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Walking for Wishes this weekend in Grand Falls-Windsor

Participants at last year’s Children’s Wish Foundation Wishmaker Walk in Grand Falls-Windsor were decked in Halloween costumes to accompany the theme. This year, volunteers are decking the halls for a Christmas theme. The annual event will take place Nov. 20, with registration at 2 p.m., and the walk beginning at 2:30 p.m. from the gymnasium of Forest Park Primary. Along with the walk, there will be photos with Santa, games, refreshments and fun for all.
Participants at last year’s Children’s Wish Foundation Wishmaker Walk in Grand Falls-Windsor were decked in Halloween costumes to accompany the theme. This year, volunteers are decking the halls for a Christmas theme. The annual event will take place Nov. 20, with registration at 2 p.m., and the walk beginning at 2:30 p.m. from the gymnasium of Forest Park Primary. Along with the walk, there will be photos with Santa, games, refreshments and fun for all.

Christmas is magical, and a time for appreciating health, happiness and spending time with family.

It's a time for making wishes come true, something the Children's Wish Foundation is also familiar with as they grant wishes of children ages three-17 with life-threatening illnesses.

This is why it makes sense to group it all together.

This year's Children's Wish Foundation Wishmaker Walk will take place Nov. 20, and has a new theme — Christmas.

The event, the biggest fundraiser for the local Exploits Valley subchapter, will be held at the new Forest Park Primary school gymnasium with registration at 2 p.m., and the walk taking place at 2:30 p.m.

"Who doesn't like helping to put smiles on the faces of children?" local walk co-ordinator Krysta Carroll said. "I've seen fabulous children receive trips, new bedrooms, computers, and the list goes on and on. The smiles on their faces after swimming with dolphins, meeting princesses, seeing their favourite wrestlers, driving an army tank, or seeing their new computer for the first time, is priceless. Times are tough, I know, but every little bit counts towards making these wishes come true."

And the event is fun for all.

During registration there will be Christmas-themed games and prizes for the children, Danielle Tibbs will be offering free face painting, and Rod Bennett will be volunteering his time taking pictures with the jolly man himself, Santa Claus, who has agreed to travel all the way from the North Pole to be in attendance to make children smile. The photos will cost $5, with proceeds going to the Foundation.

After the walk, everyone is invited back for refreshments and a prize draw with an adult prize and child prize up for grabs.

"Please come out and support a wonderful organization and do your part in helping a child smile,” Carroll said.

The Exploits Valley Sub-chapter of Children's Wish currently has nine approved wishes, including Deidre's wish for a Caribbean Cruise, which was granted in July, and Tommy's wish for a computer, which was granted last month.

All monies raised from this Wishmaker Walk will help make these wishes come true.

It's a time for making wishes come true, something the Children's Wish Foundation is also familiar with as they grant wishes of children ages three-17 with life-threatening illnesses.

This is why it makes sense to group it all together.

This year's Children's Wish Foundation Wishmaker Walk will take place Nov. 20, and has a new theme — Christmas.

The event, the biggest fundraiser for the local Exploits Valley subchapter, will be held at the new Forest Park Primary school gymnasium with registration at 2 p.m., and the walk taking place at 2:30 p.m.

"Who doesn't like helping to put smiles on the faces of children?" local walk co-ordinator Krysta Carroll said. "I've seen fabulous children receive trips, new bedrooms, computers, and the list goes on and on. The smiles on their faces after swimming with dolphins, meeting princesses, seeing their favourite wrestlers, driving an army tank, or seeing their new computer for the first time, is priceless. Times are tough, I know, but every little bit counts towards making these wishes come true."

And the event is fun for all.

During registration there will be Christmas-themed games and prizes for the children, Danielle Tibbs will be offering free face painting, and Rod Bennett will be volunteering his time taking pictures with the jolly man himself, Santa Claus, who has agreed to travel all the way from the North Pole to be in attendance to make children smile. The photos will cost $5, with proceeds going to the Foundation.

After the walk, everyone is invited back for refreshments and a prize draw with an adult prize and child prize up for grabs.

"Please come out and support a wonderful organization and do your part in helping a child smile,” Carroll said.

The Exploits Valley Sub-chapter of Children's Wish currently has nine approved wishes, including Deidre's wish for a Caribbean Cruise, which was granted in July, and Tommy's wish for a computer, which was granted last month.

All monies raised from this Wishmaker Walk will help make these wishes come true.

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