Message from the Chair
What a weekend.
Now that Miracle Weekend 2016 has come and gone, and we’ve raised an impressive $20,018,068, I finally get a chance to reflect, and I can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of pride.
It’s been a privilege to work alongside the many volunteers and committee members who gave their time to raise funds that make a huge impact on the lives of children and families from across BC. Congratulations to all of those who have helped make Jeans Day™, Slo-Pitch, RBC Run for the Kids, and so many events, such a success.
As this will be my final year as Miracle Weekend chair, I’ll miss the energy and passion of everyone involved with Miracle Weekend, but I know I leave the event in the good hands of Dan Whalley, who’ll be chair of Miracle Weekend in 2017.
Dan is vice-president of Personal Banking at Prospera Credit Union, and well-respected in his field. He has been instrumental in the success of this year’s Miracle Weekend, having served as vice-chair. Like me, he’s impressed by the generosity of British Columbians and is heartened to see how this shared passion translates into dollars for treatment, equipment and research at the hospital.
I want to thank those people who stand at the centre of all we do – the resilient patients and families who depend on BC Children’s Hospital. They occupy our hearts and minds, and continue to inspire me as we all work to build a brighter future for children.
Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Miracle Weekend a tremendous success.
Allen Bordeleau, Save-On-Foods
Chair, 2016 Miracle Weekend
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