Dr. Clown

In paediatric hospitals, therapeutic clowns meet children of all ages, from babies who are just a few weeks’ old, to young children and teenagers.  They have to adapt to different physical and psychological conditions as well as various cultures.Hospitalized children have to face the tedious and often painful routine of treatments associated with their condition.  Added to this is getting used to an environment that is strange and unknown to them, sometimes away from their parents and personal comforts.

In line with the health-care plan, where every action is measured, the clown offers free and spontaneous play.  They bring life and the license to be a child back to the five-year old, the three-month old baby, as well as to the adult staff who take care of them.

Our Dr Clown interventions always aim to empower children by offering them a choice. The child has the freedom to decline the visit of the clowns. By accepting this refusal, the clowns help build a feeling of freedom and mutual trust.  Also through role play or improvisation, patients can express negative feelings such as pent up frustration from days or weeks of hospitalisation. This can be as therapeutic as a smile or a burst of laughter.

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Dearest Bucksters,

 

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we inform you of the passing of our beloved Chairman, Bruce Charron. Bruce was in a tragic and fatal ski accident at Jay Peak on Sunday February 10 th.

 

To label Bruce our Chairman does not begin to describe the impact of a truly amazing individual. Bruce was a husband, father, grandfather, mentor, friend, and award winning community leader. Not only did he hold each of these titles, he excelled to the highest degree at all.

 

His indelible mark will be honored with services to be held this coming Monday, February 18th at the:

 

Mount Royal Funeral Complex
1297 Forest Rd.
Outremont H2V 2P9

 

Visitation 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Service 4:00PM

 

The Charron family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Bruce’s memory to the charity that he dedicated so much of his life to, Andy Collins For Kids .

 

Please note there is very limited parking at the Mount Royal Cemetery parking lots. It is strongly suggested that you come by Taxi, Uber or car pool.