkes and I am 13 years old. I have been attending Lansdowne Children’s Centre since I was 3 years old when I started with speech therapy. Over the next 10 years I have also participated in the physiotherapy and occupational therapy programs as well as the many Therapeutic Recreation programs such as cooking classes, dance, March break and summer camps and weekend retreats. The support, patience and kindness of the dedicated staff have made my experiences fun and challenging. I really enjoy my time and experiences at Lansdowne and I appreciate the opportunities it has given me. I have been able to increase my strength, develop new skills, build my self-esteem, meet new peers and increase my confidence with social interactions. I am so thankful and appreciative for the chance to be a part of the Lansdowne Children’s Centre. The Recreation programs are a way for me and my peers to enjoy things like camps, sleepovers, dance classes, cooking classes and so much more. It gives every one of us a chance to learn new things and have lots of fun and I mean it…. lots and lots of fun together. We are all given a chance to have fun, be happy and enjoy time with our friends and the Staff. It also gives our parents a break and we all know they need it. Seriously we all know they need it!!!! Am I right or what? I have to say my favorite program is… well I have to think about this one… well I made up my mind I just don't like them… I love them all. It's so hard to choose just one.
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