South Asian Community

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Thanks to the efforts of tireless volunteers from BC's South Asian community, BC Children's Hospital is becoming one of the most widely supported causes within this community. View a list of the individuals that make up the 2015 South Asian Committee.

This community supports BC Children's Hospital through the Excellence in Child Health Fund, which supports the most urgent health needs of children in BC today. Through a continued investment in research, education and care we are making progress in our mission to improve the lives of BC's kids. Contributions to the Excellence in Child Health Fund go to the areas of greatest need, providing the essential services, critical research and advanced technology necessary to make leading pediatric care accessible to our province's one million children.

Events Organized by the South Asian Community

Share a Smile gala, 2015 date TBD- Organized by Team Miracle Maya

Youth Helping Youth, 2015 date TBD at the Grand Taj Banquet Hall in Surrey - Organized by Manvir Kooner, director and president, Youth Helping Youth Society, 778-840-4875

Vaisakhi Parade - held on April 11, 2015 (Vancouver) and April 18, 2015 (Surrey) 

For information and details on fundraising ideas please contact Tanya Linau at 604-875-2345 x4643 or

A World of Smiles Telethon

After 15 amazing years of the A World of Smiles telethon, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation is rolling the recognition provided to our donors in the South Asian community into our well-established annual Miracle Weekend celebration, which took place on May 31 and June 1, 2014 on Global BC.

For this reason, we will no longer hold the A World of Smiles telethon. The foundation is grateful for the hard work of the many people who have made A World of Smiles such a success, including our volunteers and donors, the AWOS committee members and, of course, our friends at Shaw TV and Shaw Multicultural Channel.