Variety Week 2018 on Global BC

Variety Week 2018 kicks off on Global BC

Join us from Oct. 22 to 26 for the third-annual Variety Week on Global BC.

Throughout the week we will be showcasing the amazing work Variety — the Children’s Charity does around the province, helping kids with special needs and their families.

Check out our coverage from the 2016 and 2017 Variety Week

Throughout the week’s newscasts, Global BC viewers will be introduced to families who Variety has helped and will see first-hand how their lives have changed as a result. In addition, viewers will learn how to set up their own fundraising page online allowing individuals, groups and corporate teams to connect with friends, families and colleagues in support of children with special needs and their families provincewide.

READ MORE: Variety Week on Global BC 2018: Day 1

“As the grant applications continue to rise each year, we hope to be able to continue to help as many children with special needs as we can,” said Cally Wesson, Variety BC CEO. “Our goal during this year’s five-day campaign is to help 60 kids per day, which coincides with the height of our Ferris wheel. We’re encouraging everyone to come down and ride the wheel while at the same time, helping us reach our goal!”

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READ MORE: Variety Week’s wrap party is bringing a 60-foot Ferris Wheel to downtown Vancouver

Our week-long programming will wrap up with the Variety Week Wrap Party on Friday, Oct. 26 at the 800-block of Robson Street in Vancouver (behind the Vancouver Art Gallery).

Global News Hour at 6 will be broadcasting live from the finale, as will CKNW’s The Lynda Steele Show, which will be live from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Come ride the giant 60-foot Ferris wheel (by donation), and also enjoy a number of free activities for the kids throughout the day, starting at 12 p.m.

This will be the first time a Ferris wheel this big will be featured in downtown Vancouver.

“Supporting Variety is a huge part of Global BC’s commitment to helping children with special needs throughout BC,” said Kenton Boston, VP news and information, Corus Entertainment, Western Canada. “We’re looking forward to a successful week and are eager for our viewers to see first-hand how their donations truly make a difference in the lives of not just the kids but their families as well.”

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Join the conversation online with the hashtag #VarietyWeek

Donate to Variety here

Donations can be made by calling toll-free at 310-KIDS as well as online at or by texting “KIDS” to 45678 to make an automatic $20 contribution. Donations can also be made in person at Variety Week’s wrap party.

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