Superheroes band together for super kids in Langford

By on August 23, 2016

Captain America and other crowd favourites such as Spiderman, Thor, the Joker and Batman were in Langford on Sunday to help children through fun, interactive games. - Photo contributed
The wind didn’t put a stop to last Sunday’s Super Summer Kids Day at Westhills Stadium in Langford.
The event, hosted by Superheroes of Victoria, paired with generous private donations, raised $3,500 in support of the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Langford Mayor Stew Young threw the first bean bag at the dunk tank, sending Mark Ashfield, Superheroes of Victoria founder and director, looking for a towel.
Children didn’t just interact with their favourite fictional superheroes. They were also able to hear about the day-to-day lives of some real-life heroes that work in the community.
Firefighters, police officers and other first responders shared some of their own experiences and just might have inspired the next generation of local heroes.
Ashfield posted a heartfelt thank-you on the group’s Facebook page to everyone who helped make the event possible, including members of the West Shore RCMP, St. John Ambulance’s youth program, View Royal Fire Rescue and the Westshore Rebels.

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