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Night of Wonders Gala raises a record $550,000 for Children's Wish Foundation

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DH Vancouver Staff Mar 13, 2019 9:43 am 460

A whole lot more wishes of BC children are about to come true.

And it’s all thanks to the generosity of British Columbian influencers, business and community leaders coming together to support the BC & Yukon Chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Last week, at the hangar of the London Aviation Centre at YVR South Terminal, 400 people came together for an extraordinary event in an unconventional space.  The cause?  Lending support to the charity which grants wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

Goh Ballet dancers (Jamie-Lee Fuoco)

The 6th annual Night of Wonders raised a record $550,000, while revellers enjoyed culinary delights from Vancouver’s preeminent caterers, The Lazy Gourmet, paired with Okanagan wines. The hangar was magically transformed by CountDown events, creating an atmosphere of whimsy for the guests.

Hosted by Global BC’s Sophie Lui and CBC’s Fred Lee, the gala had a coveted silent and live auction with prizes including a luxury cruise, weekend eco and fishing retreat.  The auction raised a record $137,000.

Anna Joy Ryan performing (Jamie-Lee Fuoco)

Gala-goers were also treated to a live performance from the Goh Ballet Academy.

“We are humbled and truly grateful for another incredible Night of Wonders gala to support wish granting for children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness,” says Hannah Smith, Provincial Director of Children’s Wish Foundation, BC & Yukon Chapter.

(Jamie-Lee Fuoco)

The money raised at the gala will fund half of the 110 wishes the agency will grant in the next year.

Children’s Wish has granted heartfelt wishes to over 25,000 children and their families in the past 30 years.  That’s three wishes each and every day, all year long.

Click here to learn more about Children’s Wish.

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