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Jun 30, 2014
Oh My Fudge
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Stop by the Mayflower Mall for some delicious fudge!

The "Lend a Hand" fundraiser will be selling fudge to help raise funds in support of The Children's Wish Foundation.

When: June 30th from 10 A.M - 8 P.M.
Where: Mayflower Mall in Sydney

So stop by, enjoy an assortment of tasty fudge, and help create the magic of a wish!

Jul 12, 2014
Cape Breton Ride for Wishes
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Join us for the First Annual Cape Breton Ride for Wishes and help support the magic of a wish!

All proceeds being raised will be donated to The Children's Wish Foundation.
Registration is $25.00 per bike and pledge sheets are available.

The person with the highest amount of pledges will receive two WestJet tickets to anywhere WestJet flies!

First 150 register people will receive free doo-rags!

When:
July 12, 2014
Registration begins at 9:00 A.M.
Ride begins at 10 A.M

Rain date will be July 13, 2014.

Location: 
Meeting at Mira Road Volunteer Fire Department Parking Lot at 1240 George Street, Sydney

Pre-registration can be done at City Motorsport - 914 Grand Lake Road, Sydney

For more information or to pre-register please contact Cathy Sutherland at cathy.sutherland@childrenswish.ca 

Please visit our Donation Page to make a donation.

 

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. 

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!

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 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

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Recent Highlights

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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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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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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