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Dérick’s Pancake Day Celebrates 10 Years

April 2019

Réjean and Joanne Cardinal, owners of Sucrerie du Ruban in Sainte-Anne-de-Prescott, Ont., hosted Dérick’s Pancake Day on April 20 – a special fundraiser to honour their son who passed away suddenly in 2006. Dérick loved maple syrup season which is why Pancake Day is so fitting.

Dérick’s Pancake Day has raised more than $185,000 for Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario since it first started 10 years ago. Money raised helps to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses in the region.

WestJet and Make-A-Wish team up to share happiness

March 2019

CALGARY, Alberta. March 20, 2019. In celebration of International Day of Happiness, WestJet and WestJet Cares for Kids charity partner, Make-A-Wish® Canada, share a new video that is bound to bring a smile. Watch WestJet Connections: Share happiness here


Cross-Country Cycling Hero

March 2019

How long does it take to ride a bike across Canada in the name of charity? Paul Arcus, 33, found out first-hand.


On June 1, 2018, Paul embarked on an epic coast-to-coast fundraising ride in Canada affectionately called, The Wunder Wheels TransCanada in support of Make-A-Wish®.


Joe Hittel Goes Above and Beyond for Wish Kids

March 2019

Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope is Make-A-Wish® Canada’s national signature fundraising event that calls on participants to fundraise a minimum of $1,500 in exchange for the thrilling opportunity to scale down the side of an iconic city building. Joe Hittel, an 83-year-old man from Red Deer, Alberta, was inspired after seeing rappellers at a 2017 Rope for Hope event and was determined to participate in 2018.  

Supporter Spotlight: Lana Paton & Family

March 2019

Lana Paton is an adventurous Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope veteran and mom of two, with a “soft spot for children’s charities.” She currently sits on the National Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish® Canada, and has since 2015.

365 Sports and The 5K Foam Fest Continue Partnership with Make-A-Wish Canada in 2019

January 2019

365 Sports is gearing up for its 2019 Canadian 5K Foam Fest tour, and for the second consecutive year, will support Make-A-Wish® Canada as its official charitable partner.


Make-A-Wish® team of 16 wish kids heads to Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII

January 2019

More than 200 children with critical illnesses have attended the Super Bowl since 1982


Aiden’s wish to be Canada's prime minister will come true

December 2018

Make-A-Wish recipient will enjoy VIP treatment during visit to Ottawa this week


December 10, 2018, OTTAWA – Aiden, 15, is a teenager with a passion for politics. When his heart condition made him eligible for a Make-A-Wish® experience, Aiden knew right away that he wanted to be the nation's leader.


City Electric Supply Donates $100,000 to Make-A-Wish Canada

December 2018

On December 11, City Electric Supply (CES) hosted an event for staff, family and vendors in Vaughan, Ontario to celebrate A landmark achievement of raising $100,000 to Make-A-Wish Canada, an organization that helps grant wishes to kids with life-threatening medial conditions.


CSN Collision Centres Raises $175,000 for Make-A-Wish Canada
CSN Collision Centres Raises $175,000 for Make-A-Wish Canada

December 2018

Toronto, Ontario – December 20, 2018 – Tis the season of giving and CSN shop owners across Canada have joined together to raise $175,000 for Make-A-Wish Canada to give children holiday miracles year-round.