In the News & Media Gallery

Thank you OpenRoad!

Big thank you to our partners at OpenRoad for raising $25,000 for kids throughout BC & Yukon!  We could not grant the wishes that we do without partners like you in the community!

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(Photo L to R:  Patrick Lau, GM, OpenRoad Toyota/Scion Port Moody; Jen Tait, MAWBCYK Board of Directors and Barry Chyzowski, GM, OpenRoad Toyota/Scion Richmond).


Lucas Legacy Memorial

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The 4th Annual Lucas Legacy Memorial Golf Tournament held in May raised over $15,000 for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon!


Natasha’s Wish

Thanks to the Hyatt Regency Vancouver for adopting Natasha’s Wish to be in the smash hit musical ‘Wicked’!

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(Photo L To R:  Ellie, Hyatt Regency; Natasha, Wish Child and Kelly, Special Events, MAWBCYK)


Dunks for Dreams

Shout out to our friends at Dunks for Dreams!  The 1st Annual Charity Basketball Event raised $10,000 for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon!  Thanks to everyone for making this day happen – and for helping to make wishes come true!

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(Photo L to R:  Ryan Phillips, BC Lions; Robert Duncan, Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon; Kimberly Fraatz, Marketing & Promotions Manager, Doolin’s Irish Pub/The Cellar)

 


Gingerbread Lane raises $5K for Make-A-Wish!

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Thanks to our partners at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver - the 2013 Gingerbread Lane event raised $5,000 to benefit Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon!


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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