Show Of Hearts 2017 – Sneak Peek With Kristy Gill!

Doing something for 50 years is no small feat – and sometimes it’s good to refresh a good thing, without taking away its essence. Our Show Of Hearts Telethon has grown to be a big part of so many British Columbians’ childhoods, and this year, in our 51st Show Of Hearts, we’re bringing new entertainers, new ways for audiences to engage, and a new experience to usher in the next 50 years of Variety BC.

Here’s our CEO, Kristy Gill, chatting with Global BC’s Sonia Sunger about just what you can look forward to for February 12th’s 51st annual Show Of Hearts Telethon, on Global BC and streaming live on Get your FREE tickets here!

Be sure to tune into Show Of Hearts on Global BC on February 12, 9:30am – 5:30pm! You can call 310 KIDS to donate, visit our website at www.variety.bc/give or text KIDS to 45678 to make a $20 donation!


Variety’s 51st Annual Show Of Hearts Telethon is Back With Dan Mangan, Dallas Smith, The Washboard Union, and more


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