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Jul 13, 2014
Wishnic
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Attention all Wish Families!

Join us in celebrating the magic of a wish by an all-day complimentary family fun and entertainment!

Enjoy fun rides and attractions along with a BBQ, and chances to win great prizes!

When:

  • July 13th, 2014
  • 11 A.M. - 7 P.M.

Location:

  • Upper Clements Theme Park

Event runs rain or shine, providing the park stays open. So come on Wish Families, RSVP to our Wishnic and have some fun!
To RSVP please call Jean Doucette at 742-2126.

 

 

Jul 15, 2014
Support Brad on His Tour Divide
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Support Brad and he completes the Tour Divide! His goal is to complete the route in less than 30 days after leaving Banff on June 13, 2014. Click here to learn more or donate today.

Jul 28, 2014
Christmas in July
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There may be no snow on the ground but there will be hot chocolate, Christmas cookies and more!

Join the Christmas in July Kids Fun Day and help create the magic of a wish. Don't forget to bring all the spare change you have for the games, prizes and bake sale!

There will even be a visit from some of Santa's elves and a gift exhange as an early Christmas present! Kids will have the chance to write letters to Santa and send them back to the North Pole. There will be a BBQ with hot dogs and drinks too!

Location: St. Peter's Lions Hall, Nova Scotia
When: Monday, July 28th at 11:00 a.m., - 1:00 p.m.

So come celebrate Christmas in July with all proceeds going to The Children's Wish Foundation! For more information visit the website here.

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 8, 2014
Customer Appreciation Day at RiteStop
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The Advocate Harbour RiteStop is having a customer appreciation day and raising donations for Children's Wish! 

The store will be accepting pennies and donations to help support the magic of a wish. 
There will be activities, fun games, and chances to win some great prizes!

Some of the games include: Lollipop pull, balloon bust, fish pond and more. RiteStop will also be giving away Free Ice Cream Cones!

Fill out a ballot all week for your chance to win some fabulous prizes. Tickets are $2.00 for four. 

When:
Friday, August 8th, 2014
11:30 a.m., - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Advocate Harbour RiteStop, 3554 Hwy 209,  Advocate Harbour, NS B0M 1A0

Help create the magic of a wish! 

Aug 9, 2014
25th Annual Harley Owners Group Bike - Draw
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Don't miss out on your chance to purhcase your tickets this year for the 25th Annual Harley Owners Group Bike Draw!

Tickets are $40.00 each and all proceeds will go to The Children's Wish Foundation and the Northside/Harbourview Hospital Foundation.

This year the grand prize is a 2014 Harley Street Glide!

Additional prizes are:
(1) $1,000
(1) $500
(5) $100

Draw date os Saturday August 9th, 2014.
To purchase tickets visit Ramsay's Cycle and Sport, Sydney River - The North Sydney Mall Lotto Booth or by calling 902-794-5402.

Buy your tickets before they are all sold out and try your chance at winning the grand prize while supporting the magic of a wish!

Aug 10, 2014
3rd Annual Family Fun Day/Duck Race
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It's time to get your lucky ducks in a row and compete in our duck race! Help create the magic of the wish and have fun with the whole family.

Our 3rd Annual Family Fun Day will be featuring face painting, games, live entertainment, sucker pull, BBQ, characters, and of course of our famous Duck Race!

Purchase your ducks for $5.00 each and have the chance to win some of our fabulous prizes!

First place prize: Two tickets anywhere WestJet flies
Second place prize: $100 Costco gift card
Third place prize: $100 Target gift card
Fourth place prize: $100 Home Hardware gift card
Fifth place prize: $50.00 Esso gas card

When:
Sunday August 10th, 2014
12 P.M. - 5 P.M.
Duck race will begin at 3 P.M.

Location: Wentworth Park, Sydney

To purchase your ducks in advance, tickets are available at Mac's Convenience, Bluenose Insurance, and Wentworth Park.
For more information please contact Cathy at cathy.sutherland@childrenswish.ca

Aug 15, 2014
Hot August Nights!
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If you're an antique cars lover, go check out Hot August Nights! For one weekend, owners of antique cars will be displaying all of their old models for you to enjoy.

There will be 50/50 draws, t-shirts, hats and pins for sale, and a BBQ! Proceeds will go towards helping create the magic of a wish!

When: August 15th - 16th, 2014
Where: George Street, Sydney, NS

Don't miss amazing collections of antique cars!

Aug 21, 2014
Farmers Scoop Day!
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Farmers is designating August 21, 2014 "Scoop Day" to help fundraise for The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. They will donate a minimum of $3,500 to Children's Wish and are asking our Facebook fans to help us increase that amount! On August 21, 2014, notify farmers if you have purchased an ice cream cone, at one of their ice cream stands, by posting a picture or message on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FarmersDairy).

For every post that they gets on the Farmers Facebook page, they will donate $1 to Children's Wish. Additionally, $1 will also be donated for the following subsequent activities:

  • Any likes, comments, or shares a scooping stand post receives.
  • Every new like the Farmers Facebook page receives that day.

Share this with all your friends and spread the word so you can get scooping!
 

Aug 27, 2014
3rd Annual Convenience Store Day
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Wilson's Gas Stops will be helping raise funds to support Children's Wish!

Each location has something different to offer so visit a convenience store near you for prizes and goodies for customers!

Drop by between 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., and help create the magic of a wish! 

Aug 29, 2014
Wish Upon a Star
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Join The Children's Wish Foundation for a night of star gazing! Hear all about the stars that you will get to see. 

Where: Smileys Campground - Newport, Brooklyn, NS

When: Friday, August 29th at 8:00 p.m.

** Weather Permitted**

Sep 12, 2014
Get Spiked
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Get Spiked with The Mortgage Group and join them in this year beach volleyball tournament at the BMO Center. All money raised will help grant a wish!

When: September 12, 2014
Location: BMO Centre, Halifax

Click here to learn more and donate

Sep 19, 2014
Exile Island - Halifax
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Tribes of ten castaways will be exiled for an afternoon of challenges, competition, fundraising and wish granting to determine who will become Halifax's ultimate survivors!

When: September 19, 2014.
Location: Garrison Grounds, Halifax

To learn more about the tribes, wish children, and how to sponsor, please visit the Exile Island Halifax website here.

Oct 3, 2014
2014 Swing Fore the Kids Golf Tournament
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Swing Fore the Kids Golf Tournament

Where: Glen Arbour Golf Course, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia
Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Format: 18 Hole Scramble
Registration: 9:00am / Shotgun start: 10:00am

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.  

Presenting Sponsor: Scotiabank

For more information please call Lisa Blair, Chapter Event Coordinator, at 902-468-3044 or email lisa.blair@childrenswish.ca.

Oct 3, 2014
Swing Fore the Kids - 2014 Women's Golf Tournament
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Swing Fore the Kids - 2014 Women's Golf Tournament

Where: Glen Arbour Golf Course, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia
Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Format: 9 Hole Scramble
Registration: 1:30pm / Shotgun start: 2:30pm
Early Bird Registration: Before September 12, 2014 ($60 per golfer) on or after September 12, 2014 $80 per golfer.

Registration includes course green fees, golf clubs and banquet. Activities registration and sponsorship are first come, first served.

Please contact Lisa Blair, Chapter Event Coordinator at 1-800-267-9474 or 902-468-3044.  You can also contact Lisa by email at lisa.blair@childrenswish.ca

Oct 18, 2014
Wishmaker Walk for Wishes - Nova Scotia
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Step into the magic of a wish today! Your participation in Wishmaker Walk for Wishes can help create the magic of a wish for thousands of Canadian children, and their families. In one wonderful act of generosity, compassion and thoughtfulness you can make a difference.

For more information please visit www.wishmaker.ca.

By registering and collecting pledges, you will help lift countless children out of the daily pain and discomfort of their illness and treatments, allowing them to focus on the joy and laughter that their wish will bring. Join us this fall for a fun family day and help raise funds to grant wishes.

Register today!

Oct 18, 2014
Wishmaker Walk for Wishes - Sydney
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Step into the magic of a wish today! Your participation in Wishmaker Walk for Wishes can help create the magic of a wish for thousands of Canadian children, and their families. In one wonderful act of generosity, compassion and thoughtfulness you can make a difference.

  • Date: October 10th, 2014
  • Location: Sydney

For more information please visit www.wishmaker.ca or click here to register.

By registering and collecting pledges, you will help lift countless children out of the daily pain and discomfort of their illness and treatments, allowing them to focus on the joy and laughter that their wish will bring. Join us this fall for a fun family day and help raise funds to grant wishes.

Oct 24, 2014
Exile Island - Cape Breton
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Can you Outsmart, Outplay, and Outpledge?
Who will be the next Exile Island Champions 2014?

Tribes of five team members will be put the ultimate test!
Join us for challenges, competition, fundraising and wish granting to determine who will become Cape Breton's ultimate survivor!

When: October 24, 2014
Location: Sydney Armouries

To register or to find how you can get involved please visit Exile Island - Cape Breton website 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

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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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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Princess Tea Party Celebrates Big Success

The Princess Tea Party events that were held across Nova Scotia have raised $56,000 for The Children’s Wish Foundation. It was a magical dream come true filled with shows, the fabulous Princess Parlour, face painting, magicians, sword fighting and much more. Over 800 guests attended in Halifax, and 250 guests attended in Yarmouth and Sydney. Wish Child Brianne was an honourary guest and she was made into a princess for the day!

Thank you to all of our supporters, donors, sponsors, guests and little princesses for helping to create a magical day!

 

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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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