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Canucks for Kids Fund supports children across BC with $4.1 million in grants

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, BC – Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) President Paolo Aquilini is pleased to announce this year’s grant recipients following a successful year that saw the CFKF raise $4.1 million.

“The Canucks for Kids Fund and Canucks Sports and Entertainment is very proud to be able to support children and families in British Columbia,” said CFKF President Paolo Aquilini. “We are grateful to our fans, sponsor partners, Canucks players and their families, as well as the employees at Canucks Sports and Entertainment, who donate their time and funds to help improve the lives of children in BC.”

This year’s grant recipients include core beneficiaries the Canucks Autism Network , Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and BC Children’s Hospital. Additional grant recipients include Arts Umbrella, BC Women’s Hospital, Boys & Girls Club of South Coast BC, Britannia Hockey Academy, Canucks Family Education Centre, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, KidSafe Project Society, Hannah’s Heroes, PALS Autism School, Rare Disease Foundation, Sarah McLachlan School of Music, Theatre Templeton, Vancouver International Children’s Festival and YWCA Metro Vancouver.

Now in its 27th year of giving, the CFKF has granted more than $40 million to children’s charities across BC. The CFKF fundraises annually through several successful events including the CFKF Telethon, CFKF Dice & Ice, CFKF SuperSkills, Sports Celebrities Festival, CFKF 50/50 and the CFKF Jake Milford Canucks Charity Invitational.

2011.12 Highlights

Canucks for Kids Fund 50/50

With the generosity of our loyal fans and dedicated team of volunteers, the Canucks for Kids Fund 50/50 program is one of the most successful in the NHL. This year, the Canucks 50/50 program raised more than $1.1 million net. During the 2011.12 season, the introduction of a new electronic system allowed for even greater fundraising opportunities as it increased the amount of time guests could purchase 50/50 tickets while attending Canucks games at Rogers Arena.

Canucks for Kids Fund Dice & Ice

The Vancouver Canucks held their 13th annual Dice & Ice Benefit, presented by HSBC, on Thursday, January 19, 2012, at the Vancouver Convention Centre in downtown Vancouver. Dice & Ice is the CFKF’s signature charitable event of the season and features a funny money casino, silent and live auctions, and a gourmet three-course meal. All Canucks players, coaches, management and Canucks alumni were joined by 800 guests, who combined to make this event a success, raising more than $540,000 in net proceeds.

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