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Canucks for Kids Fund 50/50 welcomes Fasken Martineau

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, BC - The Vancouver Canucks announced today that the Canucks for Kids Fund 50/50 draw on February 7, 2009 will feature employees from Fasken Martineau volunteering their time to sell tickets to Canucks fans.

“Fasken Martineau and Canucks Sports & Entertainment share the values of giving back to the community,” said Chris Zimmerman, President and CEO, Canucks Sports & Entertainment. “Fasken Martineau is a key corporate partner and their employee participation in the Canucks for Kids Fund 50/50 charitable initiative fosters employee engagement and shared philanthropic practice.”

Last season, an average of $24,594 was given to 50/50 draw winners at each Vancouver Canucks home game.

“At Fasken Martineau we share with our employees the value of giving back to the place we live and work,” said Will Westeringh, Managing Partner, Fasken Martineau. “This partnership with the Canucks for Kids Fund 50/50 initiative supports our organization’s key goals and we look forward to a rewarding experience.”

Vancouver Canucks 50/50 draw sees half of the draw’s total earnings given to one lucky fan with the winning 50/50 ticket. The other fifty per cent of the proceeds are donated to the Canucks for Kids Fund in support of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and a portion to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Last season, $734,900 was raised by the Canucks for Kids Fund 50/50 draw and granted to children’s charities.

In addition to operating key programs serving the needs of the community, over the last two decades the CFKF has raised and distributed over $25 million to charities which support children’s health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey, and facilitate and encourage education in British Columbia. Last season, the Canucks for Kids Fund supported Canuck Place with over $1.7 million through events and programs and the generous support of Canucks fans.

The CFKF proudly supplied grants in 2007/08 to the following recipients: C.H.I.L.D. Foundation, Phoenix Academy of Learning Society in support of children with Autism, Hockey Canada for minor hockey skills development in BC, Britannia Hockey Academy, BC Lions Easter Seals Camps, Arts Umbrella, Ronald McDonald House of BC, NHLPA Goals & Dreams for KidSport BC, YWCA Teen Mother’s Parenting Program, Dream Big Productions at Templeton Secondary School, Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtimes, BC Epilepsy Society, Canucks Autism Network, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Zajac Foundation.
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