INSPIRE – Variety’s Newsletter: Fall

Variety BC’s Newsletter “INSPIRE” provides feature updates from the families of the children that you help directly, event fundraising totals and stories from donors like you that really inspire us!

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In this edition of INSPIRE – Variety’s Newsletter…

This edition includes a profile of a rising star named Esabella. She received funding from Variety so that she could attend a school tailored to her learning style. Your support helps Esabella make strides in her learning and provides her with a learning environment free from bullying.

Read on to find out more about our Boat for Hope and Radiothon events, and mark your calendars for upcoming events like our Gold Heart Gala, Variety Week and Vintage Market.

Download INSPIRE – Variety’s Newsletter: Fall 2018

For more information or to support Variety, visit our financials page, read more storiesget involved with us or donate! Have a story you want to share? We’d love to hear from you, email Shannon today.


A Boat for Hope Volunteer Share’s Their Story


Dear Variety Family,

During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global situation, our highest priority is the health, safety and well-being of our Variety donors, families, members, supporters, volunteers and all British Columbians.

Variety BC has been here for more than 50 years ensuring kids with special needs thrive. I would like to assure you that during this uncertain time, we will continue to be here for BC’s kids with special needs.

I also would like to provide you with an update on our response to date and our commitment to you moving forward:

  • In keeping with the BC Centre for Disease Control’s recommendations, we will be postponing all Variety events between March 16th and April 30th including our One Night in the Valley Gala on Saturday, April 4th at the Glass House Estate Winery
  • We have closed the Variety Office as a precautionary measure and are having employees set up to work-from-home. All in-person meetings will be moved to teleconference. We will evaluate working “virtually” on a week-to-week basis while actively monitoring the evolution of this global pandemic and returning to regular operating procedures once health authorities deem it safe for our staff to do so.
  • Due to our office closure, we have postponed the shipping of Robert Bateman’s Woodworkers – Pilated Woodpeckers posters and our Variety water bottles. Anyone looking for tax receipts will receive them via email
  • With the closure of BC’s schools, the need to ensure our kids are supported has never been so great. As such, our Heart of Variety Fund will continue to accept grant accept applications by e-mail.
    Like all of you, we will monitor the COVID-19 situation and communicate with you on important health and safety measures and decisions regarding events regularly.

We encourage you to stay informed by visiting BC Centre for Disease Control’s website at and the Government of Canada’s website at

We are grateful for your support as we navigate through this uncertain time.

Thank you,

Cally Wesson
CEO – Variety BC