Charity Events, Fundraising & More – Variety Events & News

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Whether we’re working hard to raise funds to help more BC kids or celebrating remarkable achievements, our charity events and fundraising initiatives are always a blast! Find out what’s coming up next, and how you can participate!

Variety Week

During this week-long campaign, tune in to Global BC’s newscasts including Global News Morning and Global News Hour at 6 to meet the Variety kids and see firsthand how your donations have impacted their lives. Plus our Corporate Sponsors will match your donations!

Heart of Variety

Meet even more kids who your donor dollars have gone to help during Variety Week and the Variety Show of Hearts!

Variety Show of Hearts Telethon

For over 55 years, Variety has been partnering with Global BC to present the Variety Show of Hearts. Since 2020, the annual fundraising event has expanded to a three-day format with Global News airing stories profiling our amazing Variety kids for two days leading up to our iconic Telethon. Viewers will be treated to musical performances by their favourite along with inspiring stories …

One Night In

Boat for Hope

Since 1999, this one-of-a-kind charity event has been bringing joy & laughter to hundreds of Variety kids and their families. As part of the event, we invite BC families to participate in a day of pirate-themed adventure on the high seas, followed by a BBQ, activities, games & live entertainment!

Variety Tree of Hearts

Share your heartwarming holiday message to Variety Kids by making a donation and decorating our virtual Variety Tree of Hearts. Your message could be read live on air during Global BC’s Global News Morning throughout the entire month of December!

How Can You Support Variety?

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!

Community Events

Lowe’s Canada Heroes

Live in the Lower Mainland? Visit RONA Burnaby on Edmonds and RONA North Vancouver at Park & Tilford all month long when they’ll be supporting Variety BC with their Lowe’s Canada Heroes campaign.

ICCC West Celebrates its 30th Anniversary with ‘La Grande Festa’

Join in on the excitement when the Italian Chamber of Commerce Canada – West (ICCC West) celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a ‘La Grande Festa’

Big BC Bingo

Don’t miss out on Big BC Bingo happening at the PNE on Saturday, October 1. A fun fundraising event featuring game show legend Vanna White and benefitting Variety BC! Tickets can be purchased at Know your limit, play within it. Must be 19+ to play.

Forbidden Vancouver

Check out Secrets of the Penthouse hosted by Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours happening on October 26.