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A giant Ferris wheel is coming to Robson Square this month

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Kenneth Chan Oct 17, 2018 1:20 pm 234

Robson Square in downtown Vancouver is getting a new temporary centrepiece for one-day only later this month – and it is for a good cause.

Children’s charity Variety BC is bringing a 60-ft-tall Ferris wheel to the plaza on Friday, October 26 to mark the conclusion of Variety Week. The public can ride the attraction by an optional donation towards the charity.

Aside from being able to enjoy unique views of the city not seen since the zip line during the 2010 Olympics, the public event also includes food 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!”

Variety Week Wrap Party 2018 with Ferris wheel

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

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