Welcome

Welcome to our website and a new organization. Our goals are simple - to be able to provide a few wishes each year for children that have life threatening illnesses in our community - southern New Brunswick. We aim to be able to do this with a minimum of red tape so the process time will be as short as possible. Please take the time to browse through the site. Some of the pages have songs that may require you to "run an active x" to listen. Volume and pause controls will appear at the foot of the page. Also, read the frequently asked questions and listen to the interview that kicked it all off on Saint John Radio 103.5 on the "fundraising page". Our 1st wish began on Wednesday September 8th 2010 at the IBEW 502 Union Hall, on Kiwanis Court in Saint John with a short presentation ceremony and concluded at Leisure Time RV on the Hammond River on Saturday 25th. We have details on our "Wish News" page, including photos and the "video page" has some clips of the event. Our 2nd wish was presented to Malachi Ray and his family in the Kennebacasis Room of the Hilton Hotel in Saint John on March 5th at 3pm. Malachi's wish page has been published on the toolbar above and the video page has been updated with footage from the presentation.


Fundraising

Carpenters come to the "4" front

Kevin Phillips scaffolder with the Carpenters Union 1386 is happy to pass on his best "wishes" along with $2,000 from the carpenters fund to W4W treasurer Tanja Payne and committee member/fundraiser Sugar Ray Cormier. Kevin & Ray work tirelessly throughout the year providing assistance to many different worthwhile causes. We appreciate their efforts

Electrical Union Community Assistance Fund Contribute to Wish

Colleen Murphy is a volunteer committee member with the workers4wishes group. Adam Rodgers is a very active apprentice with IBEW local 502 assisting with community efforts such as the "Gold Rush" which helps the Saint John Boys & Girls Club. Here Adam is pictured donating $2,000 on behalf of the EUCAF towards the W4W first wish campaign to Colleen.

UA Local 213 join in the fundraising effort

Laurie Cormier & Wade McFadden got bitten by the Wish bug when news of an upcoming event in September began to spread. Their draw committee decided to donate all proceeds from a 50/50 on August 12. Jennifer Ebbett prepared a poster to raise awareness for the draw and volunteers worked like bees to maximise ticket sales. Draw winner Thane Clayton generously donated back 50% of his winnings to the cause. James Dargavel W4W committee member is pictured receiving over $1,600 from Wade.

2nd W4W Fundraiser

Our next fundraiser began right away in July with a prize draw for a Ducks Unlimited print, donated by our friends from Luedey Consultants in Halifax, NS. The draw was held on July 30, 2010 and raised over $1500 for the cause. The winner was Chuck Martin. Once again thanks go out to all those that supported the draw and all the volunteers that sold tickets @ the Potash Mine in Sussex, Point Lepreau & the Irving Oil Refinery. Special thanks to Dave Stephen for orchestrating the event. W4W committee members Tanja Payne & Lindsay Ebbett pictured above receiving check from IBEW502 business manager Mark Trecartin and member Russell Armstrong.

1st W4W fundraiser

The annual IBEW 502 picnic was held @ the Glenn Carpenter Center in Saint John on July 3rd. Workers4Wishes volunteers were invited to organise a dunk tank with all the proceeds going towards their current wish campaign. We are thankful to the IBEW & the many volunteers (Ray Cormier, Bob Morris, Dave Stephen, Tom Coughlan, Mark Trecartin, Pat Carlson, Daniel Brown and Tim Snow (from Wacky Wheatleys) that got soaked for the cause. We would also like to thank Jim Kyle for taking all the pictures and video of the event. Almost $500 was raised in two hours. Check out the video page for more coverage.
The pose is the same but the faces are different as Ray (the legend) Cormier (carpenter) and then Bob Morris (millwright) take the plunge for W4W.