Just a few months after a wildfire forced them to flee their homes, 50 Fort McMurray, Alta. kids are about to embark on the trip of a lifetime to Disneyland.
Dreams Take Flight Edmonton, the charity organizing the trip, usually takes 150 disadvantaged kids to the theme park every year.
But this time, thanks to sponsor Air Canada, they were able to make room on the September flight for the Fort Mac kids.
The organization surprised the children with the news at a hotel in Edmonton on Sunday.
One of the kids headed to Disneyland poses with a volunteer. (Photo: Dreams Take Flight)
"Aside from the flight itself, this is an event that our volunteers wait for all year," said the organization's Nadine Bailey in a release.
"Giving children this kind of experience is magical."
Their parents were in on the secret, but the kids had no idea what was about to happen.
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