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Winnipeg girls crowned princesses for a day

Five young girls battling life threatening illnesses were among 60 kids who were crowned princess Sunday at an event hosted by the Children's Wish Foundation.

Dozens of girls given chance to be princesses Sunday as part of Children's Wish Foundation event

Five girls battling life threatening illnesses were among 60 kids who were crowned princesses Sunday at an event hosted by the Children's Wish Foundation.
A group of little girls in Winnipeg Sunday had a chance to play make believe and be princesses for a day as part of an event hosted by the Children's Wish Foundation. (Elliott Sloan/CBC)

The event was held inside castle Chavella at the Canadian Mennonite University. The girls received princess makeovers, and a ballroom lunch and entertainment from special guests Elsa and Anna, characters from Disney's Frozen.

Stella Mazza is the founder of the event, now in it's ninth year. She said the event gave the girls currently receiving treatment a chance to have some fun.

"They're away from doctors and all ... the medications and so forth that they have to deal with on a daily basis, and this is their escape, this is their fairy tale escape for them for the day," said Mazza.

Mazza said the purpose of the event was to give the kids a break from doctors and the daily stress of battling an illness.