Candlelighters

Spin for Camp Delight

Spin for Camp Delight is an annual fundraising event dedicated to raising money in support of Camp Delight. It is a fun and meaningful way to engage the community and raise money for children and families along their cancer journey.

Last year Candlelighters NL challenged you to join us and Take a Spin Across Newfoundland and Labrador. This year we're challenging you to see just how far you'll go to support families facing a childhood cancer diagnosis right here in Newfoundland and Labrador!  Join us June 6-13, 2022!

  • Schools that Support Spin for Camp Delight
    This is our second year reaching out to the schools of our province to participate in our Spin!  Thank you to those schools participating! We are thrilled to have you on board!  For more information on how you can get your school involved in Schools in Support of Spin for Camp Delight next year, please contact us!

    For anyone wishing to donate to a participating school team, please do so HERE.

  • Spin for Camp Delight
    We were excited to have our families and supporters taking part in our Spin challenge last year! This year we're challenging you to track your activity - but we're also challenging each team to see just how far you can go in support of our Candlelighters NL families facing a childhood cancer diagnosis.

    For anyone wishing to donate to a participating team, please do so HERE

  • If you have any questions, please contact our Community Engagement Manager, Erin Collett:

erincollett@candlelightersnl.ca

'Cross da Bay! in Support of Candlelighters NL

Scott Doyle first decided to take on an adventure to raise money for Candlelighters NL in 2021, and he plans to make this an annual event!

Scott kayaked across the bay from Kelligrews to Port de Grave (17 Kms). His original goal was to raise $5000 by the end of May - but with all of your support he reached a grand total of $8,860!

For 2022, Scott was joined by some friends in support of Candlelighters NL!   The kayaking adventure took place on Saturday, June 4th - and what an adventure it was!  Scott Doyle and Peter Brown were challenged with a headwind the entire 17 kms!  They didn't give up and were greeted by smiling Candlelighters families, friends and supporters in the early afternoon.  A big thank you to each of you for your enthusiasm and support of Candlelighters NL...Because kids can't fight cancer alone!

You can donate to their 'Cross da Bay! adventure here until June 30th.  Let's help them reach their $10,000 fundraising goal:  https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-candlelighters-association-of-newfoundland-labrador/p2p/crossdabayinsupportofCandlelightersNL2022/

For updates on Cross da Bay!, please follow us on Facebook (@CandlelightersNL), Instagram (@CandlelightersNL) and Twitter (@CandlelighterNL).

Night of Delight

Ches’s Famous Fish & Chips hosts an annual Night of Delight fundraiser in aid of Candlelighters Newfoundland and Labrador. The event includes a silent and live auction, dinner, and dance with live entertainment. It’s an evening full of excitement and generous support for the programs provided to oncology families by the Candlelighters Association. In a year without COVID-19 we would be asking for your support through the donation of auction items for silent or live auctions. There are a lot of talented people here in Newfoundland and Labrador (Music, Arts, Photography, Crafts, Independent business owners, etc.).

As we were unable to gather together safely for our annual Ches's Night of Delight this year due to COVID-19, we decided to have our very own 50/50 draw!   Congratulations to Teena & Ric Rumbolt with the winning ticket and a prize of $8,912.50!

We look forward to when we can all be together again, but we can still raise funds for Camp Delight if we're all in this together.

Your support matters...Because kids can't fight cancer alone!

Go Gold – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every year approximately 1500 Canadian children are diagnosed with cancer and approximately 25 of these new Canadian diagnoses are children living in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is the leading cause of non-accidental death in children.

During September we advocate for awareness of childhood cancer by reaching out to municipalities across the province to sign a proclamation in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We also participate in 'Go Gold' lighting ceremonies including a lighting at the Confederation Building where the building is lit in gold for childhood cancer awareness.  We encourage municipalities to participate in ‘Go Gold’ light ceremonies.

Family Christmas Parties

Each year we host a Christmas party in St. John’s for oncology families to come and enjoy the holiday season together! Every party includes entertainment (such as ornament painting, cookie decorating, magic show, live music, etc.), an assortment of food, and a visit from Santa with a gift for each child!

We also host family Christmas parties in other areas in the province, which may vary year to year.