Canada's eight major financial institutions are dedicated to improving health care for children in BC and the Yukon. The Banks Committee raises funds through organizing grassroots fundraising initiatives such as barbecues and silent auctions and participating in our signature events including Jeans Day™.  We are proud to announce that HSBC will be hosting their first annual Slo-Pitch tournament, with many banks and credit unions participating. Several banks also sell unique merchandise in their branches to raise funds. Last year, the Banks Division celebrated a total raised of $2,002,070.

See a full list of the 2017 Miracle Weekend contributors, including those from the banks industry.

Miracle Weekend Banks Committee

Todd Patchell (HSBC) - Chair
Andrew Hung (BMO) - Vice-Chair

Tannaz Alesafar (National Bank)
Matthew Arneill (National Bank)
Faris Ataya (Scotiabank)

Russel Aunger (Scotiabank)
Bardia Baghaei (BMO)
Kathy Berg (CWB)
Adam Blanchard (BMO)
Catherine Cook (TD)
Michael Dunnigan (Scotiabank)
Andrew Gordon (HSBC)
Tara Hawes (CIBC)
Andy Hobbis (Scotiabank)
Justin Hoddinott (Scotiabank)
Jana McDowall (CIBC)
Lawrence Robinson (CWB)
Peter Schwab (Bank of America)
Berenika Straczek (RBC)

To find out how you can get involved, please contact Melissa Swindells at or 604.875.3161.

Financial institutions that support the Banks Committee: