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Each year in June, the Edmonton Valley Zoo invites children with a chronic illness or disability to spend a magical evening at the zoo with their friends and family! In partnership with the Stollery Children’s Hospital, the children enjoy an evening filled with animal encounters, crafts, activities, rides, roving performers and lots of fun! The Edmonton Valley Zoo joined this initiative in 2008. Dreamnight now spans over 300 zoos internationally, with more zoos joining each year.

2018 - Another Magical Night!

On Friday June 1, 2018, the Edmonton Valley Zoo hosted its 11th annual Dreamnight at the Zoo!

In partnership with the Stollery Children’s Hospital, the Edmonton Valley Zoo was able to host 1700 participants for a totally free evening at the zoo. The evening involved magic, music, animal encounters, princesses and superheros, The Dr. Ness Memorial Teddy Bear Hospital and so much more!

It was an incredible experience for both the families that attended the event, as well as for the staff and volunteers that helped make the event possible.

This year we had over 130 volunteers donate at least 600 hours’ worth of service, as well as donations of goods and supplies for the evening!

If you attended Dreamnight this year, we would love to hear from you!

Thank You to our Sponsors

The Edmonton Valley Zoo could not have run this event without our amazing sponsors:

Adventure Bus
Alberta Health Services
Alberta Health Services EMS
Beyond Face Painting
City of Edmonton
Coca Cola
Compass Group Canada
With Harp In Hand
David’s Tea
Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians 
Edmonton Valley Zoo
Genesis School - 100 Voices Pre-kindergarten
MiniBites Cupcakes
Northern Alberta Mascot Performers (N.A.M.P)
Pizza 73
Positively Princess’d 
Royal Treats
Stollery Children’s Hospital 
Valley Zoo Development Society
Wild Earth Bakery and Café

Caricatures by Susanne
Catherine McMillan - Caricaturist
Debbie Levey - Sky Magic
Edmonton Fire Rescue
Gerry Rasmussen - Caricaturist
Killarney Community Patrol
Kim Chung – S.T.E.D.I Science Experiments
Laurel Hawkswell - Caricaturist 
Nicole Van Den Berg – Crafts
Oilers Entertainment Group 
One Red Nose and Ten Happy Toes - Clown
Six Feet Up – as Just Duet
St. John Ambulance 
Winnifred Stewart Association

Thank you for making this magical evening such a great success! We look forward to another successful Dreamnight in 2019! 

If you would like to be involved in next year’s Dreamnight at the Zoo, please contact or call 311.

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7

Telephone In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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