Emily's "Eppic" Swim

17-year-old Canuck Place sibling Emily Epp became the youngest British Columbian to swim the English Channel this July, when she completed the feat in 11 hours and 57 minutes. She used her amazing accomplishment to raise funds for Canuck Place Children's Hospice, in honour of her sister Elan, who has received Canuck Place care since she was 18 months old. The Kids Helping Kids Foundation and Nicola Wealth Management matched over $50,000 in donations bringing her total to over $100,000 (and counting!)

“Need for Speed”

“Need for Speed”, a fundraiser led by Cody, a 13 year old student of Mount Sleese Middle School, was in response to a challenge by his grade 6 class to make a contribution to a community project. Cody gained support in the form of donations sponsoring him on a 10K run. With the successful completion of the run Cody raised $750.00 which was matched and donated to Zajac Ranch.

Youth Education Farms Fundraiser

A fundraiser to benefit Youth Education Farms held at the historic Birks building raised money through ticket sales and silent and live auction. Volunteer youth included students from West Point Grey Academy. $2000.00 was matched.

Southlands Country Fair Midway Games Challenge #1

Southlands Country Fair Midway Games Challenge to benefit the Alderwood Family Development Center of Vancouver. Youth from the local community joined together to organize and operate the midway games at the annual Southlands Country Fair. All proceeds from the games benefit a therapeutic riding program that operates in the Southlands neighborhood. Raising $1801.00 in this first year, this event is now an annual fundraiser.