In The News & Media Gallery

Jaydon’s Wish

Jaydon, 6 years old with a brain tumor wished to have a suite at a Vancouver Whitecaps FC game for his soccer team (The Port Moody Pirates).  Jaydon’s wish will be taking place this Saturday, September 27th when the ‘Caps host Real Salt Lake.

Read here about what has taken place so far as part of Jaydon’s Wish reveal!


(L to R:  Spike, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Team Mascot; Jaydon; Omar Salgado, Player,Vancouver Whitecaps FC)

2014 REIBC Golf Tournament

Thanks to our friends at The Real Estate Institute of BC (REIBC) – over $25,000 was raised at this year’s annual golf tournament.  Thank you so much for helping us share the power of a wish®!


 (L to R:  Jason Grant, President, REIBC; Kelly Snyder, Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon; Rob Reichelt, Tournament Committee Chair)

Rope for Hope – rappelling from great heights, supporting magical wishes!

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our 1st Annual Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope.  (with an extra special thank you to our partners at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver). To-date we have raised over $78,000 for kids across BC & Yukon!

If you are interested in participating next year you can register now!  A special shout out to our staff & volunteers who participated in the inaugural year:  Rob, Michaela, Ross, Liz, Kathy, Judy, Carol, Hans and Collette… well as Wish Moms Val & Amber!

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UBC Bhangra Club – Thank You!

Big shout out to our friends at The UBC Bhangra Club who raised over $27,000 for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon through many cultural fundraising events during the year!

The UBC Bhangra Club is a great way for students to meet, interact and raise cultural awareness about the Indo-Canadian community while having a great time.


(Photo L to R:  Ross, MAWBCYK; Palak, Navraj, Karambir & Baltej, UBC Bhangra Club) 

Thank you OpenRoad!

Big thank you to our partners at OpenRoad for raising $25,000 for kids throughout BC & Yukon!  We could not grant the wishes that we do without partners like you in the community!

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(Photo L to R:  Patrick Lau, GM, OpenRoad Toyota/Scion Port Moody; Jen Tait, MAWBCYK Board of Directors and Barry Chyzowski, GM, OpenRoad Toyota/Scion Richmond).

Lucas Legacy Memorial


The 4th Annual Lucas Legacy Memorial Golf Tournament held in May raised over $15,000 for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon!

Natasha’s Wish

Thanks to the Hyatt Regency Vancouver for adopting Natasha’s Wish to be in the smash hit musical ‘Wicked’!


(Photo L To R:  Ellie, Hyatt Regency; Natasha, Wish Child and Kelly, Special Events, MAWBCYK)

Dunks for Dreams

Shout out to our friends at Dunks for Dreams!  The 1st Annual Charity Basketball Event raised $10,000 for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon!  Thanks to everyone for making this day happen – and for helping to make wishes come true!


(Photo L to R:  Ryan Phillips, BC Lions; Robert Duncan, Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon; Kimberly Fraatz, Marketing & Promotions Manager, Doolin’s Irish Pub/The Cellar)


Gingerbread Lane raises $5K for Make-A-Wish!

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Thanks to our partners at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver - the 2013 Gingerbread Lane event raised $5,000 to benefit Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon!

World Wish Day ®- Tuesday, April 29th


World Wish Day ®celebrates the day, 33 years ago, that Chris Greicius received his wish to be a police officer for the day, inspiring the creation of Make-A-wish® and the organization’s global wish-granting movement.

Growing up, we all had wishes… be a superhero, to go to an exotic destination, to meet a favourite celebrity or to have a puppy.  For children with life-threatening medical conditions – these wishes mean so much more.

Since Chris’ wish in 1980, more than 310,000 children around the world have had their one-true-wish granted by Make-A-Wish. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon has granted over 1,600 wishes for children with a life-threatening medical condition. Each wish carries a child and their family from a place of uncertainty to a place of Hope, Strength and Joy.

Our goal is to refocus attention on the positive by providing a unique, once-in-a-lifetime wish experience that a family might not otherwise have.

Celebrate this global day of wish- granting with us for children around the world with life-threatening medical conditions. #SHAREYOURWISH