What’s Going On…?

What’s Going On…?

BC Childhood Cancer Parents’ Association received a significant donation from John Sisler and family, Vancouver, in memory of their dear wife and mother, Deanna Lum Sisler, who sadly passed away in 2015 after a very long battle with cancer…

Deanna was a wonderful wife and mother as well as a vibrant presence in the Vancouver community, loved by all her friends and acquaintances. She was an avid knitter and was responsible for setting up a knitting club which was enjoyed by all those who were as passionate about knitting as Deanna was.

John Sisler and family very generously gave BCCCPA the proceeds on the sale of all the high-quality wool that Deanna had accumulated over the years, along with the many beautiful hand-knitted items that she produced. She had an extraordinary eye for texture, colour and design, which was evident in what she left behind.

The sale, was organized by her good friends from her knitting club, was a big success and a lot of money was raised. There was a huge turnout of people from knitting clubs all over Vancouver and everything sold within hours. Deanna would have been happy to know that people immediately saw the beauty of what she had accumulated and most importantly that it will be used by people who love knitting as much she did.

BCCCPA is extremely grateful to John Sisler and family for this donation. These funds will be used to help families who are struggling financially while taking care of their child with cancer. BCCCPA works closely with the social workers at BC Children’s Hospital who identify the families who are struggling the most.


 

Vancouver Canucks Cheque for BCCCPA

Vancouver Canucks cheque BCCCPA

Directors Dave & Suzanne Dunbar are accepting a cheque for $ 5000.00 from the Vancouver Canucks through their Community Partnerships Program Manager – Tara Clarke.

Though BCCCPA has been well supported by the Canucks in the past as a recipient of tickets for fundraisers and family outings, Tara explained that they wanted to reach out to the smaller, local charities with financial aid as well. Thank You CANUCKS!

 

Letter from Canucks fan, Keegan Woods

An example of past Canuck generosity – here’s a note from a young man (Keegan Woods) who was a recipient of tickets to a Vancouver Canucks hockey game to enjoy with his family. Though he enjoyed the game – without mentioning if the Canucks won that night or not – you can tell that the hot dogs made as much of an impact to him, as the tickets!

The Inside Ride Is Back!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in News | Comments Off on The Inside Ride Is Back!

Join Us Friday, Oct.26th, 2018 In Surrey In Support of your BCCCPA.

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Bring Your Loot To The Boot

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Bring Your Loot To The Boot

Our best ever Car Boot – “Loot in the Boot” (a.k.a. “Junk in the Trunk”) type Garage Sale was hosted at the VCC – Vancouver Community College parking lot (on Great Northern Way, 2 blocks west of Clark Drive) on a beautiful Sunday in July of 2013!

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Fundraiser – Knitting Yarn & Supplies Sale!

Posted by on Feb 2, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Fundraiser – Knitting Yarn & Supplies Sale!

So successful... we're doing it again in September! Thank you for your support, which raised $32,000.00 at our February event!

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Did You Know…

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Did You Know, News | Comments Off on Did You Know…

A single mother with a child with cancer, may have to quit her job — what if there’s other siblings — and what of the self-employed that may not have any healthcare?

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Did You Know…

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Did You Know, News | Comments Off on Did You Know…

Every year in BC approx. 150 Children are diagnosed with cancer or a blood disorder, and 350 are in ongoing treatment?

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BCCCPA – Annual General Meeting

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in News | Comments Off on BCCCPA – Annual General Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00pm. Hear what we do & show your support.

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Did You Know…

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Did You Know, News | Comments Off on Did You Know…

More than 45% of families come from outside the lower mainland for their child’s treatment? ~ travel, accommodation, food & parking expenses can be significant!

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Porsche Coffee & Cars Swap Meet

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in Fundraising, News | Comments Off on Porsche Coffee & Cars Swap Meet

Special Coffee and Swap Meet fundraiser in support of BCCCPA! Come on out for some fun, food and cars!

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Did You Know…

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Did You Know, News | Comments Off on Did You Know…

That our Provincial & Federal Governments do not cover ALL healthcare costs when a child has Cancer?

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Financial Checklist from Coast Capital

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Essential Reading, News | Comments Off on Financial Checklist from Coast Capital

We've added a fantastic new document from Coast Capital Savings to our Resources section.

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