Teddy Bears’ Picnic

May 26, 2019

Over 30 years ago, a group of volunteers got together to plan a fun and educational day for kids. Fast forward almost 32 years and the Teddy Bears’ Picnic, presented by the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, has grown from seven tents to over 50 that provide a fun and free educational experience for the whole family. Join us for the 33rd Teddy Bears’ Picnic Sunday, May 26th, 2019, and be a part of this Winnipeg tradition!

Plan Your Day!

Download the official Teddy Bears’ Picnic Map.

Please note: The section of Assiniboine Park Drive from Commissary Road to Zoo Drive will be closed from May 13 to the end of June. If at all possible, access the Park and Zoo from the east using Wellington or Corydon/Roblin, or from the south using Shaftesbury. If coming from the west, consider adjusting your route and approaching from Shaftesbury. You can go straight into the Park at the intersection of Shaftesbury and Roblin/Corydon or turn left and approach the Zoo entrance from the east. Visit the Assiniboine Park Website for more info.


Online 50/50 Raffle

Support this Manitoba tradition and the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba by buying 50/50 raffle tickets, and make a difference in child health and child health research. Together, we can do more for the children and families that need us!

Buy your 50/50 tickets here


Main Stage Entertainment

Be sure to join us at the Lyric Theatre for some family-friendly entertainment all day long!

Time Entertainers
9:00am – 9:20am Khartum Shrine Pipes and Drums
9:25am – 9:55am Orlan Ukrainian Folk Ensemble and Orlan School of Dance
10:00am – 10:25am Double The Trouble
10:30am – 10:55am Manitoba Great Wall Performing Arts
11:00am – 11:25am Exhale Dance Studio
11:30am – 12:25pm Robin Chestnut
12:30pm – 12:55pm Enharmony
1:00pm – 1:25pm McConnell Irish Dancers
1:30pm – 1:55pm Bae’s Martial Arts
2:00pm – 2:25pm Inna Riddim
2:30pm – 2:55pm LuLu and the TomCat
3:00pm – 3:25pm Junior Musical Theatre Company
3:30pm – 3:55pm Summer Bear Dance Troupe
4:00pm – 4:25pm Quidel Chilean Folklore Dance Group
4:30pm – 4:55pm Hinode Taiko


Food & Drink

The Fort Garry Rotary Club will once again be serving up delicious food options in the Rotary tent:

  • 8:00am – 11:00am: Pancake Breakfast
  • 11:00am – 5:00pm: Burgers and Hotdogs

New this year! There will be a variety of food trucks on site that will offer all kinds of different food options. Some of the food trucks on site will be: Kyu Grill, Mighty Mini Donuts, Eva’s Gelato, and Better Than Baba’s.



The Dr. Goodbear Clinic is must-visit for every Teddy Bears’ Picnic fan! Your Teddy Bear will experience their own ‘Children’s Hospital’ experience by having a medical professional tend to their boo-boos. Recommended for children aged 3-12.

Other tents include First Aid, Sun Awareness, Teddy’s Dental World, Bear Eye Care, Play It Safe, Bearobics, Bear-thoven, Bear Road Safety, and Build-a-Bag.

New this year! We’re introducing a fun new tent this year, Bear Hair Care! Need a new style or ‘do for you and your Teddy Bear? For a small donation to the Children’s Hospital Foundation, you can get a new look and learn about hair hygiene.

Other activities will include face painting, crafts, and more!


Dr. Goodbear Store

Be sure to stop by the Dr. Goodbear Store to purchase a signature Dr. Goodbear stuffie! Back this year, we will be selling Bear Ears – a must-buy to enjoy the Picnic!

New this year! We have a limited edition Dr. Goodbear collectible pin. This pin is limited in quantities, so be sure to pick one up on the day of Picnic!


Teddy Bears’ Picnic Colouring Contest

Hey kids! Enter our 2019 Teddy Bears’ Picnic Colouring Contest and you could win a Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba gift basket! You can find the contest entry in the Winnipeg Free Press Saturday Edition on May 4th and May 11th or you can download it here.

View the 2019 Teddy Bears’ Picnic Colouring Contest Rules.



Interested in volunteering for the Dr. Goodbear Clinic? Learn more about roles and how to apply!

Interested in being a general volunteer for the Teddy Bears’ Picnic? Apply today!


Our 2019 Teddy Bears’ Picnic Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor, Teddy Bears’ Picnic


Presenting Sponsor, Dr. Goodbear Clinic














A special thank you to the Teddy Bears’ Picnic Committee for planning and organizing this event and for the hundreds of volunteers who give back to the community on this day.