Our mission is to transform the lives of children living with critical illnesses, one wish at a time!
We're incredibly grateful for all those people and businesses who help us grant wishes! Click here to meet our Community Ambassadors who went above and beyond to support Make-A-Wish!
Rope For Hope 2020: Make-A-Wish Canada's signature national fundraising event returns to Victoria! The event is currently scheduled on June 26th, 2020, but due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 that date may change, so please stay tuned. We raised more than $75,000 last year and we're looking to top it this time around! Registration is FREE until March 31st. Details and registration at: victoria.ropeforhope.ca!
Fashion For A Wish: This event, originally slated for June 11th at Moxies Victoria for a themed night of food, drink and fundraising, has been postponed until 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. We're saddened to have to put this event on the shelf for now, but we look forward to having an amazing time together next year!
Our 4th annual UnWined Victoria, presented by Rite Storage, returned to the University of Victoria's University Club on Thursday, September 26th 2019 for another evening of delicious food and drink pairings, silent auction, and inspiring stories. We set a fundraising record thanks to you! Read all about it, here!
Combine a sweet treat with a great cause! Pencil the summer of 2020 into your calendar, and help support Make-A-Wish through your lemonade stand; we will provide you with some resources, and you can help us grant wishes to kids with critical illnesses! More details will be posted here next spring!
Hosted by Summers Coming' Landscaping & Irrigation, this golf tournament featured a Shotgun start, best ball format, hole in one challenge, longest drive and KP buy-ins, silent auction, 50/50 and much more! Price included: range balls at the practice facility, power card, green fees, followed by a banquet dinner, silent auction and awards, mc'ed by the one and only, Jack Knox from the Times Colonist. Best of all, this first-time tournament raised $10,000!
Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon was once again supported by the Naramata Bench Wineries Association (NBWA), as they revealed their exclusive Spring Release Wine portfolio! Samples of the NWBA's latest wines were on hand, as well as small plates sponsored by some of Victoria's best restaurants and food providers, all to help grant life-changing wishes to children living with critical illnesses! You can find pictures from the evening here!
Meet Simone Conner!
Simone is a Wish mom, who became a volunteer for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon. and then she started to work for us, too!
Simone is your Director - Vancouver Island, and she'd be happy to talk to you about Make-A-Wish activities on the island, about volunteering, donating and Wish granting on the island!
You can call or email her:
We have established a leadership Council to help guide the activities of Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon on Vancouver Island! To read more about the council, and meet the members, click here.
Did you know? Over the past five years, one in every five wishes in the BC & Yukon region has been granted to a child on Vancouver Island.
You can make donations that will directly affect our ability to grant wishes to kids on Vancouver Island.
Getting to know our Islanders
In this section, we'll feature profiles on the people helping to make a difference to Make-A-Wish on Vancouver Island!
Meet Ashton, a 15-year old wish kid alumni who decided to start giving back to Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon!
Meet Jenna, a 10-year-old helping to spread hope, strength and joy on Vancouver Island!