Make-A-Wish Candle Shrine

Looking for something festive to do before the holiday season is over? VanDusen Botanical Gardens is hosting its annual Festival of Lights Celebration from December 10 – January 2.

Not only is this an enjoyable outdoor activity to get you in the mood for Christmas, it also benefits the British Columbia/Yukon chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation! With a small donation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation encourages you to light a candle and “make your own wish.”

This foundation strives to “grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions” and “to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.”

The dozens of candles glowing in the dark is a truly memorable sight and reminds us of the hope for children with terminal illness.

By Melissa Kennedy