|Shriners have fun on their mini cars in the parade|
There are now 22 private hospitals that are funded only by the Shriners with no cost to the children or the government for their care and that includes transportation to and from the hospitals, wherever that may be. Some of those hospitals specialize in different treatments, so the kids may be taken to a hospital out of their area. Click here if you wish to learn how to apply to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Visiting Gizeh Shriners to the Kamloops Spring Ceremonial
In 2010 alone the Shriners contributed over $5,500,000.00 to Health Care of BC. Most of this would be medical treatment but a portion is also in transporting children to various hospitals for their treatment. There is one hospital in Montreal, PQ, one in Mexico City and the rest are in the U.S. These hospitals are all privately owned by Canadian and American Shriners.
|Fez hats are worn proudly by the Shriners.|
Shriners International chose the Near Eastern symbolism to be their fraternity theme when it was founded in 1872 and they still wear the fez (hats) and sometimes the costumes to pay tribute to the tradition.You may learn about becoming a Shriner and how to be involved in their incredible organization by clicking here and learning more about their legacy, mission and goals.
|The Shriners Care Cruiser Program|
The Shriners Care Cruiser Program is 10 years old and now has five units which travel in
Just another reason why we love Kamloops ~ there is no place like home.