52nd Annual Show of Hearts Telethon

The people of British Columbia once again rose to the occasion. Variety – the Children’s Charity and Global BC are thrilled to announce that this year’s Show of Hearts Telethon raised a record-breaking $5,499,269 to benefit children with special needs and their families.

Broadcast from the Molson Canadian Theatre at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, the iconic fundraising event aired live on Global BC and via livestream at Globalnews.ca from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 11. The show featured an array of heart-warming stories and magic moments including a young girl receiving an adaptive tricycle through Variety’s “Bike Ability Program” and the unveiling of the 600th Sunshine Coach. Cally Wesson, Variety BC CEO presented the brand new coach to Michele Aderem, Executive Director of the PACE Program which offers intensive early intervention for young children with emotional and behavioural challenges.

In addition to seeing updates on the children and families introduced during Global BC’s Variety Week last fall, viewers were also treated to musical performances by The Matinée, Mathew V, Tyson Venegas, The James Barker Band and the cast of Working My Way Back to You – A Jersey Boys Tribute.

Those who missed this year’s Show of Hearts can still make a donation online at variety.bc.ca, by calling 310-KIDS or by texting “KIDS” to 45678 to make an automatic $20 contribution.

About Show of Hearts

The Show of Hearts has been an enduring legacy for the entire 52-year existence of Variety – The Children’s Charity in British Columbia. Proceeds from the annual broadcast event on Global BC have helped countless families and children with special needs.

Donations can be made online, toll-free by phone at 310.KIDS, or by texting “KIDS” to 45678 to make an automatic $20 contribution.