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CBC News

“Hundreds of kids and adults, who for various reasons — including the COVID-19 pandemic — have not been able to celebrate a birthday, were treated to an “un-birthday” party in Brantford, Ont. this weekend. “

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Brant Beacon

” ‘Now more than ever, people are missing that social connection,’ organizer Nicole Callander said. ‘In the past, we’ve had about 90 percent of the time our attendees are individuals living with special needs and their families, but this year was different. We had such a variety this year, with remote learning kids and even kids in school that haven’t had a typical childhood throughout the pandemic.’ “

CTV Kitchener

“The last few years have been really hard for them because they didn’t have friends calling them, they didn’t have driveway birthday visits, so they were spending the last few years with their family or by themselves.”

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CHCH News

“14-year-old Neil is constantly being left out but all that changed when Neil and dozens of other children who never get invited to their classmates birthday parties and never have any other kids show up to theirs, had their own celebration.”

CHCH News

“It’s making the best out of a heartbreaking situation. Kids who usually don’t have any friends show up to their birthday parties can have a joint celebration called Unbirthday party hosted by Friends 4 Kindness.”

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The Expositor

“A made in Brantford phenomenon to ensure every child gets a birthday party invite is spreading across the province.”

The Expositor

“The unusal motorcade, called the UnBirthday Party Parade, was scheduled to make 11 stops in front of the homes of local children, some of whom haven’t had visitors since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March.”

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St Catharines Standard

“There’s going to be one large party in Montebello Park next weekend. An Unbirthday Party.”

Ottawa Sun

“THIS IDEA IS AMAZING”

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CTV News

“A special birthday gathering aimed at celebrating children who rarely receive birthday party invitations brought joy to dozens of Ottawa area children over the weekend.”