/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Klicks for Kids pedals from Victoria Beach to Forks Market/



    Event to raise more than $15,000 for Children's Wish

    WINNIPEG, July 22 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:  Klicks for Kids cyclists will be arriving at Forks Market upon
           completing their 150 km journey from Victoria Beach. Now in its
           third year, this event raises funds for The Children's Wish
           Foundation of Canada. Participant cyclists have been fundraising
           through sponsorship, pledges and special events. The South Beach
           Casino, in Scanterbury on the Brokenhead Ojiibway First Nation
           will donate $10,000 in recognition of the many First Nations
           children served by the Wish Foundation.

           This year the team is directing its efforts to granting a wish for
           nine year old Kayla who has Cystic Fibrosis. She is looking
           forward with great anticipation to the granting of her Disney Land
           & Sea Adventure Wish.

    WHO:   Klicks for Kids featuring more than 24 cyclists
           Kayla, a Wish Child
           Chief Debbie Chief, Brokenhead Ojiibway First Nation
           Councillor Gord Steeves
           Nancy Yates, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

    WHEN:  Wednesday July 23, 2008
           1:30 p.m. - arrival at Forks Market

    WHERE: Forks Market
           Winnipeg
    

    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 high-risk, life-threatening illnesses. Since its
inception, Children's Wish has granted more than 14,000 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


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