Media Advisory - Children's Wish holds 2nd Annual Princess Tea Party in Langley

BURNABY, BC, March 13, 2013 /CNW/ - As part of British Columbia's Children's Wish Month, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon Chapter will host a Princess Tea Party at the Coast Hotel & Convention Centre in Langley on Saturday, March 16th.  The venue will be transformed into a land of enchantment, where princesses of all ages are entertained by royal musicians, dancers, fairies and more.

The event will include a tea party with juice, coffee, tea and cupcakes as well as balloon animals, face painting, entertainment, a Princess Parlour for a royal makeover from Feel Fabulous Mobile Spa,  royal entertainers featuring Click & Clown Company, Doktor Strange, Bippity Boppity Birthdays, and As You Wish Princess Impersonations and some very special surprises.

The event is a fundraiser for The BC & Yukon Chapter of The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada and is part of Children's Wish Month, a month-long celebration of the magic of a wish.  All proceeds from The Princess Tea Party will help grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.  To help grant the magic of a wish, guests are also encouraged to drop off their pennies, spare change and donations in the Wishing Well at the event.

WHAT:   The CHILDREN'S WISH Princess Tea Party presented by Scotiabank
WHEN:    Saturday, March 16th, 2013 at 12:00pm
  12:00pm - Draw Bridge opens, entertainment and activities begin
  1:00pm - Scotiabank presents Children's Wish Month sponsorship cheque
  1:00pm - High-Tea is served with goodies from Sugar Cookies and Confections
  3:30pm - Draw Bridge closes
WHO:   Princesses and Pirates of all ages (children and parents)
WHERE:  The Coast Hotel and Convention Centre
  20393 Fraser Highway, Langley BC

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of three and 17 are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.  Since 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant exceptional wishes to over 19,000 children and their families.

This year, the Foundation expects to grant 1,000 new wishes and is proud to have never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the help of volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes every day.  Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family. The Foundation is a grassroots charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information.

Children's Wish Month presented by Scotiabank

March was proclaimed Children's Wish Month in British Colombia by Shirley Bond; Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Judith Guichon; Lieutenant General and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.  Children's Wish Month, sponsored by Scotiabank, is a month-long celebration of the 19,000 wishes that Children's Wish has granted across Canada over the past 28 years to children diagnosed with a life threatening illness. The events scheduled throughout Children's Wish Month will also raise awareness and funds to grant future wishes.  Ten children diagnosed with a life threatening illness from BC/Yukon will be granted their most heartfelt wish in March as a part of Children's Wish Month.  For more information about Children's Wish Month, visit www.wishmonth.ca.

SOURCE: The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

For further information:

Amber Dyce
British Columbia & Yukon Chapter Director
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Phone: 778-383-1412
Mobile: 778-840-5920
Email: amber.dyce@childrenswish.ca