Saturday, June 20, 2015
Trucks to Tiaras
Children's Wish supporters raise a whopping $30k
By Samantha Brum, Children's Wish
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 illnesses.
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 20 minutes.
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
generosity 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 families.
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.
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