Event Details

Location: 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, Canada

Date: November 23 – 24 2019

Time: 10 AM,  Saturday Nov 23 – 10 PM, Sunday Nov 24

How to Get Involved

There are lots of awesome things in store for the weekend for those coming to The Gaming Stadium as well as everyone watching at home. Can’t make it in person? No problem! You can still pitch in at home all week through our dedicated donation link HERE

We’ll also be streaming the entire time, you can support there too! Click HERE to watch.

We look forward to bringing you 36 hours of nonstop entertainment, all in support of BC’s kids with special needs!

Click here for our social media tool kit to help share the event

Don’t forget to use the #VarietyGameathon

Event Breakdown


10:00 AM: Guest streamer – @TheRealGuyJudge

 12:30 PM: Overwatch – TGS staff

03:00 PM: Special appearance from CEO Cally Wesson

04:15 PM: Fortnite

06:30 PM: Guest streamer – @TheBritishAndy

 08:45 PM: Smash Ultimate – @LocusSK vs Players

11:00 PM: NHL 20


01:15 AM: Layers of Fear

04:30 AM: Dead by Daylight

08:00 AM: Mario Party Madness

11:15 AM: Guest streamer – @ArtrenTV

 01:30 PM: Guest streamer – @Asikaa604

 03:45 PM: Jackbox Games

06:00 PM: Guest streamer – @JoMoSenpai

08:15 PM: Overcooked 2

About the Gaming Stadium

The Gaming Stadium, a first of its kind esports Stadium in Canada, is located in Richmond, British Columbia. The Stadium is custom built from the ground up with one purpose in mind – build the best place to play and watch your favorite esports. The Gaming Stadium is a community esports center that is open to players of all skill levels to watch and compete all year round. Doesn’t matter if you’re getting started in a new game or have been a multi-year veteran for years. One of our goals is to facilitate the growth and well-being of anyone that walks through our doors. To see more info on The Gaming Stadium, please click HERE

What is E-Sports?

eSports describes the world of competitive, organized video gaming. Competitors from different leagues or teams face off in the same games that are popular with at-home gamers: Fortnite, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Overwatch and Madden NFL, to name a few. These gamers are watched and followed by millions of fans all over the world, who attend live events or tune in on TV or online. Streaming services like Twitch allow viewers to watch as their favorite gamers play in real-time, and this is typically where popular gamers build up their fandoms.


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