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Jun 19, 2014
9th Annual RumRunners STRIKE Charity Classic in Calgary
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Join us for the 9th Annual PEI RumRunners STRIKE Charity Classic in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation. Following the tournament will be a meal, silent auction and prizes!

To date, the golf tournament has raised $670,000 divided between the PEI and Alberta chapters of the Foundation to support wish granting “back home” and in the “adopted home” of the players of the PEI Rumrunners Hockey Club.

When:

  • June 19th, 2014
  • Shotgun Start - 7:45 a.m

Location:

  • Calgary Elks Lodge & Golf Club - 2502 - 6th Street NE, Calgary, AB

The cost to play is $300.00 per player which includes everything you need for the day!

To register please visit the website. The first 144 paid golfers are guaranteed a spot.

For more information contact Elisha Jackson at 587-880-3253

Jun 26, 2014
3rd Annual Burlesque Show - Edmonton
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Join Dance Code Studio Inc., for their 3rd Annual Burlesque Show in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation.

This year’s theme is Burlesque Wonderland and will feature entertainment by the Pinheruppers and Hotsy Totsy Revue as well as an auction. The first 100 ladies in attendance will receive a gift bag upon entry.

When:

  • Thursday, June 26, 2014
  • Cocktails: 6:15pm
  • Show: 7:30pm

Where: Encore – West Edmonton Mall - 2687, 8882 170 Street, Edmonton

Tickets can be purchased at Dance Code Studio Inc (10575-115 Street, Edmonton, AB T5H 3K4) or by contacting Sarah Torkoly at 780-916-7095.

 

Jul 10, 2014
KMS Tools Community BBQ - Edmonton
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Stop by KMS Tools and enjoy a delicious BBQ while helping make wishes come true for children diagnosed with a life threatening illness.
Lunch includes everyone’s favorite: smokies! With all the fixings!

When:

  • July 10 - 12, 2014
  • 9 am - 5 pm

Location:

  • KMS Tools (14520 111 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB)

Appearance by Roary The Lion!

For more information please contact Ian Lindsay, Development Coordinator at ian.lindsay@childrenswish.ca or 587-881-0063

Jul 16, 2014
Richard John Evans Annual Golf Tournament - Edmonton
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Please join Envy Hair Nail Design and Creating Millionaire Ltd at the 21st Annual Richard John Evans Golf Tournament in support of The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. We invite you to join us for this fun-filled event featuring continental breakfast, a fabulous BBQ dinner, and auction along with 18 holes of golf on one of the top courses in Edmonton.

Entry Fee:
Includes green fees, golf cart, driving range, continental breakfast & dinner.

Click here for more information about the tournament or contact Elizabeth Lopresti at 780-340-9039.

 

Jul 30, 2014
Big Mary Day
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Big Mary Day, Mary Brown's Annual Charitable Day, will be celebrated at all Mary Brown's locations in Canada on July 30th. $2.00 from each Big Mary sold on July 30th will go to support The Mary Brown's Fund.

CLICK HERE TO FIND A MARY BROWN'S LOCATION NEAR YOU

Encourage friends and family to go to https://www.facebook.com/MaryBrowns.

Thank you for supporting The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.

Aug 16, 2014
Run or Dye - Edmonton
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Looking to add a little color to your wardrobe? Why not be your own canvas and register for Run or Dye Edmonton! The world's most colorful 5 KM Run has chosen The Children's Wish Foundation as their charity of choice.

For every volunteer recruited by Children's Wish, $50.00 will go towards the foundation.
If you would like to participate in the run, register and enter code wish14 and $5.00 will automatically go towards Children's Wish.

When:
August 16th, 2014

Location:
St. Albert

Register online at http://ca.runordye.com/locations/Edmonton and be your own canvas!

If you would like to sign up as a volunteer, or for any questions, contact:
Ian Lindsay
587-881-0063

Sep 1, 2014
Tubs for Wishes
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Help grant wishes during the entire month of September! 
Polar Spas will be donating $100.00 to The Children's Wish Foundation for every hot tub sold! For every tanning bed or sauna, they will donate $25.00.

In addition, Polar Spas will be hosting a BBQ at the Edmonton and Calgary locations on September 26th, 27th, and 28th. 

From September 1st - September 31st you have the chance to help grant a wish!

For more information visit www.polarspas.ca 

Sep 6, 2014
6th Annual Wish Rides
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Don't miss out on the 6th Annual Alberta Wish Rides. Offered at two locations, you have the chance at experiencing an escorted horse-back ride through the most beautiful countryside that Alberta has to offer.

There will be a BBQ dinner, entertainment and prizes!

When:
-September 6, 2014 at Sierra West Ranch in Lundbreck, AB
-September 20, 2014 at Reesor Ranch in Cypress Hill, AB

Riders can arrive at 9 a.m., for a free breakfast!

For more information and to register, visit www.albertawishride.ca
Once registered, riders have access to online fundraising tools to collect pledges in support of Children's Wish!

 

 

Sep 7, 2014
Princess Prance
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Channel your inner princess and join us for the inaugural Princess Prance! We invite all royal families from across the kingdom to join us for this regal event which includes 1, 5, or 10 km route options.

Forget the glass slippers - strap on your fanciest sneakers and royal accessories and help create the magic of a wish for princesses and princes coping with life threatening illnesses!

Location: Eau Claire, 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, Alberta

Registration is at 9 am, run starts at 10 am.

Early bird registration is $25 until August 1, 2014, or $30 after August 1, 2014.
Registration for children 12 years old and under are free!

To register, please visit the website.

For further information, contact:
H
azel Alim, Development Coordinator
587-880- 3268
hazel.alim@childrenswish.ca

 

Sep 11, 2014
The Hudson's Bay Giving Day
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Wishes are also about moms and dads, brothers and sisters. They are about families and precious moments spent together planning, enjoying and reflecting on the special magic of a wish. The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has been given the chance to participate in the Hudson's Bay Giving Day, in support of local charities. Purchase a $5 ticket in support of Children's Wish. For more information about the event and how you can help go to http://baygivingdayalberta.childrenswishevent.ca.

Sep 18, 2014
Shoot for the Stars Hockey Tournament
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Lace up your skates and help create the magic of a wish by joining us at Shoot for the Stars Hockey Tournament!

The tournament includes a minimum of four games for all teams, individual and team prizes, and a wrap up party at Ric's Lounge!
Team registration is $1,500.

When:
September 18th - 21st, 2014

Location:
Winsport Arenas - Canada Olympic Park, Calgary, AB

Spots are limited so sign up today!
For more information and to register, please visit www.shootforthestarshockey.com

 

Sep 19, 2014
Exile Island - Calgary
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"X" marks the spot where fun will be found at this years Pirates of Exile Island - Calgary!

Each crew will work together as they travel to unchartered territory to grant a special child’s most heartfelt wish and will meet their wish child on event day.

When: September 19th, 2014
Location: Talisman Center, Calgary, AB

Can you Outsmart, Outplay and Outpledge?
For more information visit here.

Sep 21, 2014
FC Edmonton Soccer Game
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Edmonton's first professional soccer team has a short history, but a bright future! Children's Wish has been featured as the charity of choice for the FC Edmonton vs Tampa Bay Rowdies game. Children's Wish will be onsite hosting a live raffle and will also be involved in the game!

Ticket vouchers are $22.00 each and can be used at this or any home game. For every ticket voucher purchased through the Edmonton office, $5.00 will be donated to Children's Wish. Tickets can be used at any home game.

When:
Sunday, September 21st, 2014.

To purchase ticket stop by the office:
#4 10016 29A Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Or
Contact Ian Lindsay
780-340-9039 ext. 3 or Ian.Lindsay@childrenswish.ca

For more information visit www.fcedmonton.com

 

Sep 27, 2014
Lethbridge Pumpkin Festival
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It's time to embrace the leaves changing colours as we enter the season of Autumn! 
Come join in on some pumpkin fun as we help grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

The Pumpkin Festival and Auction is filled with family fun for all ages. The event starts with the weigh in of the giant pumpkin!

When: September 27th, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Green Haven Garden Centre

For more information please call 403-320-3017 and help create the magic of a wish! 

Oct 18, 2014
Women of the Wild West
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Saddle up and get ready for the Women of the Wild West!
Since 2006, Women of the Wild West have been impersonating female legands from the past. They are hosting a Cowboy Poetry and Song event in support of the Children's Wish!

Tickets are $50.00 and includes dinner, music, poetry performances as well as a live and silent auction!

Tickets will be available from select Cochrane retailers and from members of the Women of the Wild West. For more information please visit www.womenofthewildwest.ca

To donate to the event please visit here.

Oct 25, 2014
Wishmaker Walk - Drayton Valley
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Hundreds of communities across Canada participate in the Wishmaker Walk for Wishes. It is a fun, family-oriented day with the goal to help grant wishes for children with a life-threatening illness. 

Register for this year's Wishmaker Walk in Drayton Valley, Alberta and register as a team, or an individual, for the 5km, or 10km walk. 

Date: Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Where: 
Evergreen Elementary School - 4417 - 47 Avenue Drayton Valley, AB T7A 1P2
When:
Registration Time: 10:30 A.M
Walk Time: 11:00 A.M. 

For more information visit www.wishmaker.ca or contact Ian Lindsay at Ian.Lindsay@childrenswish.ca 

Oct 30, 2014
Binary Arts Exhibition
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An elegant evening of charity, art, champagne and conversation in support of The Children's Wish Foundation. The Binary Art Exhibition works with artists, collectors and the community to help create the magic of a wish.

When: October 30th, from 6 - 9 p.m.
Where: The Fairmont Palliser Hotel - 133 9th Avenue SW

To purchase tickets and for more information visit www.binaryexhibitions.org 

Nov 16, 2014
Harry Rosen Campaign
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Get ahead on all your holiday shopping while helping create the magic of a wish! 

From November 16th - 22nd, shop at your local Harry Rosen and start your holiday shopping early. 

You can donate 5% of your purchase to The Children's Wish Foundation and help grant a wish. 

For more information visit www.harryrosen.com 

Dec 31, 2014
CharityCards.ca
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A great way to support The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada this holiday season is to purchase your greeting cards at CharityCards.ca.Their state-of-the-art website allows you to customize these beautiful cards in full colour with your own message, logo, signatures and even photos . . . all printed on a premium card stock. Customize your card online and help make dreams come true!

 CharityCards.ca

Please also tell your friends, family and colleagues about this special offer as every card sold helps us grant special wishes.

View their 2014 Holiday Greeting Card Collection, including cards designed by wish children, at www.charitycards.ca.

Dec 31, 2014
Wishathon
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Give Joy This Season! Help create the magic of a wish this holiday season by donating to our annual Wish-A-Thon!
This year, Wish-A-Thon will be releasing 12 wish stories for our 12 Days Of Wishes ! 

More families go on travel wishes in the week between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve than any other week in the year. Bring joy to our wish families and help us reach our goal! 

To donate and to read our wish stories, please visit www.wishathon.ca or www.revothon.ca 

Jan 16, 2015
7th Annual Kimmett Cup
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The 7th Annual Kimmett Cup is a 3 on 3 pond hockey tournament in support of The Children's Wish Foundation. 

The tournament will take place January 16th and 17th, 2015.

For more information and to register visit www.kimmettcup.com 

Jan 30, 2015
Exile Island Edmonton
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Join us January 30, 2015, at West Edmonton Mall, as castaways Outsmart, Outplay and Outpledge rival tribes all in the spirit of making dreams come true! This year, the goal is to raise $140,000 to grant the wishes of 12 local children diagnosed with a life threatening illness.

To learn more about this one-of-a kind event, or register your tribe visit www.exileisland.ca.

Apr 30, 2015
I Wish for a New Waiter Gala - Edmonton
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Join us April 30, 2015 for an unforgettable experience and celebration at the 3rd Annual I WISH FOR A NEW WAITER GALA to benefit
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.

VENUE 
Chateau Lacombe 
10111 Bellamy Hill, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1N7 

To learn more about the event go to www.iwishforanewwaiter.ca

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Okotoks Wishmaker Walk for Wishes

On October 4th, the community of Okotoks came together for another successful Wishmaker Walk! From bouncy castles, to live musical performances, the day was packed full of fun and entertainment for the whole family. The whole community rallied together to help raise funds for Children's Wish. Ten year old Rylee Ried shaved her head to help support wishes at the walk this year (raising over $2,100 herself!)

The Okotoks Wishmaker Walk raised over $50,000! Thank you to the committee for all of their hard work, and thank you to all of the supporters, volunteers, and families who worked hard to create another successful walk.

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The Pirates of Exile Island

On September 19th, Exile Island proved itself to be fit for only the most rugged, courageous and resilient pirate crews of Calgary. Thirteen teams joined together as they dug for treasure, walked the plank, and battled the high seas with their hand-built pirate ships.

Thanks to the generosity and determination of the pirate crews, Exile Island Calgary raised a record breaking $335,000! Thank you to all of the participating teams, wish children, families and volunteers for the outstanding success! 

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Sam Sung auctions off last Apple business card

Sam Sung, a former Apple employee, generously auctioned off his last Apple business card, alongside an old uniform, to help grant wishes. Sam is a volunteer in the BC & Yukon Chapter of The Children’s Wish Foundation. He was introduced to Children’s Wish at the inaugural WISH gala in Vancouver, BC in March 2014. When the auction of his Apple items went live, it began generating a buzz on social media due to the irony of the items. After eliminating fake bids, the final bid was nearly $3,000 (CDN) and Sam was very pleased with the overall outcome. He continues to help support the magic of a wish!

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Heavy Civil Association grants close to 90 wishes 

The Heavy Civil Association of Newfoundland and Labrador has been supporting The Children’s Wish Foundation since 1996. They are the voice in the road construction, water & sewer, and heavy construction industries. For close to 20 years, the HCANL host an auction and dinner each year to help create the magic of a wish. We would like to thank The Heavy Civil Association of Newfoundland and Labrador for their continuous support throughout the years. Their generosity has made close to 90 wishes possible.

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Alberta Wish Gala 2014

The Annual Children's Wish Gala in Alberta raised $700,000

On May 29th, 2014, Children’s Wish hosted a magical night full of fairy-tale like adventures for young pirates and princesses with a bounty of treasures! Honourary wish child Aboudi and his mother Zubaidah spoke of his inspiring wish. Wish Child Joshua also received his wish! He will get to meet and skate with the Stanley Cup Champions, the LA Kings!

We would like to thank all of our supporters, donors, sponsors, wish families and guests that helped make this evening magical and we hope to have as much success next year!

 

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Exile Island

Exile Island

Based on the reality show Survivor, Exile Island is an annual fundraising event that puts local business leaders across Canada “in exile” with their communication devices to compete with other participants. In 2013 Exile Island took place in 11 locations in 2013 and raised more than $900,000, including close to $97,911 from Calgary’s Integral Energy and $88,000 from the Rexall Foundation.
Since its first event in 2007, Exile Island has generated more than $6 million to support Children’s Wish. Learn more.

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