'Tis the time to be THANKFUL
TIMMY'S CHRISTMAS TELETHON ANNOUNCES OVER $5.3 MILLIONS FOR EASTER SEALS PROGRAMS IN BC
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - Vancouver, BC - Timmy's Christmas Telethon presented by Shaw started the holiday season by giving thanks to donors and corporate supporters for raising over $5.3 million in 2013 in support of the BC Lions Society's Easter Seals Programs.
The 26th annual telethon aired live throughout BC on local Shaw TV channels, on Shaw Direct and streamed on www.timmys.org. The Telethon featured performances by six-time Canadian Fiddle Champion and Grammy Nominee, Mark Sullivan, 'Best of BC' winner Dominique Fricot and internationally acclaimed Hilary Grist as well as many others.
Shaw TV hosts Fiona Forbes of the Rush, Johanna Ward of go! Vancouver, Melanie Leitner of Hire Learning, Bianca Solterbeck of Dream Homes and Tim Chung of Shaw Multicultural Channel along with Global BC New anchor Chris Gailus and Global BC Morning News personalities Sophie Lui and Kaitlyn Herbst hosted the show and captivated viewers with inspiring stories of families of children with special needs, the hard work of individuals and groups as well as some of the many special events held throughout the year.
This year's telethon featured three amazing Easter Seals guest hosts: 17 year-old Sharoo Kanwar, 18 year-old Nathan Shipley and 26 year-old Marco Pasqua from the Lower Mainland. All three have attended Easter Seals Camps and truly demonstrate what children with special needs can accomplish with the help of the BC Lions Society's Easter Seals programs.
The Society assists children with all kinds of special needs and funds province-wide specialized services like the Society's three Easter Seals Camps, Easter Seals House in Vancouver and Patient Care Grants. It also provides college scholarships to support youth with disabilities in furthering their education.
The BC Lions Society is grateful to everyone who tuned in to watch and support this year's Timmy's Christmas Telethon. Your financial gift is greatly appreciated. Donations on behalf of the Timmy's Christmas Telethon are still being accepted. Cheques can be mailed to the BC Lions Society at 3981 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H5 or new donations can be made online at www.timmys.org.
Timmy's Christmas Telethon were made possible with the support of it's partners: Shaw Cablesystems, Scotiabank, Safeway, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Air North, Tom Lee Music, Global BC, Black Press Communications, Business in Vancouver, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Vancity Buzz, Advance Parking Systems, Starbucks, Fluff, Emelle's Catering and the ZLC Financial Group.
For more information on the Timmy's Christmas Telethon please visit www.timmys.org or call 604.873.1865 or 1.800.818.4483.
For media inquires only, please contact:
Clare Charnley, Director of Special Events c.604.765.6381 e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Donor & Incentive Prizes
Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who donated.
We would also like to thank the many donors who made the prizes and incentives possible, we could not have done this without the support from our corporate and individual sponsors.
Click here for the full list of great prizes and winners.
Donations are Still being Accepted!
Please donate by clicking the DONATE NOW button above or sending in a cheque to:
Timmy's Christmas Telethon
3981 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 4H5
Telethon Media Releases:
November 25, 2013
- Entertainment Release
August 8, 2013 - Telethon Announcement
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