Today was a wonderful day. It was a day of opportunities. For the BCIT Broadcast Journalism students it was an opportunity to utilize their skills. For The Tiny Light Foundation it was an opportunity to come together, for some of us to meet for the first time, to get some photos, to play, and most importantly it was an opportunity to smile.
After seeing us on Global BC a few months ago, Negar Mojtahedi presented the idea to the class. Judging from the success of this event, it is safe to say that her idea was very warmly received! Today six of our Tiny Light families spent the day alongside BCIT Broadcast Journalism students.
The event was held at Science World. Each family got free entry as well as lunch at White Spot. Each family had a photo shoot done by BCIT’s Matthew J. VanDeventer. At the end of the photo sessions the BCIT students presented the Tiny Light kids with gifts from It’s All Fun and Games on Commercial Drive. The amazing Tiny Light Mothers received gifts from Lush and the Karmavore Vegan Shop.
There were smiles all around! The kids had a blast, as did we (see photos!). Billie came out from Edmonton so we were all able to be there. There were interviews with BCIT students done for television and radio, which we will share as soon as we have!
We have been watching for some time as these very focused BCIT students have been pushing this event through social media and public relations. Their hard work paid off, it was a huge success.
The most touching thing that I heard all day was from Connor’s Mom, Alix. She told me that since treatment, this was their family’s first outing.
We hope that the BCIT Students and the Tiny Light families all had as much fun and as many laughs as we did! We have lots of behind the scene photos to share, but first here are some articles about today’s event.
The Burnaby Now:
Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Times:
BCIT Broadcast News:
We were just SO happy to have Billie make the trip to BC. Obviously!
Gifts for Tiny Light kids and Moms!
Tiny Light Siblings enjoyed their day as well!
Connor exploring Science World!
Interview with Connor and his family.
Radio interview for BCIT
Melissa interviews for CTV
The kids all got tired, but the fun still continued!
Carter's family gets their turn doing photos. Who can blame Carter for wanting to go play!?
Gift time. Now the kids are REALLY smiling!
Thank you for a fantastic day, BCIT! From the Tiny Light Team.