On August 12th, Go RVing Canada helped the Make-A-Wish Foundation ensure a young boy's RV vacation wish came true. Ten year old Eric, from Alberta, made a wish to the foundation to fully experience an RV vacation, and Go RVing Canada made sure his wish got fulfilled.
In celebration of 2010's holiday season, Go RVing Canada donated a complete RV vacation to Make-A-Wish Canada. This donation included a fully stocked Class C RV with enough food, drink, gas and campsite bookings for the adventure. Go RVing representatives also assisted Eric and his family plan the exciting 5-day trip through Alberta.
Eric and his family will begin their RV adventure in the Dinosaur Capital of the World, Drumheller, AB. They will stay at the infamous Dinosaur Park in Drumheller before driving to Banff and Lake Louise. The family will have the opportunity to visit and explore the many popular activities these cities have to offer during the summer months, including an abundance of walking and hiking trails, unique hot springs, and glacier expeditions. Eric and his family's trip will conclude in Jasper, the largest and most northerly of the four Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks.
"We are extremely grateful to Go RVing Canada for all their help in planning and funding Eric's wish to go camping," stated Cathy Gabucci, Executive Director for Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta. "It's going to be a dream come true for Eric! Thanks to Go RVing Canada, Eric and his family will have memories they can treasure forever."
Go RVing Canada hopes this adventure will encourage more families to take advantage of the fun and affordable vacation RVing has to offer. Canada is full of spectacular campgrounds and now is the perfect opportunity to enjoy more vacation time within our own country. With the increased success of the Canadian RV industry, RV sales have seen an impressive jump in sales figures across the board, signifying that a record number of Canadian families are discovering the fun and flexible travel that the RV lifestyle provides.
Depending on the RV model, a typical family RV vacation can be up to 75 per cent less expensive per day than other forms of vacation travel. According to a recent cost-comparison study conducted by PKF Consulting, an RV trip is shown to be more economical when compared to a traditional week's vacation for a family of four, when the costs of flights, car rental, hotels and eating out at restaurants are considered.
For more information on the RV lifestyle, please visit www.GoRVing.ca.
Edited by Kristin Craik