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Make-A-Wish Recipient Hopes to Grant 150 Wishes with New Fundraising Campaign in Honour of Canada’s Birthday

May 2017

May 1, 2017, OTTAWA – Just in time for World Wish Day® on April 29 and Canada’s 150th celebration, Thursday, April 27 marked the launch of 150wishes.ca, an engaging campaign which aims to raise $1.5 million so 150 wishes can be granted. The campaign is inspired by the kind heart and selfless spirit of former wish child, Dominique.

ASUS Canada and Best Buy Canada help Vancouver Island wish kid get his game on

May 2017

Victoria B.C., May 15, 2017— In a perfect example of a ‘player vs. environment’ gaming move, where players team up against enemies rather than each other, Make-A-Wish® British Columbia & Yukon, ASUS Canada and Best Buy Canada Ltd. have come together to grant the computer gaming wish of nine-year-old Kenny. The common enemy everyone is trying to defeat?

Make-A-Wish Canada Joins Global Efforts to Thank Those Who Make Wishes Possible on World Wish Day

April 2017

Make-A-Wish® offices worldwide thank “wish granters” of all kinds on April 29

Sinking Ship Entertainment partners with Make-A-Wish Canada for ODD SQUAD OPEN HOUSE!

March 2017

Toronto, Canada March 16, 2017: Sinking Ship Entertainment is wrapping season two of ODD SQUAD, the Emmy Award-winning kids’ series. ODD SQUAD is produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company for TVOKids and PBS. The live action-comedy series for kids 4-8 now airs on major broadcasters worldwide and is a top-rated show around the globe.

WestJet calculates what caring looks like

February 2017

New video celebrates 10 years of WestJet Cares for Kids

 

2017 Registration Now Open for Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope, Presented by Canadian Western Bank

January 2017

Top fundraisers will have a chance to win an exotic trip to Costa Rica

 

Jan. 12, 2017, TORONTO – Are you interested in making an adventurous resolution this year that makes a difference in your community? This is the event for you! Take on an extraordinary challenge and register for Make-A-Wish®Rope for Hope, Presented by Canadian Western Bank, the national signature fundraising event for Make-A-Wish® Canada.  

Make-A-Wish®, GameStop kick off 10-year partnership anniversary celebrating $2.4 million raised during 2016 global holiday campaign

January 2017

January 18, 2017 – During the 2016 holiday season, GameStop, a global family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, invited its customers and associates to be game changers by raising money and awareness for Make-A-Wish®.  More than $2.4 million was raised through the fundraising campaign to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Make-A-Wish® Encourages Honda Indy Fans to Bid on Celebrity Race Suits

December 2016

Proceeds from auction to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions

Dec. 1, 2016, TORONTO – Calling all Indy super fans! Your chance to own a piece of race history is just a click away. Until Dec. 11, 2016, Make-A-Wish® Canada will auction off custom race suits worn at Honda Indy Toronto or Edmonton by James Hinchcliffe, Alex Tagliani and Paul Tracy.

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