Here's your first look at Robson Square's pop-up Ferris wheel (PHOTOS)

Oct 26 2018, 5:16 pm

For today, and today only, Robson Square in downtown Vancouver is getting a 60-ft-tall Ferris wheel.

Ferris wheel

(Klaryssa Pangilinan/Daily Hive)

Ferris wheel

(Klaryssa Pangilinan/Daily Hive)

The centrepiece marks the conclusion of Variety Week and is open for rides to the public – anyone interested simply makes an optional donation towards the charity.

Ferris wheel

(Klaryssa Pangilinan/Daily Hive)

Ferris wheel

(Klaryssa Pangilinan/Daily Hive)

In addition to some unique views of the city, the pop-up event will include food trucks and entertainment.

Ferris wheel

(Klaryssa Pangilinan/Daily Hive)

Ferris wheel

(Klaryssa Pangilinan/Daily Hive)

Last year’s campaign raised $835,000 for kids in the province with special needs.

Ferris wheel

(Klaryssa Pangilinan/Daily Hive)

Ferris wheel

(Klaryssa Pangilinan/Daily Hive)

“As the grant applications continue to rise each year, we hope to be able to continue to help as many children with special needs as we can,” said Cally Wesson, Variety BC CEO, in a statement.

“Our goal during this year’s five-day campaign is to help 60 kids per day which coincides with the height of our Ferris Wheel. We’re encouraging everyone to come down and ride the wheel while at the same time, helping us reach our goal!”

Variety Week Ferris wheel at Robson Square

When: 12 pm to 7 pm on Friday, October 26, 2018

Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver

Cost: Free event; Ferris wheel rides are by a suggested donation of $10

with files from Kenneth Chan 

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