A very generous donation from Variety - The Children’s Charity

The Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre values and appreciates all the personal and corporate donations, local fundraising activities and community grants in supporting our capital campaign to raise $995 000.00!

Today, we are thrilled to announce the support of Variety - The Children’s Charity! Variety - The Children’s Charity has approved our organization’s grant request for “Project Pinwheel – Give Today to Build Tomorrow”! Variety - The Children’s Charity has provided our project with $95,954 towards Phase One of our creation of our new location at 1471 Columbia Drive. This generous grant assisted with the development of our new Family Resource and Play room on the main floor as well as accessibility upgrades throughout the building!

“The Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre is very grateful of Variety - The Children’s Charity for assisting in our vision of creating a Child Development Centre that is inclusive and accessible for our community ” states Kerri Bassett, Executive Director.

“Variety is thrilled to be making a direct and positive impact on the lives of over 450 local children and youth through our contribution to this project,” says Dave McConachie, Variety’s interim Executive Director. “We believe children who have special needs are champions and, with the support of the resources available at the Bulkley Valley CDC, we know the kids will achieve remarkable little victories.”

Variety has been directly involved in the community for many years. Since 2007, Variety has provided direct funding to 68 children ranging in age from birth to 19 in the Bulkley Valley and Upper Skeena region. And Variety wants to help more. Whether it’s accessing out-of-community medical care, specialized equipment and therapies, medicine and bursaries, Variety provides funding for costs not covered by health plans. Families are encouraged to apply for a grant by calling 604.320.0505, or directly online at variety.bc.ca.

About Variety

Variety - The Children's Charity raises funds and distributes grants throughout British Columbia to inspire hope, enrich lives and build a better future for children who have special needs. Since 1966, Variety has raised over $170 million to provide life-saving, life-changing and life-enriching support.

For more information on how you can support Variety - The Children’s Charity, visit variety.bc.ca or call 604.320.0505.

For information about the Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre and Project Pinwheel, contact

Kerri Bassett, Executive Director


Bulkey Valley CDC Media Release - Aug 2015