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HSH kids take a wild ride to Disney

It may have been Mother's Day last weekend, but it was definitely kids' day for three children of Home Suite Hope participants just a little earlier in the month as they headed to Florida and Disney World with HSH Program Manager Nikkian Hanson.

It was a whirlwind and now Nikkian Hanson and three very excited children are home from a Dreams Take Flight Toronto 2023 trip of a lifetime to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida May 1-3. They were part of the Dreams Take Flight Toronto 2023 trip of a lifetime thanks to Disney Sweepstakes.

On May 2, Dreams Take Flight Toronto celebrated its 31st flight from Toronto to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and the three children of two HSH participants were there with Nikkian.

Dreams Take Flight is dedicated to providing unforgettable memories to thousands of deserving children across Canada every year. The national, not-for-profit, volunteer organization began in 1989, when a small group of Air Canada employees in Toronto founded ‘Dreams Come True’ and took 70 deserving children to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The effort has grown exponentially.

Today, there are eight Dreams Take Flight Chapters across Canada and over 30,000 children have visited Walt Disney World or Disneyland on this one amazing life-changing day!

Through the tireless efforts of volunteers, the Air Canada Foundation, the community, social agencies and private businesses, Dreams Take Flight accommodates over 1,000 children annually across Canada to embark on a one-day trip of a lifetime! The goal is to ensure that each child receives a day that is just for them, and a lifetime of special memories to follow.

According to Nikkian, the adrenaline was high with the excited children and while they may have returned home with stars in their eyes, Nikkian was more than ready for a long nap after keeping a watchful eye on the trio for the plane rides and day of fun.

For more on the adventure, visit the Dreams Take Flight Toronto website at


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