Media Advisory - Introducing the inaugural Wish Gala benefitting Children's Wish, BC & Yukon Chapter

BURNABY, BC, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - On Thursday, March 6th, 2014, the Vancouver Art Gallery will open its historical Georgia Street entrance to welcome guests of the inaugural Wish Gala to benefit The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, BC and Yukon Chapter. Upon arrival on the red carpet, invitees will begin the evening sipping champagne in the covered patio perched above scenic Robson Square. Shortly afterwards guests will descend the grand Rotunda staircase en route to a culinary experience courtesy of Vancouver's best restaurants - Hawksworth, La Terrazza and Farm2Fork with a sweet finish by Beaucoup Bakery in the dramatic Forecourt. This unforgettable evening will include Portraits by The Collective You, musical ambiance by DJ Leanne, and inspirational stories throughout.  All proceeds from this exclusive event will support the local Children's Wish chapter, granting wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

For more information visit www.wishgala.com

WHAT:     The inaugural WISH GALA
WHEN:     Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
WHO:     The Children's Wish Foundation and Organizing Committee
Event Chair, Lana Bradshaw
WHERE:    Vancouver Art Gallery

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 20,000 children and their families.

This year, the Foundation expects to grant over 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 national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information.

 

SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

For further information:

Jennifer Petersen
Director, British Columbia & Yukon
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Phone: 778-383-1412
Mobile: 604.561.2649
Email: jennifer.petersen@childrenswish.ca