Sports
Celebrities
Festival

Sport connects, inspires, and changes us all.

Join the Sports Celebrities Festival presented by Wheaton Precious Metals in helping the Canucks for Kids Fund and Special Olympics BC change lives and build inclusion and health through the power and joy of sport!

Funds raised by the Sports Celebrities Festival help Special Olympics BC empower athletes with intellectual disabilities to gain confidence, acceptance, and pride through sport, and help the Canucks for Kids Fund provide vital opportunities, resources and care to children and families throughout B.C.

Your support matters now more so than ever, helping the Canucks for Kids Fund and Special Olympics BC on the long road to rebuild programs and connections.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the return of the in-person Sports Celebrities Festival and reconnect with your favourite sport heroes! Click here to find 2022 event details.

Canucks for Kids Fund

The Canucks For Kids Fund is dedicated to assisting charities that support children’s health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey and facilitate and encourage education in British Columbia. This year, the CFKF is proud to generously support its three core beneficiaries once again, including the Canucks Autism Network, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. More than 20 additional BC charities also received grants from the CFKF, including many that offer COVID-19 relief support to families and seniors.

“Canucks Autism Network completely resurrected my life. Before their programs, I believed that I was bound to be nothing. But for the first time, I feel like I can do something with my life.”

-Brayden Bradbury, CAN young adult

Special Olympics BC

Susan Wang Special Olympics World Games gold medallist

Special Olympics BC offers opportunities to train and compete in 18 sports through year-round programs and local, provincial, national, and international competitions. Through these sports, the athletes gain more than just physical benefits from improved health and athletic abilities. Through their participation, they develop social skills and friendships while experiencing the joy of achieving goals and increasing their self-esteem.

“Special Olympics has helped me overcome barriers and bullying,
and has helped me not to give up and go for my best.”

-Susan Wang, SOBC – Surrey athlete

Highlights from past events

2021

Enjoy the inspiration and entertainment in our second virtual show. 

2020

Watch our star-studded and fun first virtual broadcast.

2019

Watch Special Olympics athlete Michael Langridge and Brandon Sutter inspire at the 2019 gala.

2018

Watch 2018 event highlights courtesy of Canucks TV.

2017

Watch Special Olympics athlete Alex Pang and Brandon Sutter impress at the 2017 gala.

2016

Watch Special Olympics athlete Frances Collison of Creston and Brandon Sutter inspire the audience at the 2016 gala.

2015

Watch 2015 event highlights courtesy of Canucks TV.