For today, and today only, Robson Square in downtown Vancouver is getting a 60-ft-tall Ferris wheel.
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.
In addition to some unique views of the city, the pop-up event will include food trucks and entertainment.
Last year’s campaign raised $835,000 for kids in the province with special needs.
“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!”
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