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Welcome to our Celebrate The Child website!

In loving memory of our son, Jonah, we created an annual celebration around his birthday, June 19th, to ‘celebrate the child in all of us’. The first year of celebration in 2008, with his Grade one class and his sister’s grade four class, we built a tile mosaic of a chameleon. It lies between two big chestnut trees at the school where Jonah spent much of his time collecting chestnuts, digging for dinosaur bones, and looking for lizards. We also celebrated the joy of youth and play by having an extended recess in his honour and encouraged everyone, students and teachers, to play together. The following year we carried on this theme with a magic show to raise money for a children’s charity. This has now become an annual tradition. With the help of everyone involved, it’s a magical evening of love, laughter and hope.

We hope you can join us for this year’s show, which will be held on Saturday, June 16th, 2018! This year we will be supporting the amazing organization We Charities and as well continue to fund an account at the Vancouver Foundation.  We continue to explore/plan options for an annual scholarship in memory of Jonah.  Thank you all for your generous support of a cause that is so dear to our hearts.

With gratitude,

Emma, Jeff and Hannah Christensen

CelebrateJonah@shaw.ca