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Marking National Child Day on November 20

Take time to celebrate the intelligent, creative, and charming children in your life today, Wednesday, November 20.

Celebrated since 1993, National Child Day commemorated the United Nations’ adoption of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child, adopted on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted on November 20, 1989.

For the second year in a row, Personnel Support Programs (PSP) is hosting a national campaign in celebration of National Child Day.

“This year each child will decoupage a heart that represents them and the rights they have, these will all be sent to Ottawa to be displayed in a forest of Glowing Hearts, which represents the pride the children feel in the work their parents do in protecting the rights of other children,” says Ryan Cane, PSP Senior Manager Recreation Program and Community Services.

PSP offices throughout various military bases hosted National Child Day events until November 20.

“Decorated artwork will be displayed on trees at the Canadian War Museum on 27 November 2019. Thank you to our 2019 sponsor BMO, the official bank of the Canadian Defence Community, for making this year’s events possible,” says Cane.

To find events near you, visit here

For more information about National Child Day, visit the website.

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Paige LeClair

As a recent graduate from the St. Thomas University Journalism program, Paige has a passion for storytelling and investigative journalism. In 2016, she, along with her journalism team were awarded first place at the Emerge Media Awards in the multimedia category. The team was also a finalist at the Canadian Association of Journalist Awards. She is excited to work with other military spouses providing stories and information to the military community. Paige is newly married to Andrew, a Lineman, and moved to their first posting in Petawawa in May of this year. She is excited to begin this journey with Andrew, their dog Diablo, and cat, Linux

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