Canadian Groups Kick Off RVing, Camping Week

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Canadian RV and Camping Week

Go RVing Canada and the Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) kicked off its Canadian RVing and Camping Week, marking an unofficial start to the camping season. 

From May 24 to 29, participating campgrounds across the country will celebrate camping and RVing with activities, discounted camping rates and a special fundraising initiative for Make-A-Wish Canada.

As part of the week’s celebrations, Go RVing Canada and CCRVC are raising funds for Make-A-Wish Canada to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

On Saturday (May 28) campgrounds across Canada will come together to sell Wish lanterns with all of the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Canada. At 10 p.m. (in campgrounds’ respective local time zones) campers will gather, make a wish and launch the lanterns for Make-A-Wish Canada.

Last year’s inaugural fundraiser assembled $20,000 for the organization.

“Canadian RVing and Camping Week is an outstanding initiative with so many possibilities to help make wishes come true for our wish kids,” said Jennifer Klotz-Ritter, president & CEO of Make-A-Wish Canada. “We’ve fulfilled many camping wishes over the years and through our work with Go RVing Canada, we hope to make even more wishes come true.”

Canadian RVing and Camping Week brings together campgrounds across the country and encourages campers to explore the great outdoors. Select campgrounds across Canada will offer special discounts and will host activities aimed at raising as many funds as possible for Make-A-Wish Canada.

“We hope that this week will encourage more families to take advantage of the fun and affordable vacation RVing has to offer,” said Chris Mahony, Executive Director, Go RVing Canada. “The RV lifestyle offers freedom and flexibility unlike other family holiday experiences and camping is a great way for families to unwind, re-connect with each other and explore the great outdoors.”

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