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VanDusen Festival of Lights 2022

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Join us at the VanDusen Festival of Lights to light up the night and support making wishes come true!

This holiday season, many of us will feel a sense of joy we haven’t known for months. We’ll reconnect with family and friends over holiday meals we couldn’t share last year. We will travel again and visit the places we have missed so much

But for children with critical illnesses, a life of uncertainty remains. Families continue to be separated as their child undergoes treatment. The warmth, comfort and joy that so many of us associate with the holidays will be lost for a child who is isolated and vulnerable.

Every child deserves a childhood full of joyful holiday experienes. By granting a child's wish, you'll spark joy that will rejuvinate and help them cope with the stress of fighting a critical illness - and you'll create hope for brighter days ahead. In this new chapter of our lives, replacing sadness with joy is something we all have the power to do - for children with critical illnesses, and ourselves. Joy is irresistible; just one spark can unite an entire community in heartfelt moments that provide everlasting hope. This holiday season, spark joy for a child with a critical illness – and create hope for all who support them in their fight.

Celebrate the holiday season with your family by visiting the Grotto and lighting a candle to raise funds and help make wishes come true. Together, let’s bring joy back into a family’s life so they can look forward to tomorrow. Every dollar raised matters.

A child’s joy is a light of hope for all of us. Spark joy. Create hope.


Thank you for your support!



About Make-A-Wish Canada

Make-A-Wish Canada creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world's leading children's wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in Canada, and in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Visit today and find out about how you can help a child, their family and their entire community by creating possibilities. At this incredibly challenging time, help replace fear with confidence, sadness with job and anxiety with hope. 



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