/R E P E A T -- Business leaders to be exiled on the Assiniboine River/

    Exile Island to raise funds for Children's Wish

    WINNIPEG, Sept. 17 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:     Local Manitoba business leaders will become castaways and
              exiled on the Assiniboine River in an effort to raise wish
              funds for The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. The event
              will feature rival tribes competing in a variety of challenging
              mental and physical contests to collect the most money in
              donations and pledges by calling friends, family and

    WHY:      As participants vie for pledges to gain their "escape" all
              funds raised will support Children's Wish, as they actively
              provide the most heartfelt wishes of children suffering from
              high-risk life threatening conditions. Children like Brianna,
              who will be present dock side. Brianna recently underwent a
              heart transplant on her journey to overcome congestive heart
              failure. Brianna's wish is for a computer to play her favourite
              Dora the Explorer games.

    WHEN:     Thursday September 18, 2008
              1:00 p.m.

    WHERE:    Docks at The Forks Market Square
              A captained boat will be available to transport media to the
              Exiles mid-river. Exiles will be anchored offshore. Media will
              be welcome to transfer to the Splash and Dash boat which
              represents our island.


    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 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, Fundraising Coordinator,
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, (204) 945-9474 or 782-0881; Maria
Toscano, Director, Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, (204) 945-9474 or

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