WHISTLER, BC – December 12, 2023 – As part of Fairmont Hotels & Resort’s global Wishes Start Here initiative in partnership with Make-A-Wish®, Fairmont Chateau Whistler is delighted to announce the unveiling of The Ultimate Kids’ Playhouse Castle on December 16, 2023, at 3:00 P.M. at the resort. Public access to the playhouse will be granted through donations, with funds raised contributing to the Make-A-Wish Children’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to curating unique and memorable experiences for children in critical care.
Building on the success of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ launch of the Wishes Start Here in June 2022, The Ultimate Kids’ Playhouse Castle initiative underscores a joint commitment to providing hope and joy for children and their families when they need it most. Designed entirely by and for children, the playhouse will be available for public enjoyment from December 16 through to January 3, 2024. Families are invited to explore the house daily from *3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., coinciding with the hotel’s Festive Season Activities.
“We are honoured to have the Fairmont Chateau Whistler involved in the Wishes Start Here program, and to be able to offer this heartwarming playhouse experience for families during the festive season,” said Norm Mastalir, Managing Director at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. “This initiative is aligned with our commitment to having a positive impact on the community, and we look forward to raising funds for Make-A-Wish and turning dreams into a reality for the many children supported by this valuable partnership.”
With the goal to grant more than 500 wishes and donate €1 million in charitable support over the next three years, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts’ Wishes Start Here program will introduce fundraising events at their hotels worldwide offering guests the opportunity to join them in their pledge to Make-A-Wish. For the latest updates, please visit www.fairmont.com/wishesstarthere/.
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Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Founded in 1980, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, having granted more than 520,000 wishes in nearly 50 countries worldwide. Together with generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 32,000 volunteers around the globe, Make-A-Wish delivers hope and joy to children and their families when they need it most. Make-A-Wish aims to bring the power of wishing to every child with a critical illness because wish experiences can help improve emotional and physical health. For more information about Make-A-Wish International, visit worldwish.org and for more information about Make-A-Wish America, visit wish.org.
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