Community Events and Partnerships 2020

Great Bear Hunt

Join the Goodbear Great Bear Hunt!

 As people in the country join in on placing Teddy Bears in windows, Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba (CHFM) asks all Manitobans to add Dr. Goodbear into the mix in support of HSC Winnipeg Children’s Hospital frontline health care teams and child health researchers who #ContinueCaringforKids during COVID-19.

“We recently had to cancel the annual Teddy Bears’ picnic and understand that thousands of teddy bears and stuffed animals are now having to self- isolate right alongside their kids who are home,” says Stefano Grande, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. “But those teddy bears’ placed in windows can still participate greatly in showing support for our frontline staff, as well as fundraising for the sick kids being cared for.”

The Foundation asks everyone to find their Dr. Goodbear stuffies and place them in the window to be seen by families out for walks or car rides. “We know there are many thousands of Dr. Goodbear stuffies in the community that span decades. We encourage you to find them and place them in your windows now, and show support by taking photos of your window with a stuffy and posting it to social media with #ContinueCaringforKids  #IamCHFM,” says Grande.

Families are also encouraged to help their kids become community champions and start a fundraising page here to collect donations from grandparents, care providers and friends for every bear they take a photo of when out on the teddy bear hunt. Kids can have fun challenging each other to find out who sights the most bears while learning about philanthropy and helping kids in our local Children’s Hospital.

You can also make a donation to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba clicking the orange "Donate Now" button.

About The Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba

The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is dedicated to ensuring that every child treated at the Children’s Hospital receives the best medical care possible.


Since 1971, with incredible donor support, the Foundation has raised more than $100 million to improve the lives of sick and injured children from Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut. Funding supports important programs that bring comfort to sick children during difficult times, the purchase of life-saving equipment, and the advancement of pediatric health research that will improve the lives of children everywhere. Learn more about the impact you make at  


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