Timmy's Christmas Telethon 2012

Vancity Buzz is a proud media sponsor of Timmy’s Christmas Telethon that will be held on Sunday, December 9th on Shaw TV and Shaw Direct.  The six-hour telethon is hosted by Shaw’s Michael Eckford and Fiona Forbes of The Rush, Johanna Ward of go! Vancouver and Bianca Solterbeck of Dream Homes, along with Global BC News anchor Chris Gailus and Global BC Morning News personalities Sophie Lui and Kaitlyn Herbst. Together, we are all raising funds for the B.C. Lions Society for Children with Disabilities, and the show promises to both entertain and warm the hearts of viewers across the province.

Fiona Forbes and Michael Eckford

The telethon talent line-up also includes Canada’s Got Talent finalist FRESHH, Warren Dean Flandez, Cole Armour, Headwater, Jeff Stanfield Band, Zing! Childrens Choir, and the VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir.  There will be special celebrity guests and inspirational stories of some of BC’s children with special needs, as well as recognition of the dedicated work of the many caring individuals and organizations that support the Society.


The B.C. Lions Society for Children with Disabilities is dedicated to enriching the lives of children through a renewed focus on giving children abilities.  This year’s telethon features young Easter Seals co-hosts from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland: 14-year-old Bailey Dalgliesh, 15-year-old Sharoo Kanwar and 27-year-old Marco Pasqua.  All three have experienced Easter Seals Camp, and their stories will be shared during the Telethon.

The B.C. Lions Society for Children with Disabilities assists children with all kinds of  special needs.  They fund province-wide specialized services including three Easter Seals Camps, three Easter Seals Houses and Patient Care Grants. They also assist in providing college scholarships to support youth with disabilities to further their education.         

Timmy’s Christmas Telethon airs live Sunday, December 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., from Shaw TV’s Vancouver studios, and can be seen throughout BC on Shaw TV stations (check local listings for channel locations) and on Shaw Direct channel 299.

The Timmy’s Christmas Telethon will also be available to viewers in the Yukon on Shaw Direct, and will be streamed at www.lionsbc.ca. For more information on the Timmy’s Christmas Telethon visit www.timmys.org or call 604.873.1865 or 1.855.216.2012