Are you looking for a Holiday gift idea that can make Dreams come true for local children?

We can help! Have your heard of the 2019 Junior Superheroes calendar?

Is it a bird, is it a plane, no, it’s … the 2019 Junior Superheroes crew! For one day only the Superheroes of Victoria transformed 11 Vancouver Island super kids into crime-fighting, power-wielding superheroes. Providing specially tailored costumes, green screen technology and a whole toolbag of props and tricks, some truly deserving kids got the chance to experience a transforming photoshoot.

This is year number two for this amazing project. Working in conjunction with Help Fill a Dream, nominations were sought for kids who would benefit from this unique experience. The children are all living with life-changing medical conditions that present daily challenges to them and their families. As well as being superheroes for the day the kids also became the stars of the 2019 Junior Superhero calendar. All funds raised from the sale of the calendars goes directly to making Dreams come true for local children with life-threatening medical conditions.

The photoshoot took place in September and on November 3,the calendar was launched at the Charlie White Theatre at the Mary Winspear Centre. There were many emotional moments as families shared their stories and the children got to see the photo of their super alter-egos for the first time.

The project has brought together many local artists, all of whom have volunteered their time and skills.

Help Fill A Dream has been a proud Think Local First member for three years and they were joined on this project this year by three other Think Local First members – Peninsula Co-op (costume sponsor) and Country Grocer and Monk Office (retailers of the calendar). Thank you to these incredible community partners. Calendars are also available online. Meet the Junior Superheroes through a “behind the scenes” video below.

Help Fill a Dream is a Victoria-based charity that supports local children whose lives have been changed due to a medical condition or severe health challenge.

Since 1986 Help Fill a Dream has been supporting those families from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands whose lives have suddenly changed due to their child’s diagnosis with a medical condition or severe health challenge. This year, Help Fill A Dream has supported over 500 Island children and their families.