Letter Form the Charity 

One Concorde Gate, Suite 700, Toronto, ON M3C 3N6 | 416.421.8377 Charitable Registration # 119068377 RR0001 

December 19, 2022 

Dear David, I want to thank you and Dreamers Walk Canada Inc. for choosing Easter Seals Ontario as your charity of choice and for your dedication and support towards children with physical disabilities. As a past camper at Camp Merrywood for 12 years, you are fully aware of the amazing impact that camp has on children and youth. Built-in 1948, Camp Merrywood began as a summer camp for kids with polio, with six campers attending in the first year of operation. Camp Merrywood now has 12 buildings including six camper cabins that can accommodate up to 72 campers per session, a health hut, a dining room and lodge, a music and theatre building, a nature building, and a specially adapted swimming pool. Camp Merrywood also offers a full waterfront program and activities such as sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. At Easter Seals fully accessible camps, kids expand their leadership abilities through a myriad of creative arts programs and multi-sports activities and gain invaluable independence while creating life-long friendships and lasting memories! For the past 100 years, Easter Seals has been providing programs and services that allow young people with physical disabilities to experience freedom, independence, and a sense of accomplishment, and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without the generosity and kindness of donors such as Dreamers Walk. Once again, David, THANK YOU for your incredibly generous offer to help raise funds and awareness for Camp Merrywood and the impactful work of Easter Seals Ontario. Together, we can help children and youth with physical disabilities BE KIDS, allowing them to become unstoppable. Sincerely, 

Kevin J. Collins President and CEO of Easter Seals Ontario. 



Press Release



September 21, 2023

Ottawa, ON

A new event launches in Ottawa on Saturday, October 7!  The Dreamers Walk for Cerebral Palsy will raise awareness - and funds to help send kids to camp.


Cerebral Palsy is a group of movement disorders that appear in early childhood. Symptoms include poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles, and tremors. This can cause problems with sensation, vision, hearing, and speaking. Many people also deal with seizures and problems with thinking or reasoning.


The day will include family-friendly games and activities such as 1K, 5K, and 10K walks.  Plus the Jaiko Cleaning Services Corporate Challenge for businesses that want to make a difference. Everything starts at 11 AM.


Participants are asked to raise money by collecting pledges for Camp Merrywood. This is a fully accessible camp for children with physical disabilities, owned and operated by Easter Seals Ontario.


Camp Merrywood is located on a beautiful 30-acre peninsula on Big Rideau Lake between Smiths Falls and Perth in Eastern Ontario. It offers fully accessible activities such as archery, canoeing, kayaking, and, of course, campfires.


The Dreamers Walk will raise money in a tent! All the walks will be in the Superdome at Ben Franklin Park. Outside the tent will be food and some family activities.


World Cerebral Palsy Day will be celebrated the day before the Dreamers Walk. We will mark the occasion with a Candlelight Ceremony and everyone is invited.

We will Also Be taking Canada food donations for FamSac and Running Shoes for BGCO.



World Cerebral Palsy Day Candlelight Ceremony

Friday, October 6

6 PM

Near the Superdome at Ben Franklin Park

191 Knoxdale Road, Ottawa


The Dreamers Walk for Cerebral Palsy

Saturday, October 7

11 AM to 6 PM

In the Superdome at Ben Franklin Park

191 Knoxdale Road, Ottawa


Register and get more information at



PDreamers Walk Canada is proud to announce the details for their latest event!

Warriors Gala 2024 will be raising money to send kids to the Easter Seals Camp Merrywood.

Date: Monday, March 25, 2024 from 6 PM to 11 PM

Location: KS on the Keys Restaurant located at 1029 Dazé St, Ottawa, ON K1V 2G3

Easter Seals Camp Merrywood is located on a beautiful peninsula stretching out into Big Rideau Lake between Smiths Falls and Perth in Eastern Ontario.  Built in 1948, it has grown to 12 buildings including a dining room and lodge, music and theatre building and a specially adapted swimming pool. Merrywood offers a full waterfront program with sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing.  There is a camp staff of 70, which includes a team of 3 registered nurses and 3 healthcare assistants.  It costs $2,500 to send a kid to Camp Merrywood.

March is Easter Seals Month.  This charitable organization is dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth with physical disabilities. The aim is to create a more inclusive, accessible, and equitable society where kids with physical disabilities are valued, respected, and given the opportunities to reach their full potential.

The night will feature a keynote presentation from Sydney Weaver.  She is an outgoing 23 year old who has Cerebral Palsy and attended Easter Seals Ontario camps for seven summers.

Another speaker is best selling Ottawa author Jamieson Wolf.  He has Cerebral Palsy and became an author when he realized he could be writing instead of paying attention in school. He has created many worlds in which to live his fantasies and live out his dreams.

The night will be full of music from six of the members of Kanata’s Kyd Can Sing Studios and native dummers.

Everyone is welcome to attend this inspirational event.  Money will be raised through the ticket sales, plus through live and silent auctions.

Please join us.  Tickets are $ 60 for a single and $600 for a table of 8.  Get more information and buy tickets at:


The Dreamers Walk for Cerebral Palsy: A Visionary Initiative by David Humphries

The Dreamers Walk for Cerebral Palsy stands as a testament to the visionary efforts of David Humphries. With a mission to enhance awareness about Cerebral Palsy and generate funds for vital research and support, this walk invites everyone to join – those directly affected, their supporters, the curious minds eager to learn, and those seeking to contribute to a noble cause.

David Humphries, the driving force behind this initiative, wears many hats, one of which is hosting the television show “Living With A Disability.” Despite living with Cerebral Palsy, he leads a remarkably successful and bustling life. His journey is not just a personal triumph but a beacon of inspiration for others facing similar challenges.

Advocating passionately for the rights of people with disabilities, David goes beyond the boundaries of traditional roles. Whether actively involved in various jobs or dedicating his time to volunteering, he exemplifies resilience and commitment. In every endeavor, David emerges as an incredible young man, breaking stereotypes and paving the way for a more inclusive society.

The Dreamers Walk for Cerebral Palsy is more than just an event; it’s a platform where stories of triumph and resilience unfold. It brings together a diverse community – united by a shared purpose of supporting those with Cerebral Palsy. As participants, supporters, and curious onlookers gather, the walk becomes a celebration of strength, a showcase of solidarity, and a call to action for a brighter future.

In a world where disabilities are often misunderstood, David Humphries’ walk stands as a shining example of how one individual’s vision can create a ripple effect, fostering understanding, empathy, and tangible support for those living with Cerebral Palsy. The Dreamers Walk is not merely an event on the calendar; it is a manifestation of hope, determination, and the unwavering spirit to make a difference.

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