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Dreamlift kids touch down in California

The Dreamlift has touched down in Southern California.

Bound for a day of fun at Disneyland, 64 children with life-threatening illnesses, and their volunteer chaperones from Kelowna, West Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Kamloops and 20 other communities throughout the B.C. Interior, were welcomed to Orange County during a ceremony on the tarmac at the Orange Country airport Tuesday morning.

The kids will spend the day at the Magic Kingdom, accompanied by Orange County sheriffs who volunteer to help their Dreamlift visitors.

The trip is funded by the annual Wendy's Dreamlift Day in six southern Interior communities and is organized by the Sunshine Foundation of Canada.

Capital News reporter Wade Paterson is accompanying the kids and will post reports from California throughout the day.

The trip started early for the special passenger, who were at the Kelowna airport to catch their flight to California at 5:30 a.m. They are scheduled to return in the early hours of Friday morning.

Watch for updates throughout the day.

 

 

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