CKNW Orphans' Fund

November 30, 2011 13:56 ET

34th Annual CKNW Orphans' Fund Pledge Day, December 2nd

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2011) - CKNW Orphans' Fund's major annual fundraiser at the beginning of December each year is the CKNW Orphans' Fund Pledge Day. This is a live radio broadcast on CKNW Radio with television cut-ins from Global TV. This broadcast pulls together a full day of entertainment with radio and television personalities, community leaders, politicians, school choirs, grateful recipients and the people who make it all possible - our DONORS.

900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Date: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 from 5:30 am - 7:00 pm

Special guests and donors, include:

  • Ron Toigo, Chair of CKNW Orphans' Fund and Vancouver Giants owner (8:40am)
  • Wally Oppal, former Attorney General, judge and provincial politician (10:10am)
  • Bob Lenarduzzi, President, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (10:20 am)
  • Ryan Beedie, President, Beedie Development Group (10:40 am)
  • Mayor Dianne Watts, Mayor, City of Surrey (10:50am)
  • Dennis Skulsky and Wally Buono, BC Lions (12:15pm)
  • Don Lindsay, President, TECK (2:10pm)
  • Jann Arden (2:20pm)
  • Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia, Chair of the Vancouver Board of Trade & CEO, Absolute Spa Group & Century Plaza Hotel & Spa (4:16pm)
  • John Furlong, Former CEO of VANOC (4:40pm)
  • Lui Passaglia, BC Lions Alumni (5:40pm)
  • Bruce Allen (6:15pm)

About CKNW Orphans' Fund: We are dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with physical, mental and social challenges living in BC communities. The CKNW Orphans' Fund provides funding to both individual children and organizations for a variety of special needs, with an emphasis on therapies, educational bursaries and specialized medical equipment. For more information, visit or find us on Twitter @CKNWOrphansFund

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