BC Bowls for Kids 2020

Have some ‘spare‘ time this January?
Then BC Bowls for Kids is right up your alley!

Throughout the month of January, the 34th Annual BC Bowls for Kids takes place so visit your local bowling alley to help BC’s kids with special needs!

Participating bowling alleys throughout BC will be collecting donations all month long in support of Variety – the Children’s Charity.

Since 1987, BC Bowls for Kids has raised over $3 million  & with your help, we look forward to raising even more in 2020.

Please choose from the list of Bowling Centers from the link below under ‘find a participating team’

Click on the button below to find out more information about BC Bowls for Kids and how you can get involved.  You can also find your participating bowling center by clicking below and going to the ‘find a participating team’ section on the right-hand side of the page. Just type ‘Lane‘ under ‘Search for team’ and all the options will show up!

Brechin Lanes, Nanaimo

Commodore Lanes, Vancouver

Grandview Lanes, Vancouver

Old Orchard Lanes, Burnaby

Scottsdale Lanes, Surrey

Canyon Lanes, Boston Bar

Lincoln Lanes, Vernon

Castle Bowl, Castlegar

PoCo Bowl, Port Coquitlam


Looking to Help?

We believe we can achieve a lot more when we work together! Make a donation, volunteer your time, or even set up your own community fundraiser with our support!

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