Sport connects, inspires, and changes us all.
The Sports Celebrities Festival presented by Wheaton Precious Metals he 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.
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
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
Enjoy the inspiration and entertainment in our second virtual show.
Watch our star-studded and fun first virtual broadcast.
Watch Special Olympics athlete Michael Langridge and Brandon Sutter inspire at the 2019 gala.
Watch 2018 event highlights courtesy of Canucks TV.
Watch Special Olympics athlete Alex Pang and Brandon Sutter impress at the 2017 gala.
Watch Special Olympics athlete Frances Collison of Creston and Brandon Sutter inspire the audience at the 2016 gala.
Watch 2015 event highlights courtesy of Canucks TV.