We’ve had an exciting 2012 and look forward to what 2013 holds in store for us. We just wrapped up a very successful run with Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon helping them in their goal to raise awareness and funds at the Van Dusen Gardens Festival of Lights. They just let us know that thanks to your generous contributions that 7 to 8 kids in our region will now be able to have their wishes granted.
They say that everything happens for a reason and today I went back to Van Dusen to take a few of my pieces down from the our Winter Wonderland display. I left the gate open and after awhile, a mother, a daughter and her friend wandered in. They were fascinated by our layout looking over all the details we had put into it. All the signage for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon was down already, but as they had asked, I told them what this all was for. The friend then told me that she was from Charlotte, North Carolina and that her sister nine years ago also had a wish granted before she passed away. She wanted to raise enough money so that 100 kids would be able to have their wishes fulfilled. The story spread throughout the media and within 6 weeks they had $1.15 million raised. Simply incredible. I thanked her for sharing that story with me and wondered how lucky we were both to have crossed paths like this.
So I know it’s a tight time financially for many people, but if you’ve got a few bucks to spare or you’re looking for a cause to support, do think about a donation to Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon. You can simply click on the image below to take you to their donation page.
As for what’s next for the Vancouver LEGO Club? We’re working on something for Spring Break which hasn’t been completely negotiated yet. And a return to the Port Moody Train Museum is quite likely. Keep an eye on this page and/or subscribe to our blog for all the updates.
In the meantime, I saw this wonderful quote by actor Simon Pegg, and perhaps it will resonate with you, especially if you haven’t fully come out of your LEGO closet.