The Joseph Richard Group Teams Up With Variety

Variety BC is excited to announce their partnership with The Joseph Richard Group. With a diverse 25-establishment strong portfolio, The Joseph Richard Group of Companies (JRG) includes public houses, restaurants, a boutique hotel, a catering company and their latest ventures: an innovative stem cell therapy clinic and a marketing agency.

JRG sets themselves apart with their unwavering dedication to providing exceptional customer service delivered by a team of like-minded, people-loving individuals in each of their locations across BC and Alberta. JRG is pleased to announce they are now partnering with Variety – the Children’s Charity.

“We are so excited and proud to be supporting Variety,” said Ryan Moreno, Co-Founder & CEO, The Joseph Richard Group. “Our support of Variety’s Show of Hearts Telethon and their upcoming One Night in the Valley Gala is just the beginning. We have many more of ideas to engage our staff and guests into helping Variety make a difference in the lives of children with special needs.”

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with The Joseph Richard Group,” said Cally Wesson, CEO, Variety BC. “We strongly believe that together we’ll be able to help even more families.”

To find out more about The Joseph Richard Group, please visit www.jrg.ca.

Partner with Variety Today

Variety is proud to partner with businesses and organization who share our vision of supporting children and families throughout BC.

We offer the opportunity to partner with us and make a direct impact in the lives of kids with special needs around the province. Let’s start the conversation and work towards helping more children around BC together — contact James Bacon, Manager, Corporate Partnerships, by email or at 604.268.4031 to start helping kids today.

For more information or to support Variety, visit our financials page, get involved with us or donate today!

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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 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