Media Advisory - Local skydiver will attempt to break world record and help grant a wish



    WINNIPEG, June 15 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:  Jim Wilson of the 17 Wing at CFB Winnipeg will attempt to break
           the 24-hour Canadian skydiving record, by plummeting to earth 200
           times. This challenging feat is being undertaken to support The
           Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.

           Second Lt. Jim Wilson calls Winnipeg home but travels extensively
           sharing his expertise in parachute jumping. Jim, along with his
           support team, is volunteering his time to ensure this endeavor
           successfully helps grants wishes. Also participating in the record
           breaking attempt, Mindy the Skydiving Dog will be anxious to take
           a jump.

    WHEN:  Jim will be performing his jumps on July 7 at the Edmonton Sky
           Dive Centre in Edmonton. Jim Wilson can be contact
           at 204-295-0884.
    

    BACKGROUND:

    Established in 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is a
national non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling a favourite wish for
children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Since its inception,
Children's Wish has granted more than 15,000 wishes for children and their
families and fulfills approximately 900 wishes annually -- each being an
individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of that
particular child. For information on The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada,
log onto www.childrenswish.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Nancy Yates, Manitoba/Nunavut Chapter, o: (204)
945-9474, c: (204) 799-3073, e: nancy.yates@childrenswish.ca or George James,
Communications Director, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, o: (905)
839-4566, ext. 240, c: (416) 402-3783, e: george.james@childrenswish.ca


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