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Make-A-Wish® Canada Celebrates More Than 6,200 Unique Wishes Granted

January 2016

Jan. 15, 2016, TORONTO – Thanks to an incredible display of generosity from donors and corporate partners and the heartfelt dedication of some very special volunteers and staff, Make-A-Wish® Canada is pleased to announce that it has granted 6,281 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions since inception in 1983.


Volunteer Spotlight- December 2015

December 2015

As we wrap up our 20th anniversary celebrations this year, we are delighted to highlight the volunteer who granted the first wish for Make-A-Wish® Southern Alberta.  Vern Hyde is a cherished vol

Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope, Presented by Canadian Western Bank, Meets 2015 Fundraising Goal

September 2015

Make-A-Wish®Rope for Hope, Presented by Canadian Western Bank, Meets 2015 Fundraising Goal

Over $1 million raised to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions


Volunteer Spotlight- August

August 2015

Alex has been selflessly assisting Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta for over two and a half years! She’s always there in a pinch, and her huge heart and attention to detail always add the most magical touch to the wishes she grants. 


Volunteer Spotlight- Jeff Bowling

May 2015

     Jeff Bowling began volunteering with Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta three years ago when he joined the organization’s Fundraising Committee. A native Calgarian, Jeff was searching for a way to give back to the community he grew up in. Fast forward to today, where Jeff – in partnership with Canadian Western Bank (CWB) – now plays a significant role in Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta’s newest fundraiser event: Rope for Hope.

Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope Welcomes Canadian Western Bank as National Presenting Sponsor

February 2015

Make-A-Wish®Rope for Hope Welcomes Canadian Western Bank as National Presenting Sponsor


More than $62,000 Raised for Make-A-Wish Canada at Honda Indy Toronto

July 2014

More than $62,000 Raised for Make-A-Wish Canada at Honda Indy Toronto


66 Individuals Rappel down Barclay Center in Downtown Calgary

July 2014

On Tuesday, July 8th, 66 individuals, corporate teams, and wish families bravely rappelled down fifteen storeys of the Barclay Building in downtown Calgary.

World Wish Day® Proclamation

April 2014

Mayor Nenshi proclaimed April 29 Calgary's World Wish Day.

World Wish Day® is celebrated around the world and is a global celebration of wish-granting.  Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta, grants wishes to children between the ages of 3 and 17 who have life-threatening medical conditions.  With each wish granted, we aim to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

What is your wish for Calgary?

A Royal Send-Off For Tiana

April 2014

A royal entourage of well-wishers gathered at the Calgary Airport at 6:00am on Tuesday, April 29 to give an official send-off to Wish Child, Tiana. Tiana was recently the happy recipient of the news that Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta would grant her wish of meeting Princess Tiana at Walt Disney World® Resorts. Tiana’s royal welcome at the airport started when she and her family stepped out of the limousine and were met by a prince and a court of princesses.  This was Tiana’s magical send-off as her Wish Day came true and she flew to Orlando, Florida.