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Oct 1, 2015
Exile Island Calgary
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"X" marks the spot where fun will be found at this years 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: October 1, 2015
Location: McMahon Stadium, Calgary, AB

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

Oct 2, 2015
Swing Fore The Kids Tournament - Nova Scotia
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Register for the Swing Fore The Kids Golf Tournament today! A fun filled day of golf, games, draws, silent and live auction and a fabulous gourmet dinner served to you! Joy is a wonder drug and by participating in this tournament, you will be helping to turn dreams into realities. 

Go to or contact Creston Rudolph, Nova Scotia Chapter office, by phone at 905-468-3044.

Oct 4, 2015
Princess Tea Party - Ottawa
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The Princess Tea Party is an afternoon of everything princess! It includes: a tea party, princess parlour, entertainment, silent auction, lots of princesses and fun, fun, fun.  Not to leave the boys out there is also a superheroes portion of the event as well! 

Decorated in fairy tale princess style, the hall is transformed into a fantasy palace that every little girl dreams of, complete with Princesses and a King and Queen. It is a breathtaking sight that leaves no one disappointed.

  • Date: October 4, 2015
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: EY Centre, Ottawa

To purchase tickets or learn more about the event go to You can also contact us directly by phone at 613-221-9474, or email

Oct 21, 2015
Wish Gala
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Presented by: Irving Oil

Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM

Table Sponsor - $1,100.00
Individual Ticket - $125.00

Please ontact Khryspn at for more details or visit

Oct 23, 2015
Exile Island Cape Breton
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Create a team of 5 people! Gather pledges of approximately $5000.00, per tribe.  Spend a Friday discovering the adventures of Downtown Sydney, while helping grant a wish to a child living with a life threatening illness.

On October 23, 2015 teams will be up for the challenges trying to outwit, outplay and outpledge the other tribes.

If you would like to create a team more information at or by contacting

Nov 20, 2015
Exile Island Richmond, BC
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Tribes will be exiled for an afternoon of challenges, competition, fundraising and wish granting to determine who will become the ultimate survivors!

When: November 20th, 2015
Location: Richmond Olympic Oval, British Columbia

To learn more about the tribes, wish children, and how to sponsor, please visit

Feb 26, 2016
Shiver Ball
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The 7th Annual Shiver Ball Gala will be held on February 26th at the Delta Winnipeg.

Date: Friday February 26th, 2016

Time: 6:00PM

Location: Delta Winnipeg Hotel, 350 St Mary Ave, Winnipeg MB

The Shiver Ball Gala is unrivaled in its theme, features, entertainment and cause, providing an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. The Shiver Ball features live entertainment, live and silent auctions, featuring unique travel experiences such as a Churchill trip for two to experience the Polar Bear Capital of the world as well as for the wine lovers we present a Napa Valley Wine Excursion, fun activities for all ages and a fabulous dinner.  You are greeted at the door with a glass of sparkling wine and hor d’oeuvres.  The key highlight of the evening is one of our wish children speaking on behalf of the foundation and personally thanking our guests for their support.

Please visit for more information.

For sponsorship opportunities and questions, please contact Riele Bailey, Development Coordinator, or call 204-289-2992


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K9 Storm

Behind every great Shiver Ball is a perfect (K9) storm

The Children’s Wish Shiver Ball Gala is unrivaled in its theme, features, entertainment and cause, providing an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. The Shiver Ball features live entertainment, live and silent auctions, featuring unique travel experiences such as a Churchill trip for 2 to experience the Polar Bear Capital of the world, as well as a Napa Valley Wine Excursion for the wine lovers; fun activities for all ages and a fabulous dinner.

K9 Storm is an important guest that will again be in attendance. They are a Canadian-owned company that provide custom-fit canine body armor with built -in specialty harnesses to agencies in the security and defense sectors.

Jim and Glori Slater and the rest of the K9 Storm family have supported Children’s Wish for over 20 years with close to $70,000, and have been the cornerstone of the Shiver Ball since its launch.

Since its inception in 2010, the Shiver Ball has raised nearly $525,000. Now in its 7th year, Shiver Ball will be held at the Delta Winnipeg again, on Friday February 26th. Save the date for a special, meaningful annual event!

Tribe Scales at Exile Island PEI

Exile Island PEI

The 5th annual Exile Island was held on Friday, September 18th. There were 9 tribes with Tribe Scales as the top fundraising tribe, raising more than $17,500!

Here is Team Tribe Scales with their Wish chilld, Autumn, age 7, who has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The team consists of Kent Scales (Team Captain), Stuart Wilson, Katie Ramsay, Sindy Boudreau, Catherine Daley, and Craig Lawlor.


Princess Tea Party - New Brunswick

The New Brunswick Chapter has been everything princess over the past few weeks hosting three Princess Tea Parties. The Children’s Wish Princess Tea Party is a real life fairy tale for many children, whisking them away for a day filled with magical moments. All of our special little guests get to meet their favorite princesses, have their picture taken together, and get an official autograph in their autograph book as a souvenir. Further to this excitement, there is a beauty parlour where all the little princesses get a hairdo topped with sparkles, and their own personal tiara! Cupcakes and juice are enjoyed by all, while experiencing a live sing along song from their most loved fairy tale stories. One of our very special guest princesses was Wish Child Mikaela. Mikaela and her sisters were transformed into princesses for the day, and tried on the famous glass slipper from a very famous prince! They enjoyed a day full of fun together, endless smiles, and well deserved royal treatment. Combined, all three Princess Tea Parties raised $30,000.00 granting at least three wishes, and creating a lasting memory for all those who attended.


Jaxen's Story

At 15 months of age, Jaxen took sick and was rushed to hospital on life support where his family sadly discovered that a virus had attacked his heart. He was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy and he and his family moved to Toronto to await a transplant. After 10 very long months, Jaxen received his new heart and thankfully today, he is doing quite well. His mom had heard about Children’s Wish from friends and when we told her he was to receive a wish, she told us “…after spending so much time in the hospital and having to do so many nasty things that he don’t want to do, it’s really cool that Jaxen gets to do something he actually wants to do.” Jaxen told us that he wants to meet his favourite character, Diego at Disney, because he saves animals, so he and his three older siblings and parents are very much looking forward to seeing his wish come true. Coming from a large family, his mom Joy told us that, as parents, they try to do special individual outings with each of the children, to give them special one on one time together, so when we asked if Jaxen would like to attend Exile Island Moncton, she readily agreed. Jaxen was a big help at the fundraiser, handing out reward stones and cheering on the competitors, but it was the team of firefighters that he really took a shining to. Thank you to the brave team of firefighters for helping to grant Jaxen's Wish!

Conor and Family

2015 Shiver Ball

The 6th annual Shiver Ball Gala held on February 20th was a very special night for the Children’s Wish Foundation. 370 guests were in attendance helping us raised over $115,000 for the Foundation. The room was adorned with pictures of wish children and their families from the past 30 years. Guests were welcomed with passed hors d'oeuvre and sparkling wine, and later treated to a night of an exquisite dinner, followed by dancing and an exciting key prize draw for various prizes.The true star of the night was 5 year old Conor who, at the young age of 2, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Conor’s mom, Morgan spoke about Conor’s journey, his continuing treatment and what his wish meant to him and his family. This year’s dinner had even more significance as it was also a celebration of the Foundation’s 30th Anniversary. In 30 years, Children’s Wish has been able to grant over 20,000 wishes across the country, touching thousands of lives in the process. We would like to thank everyone who was a part of this exciting event and who generously supported the Foundation with their commitment of helping to grant wishes.

Exile Island Edmonton

Exile Island Edmonton

Sovereign General has been a Children’s Wish Corporate Donor partner for over 10 years, collectively raising over $200,000 to help grant wishes through their corporate partnership in many Children’s Wish events. For their Exile Island corporate team challenge, they wanted to get to know their wish child; Wish Child Matthew, who was invited to Sovereign General, Edmonton Office, for an introduction and to learn about his wish. “I don’t think anyone on the team was prepared for such an overwhelming journey,” team member Natalie said. Thirteen-year-old Wish Child Matthew was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 11-years-old and has faced many challenges in his life as a result of his illness. Matthew’s Wish is to meet the cast of The Walking Dead, and so the name of Sovereign General’s team was determined to be “Matthew’s Walkers”. A week before being “Exiled” at the West Edmonton Mall, “Matthew’s Walkers” regrouped at the Sovereign General office for lunch and some Nerf gun target shooting to prepare for any zombie pirates that they may run into the day of Exile Island. “We will all treasure that time with Matthew. The bonds made over Nerf bullets are never to be broke,” said Natalie. Through corporate donations, personal fundraising, 50/50 draws, and Bingo for Wishes, Sovereign General raised over $18,000 this past January to help grant Matthew’s wish. With the help of corporate partners like Sovereign General, wishes like Matthew’s Wish have come true, as well as so many others.


2015 WISH Gala

On Thursday, March 5th, 2015, 180 glamorous Vancouverites raised over $165,000 to support the work of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, at the 2nd annual WISH Gala, presented by Pacific Blue Cross. Held at Vancouver’s historic Vogue Theatre, the event was sold out months in advance. Guests gathered for an incredible meal prepared on stage by Edible Canada, plus canapés from Fable, and a sweet finish by Farm 2 Fork. Wish Child Avery, who was diagnosed with a herart condition and underwent two open-heart surgeries when she was nearly three-years-old, was the Co-Host of the evening. Wish Child Emily has lived with Chron's Disease most of her life, and after her wish was fulfilled, she began volunteering with Children's Wish. You can view Emily's story here, produced by Vancouver's Noravera Visuals. Emily's video was premiered at the WISH Gala. (In Photo from Left to Right - Event Chair Lana Bradshaw and event Co-Host Avery. Photo courtesy of Lana Bradshaw.)


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!


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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