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World Wish Day ®- Tuesday, April 29th

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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…..to 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!

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 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.

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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!®

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(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/canucks.com)


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!

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 (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!

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Thank you Coast Mountain!

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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!”

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(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 

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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. 

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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.

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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