The Show of Hearts Telethon has been an enduring legacy for the entire 50-year existence of Variety - the Children’s Charity in British Columbia. Proceeds from the annual broadcast event on Global BC have helped fund organizations like BC Children’s’ Hospital, Canuck Place, and Neonatal Intensive Care Units in hospitals all around BC, while also directly helping countless families and children with special needs.
The 51st Show of Hearts on Global BC will pack a punch with moving stories, joyous celebrations, and performances by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, jammed into eight hours of entertainment.
Broadcast live from the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam, Global News BC will air full coverage of the one-day telethon from 9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. both on-air and online via livestream on Globalnews.ca.
British Columbians will be treated to an energetic line-up of engaging hosts from Global BC, Rock 101, CFOX World Famous, and CKNW AM 980, as well as live entertainment from Dallas Smith, Dan Mangan, and The Washboard Union to name a few.
We want to tell stories that will reflect the core purpose of Variety: To inspire donors to help all children who have special needs in BC and the Yukon to fulfill their potential, so they can focus on the important things – like being kids!
Show of Hearts viewers will experience updates from children introduced during Global BC's first ever Variety Week, and then meet those families live at the Hard Rock Theatre – children such as Drake, who was granted custom orthotics, Oliver, who was granted speech therapy, and Johannes, who was granted a brand new wheelchair.
As it always has, the Show of Hearts will bring together donors from communities all across BC in a province-wide show of support.