Boot Shrine Club hosts Exceptional Care Odyssey
The Boot Shrine Club welcomed the Exceptional Care Odyssey to the Burin Peninsula this past weekend.
A reception was held at Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 3 in Burin Saturday evening.
A partnership between the Shriners Hospitals for Children Canada and the Shriners Fraternity, the Exceptional Care Odyssey kicked off on a 66-day, cross-continent car trip May 13.
For the journey, a red Ford Explorer, decorated like a Shriner’s Fez, tassel and all, is travelling from the new hospital in Montreal to Atlantic Canada, the northeastern United States, eastern Canada and all the way across the country to Victoria, B.C.
The Boot Shrine Club’s Wayne Mayo, potentate of Mazol Shriners of Newfoundland and Labrador, drove the car across this province.
The initiative aims to raise awareness of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Canada and the specialized orthopedic care provided to infants, children and teens for such disorders as scoliosis, brittle bone disease, club feet, hip dysplasia and rhizotomies.