• 2 100 Wishes Granted
  • Vancouver Island

Our mission is to transform the lives of children living with critical illnesses, one wish at a time!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Festival of Trees:  In partnership with The Ocean 98.5 radio on Vancouver Island, Make-A-Wish is pleased to have a decorated tree in the 27th annual Festival of Trees at the Bay centre in downtown Victoria. The event is a fundraiser for BC Children's Hospital, where atendees can vote for their favourite tree (ours, of course! Text TREE007 to 45678), and in doing so, make a donation to BC Children's Hospital. On average, 22 kids from Vancouver Island are treated at BC Children’s Hospital every day – that is almost one every hour, and our wish kids are among them! The display is on now, through Jan. 7th, 2019.

 

 

 

 
Rope For Hope 2019: Rope For Hope--Make-A-Wish Canada's signature national fundraising event--is returing to Victoria in late May, 2019. Will you be one of this year's rappellers braving the hights to raise money for Make-A-Wish? Registration is now open through victoria.ropeforhope.ca

 

 

PAST EVENTS

UnWined, presented by Rite Storage, returned to the University of Victoria's University Club on September 27th 2018 for another evening of delicious food and drink pairings, silent auction, and inspiring stories. Thank you to everyone who made this evening so special!

 

Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon was 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 see an album of pictures from the event, here. 

 

 

For the very first time, Rope For Hope--Make-A-Wish Canada's signature national fundraising event--came to Victoria! on May 24th, 2018 at the CIBC building on Douglas Street, 40 rappellers braved the hights to raise money for Make-A-Wish! thanks to them and all those who donated, more than $75,000 was raised from this event! Check out this fast-paced wrap-up video

 

 

 

 

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:
simone.conner@makeawish.ca 
(250) 701-1508

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LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

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. 

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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. 

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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!

Read more... 

 

 

 

 

Meet Jenna, a 10-year-old helping to spread hope, strength and joy on Vancouver Island!
Read more...

 

 

   

 

For the very first time, Rope For Hope--Make-A-Wish Canada's signature national fundraising event--came to Victoria! on May 24th, 2018 at the CIBC building on Douglas Street, 40 rappellers braved the hights to raise money for Make-A-Wish! thanks to them and all those who donated, more than $75,000 was raised from this event! Check out this fast-paced wrap-up video