Boot Shrine Club hosts Ex­cep­tional Care Odyssey

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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.

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