Make-A-Wish brings back the Wildhood

Lanterns to be set free in Bridal Falls to ensure that all children get the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.

A special weekend is being put aside to bring back the Wildhood to deserving children with medical issues. Make-A-Wish and RV Canada are uniting on Saturday

An initiative between RV Canada and Make-a-Wish Foundation is determined to see children with medical issues have a good time during an upcoming event in Hope, at the launch of their first annual National RV Weekend in Canada.

“It’s going to be a fun weekend,” said Chris Mahony, executive director of RV Canada.

A new campaign called “Bring back Wildhood,” addresses the idea that many children have gotten away from what is rightfully theirs (those with and without medical issues.) A Wildhood is defined as the ability to roam free and enjoy the wilds of the Canadian camping lifestyle, cognizant of the pre-digital era of smartphones and gaming.

“We know that a childhood isn’t a childhood without some wild in it, but for children facing life-threatening medical conditions, connecting with their Wildhoods can be difficult, so we are raising funds for Make-A-Wish to help provide a sense of wonder and magic for these children,” said Mahony.

Make a wish lanterns will be set free at 10 p.m. on Saturday June 13th at Bridal Falls Camperland RV Resorts. Everyone is welcome to join in and the biodegradable lanterns will be available for $2 a piece with all proceeds going to the Make-a-Wish Foundation to help kids in need realize their dreams.

“We want to celebrate and promote the RV lifestyle to those who haven’t yet experienced it. We have spectacular campgrounds in Canada and it is the season for camping adventures,” Mahony told The Hope Standard.

Lighting the lanterns is an ode to the great freedom of the Canadian outdoors and a nod to the power a foundation like Make-A-Wish has over the childhoods of those who are recovering or dealing with severe and life-threatening medical issues.

“We’ve already received two requests from sick kids, who wanted nothing more than to bring mommy and daddy camping and that’s powerful,” said Mahony.

The weekend of Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th will see the culmination of the inception of big dreaming.

LED gardens have been utilized by the environmentally friendly organization to protect the site from fire and all the lanterns are biodegradable.

All are welcome to come on down to celebrate Wildhood, Make-A-Wish and the great Canadian outdoors.

By booking your stay and joining the crew, you can help provide children with hope, strength and joy. For more information from Bridal Falls Camperland  RV Resorts please visit, or contact 604-794-7876.



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