News and Events

Slo-Pitch for Kids (SPFK) 2015 Tournament!


When:  July 11th & 12th, 2015

Where:  Riverway Sports Complex, Burnaby

Why:  To raise $100,000 for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon!

Since 2006 SPFK has raised over $360,000 for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon!

Register now:

Celebrating the Wonderful World of Disney!

Disney Red logo -1The Walt Disney Company plays a unique role in celebrating the wonder and imagination of childhood, bringing happiness, joy and laughter to children and families.

For nearly 35 years, Disney and Make-A-Wish® have been inspiring wish kids across the globe and Make-A-Wish is proud to be celebrating its 100,000th wish with Disney this year.

Thank you Disney! for helping make wishes come true at Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon, in Canada and around the world!

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Zaya, age 4 (with Liver failure) doing the ‘hula’ on her wish with Minnie and Mickey Mouse

in Aulani Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawaii.

Thank you Travel Underwriters!

Thank you, Travel Underwriters! In recognition of its 50th anniversary, TU Group, a longtime partner of Make-A-Wish Canada, raised $100,000 to grant a travel wish to a courageous child in each province.


At TU Group, social responsibility is very important to us”, says Mike Starko, executive director, TU Group. “We’re driven to improve lives and help communities thrive. Granting memorable travel wishes for some very deserving children is a great way to give back to our communities.”

Rope for Hope 2015!

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Fairmont Mother’s Day Run & Walk



Lifesport Coaching and Events has teamed up with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts to announce the first of its kind event to be held on Sunday, May 10th, 2015.  The run and walk options include a 3KM, 5KM and 10Km, fitness activities, clinics – and benefits Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon!

Registration is now open at

We hope to see you on May 10th!


World Wish Day® 2015


Wednesday, April 29th is World Wish Day®, marking the day Chris Greicius received his wish to be a police officer, inspiring the creation of Make-A-Wish and its global wish granting mission.

Since Chris’ wish in 1980, more than 324,000 children around the world have had their one-true-wish granted by Make-A-Wish.

Stay tuned for celebration details!


VanDusen Gardens 2014

Thanks to all of our Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon volunteers and everyone who came out to this year’s Festival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens.  This year was our best yet!

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Our Year in Review

2014 was a banner year for our chapter. Wishes came true because of you!

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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!