Announcing the Decade at Sea Cruise Lottery!


We’re celebrating our 10th Anniversary in a big way this year! Join us and help make dreams come true. 

Wouldn’t it be nice to sit back and enjoy your vacation without worrying about your bank account? You could take a cruise a year for ten years with the Decade at Sea Cruise Lottery! (based on current market prices)

The Dream Fund is a registered Canadian charity that makes dreams come true for sick children across Newfoundland & Labrador. Since 2007 we’ve put smiles on the faces of more than 30 children and families, and we don’t plan on stopping any time soon. Our goal is to give a sick child something from their dreams that will keep them occupied, take their mind off painful treatments, and make their everyday just a little better. We do this by #LiftingHearts, one dream at a time.

Through the Decade at Sea Cruise Lottery, our goal is to raise enough funds to further enhance our program, making an even bigger difference in the lives of sick children across the province.

Visit to get all the prize details and order a ticket…or two…or five…


Media inquiries:

William Short – / 709-277-5177

Posted in Contests, Events

10th Annual Christmas Concert!


Come celebrate with us at The Dream Fund’s 10th Annual Christmas Concert!
We have another great show for you this year.
Doors open at 6:30 PM, show starts at 7:30 PM.
*** TICKETS ON SALE OCTOBER 27 at 9:00 AM ***
Available at the Marystown Hotel Front Desk or Online!
* Who: THE MASTERLESS MEN // Fergus O’Byrne & Jim Payne // The Jackmans // The Likes of Jeff Pittman
* What: The Dream Fund’s 10th Annual Christmas Concert
* When: November 24, 2017
* Where: Marystown Hotel & Convention Centre
* How: We’re Awesome
Tickets: $40 SINGLE or $70 DOUBLE
Online Tickets: $40 EACH (no discount to account for service charge)
Must be 19+ | Bar Service Available
Sound by JT3 Productions
A limited number of tickets will be available.  Check out our Facebook Event for updates!
The Masterless Men:
Fergus & Jim:
The Dream Fund:
Posted in Events

We’re Hiring: Sales Coordinator!


**  The Dream Fund is looking for a Sales Coordinator to join our team this Fall/Winter!  **

Position Title: Sales Coordinator
Position Type: Part-time, Temporary (25 hours/week)
Applicant Type: Any
Job Location: St. John’s, NL
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Duration: 14 weeks @ 25 hours/week
Salary: $11.00/hour

Application Deadline: As Soon As Possible (November 2017)

About The Dream Fund:  The Dream Fund is a registered Canadian charity that makes dreams come true for sick children in Newfoundland & Labrador.  Founded in 2007 by William Short at the age of 14, we’ve been working hard to make a difference.  To date we have made dreams come true for 31 children, delivering everything from iPads and digital camera to home theatres and complete bedroom makeovers.

About You: You’re creative, organized and outgoing, comfortable on the phone, and willing to talk to potential customers.  You’re able to work independently and in a team, taking direction and taking the lead.  You’re good with numbers and technology.  You enjoy the thought of working with a children’s charity to help better the lives of sick children, and you can represent the organization well.

The ideal candidate will have some experience within volunteer organizations, retail sales, and scheduling.  The successful candidate must be capable of using technology, specifically iPad, Microsoft Excel, SnapChat, and Instagram.

About the Position:  The Sales Coordinator will be responsible for selling tickets from our Avalon Mall kiosk at prime hours during the week and completing the required data entry.  They will also coordinate with volunteers to create a schedule, ensuring coverage of the kiosk during most Mall Hours.  The successful candidate may also be required to perform necessary administrative or other duties for The Dream Fund.

How to Apply: Apply by email at using the subject “Sales Coordinator”.  Please attach your résumé and cover letter in PDF format.

Posted in Misc.

Our 10th Anniversary: June 21, 2017


10 years ago today, a dream came true.

On June 21, 2007, The Dream Fund was launched at Pearce Junior High School in Burin, NL. A lot can happen in 10 years and we’re proud to say that we’ve put smiles on the faces of 30 sick children across our province.

Come celebrate with us this year!

The Crest:
Our 10th Anniversary crest was designed to incorporate many elements.

  • The colours come directly from The Dream Fund’s current logo, keeping the same colour scheme since we launched as the Short Circuit Dream Fund in 2007.
  • The yellow circle represents the sun from our original SCDF logo, rising above the horizon.
  • The boy with balloons comes directly from our current logo. Here, he is sailing through the sky, silhouetted by the sun, as he explores his dreams.
  • The dark green line represents the horizon above which the sun is rising. It can also represent the rolling, grassy fields of our own dreams.
  • The dark green line cuts through the bottom of the 10 to show that we aren’t finished yet. So long as there are sick children, we’ll be there to put a smile on their face.


Posted in Misc.

Resignation of William Short, CEO


September 7, 2016

Re: Resignation

It is with a heavy heart that I announce I am stepping down from my active duties as the Chief Executive Officer for The Dream Fund, effective immediately.

When I launched The Dream Fund at my junior high school in 2007, I never could have dreamed we’d be where we are today.  In the last 9 years we have raised upwards of $150,000, hosted countless successful fundraisers and events, and most importantly we’ve made dreams come true for 30 sick children and their families.  It has been an absolute pleasure to be at the forefront of these accomplishments—working with, meeting, and affecting the lives of so many people.

Having completed my Bachelor of Business Administration about two years ago I have been working hard to develop my personal career.    While my role within The Dream Fund has always been voluntary I have held enormous responsibility over the years, taking up much of my free time outside of school and work.  As I work to build a successful career, as well as other aspects of my personal life, it has become evident that I need to step away and reduce my responsibilities with The Dream Fund.  Don’t worry, I’m not disappearing completely, I’ll still be performing some administrative duties and volunteering wherever possible.

Knowing that eventually I may have to step away or decrease my responsibilities I have worked with our Board of Directors to make necessary changes to The Dream Fund, and I have personally put a lot of time and energy into ensuring we had the best board members to actively take a lead in the organization’s future.  I am confident that The Dream Fund’s Board of Directors, in coordination with a dedicated group of volunteers across the province, is prepared to take the reigns.

I encourage everyone to continue supporting The Dream Fund as we continue making dreams come true for sick children across Newfoundland & Labrador.  Donate, volunteer, attend an event, or plan your own fundraisers—there are so many ways to show your support for this incredible local charity.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at or 709-277-5177.


William Short
Founder & CEO
The Dream Fund

Posted in Misc., Volunteer

In Honour Of… 2014

And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for………..

You can click here to view the list of dedications from our 2014 Wings for an Angel Butterfly Release.  Names were added as best interpreted from written order forms, so please do not hold any mistakes against us.  If you do notice an error and would like it corrected, do not hesitate to contact and we’ll fix it as quickly as possible.

Note that the 2015 release is in the works and is scheduled for July 18, 2015.  Many regions do not yet have a planning committee in place and we cannot support a release without a committee.  If you’d like to ensure a release in your area, please get in touch with us.

Thank you for your continued support!

Posted in Events

Sold Out Shanney!

The Dream Fund and 740 CHCM are pleased to announce that the 7th Annual Christmas Concert featuring Shanneyganock, The Coastals, and The Likes of Jeff Pittman has sold out!  The event is scheduled for November 22, 2014 at St. Gabriel’s Hall, Marystown.  Doors will open at 7:00pm so concert-goers can enjoy some refreshments at the bar before the music begins at 8:00pm.

If you’ve got your ticket, you’re in for a fun-filled evening hosted by none other than Jeff Pittman himself.

A huge thank you to St. Gabriel’s Hall, Nora Gaulton and the great crowd at Fewer’s Unisex, and all of you who were able to purchase tickets to the show.

Posted in Events

Join a Regional Cocoon!



Click on the image above to learn more!

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Events, Volunteer

Metrobus Contest!

In collaboration with Connected to Newfoundland – Andrea Edwards Photography, we’re excited to announce a contest!

Post a picture of one of our Metrobus ads on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag ‪#‎MetroWings‬ and be entered to win a 16×20 Framed Dry-mount Print of our promotional picture!

Each butterfly you order will give you an additional entry into the contest.

Sharing or retweeting our contest posts on Facebook or Twitter will also give you an additional entry.


Posted in Contests

Changes are here.

News Release

 Re: Short Circuit Dream Fund re-launches with new name and new branding

The Short Circuit Dream Fund is a registered Canadian charity that makes the dreams of critically ill children in Newfoundland and Labrador come true.  Since becoming a registered Canadian charity in July 2009, we have made the dreams of more than 20 critically ill children come true.  The Short Circuit Dream Fund was founded in 2007 by William Short at the age of 14 with a goal of giving sick children something to make their everyday better.

With a great deal of thought, the Short Circuit Dream Fund’s Board of Directors voted to rebrand the charity, giving it a new name and a new look.  We continue to step in the same direction — our mission has not changed — and we look forward to the support of the people and media of Newfoundland & Labrador for many years to come.

Curious about our new name?  Our new brand will launch with a video on our Youtube channel at 12 Noon, March 20, 2014.  We encourage you to share this video using the hashtag #LiftingHearts to help us spread the word, telling all of Newfoundland & Labrador that changes are here.

Please join us in celebrating as we continue lifting hearts, one dream at a time.

Youtube Channel:  Relaunch Video:

For questions or media inquiries, please contact William Short at or 709-277-5177.

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Events