Health and Community Services
March 6, 2017

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Minister of Health and Community Services:

Minister Haggie Recognizes Children’s Wish Month in Newfoundland and Labrador

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to proclaim March as Children’s Wish Month in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest and only all-Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to children between the ages of three and 17 diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Over the last 30 years, Children’s Wish has granted wishes to nearly 25,000 children. Here in Newfoundland and Labrador, 802 wishes have been granted.

I had the pleasure last week of meeting an amazing young lady Raiya, one of the foundation’s ambassadors for Children’s Wish Month, and other representatives from the local chapter to sign an official proclamation. Tonight, beginning at 6:30 p.m., a ceremony will take place in the lobby of the Confederation Building, East Block. My Parliamentary Secretary will be there as the building is lit up in blue to recognize this organization and the work they do. The lights will be turned on each evening until Saturday, March 18.

Mr. Speaker, granting the single wish of one child can make a huge difference in their lives and for their families. I ask all members of this Honourable House to join me in expressing our sincere appreciation for the work of the Children’s Wish Foundation.

2017 03 06                              2:00 p.m.