The fundraiser was created to honour the late 13-month-old William ‘Iron Will’ Rattray, who spent much of his life in an Edmonton children’s hospital.
The benefit began as a clothing fundraiser, but in just three years it grew into a yearly event.
This year’s theme was a carnival, which included a variety of games for the kids, along with a silent auction for the parents.
Will’s mother, Desiree Rattray, believes raising money for this cause is important because the need for a children’s hospital in the province is crucial for keeping families together in hard times.
Aside from raising funds, Rattray says the day is meant to inspire others through her son’s story of strength.
By the end of the year, the fundraiser hopes to raise $300,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan Foundation.