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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

12th Annual EA Challenge!

Another fun-filled afternoon was had by all at the 12th Annual EA Challenge – held on Sunday, March 9th at the Electronic Arts campus in Burnaby.

Wish kids took on local sport celebrities in EA Sports NHL & FIFA video games, enjoyed lots of yummy snacks, an all day prize raffle/silent auction, Harry Potter Bouncy Castle & much much more!


 THANK YOU EA!  We are already looking forward to next year for the 13th Annual Challenge!

(Click here for a short video courtesy of Breakfast Television Vancouver)


Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic

Thanks to our friends at Honda Canada and the Vancouver Canucks, Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon wish kids & their families enjoyed the Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic game held on Sunday, March 2nd at BC Place.



Although the game didn’t end in a win for our very own Canucks, the Ottawa Senators won big not only on the ice but for Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario who were the recipients of a new Honda (courtesy of Honda Canada) .

Thank you to all for your continued support of Make-A-Wish and for helping us all share the power of a wish!®


(L to R):  Jason Spezza, Ottawa Senators; Bill Daly, Deputy Commissioner, NHL; Ross Hetherington, MAWBCYK and James Marchand, Honda Canada.

(Above photo courtesy of Vancouver Canucks/

B & D Autobody & Glass

Extra special shout out to everyone from B & D Autobody & Glass for their recent donation of $6,600 to Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon!  Thank you so much for your support – we couldn’t grant wishes without groups like B & D in our community!

B&D Autobody & Glass

 (Photo L to R):  Ashley, B & D; Kelly Snyder, MAWBCYK and John Yuen, Operations Manager, B &D

Thank you Stephen & Susan!

Big, big thank you to both Stephen & Susan Blake for donating $10,000 to Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon.  We are so grateful for your continued support and for helping to make wishes come true!


Thank you Coast Mountain!


Carol and Nick from Coast Mountain Bus Company present Ross Hetherington with a cheque for $5,200!  Thanks so much to everyone at Coast for helping us make wishes come true!

Twelve Hours of Christmas

Thanks to our friends at the Fairmont Pacific Rim and Shore 104  – over $40,000 was raised for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon during the first annual Twelve Hours of Christmas on-air Radiothon.

The community of Vancouver  joined together to share the power of a wish® raising funds equating to the power of granting seven wishes for children across BC & Yukon.

“I wish I could take all the heartfelt thank you messages that we receive during the year at Make-A-Wish and package them up in a big show of gratitude.” says Ross Hetherington (CEO, MAWBC & YK).

“It was an extremely moving day in the life of Make-A-Wish and we are incredibly thankful to the community for helping us share the magical power of a wish!”


(Back Row: Steve Parsons , Shore 104 ; Rosss Hetherington CEO Make-A-Wish BCYK; Steve-O ;Graham Hatch; Ken Allan Jr. and Danger)

(Front Row:  Taylor Jukes & Pam Stevens).

Twelve Hours of Christmas Radiothon

Shore 104.3FM Twelve Hours of Christmas Radiothon 


Join us Thursday, December 12th! – broadcasting live 6 am to 6pm at the beautiful Fairmont Pacific Rim

Drop by as we share wish stories, promote hour by hour package draws, silent auction & more – all for making wishes come true to kids in BC & the Yukon.

Click here for more details!

Keian’s Carnival Wish!

Sadly on January 1st, 2014 Keian lost his battle with Leukemia – our thoughts are with Keian’s family. 







Real Estate Institute of BC – raises $25K for Make-A-Wish!

Thanks to our partners in the community at the Real Estate Institute of BC (REIBC) – $25,000 was raised at the Annual REIBC Golf Tournament.


L to R:  Simon Uden, Wish Director, Kelly Snyder, Manager Special Events, Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon; Mandy Hansen, President, REIBC & Rob Reichelt, Golf Committee Chair