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DreamLift Day sponsor recognized

John Tietzen’s sponsorship advocacy on behalf of the Dreamlift Day trip to Disneyland has been honored by the Sunshine Foundation of Canada.

Tietzen, owner of several Wendy’s franchise outlets in the southern Interior including the Central  Okanagan, is the 2011 recipient of the Wayne C. Dunn Spirit of Service Award, in recognition of his devotion and dedication to this cause.

Tietzen has been  involved with Sunshine since 1994 when he first had the idea of raising funds through his Wendy’s franchises to support the dreams of children who needed them most.

The first Wendy’s DreamLift Day was held on Feb. 8, 1995.

To date  this annual fundraiser has  raised $995,080.64 in the 17 years since and more than 400 children have participated in the trip to Disneyland, which takes place every two years with the flights leaving from Kelowna.

 

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