News and Events

Celebrating Volunteer Week!

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EA Challenge 2015!

EA -  THANK YOU! for another amazing day and 13 years of fun!

Huge thanks also go out to the BC Lions, the Vancouver Whitecaps, Team mascots Spike & Fin and all the volunteers for making the day so special. Our kids had a blast thanks to you! #hopestrengthjoy


Thank you Hyatt Regency!

Thank you to our friends at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver for raising over $5,000 through the Annual Gingerbread Lane event!  Thank you so much for helping us share the power of a wish®! 

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Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope welcomes Canadian Western Bank as Presenting Sponsor

Make-A-Wish®Rope for Hope welcomes Canadian Western Bank as National Presenting Sponsor.  See the full press release here!

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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!