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    Make-A-Wish® Celebrates Those That Make Wishes Possible on World Wish Day®

    April 2016

    Join the global celebration of thanks by sharing your #WorldWishDay message on social media

    Make-A-Wish® Canada Partners with CSN Collision Centres for 2016 Rope for Hope Events

    April 2016

    April 5, 2016, TORONTO – Make-A-Wish® Canada is excited to announce that CSN Collision Centres will support Make-A-Wish®Rope for Hope, Presented by Canadian Western Bank this year, the wish-granting organization’s national signature fundraising event, as a Rope Sponsor in four cities.

    WestJet and Make-A-Wish® Canada release video highlighting former wish recipient families

    February 2016

    CALGARY, Alberta. February 9, 2016. What happens when a child with a life-threatening illness is granted her wish? What happens when a child is given hope, strength and joy? Today, Make-A-Wish® Canada and WestJet demonstrate the life-changing effects of a wish with the launch of the video, Impact of a Wish


    Make-A-Wish® Canada Celebrates More Than 6,200 Unique Wishes Granted

    January 2016

    Jan. 15, 2016, TORONTO – Thanks to an incredible display of generosity from donors and corporate partners and the heartfelt dedication of some very special volunteers and staff, Make-A-Wish® Canada is pleased to announce that it has granted 6,281 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions since inception in 1983.


    One Little Girl's Wish Was No Monkey Business!

    October 2015

    Jasmine looks like any typical and happy Grade 2 student.  However at just 18 months old, she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.  Her days are consumed with chest clapping, oxygen masks, antibiotics an enzyme medications.   But at 6 years old, that doesn't stop her from enjoying the things she loves most -- watching cartoons, playing board games and watching movies that involve gorrillas -- a creature she loves most.  

    Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope, Presented by Canadian Western Bank, Meets 2015 Fundraising Goal

    September 2015

    Make-A-Wish®Rope for Hope, Presented by Canadian Western Bank, Meets 2015 Fundraising Goal

    Over $1 million raised to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions


    Wondering How to Get to Sesame Street? Ask Randy!

    August 2015

    While weather and fog grounded the initial departure of Randy's big wish adventure, it's always a sunny day on Sesame Street so that little hiccup wasn't going to get in the way of this happy young man's dream to hang out with Elmo, Cookie Monster and all his Sesame Street friends. 

    Jackson's Wish was all About Turtle Power!

    June 2015

    For 8 year old Jackson from Grand Bank, NL, his ultimate wish most recently came true.  A self-professed bookworm, he's been fascinated with sea turtles for as long as he can remember.  Early last Monday morning, Jackson joined the North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol and became a Sea Turtle Patrol member for the day.  He joined the team on their regular rounds, looking for new nests and even helping to relocate a nest of eggs to a protected space.  Later on his wis

    Kayla's Wish to Play the Violin
    World Wish Day 2015

    April 2015

    Make-A-Wish Atlantic Provinces Grants Kayla's Wish to Play the Violin on World Wish Day 2015 (photo credit David Corkum):

    Atlantic Tiltload Dinner Raises $52,000!

    March 2015 to October 2015

    The third annual Atlantic Tiltload Night of 3 Wishes Dinner and Auction was held on March 28, 2015, at the Holiday Inn Harbourview in Dartmouth. This SOLD OUT community event raised over $50,000 to help children across Atlantic Canada receive their one-true-wish. Ann and Darrin Butcher have been partners of Make-A-Wish since 2010.