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May 15, 2015
Scotiabank BlueNose Marathon Charity Challenge
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Join Children's Wish as part of the Charity Challenge team, to help grant a wish!

You can run/walk a 5 km, 10 km, half marathon, full marathon, or youth run to help raise funds for Children's Wish.

When: May 15th - 17th, 2015
Where: Downtown Halifax

Call Ashley to join the team! Ashley Clark at 902-492-0035 (Toll-free: 1-800-267-9474) ashley.clark@childrenswish.ca

For more information visit http://bluenosemarathon.com/charity-challenge/

May 18, 2015
HMCS Run for a Wish
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Join HMCS in reaching their goal of raising $40,000 during their run across NS from Sydney to Yarmouth from May 18th-27th, 2015. They will be making stops in different areas [focusing on schools] along the way including:
Sydney · Whycocmagh · Antigonish · Truro · Halifax · Windsor · Greenwood · Digby · Yarmouth

If you would be interested in having them stop by your school, or event please contact us for more information. Ashley Clark at 902-492-0035 (Toll-free: 1-800-267-9474) ashley.clark@childrenswish.ca

May 24, 2015
Princess Tea Party - Halifax
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The Princess Tea Party is an afternoon of everything princess! It includes: a tea party, entertainment, princess parlour,  silent auction, lots of princesses and fun, fun, fun. Not to leave the boys out there is also a pirate portion of the event as well! Arrgh matey! 

The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is pleased to welcome Lawtons back as Presenting Sponsor.

NOTE: THE HALIFAX EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

World Trade & Convention Centre, Grand Ball Room
1800 Argyle Street, Halifax

1:00 pm Draw Bridge Opens
5:00 pm Draw Bridge Closes
Princess attire encouraged | Pirates Welcome
Cupcakes & Beverages served | Princess Parlour $5

For more information please click on the link below.

http://ns.princessteapartycanada.ca

May 31, 2015
Princess Tea Party - Sydney
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The Princess Tea Party is an afternoon of everything princess! It includes: a tea party, entertainment, princess parlour,  silent auction, lots of princesses and fun, fun, fun. Not to leave the boys out there is also a pirate portion of the event as well! Arrgh matey! 

The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is pleased to welcome Lawtons back as Presenting Sponsor.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Location: Membertou Trade and Convention Centre
50 Maillard Street, Membertou, NS, B1S 3W3

1:30 pm Draw Bridge Opens
5:00 pm Draw Bridge Closes
Princess attire encouraged | Pirates Welcome
Cupcakes & Beverages served | Princess Parlour included in the price of the ticket

For more information please click on the link below.

http://ns.princessteapartycanada.ca

Jun 5, 2015
MFA Golf Tournament
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Join us at the MFA Golf Tournament, as we help to create the magic of a wish for children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

  • Location: Truro Golf Club
  • Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm

For more information about the event please contact;
Ashley Clark at 902-492-0035  (Toll-free: 1-800-267-9474) ashley.clark@childrenswish.ca

Jul 2, 2015
Nova Scotia Open
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Children's Wish is the official charitable partner for the 2015 Nova Scotia open!

When: July 2nd - July 6th
Where: at the Ashburn Golf Club, Halifax, Nova Scotia

For more information visit www.novascotiaopen.com 

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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.

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Golf for Wishes

Exile Island and Golf Tournaments - Upcoming Events for anyone

The weather might still be a bit chilly, but spring is almost here and that can only mean one thing – The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada’s Exile Island and the Air Transat Golf for Wishes tournament are just around the corner!
Taking place on May 29 at Toronto’s Centre Island, Exile Island offers teams an unique opportunity to not only overcome physical, mental and fundraising challenges but it also matches teams with a Wish child coping with a life threatening illness. The ultimate goal for each team will be to outsmart, outplay and outpledge the other teams to grant a child’s most heartfelt wish. If you are interested in becoming part of this exciting fundraising initiative as part of a team or as an event sponsor, you can contact Dale Brusselers by phone at 647-725-6162 or by email at dale.brusselers@childrenswish.ca.
Taking place at the prestigious Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ont., on Thursday, June 11, this year’s Golf for Wishes tournament hopes to be the best one yet. For golfers interested in playing, register a foursome or multiple foursomes and spend your on the immaculate greens that this golf course has to offer. If your golf game isn’t quite ready for the links just yet, you can sponsor a hole and tee block or choose from a variety of tournament sponsorship levels that will help provide your company optimal exposure. To register contact Shannon Wilson by phone at 647-725-6166 or email at shannon.wilson@childrenswish.ca.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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Wish-A-Thon

You can't put a price on joy, but the best things in life aren't free. During the Season Of Giving, there are many wishes waiting to be granted. Children's Wish honoured those wishes by celebrating with 12 Days of Wishes. We celebrated 12 wishes that were anxiously waiting to be granted from the support of our donours. As part of Wish-A-Thon, Air Transat and The Children's Wish Foundation celebrated their 10th anniversary partnership with the annual Flight in Search of Santa. Over 300 wish children and their families experienced a magical flight to the North Pole! Throughout the month of December, Wish-A-Thon raised close to $60,000! The Children's Wish Foundation would like to thank you for helping us reach our goal, and for granting the wishes of children with a life-threatening illness. Visit www.wishathon.ca to read all of our amazing wish stories and to find out how you can help grant a wish!

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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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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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