Sports Celebrities Festival

As we all reconnect and rebuild, the power of sport is more important than ever. The Sports Celebrities Festival presented by Wheaton Precious Metals will return to your screens on December 2 at 7 p.m. PT to help Special Olympics BC and the Canucks for Kids Fund rebuild their life-changing programs.

Snap up your tickets for our fun-filled virtual celebration of the power of sport, starring your Vancouver Canucks and their friends from Special Olympics BC.

You can also make a difference by supporting the Sports Celebrities Festival silent auction and raffles in order to empower Special Olympics athletes with intellectual disabilities and Canucks for Kids Fund beneficiaries.

Canucks for Kids Fund

“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

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.

Special Olympics BC

“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

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.

Highlights from past events

2020

Watch the inspiring live show for the Virtual Sports Celebrities Festival presented by Wheaton Precious Metals. 

2019

Watch Special Olympics athlete Michael Langridge and Vancouver Canucks forward Brandon Sutter share their inspiring stories at the 2019 gala.

2018

Watch Special Olympics athlete James Clifford and Vancouver Canucks forward Brandon Sutter team up to cover all the action at the 2018 gala!

2017

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

2016

Watch Special Olympics athlete Frances Collison of Creston and Vancouver Canucks forward Brandon Sutter inspire the audience at the 2016 SCF.

2015

Watch 2015 event highlights courtesy of Canucks TV.