Go RVing Canada is helping the Make-A-Wish Foundation ensure a young boy’s RV vacation wish comes true.
According to a press release, 10-year-old Eric, from Alberta, made a wish to the foundation to fully experience an RV vacation, and Go RVing Canada is making sure his wish gets fulfilled.
In celebration of 2010’s holiday season, Go RVing Canada donated a complete RV vacation to Make-A-Wish Canada. This donation included a fully stocked Class C motorhome with enough food, drink, gas and campsite bookings for the adventure. Go RVing representatives also assisted Eric and his family plan the exciting five-day trip through Alberta.
Eric and his family will begin their RV adventure in the Dinosaur Capital of the World, Drumheller, Alberta. They will stay at the infamous Dinosaur Park in Drumheller before driving to Banff and Lake Louise. The family will have the opportunity to visit and explore the many popular activities these cities have to offer during the summer months, including an abundance of walking and hiking trails, unique hot springs, and glacier expeditions. Eric and his family’s trip will conclude in Jasper, the largest and most northerly of the four Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks.
“We are extremely grateful to Go RVing Canada for all their help in planning and funding Eric’s wish to go camping,” stated Cathy Gabucci, executive director for Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta. “It’s going to be a dream come true for Eric! Thanks to Go RVing Canada, Eric and his family will have memories they can treasure forever.”
RV City, an RV dealership based in Morinville, Alberta, and Jayco Inc. recently teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Northern Alberta branch, to make a young girl’s dream come true.
RV City, assisted by Jayco Inc,. donated a 2010 Jay Flight trailer to Make-A-wish, a charitable organization that grants wishes to children with life threatening illnesses, allowing a child with a brain tumour to fulfil her wish of trading in hospital treatments and appointments for a summer of fishing, swimming and roasting marshmallows over an open campfire, the Morinville News reported.
Julia, whose last name was not released by the organization, arrived with her family at RV City to find the trailer decorated with balloons and a sign bearing her name.
RV City owner Ross Hodgins said he was proud to be a part of what he felt was an amazing day. “We are honored to participate in making Julia’s wish come true,” he said. “We are thankful for the support of Jayco Inc., a family-owned, family-focused company who were instrumental in making Julia’s wish a reality.”
In addition to donating the trailer, RV City gathered together many of the essentials for the family’s camping trip, including a set of dishes, camping chairs and other camping supplies.
Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta is one of nine wish granting chapters across Canada with trained volunteers dedicated fulfilling the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. To date, the organization has granted more than 4,000 wishes to Canadian children.