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Children’s Wish Foundation Presented with $100K Donation

Children’s Wish Foundation Presented with $100K Donation

Children's Wish Foundation Donation
Glen Demetrioff and Sharon Demetrioff of DMT present a cheque to Maria Toscano of the Children’s Wish Foundation (centre). (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba and Nunavut chapters of the Children’s Wish Foundation have received a timely holiday donation of more than $100,000.

DMT Development Systems Group Inc., which provides IT solutions for the automative industry, presented a cheque for $102,225 earlier this month.

“When corporations lend their support to this worthy cause, it’s a win-win situation,” said Maria Toscano, director of the local Children’s Wish Foundation chapter.

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Let It Snow for Children’s Wish Foundation

Let It Snow for Children’s Wish Foundation

Let It Snow ShowThree Winnipeg radio stations are putting on a show in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation tonight.

Energy 106 FM, Jewel 101 and CKJS 810 AM are presenting “The Let It Snow Show” at the Park Theatre. The evening will include performances by the hypnotist Matao, Chris Funk the magician, Slava! Ukrainian Contemporary Dancers, Colleen Furlan from the Rainbow Stage production of “The Little Mermaid,” Team X-MEN KPOP Dance Crew, Tiffany Ponce, The Marketplace players and a special performance by Maria Aragon.

Proceeds from the show will go directly to benefit the Foundation.

Showtime is 6 p.m. at 698 Osborne Street. Doors open at 5 p.m.

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Two Charities to Benefit from ‘Rockin’ on the Red’

Two Charities to Benefit from ‘Rockin’ on the Red’

By Tyler Sutherland

Half Moon Drive In
Patrons dine at the Half Moon Drive In in Lockport. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

A weekend of music, food and good company on the banks of the Red River this weekend will benefit two local charities.

Rockin’ On The Red at the Half Moon Drive In in Lockport is July 12-13.

Two 50/50 draws will take place with half of the proceeds going towards the Children’s Rehab Foundation and the Children’s Wish Foundation.

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‘Girls’ Night Out’ Fundraiser an Evening of Pampering

‘Girls’ Night Out’ Fundraiser an Evening of Pampering

Girls Night OutA night of pampering, cocktails, chocolate and other fine luxuries will have women swooning on November 15.

Girls’ Night Out at the Millennium Centre is the first event of its kind in Winnipeg and will support the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Prominent city business women have banded together to give their friends and family a spectacular night out with nothing to worry about except what colour eye shadow they’re going to wear.

“We really wanted it to be Winnipeg women celebrating and connecting with each other, having a fun night out with friends, and ultimately supporting a great cause,” said founder Margaux Miller.

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WPS ‘Cops for Kids’ Bike Relay Leaves for B.C.

Winnipeg Police Service Cops for Kids Bicycle Relay
Winnipeg police officers leave the City Hall courtyard on Monday, September 9, 2013 to embark on the Cops for Kids Bicycle Relay. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
Winnipeg Police Service Cops for Kids Bicycle Relay
Police officers of the 16-member Cops for Kids Bicycle Relay team, which left for Tofino, B.C. on Monday. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg police officers left on their 10th bi-annual Cops for Kids Bicycle Relay early Monday.

The 16-member team will be riding 2,579 kilometres around the clock from Winnipeg to Tofino, British Columbia. Chief Devon Clunis joined inspectors, sergeants, patron sergeants and constables on the journey west as the ride left from the City Hall courtyard at 7:30 a.m.

This year’s ride has been named “West for Wishes” and will conclude on September 13 when it reaches Tofino.

To donate to Cops for Kids and support the Children’s Wish Foundation, visit WPSCopsforKids.ca.

More than 260,000 kilometres have been cycled and over $1,000,000 has been raised across North America since its inception in 1995.

Updated at 9:30 a.m.

Hip-Hop Concert to Fund Little Girl’s Disney Wish

Hip-Hop Concert to Fund Little Girl’s Disney Wish

West End Cultural Centre (HANDOUT)
West End Cultural Centre (HANDOUT)

A first of its kind charity concert will support the Children’s Wish Foundation on Sunday.

Urban Rhapsody is a student project-turned-fundraiser put on by Red River College students. The West End Cultural Centre will be the scene of the event, as local hip-hop vocalists, dancers and DJs take the stage, including Flo, Tiffany Ponce, The Happy Unfortunate, Jon-C and Charlie Fettah, and several dance groups.

“Urban Rhapsody encourages local artists to purpose their talents for a good cause, and aims to inspire Winnipeg youth to follow their lead,” said organizer Jackie Doming, a student in Creative Communications at RRC.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit Briana, a four-year-old girl with a wish of one day visiting Disney World. The fundraiser is hoping to bring in $10,000.

Tickets for concert are $25 at the door, or $20 in advance from Urban Bakery (398 Portage Avenue), WECC (586 Ellice Avenue), The Mercantile (160 Princess Street), or at tohclothing.com.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. with the show getting underway at 7 p.m.

Resident Lighting Up Neighbourhood with Charity-Driven Display

Resident Lighting Up Neighbourhood with Charity-Driven Display

A home in River Park South is decked out in Christmas lights in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation. (HANDOUT)

A Winnipeg resident has lit up his home for the holidays in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Ken Gallant of River Park South has been attracting hundreds of vehicles with his over-the-top Christmas light display since November. The home in the 200 block of Aldgate Road is collecting donations for the Foundation with a goal of $1,500 in mind.

Those who contribute $20 are eligible for a tax receipt. A donation box at the end of Gallant’s driveway is accepting cash or cheques made out to the Foundation.

Ken’s Christmas Lights for Hope are on daily from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., and until 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

Gamers Strap in for 24 Hours of Fun, Fundraising

A 24-hour gaming marathon will see thousands of gamers around the world come together for a great cause on Saturday.

Called Extra-Life, the initiative will raise funds for sick children from the comforts of their own homes. The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba will be on the receiving end of the local generosity.

“We are super excited about this brand new fundraiser coming into Manitoba,” said Gary Rozak, the foundation’s director of development.

“By taking part in the Extra-Life marathon you are helping the children of Manitoba.”

Participating gamers will play anything from video games, to board games, to even cellphone games for 24 hours while collecting pledges from family and friends.

U of M Students Push Bed Along Trans-Canada Highway

U of M Students Push Bed Along Trans-Canada Highway

University of Manitoba students stop in MacGregor, Manitoba on Saturday, September 29, 2012 as part of the annual ‘Aggie Bedpush’ fundraising campaign. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

University of Manitoba students pushed a bed along the Trans-Canada Highway this past weekend.

The annual Aggie Bedpush began in Brandon on Saturday and will end up on the U of M’s Fort Garry campus by about noon today.

Students from the FASO (Faculty of Agriculture Students’ Organization) are pushing the bed in the 31st annual event to raise funds for the Children’s Wish Foundation.

A custom-made, burgundy steel bed frame on wheels is pushed more than 200 kilometres every year for a different charitable cause. A motor home accompanies the students to act as a rest/refreshment centre, but the bed doesn’t stop moving until it reaches its final destination of the day.

The bed reached MacGregor, Manitoba on Saturday, and St. Francois Xavier by the end of Sunday.

Donations can still be made until November 23 to the cause by cheque to the “Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.” Tax receipts will be issued for donations over $20, which can be mailed to FASO, 160-66 Dafoe Road, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2.

Children’s Wish Fundraiser Has a Tasty Glaze

You have until Sunday to order a group of a dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Part of the proceeds will go towards helping out Brittany, a child born with a severe seizure disorder known as tuberous sclerosis. Brittany’s wish is for a pool at her home, which would be very therapeutic and would allow her to spend quality time with her family in a setting she loves.

The group-buying website TeamBuy.ca is facilitating orders of the delicious treats, which will be available for pickup in mid-June.

The cost of 12 doughnuts is $10, and must be ordered at TeamBuy.ca by the end of the day on Sunday, June 5. Ticket receipts will be e-mailed out on June 6.

Orders can then be picked up at the Winnipeg Goldeyes parking lot, 1 Forks Market Road, between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14.