Our Media Releases

February 2019

Variety Announces ‘One Night in the Valley’ Sponsors

Variety’s ‘Show of Hearts Telethon’ Raises Over $5.5 Million

January 2019

Variety & Global BC Announce Entertainment Line-Up for ‘Variety Show of Hearts Telethon’

December 2018

‘Variety Show of Hearts Telethon’ Returns to Global BC

Global BC Among Honourees at Variety BC’s Red Heart Awards

Dallas Smith to Perform at Variety’s ‘One Night in the Valley’ Gala

October 2018

‘Variety Week’ Wrap Party at Robson Square to Feature 60-Foot Tall Ferris Wheel

‘Variety Week’ on Global BC Raises $765,594

September 2018

‘Variety Week’ Returns to Global BC

August 2018

Vancouver’s Own Laura Lewko Steps Up to Help BC Kids with Special Needs

June 2018

Bob & Barbara Stewart to be Honoured at Variety’s Gold Heart Gala

April 2018

Variety Announces Partnering with Uniserve 

Variety’s ‘One Night in Havana’ Gala Raises $147,500

March 2018

Uniserve to Present Variety’s ‘One Night in Havana’

Alex Cuba to Perform at Variety’s ‘One Night in Havana’

February 2018

Variety’s Show of Hearts Telethon Raises $5.5 Million

January 2018

Cally Wesson appointed CEO of Variety – the Children’s Charity

Vancouver’s own Victory Square Technologies to join Gold Panel on Variety’s Show of Hearts Telethon

Variety’s iconic Show of Hearts returns to Global BC

December 2017

Entertainment industry veteran Howard Blank among honourees at Variety BC Red Heart Awards Celebration

November 2017

Variety Week on Global BC raises over $665,000

October 2017

Variety – the Children’s Charity of BC announces CEO transition

Gold Heart Gala honours philanthropists Ian Telfer and Nancy Burke

June 2017

Vancouver Entrepreneur to donate $500,000 in matching funds for Variety – the Children’s Charity of British Columbia

The Variety Children’s Radiothon is coming to Kelowna on 103.9 The Juice FM

13th Annual Variety Children’s Radiothon on 94.3 The Goat, Country 97 and Valley Country

Ian Telfer and Nancy Burke to be honoured with Variety – the Children’s Charity Gold Heart Award

May 2017

Vancouver Entrepreneur to donate $500,000 in matching funds for Variety -the Children’s Charity of British Columbia

9th Annual Variety Children’s Radiothon on 97.3 The Eagle

April 2017

‘One Night in Monte Carlo’ benefits kids with special needs

March 2017

Variety BC launch Variety Kids Can campaign for children with special needs

February 2017

51st Show of Hearts raises over $5M for kids with special needs

Families, Entertainers to be featured on Global BC in lead up to 51st Show of Hearts

January 2017

JUNO, SiriusXM Indie Award, & Canadian Country Music Award winners among live performers at Variety Show of Hearts on Global BC

December 2016

Variety Show of Hearts to appeal to a new generation

Buy Low president among those honoured at Variety BC Red Heart Awards Celebration

September 2016

September 16: Variety – The Children’s Charity Donates $250,000 to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation’s Youth Mental Health Campaign

July 2016

Buy-Low Golf Classic Raises $84,000 for Variety – the Children’s Charity

Our PSA's Celebrating Olivia and Nathan

Partnered with our friend Brandon Deepwell, we’ve produced two PSAs which showcase Olivia and Nathan reaching milestones we never thought possible.

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