Red Heart Awards Celebration

Join us on Tuesday, December 4th for an evening celebrating outstanding individuals at the Red Heart Awards Celebration, where Variety BC has the opportunity to honour some of our most dedicated supporters.

The special event includes a cocktail reception and a cash bar, delicious three-course meal and entertainment.


A full list of 2017 Red Heart Award recipients:

Barbara Stewart Heart Award

  • Howard Blank
Barker of the Year

  • Atanu Dalal
Art Jones Pioneer Award

  • Arlene MacDonald
Corporate Hero Award

  • Shafin Tejani, Victory Square Technologies
Hey Rube Award

  • Niels Jensen
  • Lesley Walker
  • Elizabeth Nagy
Colleen Wood Fundraising Award

  • 501st Legion Outer Rim Garrison
  • Todd Richard
Angel Award

  • Mary Zilba
Youth Award

  • Amanda Chiu
Community with a Heart

  • City of Prince George
Family Ambassador Award

  • The Wilson-Chin family
Telethon Award

  • Access Computer Rentals
  • Jim Ross
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby, BC, Canada View on Google Maps
  • Time:
    Reception at 6pm
    Dinner & Awards: 7pm - 9pm

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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