Rick’s Heart Foundation and Diamond Delivery were proud to be the Food & Beverage Sponsor of the 2019 Boat For Hope by Variety, BC.

What is Boat For Hope?

Variety – the Children’s Charity steps in where healthcare ends to directly support children who have special needs and their families in British Columbia. Every year, Variety receives over 1,300 requests for financial assistance to cover therapies, mobility and communication equipment, drug prescriptions, and out-of-town accommodation expenses during medical emergencies.

The Variety Boat for Hope event began in 1999; bringing together fundraising and fun while providing a one-of-a-kind boating experience to children who have special needs. They are proud to have hosted over 5,000 kids on the water and raised over $1.5 million dollars for Variety.

Raising Funds and Ship Sails…

Variety once again took to the high seas to provide 900 children who have special needs – from three communities – to an unforgettable day of boating and adventure. This year’s event was Saturday, June 8th in Vancouvre, BC.

The Variety Boat for Hope was a fun-filled day on the water, where children lived out their best pirate adventure. Kids of all ages hunted for treasure; filled their loot bags; and experienced life as it is meant to be…fun and exciting! The day was capped-off with a hearty barbecue, children’s activities and live entertainment.

The Variety Boat for Hope is about more than just a day in the sun. Through the generous support of local skippers, the business community, and heart-filled volunteers, funds are raised for the two months leading up to the event. Our corporate and community partners donate funds, products and employees’ time to help make Boat for Hope a one-of-a-kind experience for BC children and their families.

Enjoy this video of the incredible day!