54th Annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon

We’re pleased to annnounce that our 54th Annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon raised $5,515,238. Airing live on Global BC and via livestream at Globalnews.ca on Sunday, February 9 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, the iconic eight-hour televison event was broadcast direct from Hard Rock Casino Vancouver.

In addition to family stories and updates, viewers were also treated to musical performances by Said the Whale, Shawn Austin, Wide Mouth Mason, Todd Richard and special guests, The Tenors. Also making their “Show of Hearts” debut was actor Paul Greene and inspirational speaker Cara E. Yar Khan.

Thank you BC for your incredible generosity so we can help even more kids with special needs across the province.

Show of Hearts Sponsors

Become a Monthly Donor

Caring for a child with special needs isn’t something parents prepare for. By joining our Monthly Giving community, you can help ensure that we are always there when families need us most. Donating monthly allows Variety to take a planned, long-term approach to making a lasting impact in children’s lives. Sign up to become a Monthly Donor today and receive your very own stainless steel Variety Water Bottle!

Robert Bateman's Poster - 2020 Edition


This year for a minimum donation of just $169, you’ll receive Robert Bateman’s stunning Woodworkers – Pileated Woodpeckers poster. For an additional charge, donors will also have the opportunity to have their poster framed by GS & Company with a portion donated to Variety!

Monthly donors who are at $35/month or who increase to this level are also eligible to receive a poster after five (5) months.

Sunshine Coach


It was a Sunshine Coach reveal to remember during last year’s Show of Hearts when Variety presented a Sunshine Coach to the Take-a-Hike Foundation. This year promises to be just as memorable when our 608th Sunshine Coach will be presented to another amazing organization that supports BC’s kids with special needs. Be sure to watch and be part of the excitement while donating $1047 to become a Sunshine Coach Champion!

About Show of Hearts

The Show of Hearts has been an enduring legacy for the entire 54-year existence of Variety – the Children’s Charity in British Columbia. Proceeds from the annual broadcast event on Global BC have helped countless children with special needs.

Donations can still be made online or by texting “KIDS” to 45678 to make an automatic $20 contribution.

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