Canucks For Kids Fund donates $50,000 for BC wildfire relief

Jul 26 2017, 4:36 pm

The Vancouver Canucks are lending a hand to victims of the devastating wildfires that have blazed through the interior of British Columbia this summer.

The Canucks For Kids Fund has made a $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross, intended to assist those affected by the devastating fires.

“Our thoughts go out to the thousands of British Columbians impacted by the wildfires throughout the province,” said Paolo Aquilini, president of the Canucks for Kids Fund. “We admire the resolve and courage demonstrated by first responders and have been inspired by the outpouring of support from individuals and companies. We encourage everyone to continue to support wild fire relief as evacuees continue to face the physical and emotional impact of this terrible disaster.”

In addition, the Canucks will recognize those affected by the wildfires, including firefighters and emergency personnel, at their three home preseason games in September.

The Canucks for Kids Fund’s mandate is to dedicate resources to assist charities which support children’s health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey, and facilitate and encourage education in British Columbia.

To make your own donation to help victims of the wildfires, go to the Canadian Red Cross website.

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