Children's Wish To Grant Five Wishes at 'I Wish for a New Waiter' Gala

Special Appearance from Edmonton's own superhero, Spider Mable

EDMONTON, April 18, 2016 /CNW/ - The event that puts the fun in fundraiser is reaching superhero status. The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada's 'I Wish for a New Waiter' Gala returns for the 4th year with a twist. This year will be superhero-themed, exemplified by a guest appearance by Children's Wish's very own hero, Mable 'Spider Mable' Tooke.

When: Thursday, April 21st 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Where: Chateau Lacombe, 10111 Bellamy Hill, Edmonton, AB

'I Wish for a New Waiter' puts a unique spin on the traditional fundraising gala. Five tables represent five wish children and are assigned a team of local personalities from the Edmonton community – such as Quinn Philips, Anton Margulis, and Jeff Delaurier – as waiters. The waiters will raise funds to help grant their local child's most heartfelt wish by encouraging tips, stealing forks, or charging for refills on water. These waiters will stop at nothing to win the night and raise the most for Children's Wish.

The event will feature auctions, fun entertainment, and a lively superhero-charged atmosphere. It will bring over 300 members of the Edmonton community, from local personalities to business leaders, together in support of Children's Wish.

Tickets are still available. To purchase yours or book your table, visit

About The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest all-Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For more than 30 years, Children's Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to nearly 25,000 children and their families.

This year, the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes across the country with the help of volunteers and generous donors; that is approximately three wishes each and every day, all year long. The Alberta & NWT Chapter has granted more than 2,000 wishes to date and will grant more than 130 wishes this year alone! Each wish is a child's most heartfelt wish, and is carefully structured to meet the particular needs of the child and their family.

Already this year, we are experiencing unprecedented increases of wish referrals through our strong medical community relationships for our wishes granted to children with life-threatening illnesses. Now more than ever, we are encouraging Canadians to donate and support The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada to help us continue to grant the next most heartfelt wish. Children's Wish is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit for more information and to donate.

Twitter: @ChildrensWishAB
Instagram: @childrenswishab

SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Image with caption: "'I Wish for a New Waiter' Gala (CNW Group/The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada)". Image available at:

For further information: Jenna Rego, Wish Coordinator, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, AB/NWT Chapter, T: 587.881.0062 | M: 403.707.5139,; Roxann Vaos, Development Coordinator, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, AB/NWT Chapter, T 587.881.0063 |


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