Kids Day returns!

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Clinton, ON - Sunday August 23, the race date that families await all season long, the day where kids and adults alike descend on Clinton Raceway for an afternoon of fun, activity and of course live harness racing.

This year Clinton Raceway has teamed up with The Sunshine Foundation of Canada, to help raise funds and help make dreams come true for children in Canada with severe physical disabilities.

“The harness racing community is so supportive of our fundraising initiatives”, comments marketing manager for Clinton Raceway, Jessica Carnochan. “This is just another example of the difference we can make when we all come together. Working with The Sunshine Foundation on this event was a perfect fit, let’s encourage kids to help kids,” says Carnochan.

The event, which will kick off at post time (1:30pm) will feature a bouncy castle, paddle boats, derby horse race course, face painting, Zumba , BBQ, bake sale and more. The Hands on Horses program will be on site, giving kid the chance to drive a real live race horse. Former MLB Blue Jay, Jesse Barfield will also be available for photos and autographs as part of the day’s events. All activities are by donation, allowing families to donate what they can, making it a great day for everyone.  For more information please visit or contact Jessica Carnochan at 519.955.6820.

“The Sunshine Foundation of Canada is grateful for the support of family focused events such as the Clinton Raceway’s Annual Kids Day. This event brings awareness to Sunshine’s Dream Programs with funds raised help fulfill dreams for children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. By fulfilling the most heartfelt dreams of Sunshine Kids, we give them the chance to realize that nothing can stand in the way of a dream.” – Nancy Sutherland, CEO of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada.




Jessica Carnochan, Clinton Raceway

T: 519.955.6820


Heidi Spannbauer, The Sunshine Foundation of Canada

W: 1-800-461-7935 Ext. 227 C: 519-520-7326   E:



Sunshine is the only national Canadian charity impacting the lives of children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses by making their dreams come true. Dreams allow children to escape from the daily regimen and challenges of living with a severe physical disability or life-threatening illness and give them a sense of freedom, empowerment and joy. Sunshine has two programs: Sunshine Individual Dreams and Sunshine DreamLifts. Sunshine Individual Dreams can range from family trips to customized gifts. The Sunshine DreamLift is a whirlwind one-day adventure to a Disney theme park for 70-80 children accompanied by a volunteer medical team and community volunteers. Since its inception in 1987, Sunshine has fulfilled dreams for more than 7,500 children across Canada and coordinated 59 Sunshine DreamLifts. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @SunshineFound.



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