When I asked my 7 year old daughter why it’s important to raise money for medical care for children with life-threatening illnesses, she said, “Because I want them to enjoy their life and feel better.”

Quality of life is something we all strive for, and for the children at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and their families, it is a concern that weighs heavy. I follow Michaela’s blog, whose daughter Florence receives care at Canuck Place. You might remember this initiative of hers that we collaborated on, when we joined forces with other bloggers and pottery studios like Create-It Emporium to add some colour to the hospice’s kitchen.

Following Michaela’s journey with Florence connects me to Michaela as a mother; some of the things we worry about are different, but underlyingly, we share something huge – we want our children to be as healthy and happy as possible.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice needs our help to fund treatments and programs. With a creative twist and an appeal to the young (and young at heart), here is a solution that you and your family can be a part of! Details are below – keep reading for a chance to WIN PRIZES including autographed photos of some famous twins (hint: they play hockey!).


Canuck Place Adventure Race is a fun, family-friendly multi-sport event held to raise critical funds for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice support programs for BC children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

When:  September 7, 2014

Registration begins at 8:00am and the event concludes at 3:00pm

Event includes a community BBQ, beginning at 11:30am

Where: Jericho Beach, Vancouver

Who:  Both youth and adult participants are encouraged and there are 3 course options to  suit all abilities:

  • Long Course: 6km Kayak, 30km mountain bike, 8km trail run
  • Short Course: 3km Kayak, 15km mountain bike, 6km trail run
  • Kids Course: 500m assisted sail, 2km bike, 1km run

Race participants can sign up as individuals or as a team to a max of 4 people.

Registration cost:  Adults $50 // Youth (17 and under) $25

Fundraising goal:  Adults $1000 // Youth $150

A note on fundraising:

The Canuck Place Adventure Race is a fundraising event. Funds raised support Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in providing critical clinical care and programs for BC’s children with life-threatening illnesses and their families who love them. Therefore Canuck Place asks all participants to do their best in reaching the fundraising goal, and Canuck Place supports all participants in doing so through tips and tricks, and helpful newsletters (examples here: ). However, if the goal is not met, no penalty applies.

More details and answers to FAQs can be found: http://events.canuckplace.org/site/TR?fr_id=1090&pg=entry

Would you like to WIN your admission into the race or get your hands on autographed photos?

Enter the giveaway below and share this with your friends and family who would love this opportunity to support something we are all striving for. *Please note that the winners of the entrance are strongly encouraged to participate in the fundraising component.

Good luck and thanks for your support!


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