Variety Week 2018: October 22 – October 26

We’re so excited to announce that the week of October 22 – October 26 will be our third Annual Variety Week on Global BC! Last year, your generosity raised an amazing $835,000.  The stories we shared all week long were updated at our 52nd Show Of Hearts Telethon.

We are thankful to Global BC and the whole Corus network for the amazing support we received, on-air, online and everywhere. Your generosity has a direct impact on improving the lives of kids with special needs in BC.

Check back here for updates and details on Variety Week 2018!

Visit our Variety Week 2018 page

Thank you for your support, and if you can, please consider giving to Variety BC as monthly donors, so all kids can be kids. Donate now

Sponsorship opportunities:
James.Bacon@variety.bc.ca
604.268.4031

  • Monday, October 22, 2018
  • Tune into every news segment on Global BC the week of October 22 - October 26! Our 3rd Annual Variety Week will introduce you to the kids and families your donations help. Updates will happen at our 2019 Show Of Hearts Telethon, where you'll be able to see how you've improved the lives of the kids in BC!

Looking to Help?

We believe we can achieve a lot more when we work together! Make a donation, volunteer your time, or even set up your own community fundraiser with our support!

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 www.bccdc.ca and the Government of Canada’s website at www.canada.ca/en/publichealth/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19

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

Thank you,


Cally Wesson
CEO – Variety BC