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Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month

Posted by Brittany Beaupre on 19 November 2014 | 0 Comments

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Throughout the month of November, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada celebrates the courage of the one in 150 Canadians living with Crohn’s and Colitis. Approximately 20 to 30 per cent of those patients present symptoms before the age of...

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National Philanthropy Day

Posted by Terra Scheer on 14 November 2014 | 0 Comments

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This week, we are participating in National Philanthropy Day and celebrating the great work of individuals who give, volunteer, and advocate for the charities that make our communities better. National Philanthropy Day® is both an official day and a grassroots movement....

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We’re so grateful to the Basra and the McMaster families who are lending their stories to help inspire support for the sixth annual A Night of Miracles gala, taking place tonight. Sarb and Sanddip Basra know from experience how the right...

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Bon Voyage Rana Family

Posted by Angela Fox on 7 November 2014 | 1 Comments

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Our Champion Child, Hans Gabriel Rana, and his family are on the trip of a lifetime! Joining other Champions from Children's Hospitals right across Canada, he is part of the Champions presented by Walmart Canada program – a Children’s ...

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The South Asian culture is a vibrant part of British Columbian life, and here at BC Children’s we understand well that they contribute much more than cultural diversity to our province. Since 2009 the community has been committed to raising...

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BC Children's new BioBank

Posted by on 4 November 2014 | 0 Comments

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The BC Children's Hospital BioBank is now open and serving both BC Children’s and BC Women’s. Biobanking is a new and indispensable research tool that holds the potential to improve treatments and find cures for diseases affecting children and families in...

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Extra Life 25-hour Gaming Marathon

Posted by Brittany Beaupre on 23 October 2014 | 0 Comments

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To the outsider, gamers often appear to play in small groups or in isolation. In reality they form a huge community, often collaborating with individuals across town and around the world. This Saturday, October 25, over 600 BC gamers are...

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2015 Champion Child

Posted by Angela Fox on 15 October 2014 | 0 Comments

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Today (Wednesday, October 15) our team at BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and Walmart Canada had the great pleasure of announcing Hans Gabriel Rana as our 2014/15 Champion Child. We hosted a celebration in Hans‘ honour, announcing his role as ambassador...

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Mind your Head

Posted by Jessica Thompson on 10 October 2014 | 0 Comments

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As a goaltender on a varsity hockey team I am unfortunately all too familiar with concussions. Take a weird turn and go head first into the boards. Fall in centre ice and the head nails the ice. Stand in the...

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The Incredible Infant Transport Team

Posted by Jessica Thompson on 26 September 2014 | 5 Comments

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Imagine if you lived in the outskirts of BC and your one-month-old baby was having difficulty breathing and needed immediate, specialized care. The Infant Transport Team (ITT) at BC Children’s Hospital receives calls for medical emergencies such as this many...

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