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In Memory of my brother

Aly was a healthy, happy, rambunctious child with lots of energy and a great sense of humour! At the age of 9, he was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Myopathy Disease, which degenerates the muscles in the body. Today that illness is called Kearns-Sayre Syndrome.


“Aly really wanted to see Disneyland and and so we sent in an application to the Make-A-Wish-Foundation. His wish was granted! Unfortunately, the approval came just a week after he had passed away – two months shy of his 13th birthday. I still remember taking the call – the woman on the other end of the phone was so excited to let us know that his wish had been granted. When I informed her that Aly had just recently passed away, she became emotional and started to cry. A few days later, we received a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a card from the Foundation.

To mark the 20th anniversary of my brother’s passing on January 5, 2015, we have set up a campaign in his name: the Aly Kotadia Memorial Fund.

Our hope is to raise $2,000 to fulfill part of a wish (a full wish is approximately $7,000) so that a child can have his or her wish granted in memory of Aly. My parents and I thank you for your support.” – Aly’s sister, Farah

Please click here to make a donation in support of Aly

Making Wishes come true!

Celebrating all things Holiday with our fabulous Make-A-Wish volunteers!



Wishing Well Day for Make-A-Wish!

 Join us Friday, December 5th as JACK FM and the Fairmont Pacific Rim hold the 1st Annual Wishing Well Day to benefit Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon!

Click here for details!


Thank you so much Flight Centre!


Over the past 11 years Flight Centre Canada has sponsored 70 magical wishes and donated over $500,000 in cash and in-kind travel.

THANK YOU Flight Centre!  We value our partnership with you and look forward to many more years together making wishes come true!

 “We love this partnership & all that Make-A-Wish does for families across Canada!” Allison Wallace | Director, Media & Communications, Flight Centre.

(Watch this beautiful video tribute from Flight Centre!)


Gingerbread Lane!

It’s the sweet smell of the holidays in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver (655 Burrard Street).

From December 4th to January 1st – vote for your favourite gingerbread creation with proceeds to Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon!

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VanDusen Festival of Lights

VanDusen Festival of Lights

Join us at our Candle Grotto during the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Gardens December 10th to January 4th! festival-of-lights-feature

It is one of the most beautiful and magical places in Vancouver during the holidays!  Light a wish candle or visit our glowstar table and purchase a glowstar by(suggested) donation of $5. 

Be sure to check out the Make-A-Wish LEGO Room in the Visitor Centre to see the Parade of LEGO Wonders display by the Vancouver LEGO Club

Celebrate the best of the season during the Festival of Lights.  (The Festival of Lights is closed on December 25th for Christmas).  Tickets available: (604) 684-2787.  


Diamond Delivers!

THANK YOU! Diamond Delivery for raising $12,000 to help grant wishes to children across BC & Yukon!  We could not grant wishes without your continued generous support!


Elite Auto Spa

Elite Auto Spa

Thank you to everyone at Elite Auto Spa for raising over $7,000 for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon!

(L to R: Rina Gill, Marketing Consultant; Kelly Snyder, Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon; Vijay Sandhu & Raman Pannu, Elite Auto Spa Co-Owners)

Holiday Appeal 2014

We grant wishes because wishes change lives.

It is hard to believe that another year is coming to a close.  With that comes not only the opportunity to reflect on memories made but also a time for us to share two of our many magical wish experiences that have been granted thanks to your support!  

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 Donate today through our Holiday Appeal 2014 and help us share the power of a wish® in 2015 for inspiring children across our region.

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