Diamond – A Cocktail Event Benefiting the Children’s Wish Foundation

Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver is hosting a Cocktail Party here at the Dealership on May 21st from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm with all proceeds going towards a wish of a young boy, Joey, from the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

  • Date: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
  • Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Beverages, Light Bites, Silent Auctions and Entertainment
  • Ticket: Suggested Donation of $75 at Door
  • RSVP: Online Registration 

The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada

Children’s Wish is a uniquely Canadian charity that helps Canadian children, families and communities by granting the favourite wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. With every wish that we grant, they create moments of joy that ease the pain of a child, give respite to the child’s family, and connect healthcare professionals and communities in that burning wish of hope.


Joey is a 10 year old from the Lower Mainland with Optic Chiasm Glioma (a rare type of brain tumor). Despite his diagnosis, he is an extremely passionate little boy – especially when it comes to Ferraris. He loves all things car related – Top Gear, the movie 2 Fast 2 Furious, and his favourite colour is none other than Ferrari red (rosso)!

His heartfelt wish is to visit the Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italty and drive the F1 simulator.

Joey's room with his wall of cars! Joey’s room with his wall of cars!

Serendipitously, Matei came forward in February and offered his Ferrari 360 entry in the Diamond Rally to raise the funds needed to grant Joey’s wish. It wasn’t long before others heard about Matei’s mission and signed up to join him, forming Team Ferrari. Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver is extremely proud to join this cause.

We are calling the event “Diamond – A Spring Cocktail Mixer benefiting the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.” This came about because we have an exciting team of Ferrari in the upcoming Diamond Rally and the team is helping to fund-raise for the wish. You can help make Joey’s wish come true by making donation here!


This May, we have teamed up with the foundation, Matei Ghelesel, Dr. JJ Dubec and others, transforming the Ferraris into “Children’s Wish” cars and participating in the 2015 Diamond Rally as Team Ferrari.  We will be united in a goal to grant a wish to Joey who happens to love all things Ferrari!

I recently began supporting The Children’s Wish Foundation because it’s full of great people pursuing a great cause. I chose to drive for Children’s Wish because I know the caliber of people at the Diamond Rally will feel the same way I did – I’m just connecting a great organization with a great event.” – Matei Ghelesel