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“CHAMPS” CELEBRATE 70 YEARS OF THE WAR AMPS KEY TAG SERVICE AT CHARLOTTETOWN CHILD AMPUTEE SEMINAR

April 18, 2016 – The War Amps 2016 Atlantic Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar starts this Friday in Charlottetown. The Seminar will bring together young amputees and their parents from across the Atlantic provinces, where they will learn about the latest developments in artificial limbs, dealing with teasing and bullying and parenting an amputee child.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Key Tag Service. To date, more than 1.5 million sets of lost keys have been returned to their owners. Donations to the Key Tag Service fund The War Amps many programs for amputees, including the CHAMP Program, which provides financial assistance for artificial limbs and recreational devices, regional seminars and peer support.

When: April 22 - 24, 2016
Where: The Delta Prince Edward
18 Queen Street

Media are welcome to attend the following sessions. Interviews with the Champs can be arranged at any time.

Friday, April 22
6:45 p.m. Welcoming (Sir John A Room)
Mayor Clifford Lee will welcome the Champs and their parents to Charlottetown.
Saturday, April 23
8:50 a.m. PLAYSAFE! (Johnson Room)
Champs learn how they can become Safety Ambassadors and teach other children how to PLAYSAFE.
10:15 a.m. Healthy Living for Arm Amputees (Sir John A Room)
Arm amputees learn how to lead healthy lives, discover a multitude of daily living aids and look at new ways to accomplish everyday activities.
10:15 a.m. Healthy Living for Leg Amputees (Chandler Room)
Leg amputees learn how to lead healthy lives and look at new ways to accomplish everyday activities.
1:30 p.m. Amputees in Action! (Sir John A Room)
Champs demonstrate their artificial limbs and recreational devices in a “show & tell” format.
Sunday, April 23
8:45 a.m. “What Bugs Me” (Sir John A Room)
Open forum session where young Champs talk about and learn to handle difficult issues they encounter like teasing, staring and “too many questions.” Older Champs provide support and advice. This is the final session of the seminar, which sends Champs home with renewed confidence and tools for living with amputation.

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Danita Chisholm
Executive Director, Communications    
1 877 606-3342
communications@waramps.ca