Variety’s 51st Annual Show Of Hearts Telethon is Back With Dan Mangan, Dallas Smith, The Washboard Union, and more

The 51st Show of Hearts on Global BC will pack a punch with moving stories, joyous celebrations, and performances by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, jammed into eight hours of entertainment.

Broadcast live from the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam, Global News BC will air full coverage of the one-day telethon from 9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. both on-air and online via livestream on

British Columbians will be treated to an energetic line-up of engaging hosts from Global BC, Rock 101, CFOX World Famous, and CKNW AM 980, as well as live entertainment from Dallas Smith, Dan Mangan, and The Washboard Union to name a few.

“We could not be more excited about the quality of performers who have graciously agreed to be a part of the show and help us raise funds for families who have children with special needs,” remarked Variety BC Chief Executive Officer, Kristy Gill. “We want our audience to meet some of our kids, and learn about how Variety supports families all across BC, but we also want them to have fun and enjoy a great show.”

Show of Hearts viewers will experience updates from children introduced during Global BC’s first ever Variety Week, and then meet those families live at the Hard Rock Theatre – children such as Drake, who was granted custom orthotics, Oliver, who was granted speech therapy, and Johannes, who was granted a brand new wheelchair.

Viewers will also be reintroduced to Variety children who were highlighted in past Show of Hearts telethons, to see where they are now, and what they’ve been able to accomplish thanks to donations to Variety – the Children’s Charity.

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


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