Local 793 presented the Smilezone Foundation with a cheque for $15,000 to help support their mission of improving the lives of children receiving medical treatment at health care facilities across Canada.

The money was raised at the Toronto area golf tournament this past summer.

Seen here presenting the cheque is (L to R) director of Toronto area Dave Turple, Smilezone Foundation fund development coordinator Emily Kerr, roads and industrial sector coordinator Andrew Saunders, and sewer watermain and utilities rep Matt Porter.

Smilezones are safe spaces physically, mentally and emotionally where kids of any age, ability and diagnosis can go and be themselves without fears of judgement and where they are with other families who share in similar experiences. Smilezone helps make the hospital or centre a better place to be, providing children and families with a sense of comfort and belonging.