With many charity events across the province and even the country going virtual, one local organization is ensuring their most famed event still lives on – and lives on in a big way!

Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon has not only taken their popular Vancouver Island UnWined event to a whole other level, they’re also offering an epic 50/50 draw that you can partake in from the comfort of your own home.

Dubbed UnWined Outside, the popular children’s charity has re-imagined their campaign due to these interesting times, but with the same common goal – creating life-changing wishes for Vancouver Island children, and allowing YOU the chance to win big at the same time!

Without further ado, here are 4 reasons why you’ll want to take part in UnWined’s virtual event this summer:

1. You can win a $3500 prize package just for visiting for favourite food and drink spots

Check out this list of retailers you can visit, and what you can win just for doing so:

  • A CANVAS Monaco Faux Wood Tabletop Patio Dining Table with 6 Wicker patio chairs (over $1,500 value!) from Canadian Tire Hillside
  • Feature Cocktail using local ingredients to start the party off, created by The Old Firehouse Wine & Cocktail Bar
  • Family style catered BBQ dinner for 6 from TOQUE Catering
  • 6 bottles of wine from Symphony Vineyard
  • In-studio portrait sitting for a family of 6 and furbaby ($200 value), and a $500 gift certificate to use towards any of our fine art prints, albums, or wall art from Hudson Wren Portraits
  • Private patio concert, or can open it up to neighbours, family and friends after dinner for one of the now famous “Lawncerts” by Stephanie Greaves
  • Dessert from Cakes Etc.

2. You’re supporting kids who need it most

Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon, Vancouver Island creates life-changing wishes for Vancouver Island children with critical illnesses. 2018 was the first year, in over 35 years, that Vancouver Island supported 100% of all island wishes.

They are being asked to grant more wishes each year – now, more than ever, they need your support!

3. Who doesn’t love a 50/50 draw?!

One lucky winner will take home half of the 50/50 jackpot, and Make-A-Wish will benefit from the other half of the pot! The draw will take place at the UnWined @ Home event on September 22nd. All funds raised will support wishes on Vancouver Island!

  • 2-Ticket Pack for $20
  • 8-Ticket Pack for $40
  • 20-Ticket Pack for $75

Grab your tickets online today!

4. Local love is the way to go

Island businesses have partnered with Make-A-Wish to help grant one magical island wish over the course of the summer. Follow Make-A-Wish on social media to keep up to date with ways they will be fundraising, and support local.

Not only will you be helping them help us change lives, but you will also have a chance to win our Patio Party Giveaway (See #1 for more details!)!

Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon, Vancouver Island’s patio prize package contest is open now until August 20th, which will give you enough time to enjoy your sweet patio prize before summer is over – you can enter here!

Their sweet 50/50 draw will also happen online, and the winner will take home half the jackpot on September 22nd.