Events Calendar

2018 Bernie’s Daytona MotoGP Kickoff Party @ Library Square
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Welcome to the 2018 Daytona Party “Revisited” Kicking off the MotoGP Races hosted by Bernie Ryan! This year’s event funds will go towards Bernie’s big head shave event happening April 7th up in Kelowna, benefiting Balding For Dollars at BC Children’s Hospital.

Library Square outside shot

This is a fundraiser event benefiting Balding for Dollars that supports the Oncology Ward at BC Children’s Hospital. The event will be held at Library Square Public House in Vancouver, BC. A different venue than previous years.

Bernie knows the one thing that makes watching MotoGP and AMA Pro motorcycle racing better is by watching with a whole bunch of other enthusiasts!

$25 gets you entrance, and your burger and a beer. Buy a draw ticket while you’re there, win a prize! Tickets for this event are on sale NOW at local Dealers and shops: And they are going fast!

Essential Motorcycle Services. 8910 Shaughnessy St, Vancouver.
Modern Motorcycles. 2816 Commercial Dr.
Imperial Motorcycles. 5707 Sidley St, Burnaby.
Burnaby Kawasaki. 7771 Edmonds St, Burnaby.
Motorcycle World. 10607 King George Blvd, Surrey.
High Road BMW Ducati, 3061 Grandview Hwy, Vancouver
Pacific Riding School, Kirsten.
Simon’s Automotive. 5763 198 St #101, Langley (I think he’s only Mon-Fri)
Daytona Motorsports Surrey, 13479 King George Blvd.
Daytona Motorsports Vancouver, 837 East Cordova St.
High Road BMW Ducati, 105-20579 Langley Bypass, Langley


Easy access via Skytrain, Bus, Car or Motorcycle.
*** Please do NOT drink and drive – plan accordingly***

All your ticket money (after they pay for the burgers!) goes directly to help kids at BC Children’s Hospital. Of course, Bernie will happily take any additional donations!

Here is the link to the event which has information on all of the amazing prize sponsors and what you could win!

Can’t make it? Want to pitch in? make Bernie #1 on his last year shaving his head! Every dollar counts. Here are the links to his Kelowna event, happening April 7th, and his fundraising page!

18th Annual Jordan Owens Memorial Initiation Hockey Tournament @ Langley Sportsplex
Mar 21 @ 8:00 am – Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm

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.

2015 jordens owen's memorial bcchf cheque presentation

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!

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!

16th Annual Whistler Balding For Dollars @ The Garibaldi Lift Co
Mar 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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.

head shave at GLC

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

GLC Logo

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

Bands, BBQ, Beers, & Balding 2018 – Bernie Ryan’s Annual Kelowna Fundraiser @ The Laurel Packing House
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm

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!

bernie head shave, sponsors, 2018 event poster

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.

Bernie & Xtina- daytona prize winner

…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!

Balding for Dollars Main Event 2018 @ BC Children's Hospital Research Institute
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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!

Sign Up Now!

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

Everything Financial Charity Golf Tournament @ Northview Golf & Country Club
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm

Part proceeds benefiting Balding for Dollars & a local Brain Tumour affected family at BC Children’s Hospital!

For more info, sponsorship, & tickets visit-

Graham’s Animal’s Shearing B4$ Event @ Cottage Bistro
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

graham headshave

Graham is hosting an “Animal’s Shearing” Balding for Dollars Event at “Hood 29” Formerly known as the Cottage Bistro on Main st off of 29th.

Link to the facebook event page for more info is: & here is the link to donate to his fundraising page if you can’t make the event-

Event includes music, head shaves & fun! Come by for a drink & to donate.

Voices: JP Lorence, Marylee Stephenson, Aiesha Jones, Leanne Padgett, Kyle Hawke, Lara Varesi
Music: Neal Miskin, Sherri Chisholm, Kenn Nakamine, Dex Arizona
Performances by: Elegwen o’Maoileoin & Fusionstein

Admission by donation. show starts promptly at 8

Sarah’s Balding for Dollars Event- Victoria @ St. Andrew's Regional High School
Nov 2 @ 9:45 am
Bold To Go Bald- Mulgrave Secondary Event @ Mulgrave Secondary
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Bold to Go Bald at Mulgrave School!

contact Tessa at for how you can get involved, attend the event or donate!

As always, you can contact Balding’s Administrator Marissa at for any questions.

Notedly Music Benefit Concert @ Cookes Presbyterian Church
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm

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