Kick-off the camping season with Canadian RVing and Camping Week and help make wishes come true

-Go RVing Canada, the Canadian Camping and RV Council and Campgrounds across Canada celebrate with activities, events and special fundraiser for Make-A-Wish® Canada from May 24-29-

TORONTO, May 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, Go RVing Canada and the Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) announce the launch of Canadian RVing and Camping Week. From May 24-29, the unofficial kick-off to camping season, participating campgrounds across Canada will celebrate everything that makes camping and RVing great with activities, discounted camping rates, and a special fundraising initiative for Make-A-Wish® Canada.

As part of the week's celebrations, Go RVing Canada and CCRVC are raising funds for Make-A-Wish Canada to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. On Saturday, May 28, campgrounds across Canada will come together to sell Wish lanterns with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Canada. At 10 p.m. (local time) campers will gather, make a Wish and shine their light for Make-A-Wish Canada.

"Canadian RVing and Camping Week is an outstanding initiative with so many possibilities to help make wishes come true for our wish kids," said Jennifer Klotz-Ritter, president & CEO, Make-A-Wish Canada. "We've fulfilled many camping wishes over the years and through our work with Go RVing Canada, we hope to make even more wishes come true."

Canadian RVing and Camping Week brings together campgrounds across the country and encourages campers to explore the great outdoors. Select campgrounds across Canada will offer special discounts and will host activities aimed at raising as many funds as possible for Make-A-Wish Canada.

"We hope that this week will encourage more families to take advantage of the fun and affordable vacation RVing has to offer," said Chris Mahony, Executive Director, Go RVing Canada. "The RV lifestyle offers freedom and flexibility unlike other family holiday experiences and camping is a great way for families to unwind, re-connect with each other and explore the great outdoors."

Camping in Canada

Camping is not only one of Canada's favourite pasttimes, it is also a major contributor to the national economy with more than $4.7 million of economic impact yearly. There are more than 60,000 jobs supported by the camping industry and the industry itself generates more than $1 billion in taxes.i

"Parks Canada places are gateways to nature, adventure and discovery," said Robert Loken, Manager, National Operations and Sales. "National parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas represent the very best that Canada has to offer. We hope that Canadian RVing and Camping Week will encourage both new and experienced campers alike to go camping this Spring while also helping to support Make-A-Wish Canada."

How to Participate?

To help reach the goal of $20,000 for Make-A-Wish Canada, campers can book their stay at a participating campground and join in the Wish Event.  To find out more about Canadian RVing and Camping Week, including special discounts and participating campgrounds, visit

About Go RVing Canada
The Go RVing Canada coalition consists of RV manufacturers, component suppliers, dealers, and campgrounds. As members of the recreational vehicle industry, Go RVing Canada is committed to the growth of the RV market, while working as a team to ensure that Canadian RVers experience the best of the RV lifestyle and enjoy a world-class travel experience. Visit, your destination for all things RVing.

About The Canadian Camping and RV Council
The Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) is a federation consisting of the Provincial Campground Owners Associations, the Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association and the RVDA of Canada.

About Parks Canada
Parks Canada manages one of the finest and most extensive systems of protected natural and cultural heritage areas in the world. In managing national parks, Parks Canada maintains or restores ecological integrity, and provides Canadians with opportunities to discover and enjoy them.

About Make-A-Wish® Canada
Make-A-Wish Canada is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with the national office, eight (8) regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast to coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International. Make-A-Wish® is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 350,000 children since 1980. For more information, please visit

i Canadian Camping and RV Council. Economic Impact and Trend Analysis of the Canadian Camping Industry. April 2015

SOURCE Go RVing Canada

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