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Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon set for Mar. 14

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Canucks will hold their 26th annual Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) Telethon on Monday, March 14th when the team hosts the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Arena. This year’s telecast will be hosted by Breakfast Television Co-Host Riaz Meghji and Scott Oake of Sportsnet.

The Telethon officially begins Monday morning and will air on TSN 1040 from 6:00 a.m. until midnight. Sportsnet Pacific’s broadcast of the game and Telethon will air from 6:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will feature numerous stories highlighting the special bond between the children of B.C. and Canucks players, coaches, staff and alumni. Youth host Suneil Samra will also return for the fifth straight year.

A celebrity panel of Canucks significant others, sponsor partners, CFKF Directors and volunteers will be taking donations via phone 1-85-KIDSFUND (1-855-437-3863). Donations will also be accepted at the game, where volunteers will collect contributions during the latter half of the first period in the arena. Fans can make donations online at Canucks.com. Last year’s Telethon raised more than $630,000 for the CFKF supporting children’s charities across B.C.

All Telethon donors who contribute by midnight on March 14th will have a chance to win a 2016 Toyota Rav4 AWD LE donated by Toyota (click here for contest details). The CFKF gratefully acknowledges the support of Rogers, Toyota, Pharmasave, Subway, Fasken Martineau, Sportsnet, TSN 1040, and the Vancouver Sun. Donors who give $100 will receive an exclusive photo featuring Jake Virtanen in the black flying skate jersey from “Retro Jersey Night”. For donations of $150 or more, donors will also receive the second photo featuring Markus Naslund, Brendan Morrison and Todd Bertuzzi from “West Coast Express Night” held earlier this season.

When: Monday, March 14th, 6:00 a.m. – Midnight

Where: Live from Rogers Arena

6:00 a.m. – Midnight on TSN 1040

6:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Sportsnet Pacific

How to Donate:

· On the concourse at various booths throughout the building during the game

· Online at Canucks.com/telethon

· Via phone at 1-85-KIDSFUND (1-855-437-3863) on March 14th, from 6 a.m. to midnight.

About the Canucks for Kids Fund:

The Canucks for Kids Fund (CKFK) has spent 30 years in the service of children and families. They are dedicated to three central pillars of giving, including improving children’s health and wellness, the development of grassroots hockey, and supporting education in British Columbia. Thanks to the generosity of fans, donors, players, employees and sponsor partners, the CKFK has granted more than $50 million to over 120 children’s charities across B.C., including their three core beneficiaries: the Canucks Autism Network, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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