Exile Island Making Wishes Come True

AJAX, ON, May 4 /CNW/ - On Friday, May 6, one hundred of Ontario's most influential business leaders will be banished to Toronto's historic Fort York for Exile Island where they will 'Outsmart, Outplay and Outpledge' each other - all to benefit The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.

Castaways will be subjected to harsh conditions and impossible tasks as they compete in challenges that will test their mental, physical, creative and philanthropic abilities. At stake is the coveted Ultimate Platoon Award, bragging rights and the wishes of ten children coping with life threatening illnesses.

"Exile Island was an opportunity to partner with an important charity working to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children coping with a life-threatening illness," says Peter Primdahl, AVP, Central Region of Sovereign General Insurance Company. "The wish children immediately captured the hearts of Sovereign's employees and our fundraising results were astounding. The key to our success was inter-regional team building and support; our Central Region staff were able to work, collaboratively, with their counterparts across the country."

The event has raised over $2 million in the past for Children's Wish in events across Canada. Visit www.exileisland.ca for more details.

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

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 more than 16,000 wishes for children and their families and fulfills more than 900 wishes annually -- granting nearly three wishes everyday -- each being an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of that particular child. The Ontario Chapter has fulfilled more than 3500 wishes to Ontario children.        

SOURCE Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

For further information:

Sandra Gregory
Communications Coordinator
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Ontario Chapter
Phone: 905 427-5253 ext. 222
Mobile: 416 767-6356
Email: sandra.gregory@childrenswish.ca

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