Camping Season is Here: Canadian RVing and Camping Week Kicks Off May 23-28, 2017

Join Thousands of Canadians Across the Country in Support of Make-A-Wish® Canada

TORONTO, May 8, 2017 /CNW/ - The third annual Canadian RVing and Camping Week, a program developed by Go RVing Canada and the Canadian Camping and RV Council, returns this May 23-28, 2017 at select campgrounds from coast-to-coast. As Canada's 150th celebrations continue, Canadian RVing and Camping Week offers the perfect opportunity for Canadians to experience this great land.

With more than one million RVs on the road today, Canadian RVing and Camping Week celebrates RVing and camping in Canada and encourages Canadians to get out and enjoy the outdoors and to experience their Wildhood. Participating campgrounds coast to coast will be offering discounted campsite rates and special events will be taking place throughout the week.

"Our goal is to encourage Canadians to take advantage of the fun and affordable lifestyle that RVing offers, while allowing their inner wildhood to roam free" said Chris Mahony, President, Go RVing Canada. "We're incredibly excited to bring back Canadian RVing and Camping Week for a third year, especially during Canada 150 celebrations. Camping season is officially here."

As part of Canadian RVing and Camping Week, Go RVing Canada and Canadian Camping and RV Council have once again partnered with Make-A-Wish® Canada to help grant wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions. To help raise funds for Make-A-Wish, campers are encouraged to book their stays at one of the many participating campgrounds across Canada and to also purchase and fill out Wish Stars. 100 per cent of the proceeds from Wish Stars will be donated to Make-A-Wish.

New this year, campers across Canada will gather on May 27 at dusk, local time, for the largest simultaneous marshmallow roast in support of Make-A-Wish.

"We are delighted to be entering our third year of partnership with Canadian RVing and Camping Week," said Meghan McGill, Senior Manager, Fund Development, Make-A-Wish Canada. "A wish come true brings hope, happiness, and healing to a child and their family. Partners like Go RVing Canada make such a difference. We're proud to be involved in this initiative and are thrilled by the support of campers and RVers across Canada."

Campgrounds across the country are participating in this year's Canadian RVing and Camping Week, with more being added each week. To learn more about Canadian RVing and Camping Week and to find a list of campgrounds near you, visit www.GoRVing.ca or www.ccrvc.ca.

Campers and RVers that can't participate this year are encouraged to follow along online using the hashtag #CampingWeekCA.

About Go RVing Canada
The Go RVing Canada coalition consists of RV manufacturers, component suppliers, dealers, and campgrounds. As members of the recreational vehicle industry, Go RVing Canada is committed to the growth of the RV market, while working as a team to ensure that Canadian RVers experience the best of the RV lifestyle and enjoy a world-class travel experience. Visit gorving.ca, your destination for all things RVing.

About The Canadian Camping and RV Council
The Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) is a non-profit association consisting of Provincial Campground Owners Associations, the Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association and the RVDA of Canada. For more information, please visit www.ccrvc.ca.

About Make-A-Wish® Canada
Make-A-Wish Canada is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with the national office, eight (8) regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast to coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International. Make-A-Wish® is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 415,000 children since 1980. For more information, please visit www.makeawish.ca.

SOURCE Go RVing Canada

For further information: Media Contact: Sarah Botros, Edelman, sarah.botros@edelman.com, 416.850.0187

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