A team full of Buddy the Elves to spread the holiday cheer!

On Saturday, December the 8th at the Pacific Coliseum, the Vancouver Giants will be hosting their 2018 playoff rivals the Victoria Royals for the Chevrolet Teddy Bear Toss. To get in the festive spirit, they’ll be wearing limited edition Buddy the Elf themed jerseys all throughout the game!

These jerseys will be autographed and available for purchase through an online auction, until December 12th at 1:00 PM. Proceeds from the jerseys will go towards the CKNW Kids’ Fund.

Fans attending the Chevrolet Teddy Bear Toss are encouraged to bring stuffed toys, toques, mittens, and scarves with them to the game. Once the Giants score their first goal, all items can be thrown onto the ice, and from there, the donations are gathered, loaded into bins and donated to various local children’s charities.

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Win a pair of tickets to the Goh Ballet on Pledge Day!

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You and a friend could be the lucky ones who experience the magical journey that is Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker performance!

With a stage of painted sets, beautiful costumes and a live orchestra, this rendition of The Nutcracker will captivate all in the audience at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

On Pledge Day, Goh Ballet’s Executive Director, Chan Hon Goh, will be on air at 4:15PM. Between 4:00-5:00PM, four pairs of tickets to December 23rd’s The Nutcracker will be given out to four lucky donors. You have the chance to win a pair!

Goh Ballet provides local dancers the opportunity to reach their goals, while enhancing the city’s cultural build. They have been a long-running supporter of ours over the years, and we are so thankful for all that they do.


Visit the Aurora Winter Festival and Help BC Kids!

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Wondering what to do in Vancouver this Christmas? There’s something for everyone at the Aurora Winter Festival!

The Aurora Winter Festival is a brand new festive winter experience. The Festival features a hidden village by the North Pole filled with captivating light displays, magical characters, market huts, food gardens, amusement rides, live entertainment, as well as plenty more exciting activities and attractions. It will be held at Concord Place between November 23rd and December 30th.

We are excited to participate in the festival as one of the selected charities. Come join us between December 11th - 16th as we will be on site with holiday crafts you’ll enjoy at Santa's Workshop.

Buy your tickets between now and December 9th for the Aurora Winter Festival, and use promo code CKNWKidsFund for tickets bought for Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights. The promo code will donate 20% of your ticket cost (excluding taxes and fees) to the CKNW Kids' Fund. Your donation will change the lives of BC children with special needs.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Exclusive 2018 Cartwright Snowglobes On Sale Now!

We are so excited to continue our partnership with Cartwright Jewelers for another year. Susan Cartwright-Coates has been a generous donor to the CKNW Kids’ Fund and we are so thankful for her consistent support over the last 19 years.

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This year, Susan has designed a trio of beautiful snowglobes exclusive to 2018. The snowglobes feature a snowman, reindeer and bear in a glass ball on top of a winter boot. Susan’s designs are thoughtfully created and sell out quickly every year. They sell for $10, and thanks to Susan Cartwright-Coates’ generosity, the entire sale benefits the CKNW Kids’ Fund. There are only 1,000 snowglobes produced annually, which makes them a beautiful collectible item for years to come.

We are fortunate to be partnered with such a charitable business, who is glad to support the CKNW Kids’ Fund every year.

Thank you, Susan and Cartwright Jewelers!

Pink Shirt Day Store is NOW OPEN!

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We are so excited to announce that the Pink Shirt Day Store is OPEN beginning today!

Going into it’s 11th year, our 2019 focus is on Cyberbullying.

We are so excited about this year’s BRAND NEW t-shirt design and encourage you to wear it proudly to show your support of anti-bullying initiatives. Visit the Pink Shirt Day Store to buy it NOW!

The dawn of social media brought with it a whole new way to interact, communicate, and even bully. But in this digital world where filtered photos and crafted messages can be posted in an instant, it often takes more time and effort to say something mean than it does to say something nice. Kindness requires no manipulation, no focusing on the negatives, and no filtering of yourself. It’s simply, truly nice. For social media users, we want them to THINK before the post. We want them to ask themselves if it is: True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary and KIND.

Want to learn more about Pink Shirt Day and how you can get involved? Visit our website to check out fundraising opportunities and our incredible partners who are also donating to a great cause!

Win an Alaskan Cruise with Hagen’s Travel and cruises!

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Stunning views of glaciers, wildlife, and incredible parks await you in Alaska, the land of the Midnight Sun. Sail from Vancouver on an amazing week-long cruise generously donated by our partner, Hagen’s Travel and Cruises, and help BC kids in need!

We have already been able to help hundreds of kids with special needs so far this year, and through your generosity we can help even more. We support families and children in need, providing them with funds for therapies, medical equipment, and accessible vehicle and home modifications.

Raj is an 10 year old boy diagnosed with Global Developmental Delay and blindness. He is currently home schooled for health reasons and fully dependent on others for his self-care and mobility needs. As he grows, it will be more difficult for his parents or care assistants to help him, and it was recommended that the family’s bathroom be modified for increased accessibility.

Through the support of generous donors like you, the CKNW Kids’ Fund was able to help Raj and his family. With your continued support, we can help more kids with special needs all over BC.

Thank you!

We Took A Swing for BC's Kids!

On September 10th, 144 golfers joined us on the green for the Take A Swing Businesses Helping Kids Golf Tournament.

In partnership with the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce, the inaugural Take a Swing Businesses Helping Kids Golf Tournament brought in over $100,000, supporting BC kids in need throughout the course of the evening. We are so thankful to all our sponsors, including our presenting sponsor McQuarrie Hunter, and the many volunteers who helped make it a great day of golfing, dining, and giving back to BC’s kids. 

Special congratulations go out to Brad who made a stupendous shot for a Hole in One! He went home with a brand new 2019 MINI Clubman, generously donated by MINI Canada.

Read more about the event on Fred Lee’s Social Network in The Province here!

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"TAKE A SWING" Golf Tournament, Businesses Helping Kids

Partnering with the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce, CKNW Kids' Fund is proud to introduce the "Take A Swing" Businesses Helping Kids Golf Tournament. This brand-new fundraising event to benefit BC kids in need takes place on September 10th at the Vancouver Golf Club, where 144 golfers spend the day on the green before learning more about CKNW Kids' Fund and New Westminster Chamber of Commerce initiatives. 

 The Tournament will be hosted by Global BC personality Chris Gailus and CKNW host Lynda Steele and will include lunch and dinner, as well as a silent and live auction.

To register visit the registration page today!

Presented by McQuarrie Hunter

                                               

 

The 48th Annual Picnic at Playland

It's Picnic time again!

For 48 years, the CKNW Orphans’(now Kids') Fund has been hosting special needs children at our Annual Picnic at PNE’s Playland. Over 90,000 elementary and high school age children with various challenges, including learning difficulties, physical and/or mental challenges, have been able to attend this memorable event over the years.