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They’ve got more than fundraisers in store: Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon sure knows how to throw a party, and their presence here on Vancouver Island is proving especially popular!

As they continue to grow their island community, they’re giving away an incredible all-inclusive Tofino getaway package worth $3,000!

Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon, Vancouver Island has partnered with Pacific Coastal Airlines, Tofino’s Ocean Village Resort, SHED Restaurant, West Coast Aquatic Safaris, Tofino Towel Co, Tofino Brewing Co. and Pacific Surf Co., who have all generously donated experiences to create a West Coast vacation like never before.

Here’s what you could win

To kick off their upcoming UnWined event (click here for more details and to get tickets!) they are going to be doing a live draw for a Tofino getaway package worth an estimated $3,000.

“To help us share island-specific upcoming events, island wish stories and more,” said Simone Conner, Director of Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon’s Vancouver Island operations, “we have created a Vancouver Island Facebook page: @MAWBCYKVanIsland.”

“To help it ‘take off’, we’ve partnered with Pacific Coastal Airlines and others to create a ‘Take off to Tofino’ contest for simply liking and tagging who you’d bring and sharing with your network!”

This is what the package includes:

  • Two (2) Pacific Coastal Airlines round-trip flights from Victoria to Tofino
  • One (1) $75 gift card for SHED restaurant
  • Two (2) tickets for West Coast Aquatic Safaris Whale Watching
  • Two (2) Tofino Towels from Tofino Towel Co., the original West Coast Round Towel!
  • One (1) Tofino Brewing Co. Gift pack + $25 gift card for tasting
  • Two (2) night stay in a Studio Suite – Ocean Village Resort
  • Surf lessons and rental from Pacific Surf Co.

So without having to lift a finger, the winner and their companion would be whisked away to a practically free vacation in Vancouver Island’s most gorgeous tourist destination.


Here’s what you have to do to enter:

  1. LIKE Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon Vancouver Island on Facebook, and comment below to let us know (1 entry)
  2. COMMENT below and tag who you’d take with you to Tofino (1 entry)
  3. SHARE this post on Facebook and/or Twitter, and comment below to let us know (1 entry)

Contest closes at 11:59 PST on Tuesday, September 25th. Good luck!

An event to set it off

The winner will be announced both live on Victoria Buzz and at the beginning of Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon’s Unwined event on September 27th.

The event, presented by Rite Self Storage, will take place at University of Victoria’s University club bringing together active food stations sponsored by local chefs, and an assortment of beverage stations hosted by local wineries, a local brewery, cidery, and a distillery. (Hint: there’s something for everyone!). Click here to find tickets.

Conner explained that around a quarter of all wishes granted in BC and the Yukon are granted right here on the Island.

“We’re continually building a great community around supporting wishes,” said Conner, “and UnWined is our next opportunity to get together, have a fantastic evening, and support wishes. I can’t wait to see everyone there.”

Unwined Victoria 2018

  • When: Thursday, September 27th, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Where: University Club, University of Victoria
  • Admission: $75. Click here to purchase.

*Note: Winner does not need to be at the event to win, but it is a great event and Make-A-Wish would love to see you there!

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