Earlier this week, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre stayed open late one evening for a very special group — nearly 500 brave children with chronic and serious life-threatening illnesses and their families — for the annual tradition of Dreamnight. Each year, Aquarium staff and volunteers look forward to giving their time to offer courageous children and their families an unforgettable experience in a memorable setting.
Dreamnight at the Vancouver Aquarium was filled with smiles and laughter. Bobs and LoLo joined the party and offered live entertainment. Graham the Magic Guy worked his magic performing unique magic tricks. Children enjoyed watching the beluga, sea lion and dolphin shows, interacting with touch pools filled with intriguing creatures, enjoying a special screening of the 4D movie experience, and being entertained by many mascot friends including Fin, Leo the Lion, and Bob the Brown Bear, and the Aquarium’s Bee Bop.
This year, Dreamnight was dedicated to patients from B.C. Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Make-A-Wish Foundation of B.C. & Yukon, Children’s Wish Foundation, Variety – The Children’s Charity, Sunshine Foundation Dreams for Kids, and Children’s Heart Network.
A special thank you to our presenting sponsor, Spence Diamonds, and to our supporting sponsors, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada, Limelight Food of Canada, and Coca-Cola Canada. Photography for the event was provided by Ophelia Photography.