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2014 REIBC Golf Tournament

Thanks to our friends at The Real Estate Institute of BC (REIBC) – over $25,000 was raised at this year’s annual golf tournament.  Thank you so much for helping us share the power of a wish®!

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 (L to R:  Jason Grant, President, REIBC; Kelly Snyder, Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon; Rob Reichelt, Tournament Committee Chair)


Rope for Hope – rappelling from great heights, supporting magical wishes!

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our 1st Annual Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope.  (with an extra special thank you to our partners at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver). To-date we have raised over $78,000 for kids across BC & Yukon!

If you are interested in participating next year you can register now!  A special shout out to our staff & volunteers who participated in the inaugural year:  Rob, Michaela, Ross, Liz, Kathy, Judy, Carol, Hans and Collette…..as well as Wish Moms Val & Amber!

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UBC Bhangra Club – Thank You!

Big shout out to our friends at The UBC Bhangra Club who raised over $27,000 for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon through many cultural fundraising events during the year!

The UBC Bhangra Club is a great way for students to meet, interact and raise cultural awareness about the Indo-Canadian community while having a great time.

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(Photo L to R:  Ross, MAWBCYK; Palak, Navraj, Karambir & Baltej, UBC Bhangra Club) 


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)