• 252 Wishes Granted
  • News

    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.

    Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope Welcomes Canadian Western Bank as National Presenting Sponsor

    February 2015

    Make-A-Wish®Rope for Hope Welcomes Canadian Western Bank as National Presenting Sponsor


    Wish Child Philip Becomes Super P!
    Wish Child Becomes Super Hero to Save the Day

    January 2015

    The New Year started out with cheers and applause at Halifax Stanfield International Airport as wish child, Philip, dawned his cape and mask to become Super P and help WestJet out of a bit of a tight spot.   With the "key to the plane" missing, our super hero was off "faster than a speeding bullet" to search the departures area to make sure that flight left on time.  And being a super hero and helping others is this five year old's passion.

    Kayla's Violin Wish Music to Mom's Ears

    December 2014

    Five-year old Kayla St.

    Make-A-Wish® Granted to Young Girl from North Sydney

    October 2014

    It’s amazing when someone with a big heart for fun, laughter and living should be saddled with a real heart in need of repair.  That’s the case with Ava, just six years old and born with a congenital heart defect. Born with a very rare heart defect known as double inlet left ventricle, Ava’s heart has a large left ventricle and a small right ventricle pumping chamber which results in her becoming tired easily due to low oxygen in the blood.  The defect also affects her ability gain weight and grow and often time trouble breathing also as a result of poor blood flow through her body

    The Perfect Recipe for a Magical Memory

    August 2014

    It's said the kitchen is the heart of a home; that around the kitchen table we best understand the warmth of being together.  That passion for food and connection with family is something nine year-old Alise appreciates deeply.   That’s why when Make-A-Wish® asked for the young Edmonton girl for her most cherished wish in the world, Alise wanted only to meet her hero, Chef Michael Smith, and cook seafood with him in his kitchen in PEI.

    Chris Gill
    Country Music Talent Chris Gill Knows There's Magic in Music.

    August 2014

    A native of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Chris Gill is a captivating singer/songwriter whose lyrics are masterfully showcased by an incredible musical talent.   Proficient on guitar and drums, as well as a natural on piano, Chris's songs explore and challenge all that is country music.  His new and highly anticipated CD, Gone, is due for release September 1, 2014.   Chris is lending his time and talent to create magic and music for wish kids across Atlantic Canada, with a portion of sales supporting Make-A-Wish Atlantic Provinces.