/R E P E A T -- Children's Wish celebrates granting 15,000 wishes/



    Foundation and Kiewit Energy to announce plans for Exile Island - Alberta

    CALGARY, June 19 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:  The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has reached a milestone.
           Having never refused a wish since its inception 25 years ago, the
           national non-profit wish granting organization will grant a
           special wish on Monday to seven year-old Sarah from Calgary.

           Sarah, who has been diagnosed with a congenital heart defect,
           underwent heart transplant surgery two years ago. Roary the Lion,
           along with David Claggett of Kiewit Energy, will meet Sarah to
           discuss her wish to meet Miley Cyrus and present her with some
           Hannah Montana swag to start the countdown.

           In recognition of her wish, Kiewit Energy will be inviting Sarah
           to become the Honorary Chair for Exile Island - Alberta. This
           fundraising event is being held on September 11 in Calgary where
           tribes of 10 people will compete in pledge raising and classic
           challenges to become Alberta's ultimate survivor. That day each
           tribe will also grant the wish of a child diagnosed with a life
           threatening illness.

    WHO:   Sarah and her family
           Roary the Lion, the mascot for Children's Wish
           David Claggett, President, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
           Jason Evanson, Chapter Director, Children's Wish
           Exile Island Committee Members and tribe captains

    WHEN:  Monday June 22, 2009
           11:00 a.m.

    WHERE: Sarah's House
           184 Covepark Green NE
    

    BACKGROUND

    Established in 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is a
national non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling a favorite wish for
children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Since its inception,
Children's Wish has granted 15,000 wishes for children and their families and
fulfills approximately 950 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: Jason Evanson, Chapter Director - Alberta and
NWT, (403) 265-9039 (office), (403) 669-8174 (cell); 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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