Windsor Pylwood Joins Forces with Variety

Windsor Plywood partners with Variety – the Children’s Charity to make a difference in the lives of BC’s kids and their families all across the province.

The proudly BC based, family-run business now operates a large chain of stores across Western and Central Canada as well as Northwestern USA. With 30 locations in BC.

Specializing in hard to source interior and exterior home finishing products, their goal is simple – to focus on our customers’ needs and to provide outstanding customer service. They are now aiming to provide the same levels of care and support to children with special needs by partnering with Variety – the Children’s Charity.

Most of our locations are family affairs and since its inception, Windsor Plywood has been family-owned,” says Ryan Hare – Human Resources Manager. “So, it means a lot that we are now working to give back and provide opportunities and support to children in our communities.”

“We are incredibly excited to be working in partnership with Windsor Plywood,” said Cally Wesson, CEO, Variety BC. “We strongly believe that by coming together, we really can be there when families need us most.”

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INSPIRE – Variety’s Newsletter Fall 2019


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 and the Government of Canada’s website at

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

Thank you,

Cally Wesson
CEO – Variety BC