VANCOUVER, June 18, 2015 /CNW/ - This past weekend saw two successful
events to benefit the BC & Yukon Chapter of The Children's Wish
Foundation of Canada. Supporters from the trucking community attended
the 4th Annual APNA Truck Show which filled the Abbotsford TRADEX with big rigs
and chrome, while local Fraser Valley families flocked to The Coast
Hotel & Convention Centre in Langley, which was transformed into a
royal ballroom for the 4th annual Princess & Pirates Tea Party.
Although the events attracted different crowds, supporters were united
by the magic of a wish. Thanks to their generosity, the two events
raised more than $30,000; enough funds for the Canadian wish granting
organization to grant three wishes for children with life threatening
Kristyl Clark, who pens the popular ValleyMom.ca blog, was in attendance
at Sunday's Princess & Pirates Tea Party which raised more than $6,500.
"The Princess Tea Party has now become an annual tradition for my two
daughters, my mom and me. It's so fun to get all dressed up (even us
moms) and support such a great cause. ValleyMom.ca was also thrilled to
once again be a media sponsor - we'll definitely be back next year!"
Sonia Beeksma of Global BC, a passionate advocate for Children's Wish,
hosted the APNA banquet on Saturday night and was amazed by the support
of members of the trucking community, who donated over $23,000 in just
Tony Arora, Director of Sales & Marketing for APNA said, "We have been
supporting the Children's Wish Foundation for years through the APNA
Truck Show, and it was clear that we also had the support from the
trucking community. APNA translates to "Ours" and we were pleased to
see exhibitioners, members and participants support us in efforts of
reaching our goal of $25,000."
Chapter Director Jennifer Petersen said "I am always inspired by the
generousity of Children's Wish supporters. We are truly blessed to have
support from members of such diverse communities. The magic of a wish
is something we can all create and celebrate together."
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 more than 22,000 children and their
The British Columbia and Yukon Chapter of Children's Wish is proud to
have already granted 1258 total wishes to date, with another 263 wishes
waiting to be enjoyed. 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. Each wish is the child's
most heartfelt wish, and carefully structured to meet the particular
needs of the child and their family. Children's Wish is a national
charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information.
SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
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For further information:
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada