Eric Pateman, Edible Canada president and executive chef; Jennifer Petersen, CWFC B.C. and Yukon chapter director; and Jan Grude, Pacific Blue Cross president and CEO

Eric Pateman, Edible Canada president and executive chef; Jennifer Petersen, CWFC B.C. and Yukon chapter director; and Jan Grude, Pacific Blue Cross president and CEO

Pardeep Jassal, BCBusiness magazine senior account manager; and Andy Kallstrom, Children's Wish Foundation communications specialist

Pardeep Jassal, BCBusiness magazine senior account manager; and Andy Kallstrom, Children's Wish Foundation communications specialist

Emily Kroeplin, Children's Wish child and volunteer; and Lana Bradshaw, gala chair

Emily Kroeplin, Children's Wish child and volunteer; and Lana Bradshaw, gala chair

Hussein Samnani, Hot Soup Media CEO; and Brianna Blaney, Vancouver Aquarium's Toast to the Coast committee member

Hussein Samnani, Hot Soup Media CEO; and Brianna Blaney, Vancouver Aquarium's Toast to the Coast committee member

Catherine Roscoe Barr, The Life Delicious founder; and Matei Ghelesel, Sonic Enclosures Ltd. president and CEO

Catherine Roscoe Barr, The Life Delicious founder; and Matei Ghelesel, Sonic Enclosures Ltd. president and CEO

Melanie Hillaert, Air Transat administrative assistant; and Craig Henderson, Air Transat performance manager

Melanie Hillaert, Air Transat administrative assistant; and Craig Henderson, Air Transat performance manager

Tom Bradshaw, Carter Honda; and Tricia Gilliss, S.i. Systems managing director

Tom Bradshaw, Carter Honda; and Tricia Gilliss, S.i. Systems managing director

The Goerzen family: Elijah, mom Melody, Micah, father Duane, and Wish kid Jesse

The Goerzen family: Elijah, mom Melody, Micah, father Duane, and Wish kid Jesse

Meghan Bradner, CWFC B.C. and Yukon development co-ordinator; and Sonia Beeksma, Global Television anchor and gala co-host

Meghan Bradner, CWFC B.C. and Yukon development co-ordinator; and Sonia Beeksma, Global Television anchor and gala co-host

Walt Hayward, entrepreneur; Michael Scholz, Nita Lake Lodge owner/entrepreneur; and Andrea Lieuwen, Great Canadian Gaming manager of financial planning and analysis

Walt Hayward, entrepreneur; Michael Scholz, Nita Lake Lodge owner/entrepreneur; and Andrea Lieuwen, Great Canadian Gaming manager of financial planning and analysis

Walter Soo, Great Canadian Gaming VP player redevelopment; and Chuck Keeling, Great Canadian Gaming VP stakeholder relations

Walter Soo, Great Canadian Gaming VP player redevelopment; and Chuck Keeling, Great Canadian Gaming VP stakeholder relations

Darren Roberts, Mojio Inc. executive chairman; and Brian Ceci, cinematographer of the featured Wish video

Darren Roberts, Mojio Inc. executive chairman; and Brian Ceci, cinematographer of the featured Wish video

Carolyn Scholz, Nita Lake Lodge owner; Sandy Dey; and Jane Bradner

Carolyn Scholz, Nita Lake Lodge owner; Sandy Dey; and Jane Bradner

Alana Newton, volunteer; and Emily Key, CWFC B.C. and Yukon board member

Alana Newton, volunteer; and Emily Key, CWFC B.C. and Yukon board member

Tiny Island band performs for the guests

Tiny Island band performs for the guests

The gala dinner at the Vogue Theatre

The gala dinner at the Vogue Theatre

Children's Wish Foundation's Wish Gala raised the money to help grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses

2015 Children's Wish Foundation of B.C. and Yukon's Wish Gala
The Vogue Theatre
March 05, 2015

The second annual Children's Wish Gala, presented by Pacific Blue Cross, was sold out. Almost 200 guests attended the event, which raised more than $150,000 for Children's Wish Foundation of B.C. and Yukon.

At a VIP champagne reception, the evening's Wish kids and their families met with each other, and guests bid on silent auction items. Edible Canada provided the dinner, and Air Transat donated a raffle prize of a one-week trip for two to Mexico. Global Television's Sonia Beeksma co-hosted along with Edible Canada's Eric Pateman and Wish child Avery Carpenter.

Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of three and 17 are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is dedicated to granting an exceptional wish to every child. The B.C. & Yukon chapter has been granting wishes since 1987. This vast geographic area is the responsibility of the staff backed by a team of dedicated volunteers and a supportive board.