Mr. Speaker, the Sunshine Foundation of Canada makes dreams come true for special children who are challenged in Canada by severe physical disabilities or life threatening illnesses.
The Sunshine Foundation is privately funded, it is run by dedicated volunteers, its staff is the happiest I have ever seen, and it does marvellous work.
Tomorrow, on June 21, the sunshiners embark on a three-month caravan across Canada, starting in St. John's, Newfoundland, and ending in Vancouver, British Columbia, on September 21. Each community visited will have crowned a special child who will be selected as that Sunshine Foundation ambassador in that community.
It is symbolic that the Sunshine highway of dreams starts in the east where the sun rises and finishes in the west where the sun sets. In this long day of sunshine, the only goal of the foundation is to fulfil the dreams of Canada's very special children.
I invite you, Mr. Speaker, when they are in Ottawa and in St. Catharines, to attend when the caravan comes to those localities. And I invite all my colleagues and members of the House of Commons to attend when it comes to their communities.