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The Guelph Wish Fund for Children hosts two fundraising events each year - our Annual Gala, and Golf Tournament. These events provide a good opportunity for our community to come together, and support our activities.

We appreciate the efforts of companies and individuals who put on events of their own in support of the Guelph Wish Fund for Children. If you want to hold an event, contact us with the details of your event and we will be happy to help.

We hope to see you at one of our events!

Ghost Riders 2021

    On Saturday, September 11, 2021, the Ghost Riders riding club will ride for charity to benefit the GWFC! Established in 2010, the Ghost Riders Riding Club is a group of motorcycle enthusiasts who enjoy the company of fellow riders and believe in giving back to their local community. Members are family-oriented and have a love of the open...

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2021 Online Auction

  Our first-ever auction is now CLOSED! We would like to take this time to formally thank everyone who supported our first-ever online auction.   To all our donors, volunteers and supporters we are eternally grateful for the dedication you have shown to making lives a little happier.   We hope you all enjoyed this year's event. If you didn't...

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2021 Golf Tournament

Annual Charity Golf Tournament Meridian Credit Union presents the Guelph Wish Fund for Children’s 33rd Annual Golf Tournament at Victoria Park East Golf Club on Friday, June 18, 2021   Please click here for more details

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Giving Tuesday 2020

Join us on December 1,2020 and be a part of a global movement!   This #givingtuesday we ask you to think locally and consider donating to a local charity.   Our focus has always been to support those in our community that need it the most. In the spirit of this Giving Tuesday we ask you to do the same....

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Ghost Riders 2020

On September 12th, 2020, the Ghost Riders Motorcycle Club hosted their annual Poker Run to support the Guelph Wish Fund for Children.    250 km, 106 riders and $6,000 raised to support our Wish Kids. The Ghost Riders Motorcycle Club threw another successful event!   We would like to thank Judy and Alex Morrison for all their hard work and...

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COVID-19 Response

  To our Guelph Wish Fund for Children community: At this unprecedented time, it is our sincere hope that you and your family are keeping well.  As the COVID19 situation continues to develop both in our community and around the world, the health and wellbeing of our staff and Wish Families is our top priority. The Guelph Wish Fund for...

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2020 Annual Golf Tournament UPDATE

  2020 Annual Golf Tournament is CANCELLED Although the Board of Directors has made the difficult but prudent decision to cancel our up-coming June 19th Golf Tournament for the safety of our community, Meridian has still graciously decided to support us this year with their sponsorship. It’s gratifying to be the recipient of such wonderful corporate citizenship and generosity in...

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$5,000 Grant from Guelph Wish Fund for Children Brings Therapy Swing to St. Joe’s

  New Sensory Swing Helps Children Engage in and Enjoy Speech Therapy   Wee Talk, the Speech-Language Pathology program for pre-school aged children at St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph, has a new sensory therapy swing thanks to a recent $5,000 grant from the Guelph Wish Fund for Children to the St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation Guelph. Many of the children...

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2020 Gala - A Night at the Carnival!

  If you were not fortunate enough to attend the GWFC Gala on February 22nd at the Guelph Delta, then you surely missed out on a fantastic evening. Guests were entertained from start to finish! Starting the evening with a free bag of popcorn and the delicious signature drink, a cotton candy cocktail! All the while being entertained by carnival...

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Meridian Credit Union New Golf Title Sponsor

  The 2020 Golf Tournament will have a new Title sponsor!   We are pleased to announce that Meridian Credit Union will be the Official Title Sponsor of the Signature Golf Tournament held this coming June.   The Guelph Wish Fund for Children is extremely grateful for Merdian's generosity and support as we embark on this very promising partnership.   ...

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Ron and Wendy Asselstine Volunteer Awards

At this year's Gala, the Board of Directors were extremely pleased to honour 4 recipients. We are very grateful to our recent Board of Director retirees: Mike Guardiero, Robert Serra, Mark Dalbello and Pam Baker for all of their hard work and commitment to the GWFC for many years. We also want to acknowledge Peter Baldasso, retired Executive Director, for...

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2019 Gala - Another Successful One

      A NIGHT AT THE CARNIVAL     If you were one of the lucky people who attended the GWFC Gala on March 23rd at the Guelph Delta, then you need not be told about the great evening that was enjoyed by close to 300 guests! We don’t need to tell you about the carnival performers, the free...

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Hart's Hot Dog Stand

On Saturday September 22, Wish Kid Liam and brother Wesley raised $100 for the Guelph Wish Fund for Children. Thank you for thinking of us!

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Ghost Riders

Once you strip back the beards, long hair, and leather outfits, you've got a pretty awesome group of guys and girls that put a tremendous effort into one successful day of riding, fellowship and generosity. On Saturday September 29th, the Ghost Riders Motorcycle Club, held the 8th annual Poker Run for our charity. We were presented with a donation of $15,263 –...

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KidsAbility Capital Campaign Partnership

    The Guelph Wish Fund for Children was the recent beneficiary of a very generous legacy gift from the late Newton Clayton. The Board of Directors decided to direct a significant portion of that gift to the KidsAbility Foundation in support of their Capital Campaign to renovate the new home of the KidsAbility Centre at 503 Imperial Road North...

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Another sold-out Gala

Our 31st Annual Gala, “Hop into Spring'', held at the Guelph Delta Hotel and Conference Centre on March 24, 2018 was once again a sold out event. A big THANK YOU to our Sponsors and Donors and Community Supporters for making this year’s event another great success.  Over 300 guests enjoyed pre-evening entertainment by the Enio DiReto Trio, followed by dinner and...

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