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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 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

 

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.

ONGOING CAMPAIGNS

There are many companies, groups and individuals who support the efforts of Children's Wish. Learn more about them and how you can help.

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Recent Highlights

Big Mary Day

For more than 10 years the Mary Brown's Fund has raised donations in support of The Children's Wish Foundation and Special Olympics Canada. For the month of July, Mary Brown's donated 25 cents for every new 'Like' on their Facebook page. On July 30th, locations across Canada participated in Big Mary Day and for every Big Mary purchased $2.00 was donated to the Mary Brown's Fund.

Wish Child Kyle and his mom Tracy entertained customers at one of the participating locations as they enjoyed their Big Mary's. To date, Mary Brown's has contributed over $160,000 to Children's Wish to help support children with life-threatening illnesses receive their most heartfelt 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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Flight in Search of Santa

Wishmaker Walk for Wishes

From coast to coast, thousands of Canadians hit the road on foot each year for Wishmaker Walk for Wishes. In 2013, Wishmaker Walk for Wishes raised over $1.2 million from walks in close to 100 locations across the country. This fall event has raised more than $11 million nationwide since 2005 to help grant wishes to Canadian children living with a life-threatening illness.

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Wish A-Thon

Wish A-Thon

There’s special magic during the holiday season. In 2013, Children’s Wish hosted Wish-A-Thon from November 22 to December 21 and raised over $25,000. Visitors to the Wish-A-Thon website could also ‘Like’ Children’s Wish on Facebook and enter for their chance to win. Congratulations to Kellyann Poulin of Montreal, the winner of an all-inclusive one-week trip for two to Riviera Maya, Mexico courtesy of Transat. This online fundraiser highlights a new Wish child on a holiday tree each day and makes donations as easy as clicking on the gift bag at the foot of the tree.

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Albertans walk the talk and raise more than $190,000

Albertans walk the talk and raise more than $190,000

Hundreds of Albertans laced up their walking shoes in 2013 and stepped out to fulfill the heartfelt wishes of children with a life-threatening illness. By taking part in Wishmaker Walk for Wishes – an annual fundraiser for Children’s Wish – Albertans raised more than $190,000 in 2013, a record amount raised in the province. In 2013 Wishmaker Walk for Wishes raised about $1.2 million from 97 events across the country. Our thanks to the countless participants, donors, organizing committees, volunteers and sponsors who helped make Wishmaker Walk for Wishes so successful in 2013.

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Highway of Dreams

Highway of Dreams

They were going to ride come rain, snow or sleet but luckily they had nothing but sun. The Canadian Oilfield Riders Association in Alberta celebrated the 25th anniversary of its annual Motorcycle Poker Run with a beautiful day and a record breaking fundraising total of $20,000 to support Children’s Wish and other charities. The event kicked off in Chestermere with a delicious breakfast from United Oilfield, and ended more 100 kilometres north east at the Wayne Campground near Drumheller. Learn more.

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Alberta’s Imperial Sovereign Court dazzles to support Children’s Wish

Alberta’s Imperial Sovereign Court dazzles to support Children’s Wish

It was a night of glitz and glamour at the 37th Annual Imperial Sovereign Court of the Chinook Arch Social Association Coronation Ball. Guests from all over North America arrived in their best tuxedos and ball gowns to help crown the new Regent Emperor and Empress Elect 37. The association has been supporting Children's Wish for three decades through a variety of fundraising initiatives in the LGBT community and continues to work hard to create the magic of a wish for children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Learn more.

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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” without 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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