Residents love when the kids come. It's like bringing fairies into the home - it's magical. - Tracy Stasiuk, Director of Care at Pinecrest, in response to the Intergenerational Storytelling Program in partnership between the Kenora Public Library, Pinecrest, and Laidlaw Foundation
In May 2006, the city of Kenora received a truly unique gift courtesy of Andrew Paterson with the arrival of a cuddly bear by the name of loonie bear. However loonie bear isn’t your ordinary bear, standing 8 feet tall, weighing 12,000 pounds, loonie bear doesn’t like to eat picnic baskets but would rather eat loonies and toonies!