TORONTO, CALGARY, VANCOUVER – Patients at Toronto East General, Alberta Children’s Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital received a special visit from some of Canada’s Olympic heroes as athletes made their way to hospitals across Canada to share hope and the Christmas spirit on Monday and Tuesday.

Alberta Children’s Hospital

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Canadian Olympic Team bobsledder Helen Upperton chats with a young patient during a visit to the Alberta Children’s Hospital on Monday.
COC photo: Mike Ridewood

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Canadian Olympic Team Nordic Combined athlete Jason Myslykie chats with a young patient during a visit to the Alberta Children’s Hospital on Monday.
COC photo: Mike Ridewood

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Canadian Olympic Team freestyle skier Warren Shouldice chats with a young patient during a visit to the Alberta Children’s Hospital on Monday.
COC photo: Mike Ridewood

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Canadian Olympic Team luger Jeff Christie chats with a young patient during a visit to the Alberta Children’s Hospital on Monday.
COC photo: Mike Ridewood

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Canadian Olympic Team track cyclist Monique Sullivan chats with a young patient during a visit to the Alberta Children’s Hospital on Monday.
COC photo: Mike Ridewood

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Canadian Olympic Team Field Hockey player Peter Vander Pyl (1964), chats with a young patient during a visit to the Alberta Children’s Hospital on Monday.
COC photo: Mike Ridewood

Toronto East General

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Canadian Olympic Team Beach Volleyball player Martin Reader signs autographs for patients during a visit to the Toronto East General Hospital on Tuesday.
COC photo: Jane Almeida

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Canadian Olympic Team Beach Volleyball player Martin Reader shares inspiration with a patient during a visit to the Toronto East General Hospital on Tuesday.
COC photo: Jane Almeida

BC Children’s Hospital

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Canadian Olympic Team member Darcy Marquardt shares inspiration during a visit to the BC Children’s Hospital on Tuesday.
COC photo: Wayne Chose

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Canadian Olympic Team member Andre Ho shares inspiration during a visit to the BC Children’s Hospital on Tuesday.
COC photo: Wayne Chose

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Canadian Olympic Team member Hunter Lowden shares inspiration during a visit to the BC Children’s Hospital on Tuesday.
COC photo: Wayne Chose

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