The Langley Minor Hockey Association is hosting the 18th Annual Jordan Owens Memorial Initiation Hockey Tournament in March 2018. This tournament is a tribute to the memory of Jordan Owens who passed away on July 8, 1999 after his long battle with cancer. Jordan was a child who enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest, with hockey being his greatest love. In his own way, Jordan showed those watching the game of hockey that there was so much more involved than just winning. He always demonstrated patience, understanding, and the true meaning of team sport.
Over the 18 year history of the tournament, they have proudly raised over $190,000.00 for BC Children’s Hospital.
This year, always thinking outside of the box for fun new ways to get involved, a parent suggested some of the money go towards helping the parents of the kids fighting cancer- so they invited Balding For Dollars to attend a day to raise some awareness and funds!
Balding for Dollars is an event in partnership with the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation to raise funds to support programs that benefit Oncology, Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant patients. The monies raised goes into programs that support our patients’ quality of life while undergoing treatments and the hair donated is used to make wigs for kids. If we can bring a little happiness to them during such a difficult time, it makes everything worth it. The learn more about the amazing programs we provide please go to www.baldingfordollars.com!
We will be setting up a table on the busiest day, Saturday Mar. 24th– where the out of town teams are in house to play the tournament! We will be available for info, to sell some Balding For Dollars merchandise and to collect donations in the morning. Please stop by to say hi, learn more about Balding For Dollars, and to get yourself some swag!
Join us for the 16th Annual Whistler Balding for Dollars at the legendary afterburn party, featuring The Hairfarmers, drink specials from Kokanee, and plenty o’ headshaving, all in support of kids with cancer at the oncology wards of BC Children’s Hospital.
Shaving starts at 3:30pm sharp so get there early to get a seat!
To date they’ve raised $294,017 for kids with cancer and their families!
With a goal to collect $15,000 this year, event organizers aim to grow the grand total of funds raised from all Whistler “balding” events to $309,000 – a real statement of the generosity of this community.
The event’s website includes a participant toolkit with pledge sheets, fundraising tips, links to creating personal online fundraising pages, and more. Learn more at www.whistlerbaldingfordollars.com
Whistler Friends is a local grassroots fundraising group, supporting the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. Founded by Whistler residents, Dave and Wendy Clark, Whistler Friends operates as a nonprofit event producer and proudly directs its fundraising dollars to these organizations. Since inception, Whistler Friends has organized numerous annual events and has raised and donated over $558,000. More information can be found at www.whistlerfriends.com.
Bernie’s at it again!
Coming fresh off of the MotoGP Daytona Party on March 18th hosted by Bernie himself and held at the Library Square Public House in Vancouver, where all the proceeds go to Balding for Dollars, Bernie is gearing up for another event this time up in Kelowna at the Laurel Packinghouse!
For those of you who don’t know about Bernie (and you really should), he is a pretty cool dude with perhaps a more unique story when it comes to Balding for Dollars and fundraising for a children’s cancer charity. Check out this awesome video to see why Bernie won “Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser” at the 2017 Giving Hearts Philanthropy Awards.
The event is Bands, BBQ, Beers & Balding. A night of good eats, drinks, music, head shaves, prizes & more! All proceeds will be split between Balding for Dollars and the KGH Foundation. Tickets are $30 which gets you your dinner and admission. Go here for more info on tickets and how you can get involved.
…And of course, if you can’t make the event, you can donate directly to Bernie Ryan’s page here!
We can’t wait to see how this years event goes. We anticipate a great turn out!
Last year’s Balding for Dollars event raised over $100,000. Over 500 family members, friends, and staff gathered at BC Children’s Hospital to shave their heads or cut-off their locks in support of kids with cancer and to enjoy the carnival atmosphere, which included live band, arts and crafts, a post shave photo area as well as an array of delicious goodies for the participants and supporters to enjoy.
Hundreds more supporters of this event shaved their heads in similar events that took place in Whistler, Squamish, Victoria and other Lower Mainland locations, contributing to a province-wide fundraising total of more than $200,000!
You can help us beat last year’s total by signing up to shave/cut your hair, or hosting your own event! Sign up for Balding for Dollars today and make a difference in the lives of kids affected by cancer!
We also are looking for volunteers for the main event day (and leading up to).
If you are interested in helping out please email Marissa at firstname.lastname@example.org