Camp Quality campers gather for a day of fun

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While Camp Quality Northern Ontario, located on the West Arm of Lake Nipissing in Monetville, is buried under a blanket of snow this time of year, that didn’t stop its campers from enjoying a day of indoors fun Jan. 26.

The non-profit, volunteer organization provides a week-long camping experience and year-round support for children who have experienced cancer and their families.

Campers and their families gathered at the Sudbury YMCA to go swimming, play in the gym, do crafts and even go on limo rides courtesy of Mr. Nite Lite Limousine. The group capped off the day by taking in a Sudbury Wolves game.

A similar event for Sault Ste. Marie-area campers was held last week, and another event for campers in the far north will be held in Kirkland Lake next month.

“The kids love seeing their friends and the parents like to be able to talk to the parents who are in a similar position as them,” said Dan McLean, who is co-directing the camp this year with his brother, John McLean.

Melanie Moreiria and her kids, Olivia, 7, and Gabriel, 4, were among the 120 people at the Camp Quality fun day.

When Olivia was just a year old, she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a cancer of the eye common among children. She received treatments at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto for three years, and is now in remission.

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