This Sunday I’ll be at GM Place to live blog the Canucks game (along with Richard) as they take on the Colorado Avalanche. It will be an extra-special Fan Zone event because we’ll be out in the concourse along with the Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon, which will benefit children and families through the Canuck Place Childrens Hospice.
Canuck Place is a story of courage and vision, and a shining example of the good that comes from individuals and organizations seeing a need in their community and working together to fill it. In this case, there was a need to provide care for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families â€“ an option that would give families the added flexibility to access hospice care when hospital or home care could no longer meet their needs.
This vision became reality in November 1995 when Canuck Place opened as the first free standing childrenâ€™s hospice in North America. Today it is recognized globally as a leader in pediatric palliative care sharing knowledge, expertise and research regionally, nationally and internationally to assist in the further development of best practices in this field.
You can start your donations early online or on March 15th, throughout the game and TV broadcast (live @7:00pm on Sportsnet), they will announce various other methods to give. There are also incentive items such as a Trevor Linden Tribute photo and one of all of this season’s captains (should you donate at the $150 or $100 level).
You’ll be able to follow our game blog combined with some other fun entertainment this Sunday through the Canucks website.