Amica at Barrie, an elite retirement facility, reached out to Senior Wish Association to see if we could grant a special wish for one of their residents.

 

Ø  GLORIA’s WISH is to do the Edge Walk atop the CN Tower to mark her 88th birthday.

Ø  Kempenfelt Bay School in Innisfil, a long-time supporter of Senior Wish, raised money to help make this wish come true.

Ø  Gloria, Laura Wright and Karissa Boyce, all from Amica at Barrie, along with representatives from the Senior Wish Association attended a special school assembly earlier this month so students, faculty and parents could meet and celebrate Gloria and the partnership between Amica at Barrie and Senior Wish that has led to this wish grant.

Ø  One by one the poems and letters of good wishes and inspiration written by the students, were read out loud and presented to Gloria as keepsakes.

Ø  A cheque presentation for the money raised by the students was made to Senior Wish.

Ø  On Monday, May 28th at 11:00 am Gloria, her Life Enrichment Coordinator, Karissa Boyce and Amica at Barrie Director of Marketing, Laura Wright will do the Edge Walk.

Ø  The morning of, at 8:00 am sharp, media, students, Senior Wish and residents from Amica at Barrie will be celebrating with Gloria as she enters a beautifully luxurious Limo Bus provided by Summerbound/Ace Transportation from Collingwood, ON.

Ø  Gloria, a family member, Laura Wright, Karissa Boyce and a handful of residents from Amica at Barrie and media will travel in style to the CN Tower to see Gloria fulfill her Edge Walk wish.

Ø  It will be quite a celebration and momentous occasion Gloria and all who have participated in the preparation will remember.

Ø  Senior Wish, Kempenfelt Bay School and Amica at Barrie wish Gloria the best of luck!

 

THANK YOU TO CITY TV NEWS TORONTO – BRANDON ROWE, CTV NEWS BARRIE – ROB COOPER, BARRIE TODAY REPORTER – WENDY KING, SIMCOE.COM / BARRIE ADVANCE REPORTER – BRYAN MEYERS AND JESSE KERR, SNAP BARRIE FOR YOUR SUPPORT COVERING GLORIA’S WISH COMING TRUE.

SPECIAL THANKS TO SHANE, SABRINA AND BOB FROM SUMMERBOUND, ACE TRANSPORTATION GROUP IN COLLINGWOOD FOR THE LUXURIOOUS LIMO BUS TAKING GLORIA AND THE GANG TO THE CN TOWER IN STYLE.