Vernon boosts Variety

The 49th annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon raised $5,886,973

The 49th annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon was a resounding success, with generous donors across B.C. helping us to raise $5,886,973 for children who have special needs.

At Variety, we see each child as a champion and we’re inspired by the courage and determination with which they meet their challenges and achieve little victories. We believe that, with support, each child is capable of fulfilling their unique and full potential.

With the support of our donors, we’re able to help children who have special needs across our province. But the children give us so much more. From their example we have defined our work through three distinct pillars of excellence: positivity, celebration and teamwork.

Every day we seek to look through a lens of positivity to see the opportunities instead of the challenges.

We believe it’s important, on our journey with the children and their families, to celebrate their little victories and share them with the many people who make those moments possible. Viewers who tuned in to the telethon saw those wonderful stories, and there are many, many more.

These little victories are made possible because of teamwork.

We know that we can’t do it alone, and appreciate the support and commitment of everyone who helps us in whatever way they can. Because we know that together we make an even bigger difference.

Thank you Vernon for showing your hearts and making little victories happen for more children who have special needs.

Bernice Sholten

Executive director,

Variety – The Children’s Charity