The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, BC and Yukon Chapter have posted their 16th annual Provincial Wish Trail Ride schedual. Organizers are promising this will be the best year yet. According to their statistics, the Provincial Wish Trail Ride has raised over $900,000 since the first ride 6 years ago for The Children\’s Wish Foundation of Canada – BC & Yukon Chapter.
Looking back 16 years, when the late Walter White and a dedicated group of volunteers started the Wish Trail Ride, their concept was simple: collect pledges in support of Children\’s Wish and enjoy time out on the trails.
Walter’s daughter Irene mentions, \”My dad\’s passions were horses and Children\’s Wish and I want to continue this dream for him.\” According to organizers, each trail is unique in size and scope. The group hopes that everyone will share the same goal of having fun out on the trails and raising funds to help grant wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.
\”The ongoing success of the Provincial Wish Trail Ride is a wonderful part of Walter\’s legacy,\” explains Amber Dyce, Chapter Director of The Children\’s Wish Foundation – BC & Yukon. \”It represents fundraising at its very best because participants get to enjoy the great outdoors and at the same time support a tremendous cause,\”.
On the list of trails for this year includes: Kamloops (May 12), Oliver (May 26), Kelowna (May 26), Twin Creeks – Duncan (May 27), Williams Lake (May 27), Silver Creek – Salmon Arm (May 27), Campbell Valley Park – Langley (June 2), Vancouver – Southlands (June 3), Nelson (June 16) and Whonnock – Maple Ridge (June 24) with more dates and locations to be confirmed later.
For those who can help out, Children\’s Wish is seeking volunteers, participants, donors and sponsors. Those interested are asked to contact Kim Antifaeff, the Fundraising Coordinator at 604.299.2241 or email [email protected] or to visit: www.wishtrailride.ca.
The Children\’s Wish Foundation of Canada
Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of three and 17 are diagnosed with a life threatening illness. Since 1984, The Children\’s Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant exceptional wishes to over 18,000 children and their families.
This year, the Foundation expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes and is proud to have never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the help of volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes every day. Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family. The Foundation is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information.