Thursday, June 20, 2024, from 6 am to 6 pm 

Save-On-Foods, 1400 Dogwood Street, Campbell River 

 

Help us make the fourth annual Radiothon the best one yet

This fun-filled, 12-hour fundraising event is in support of Q̓ʷalayu House, our Home away from home in Campbell River. Since 2021, and with the support of our valued partner Vista Radio and generous donors, Radiothon has raised over $154,640! 

From shovels in the ground to a sense of community  

Building on the success of Jeneece Place, our Home away from home in Victoria, Q̓ᵂalayu House offers comfort, safety, and affordability to north Island families needing to travel to the city for maternal and pediatric care.

It’s been nearly three years since we first opened the doors to Q̓ʷalayu House. Since then, hundreds of Island families have stayed at the house, allowing them to be close to the Campbell River hospital for the birth of their babies.

Parents like Angie from Port Hardy, who stayed at Q̓ᵂalayu House as she prepared to give birth to baby Nellie. Angie fondly remembers having conversations with the Q̓ᵂalayu House staff at all hours of the night when she couldn’t sleep. Having that sense of community in the late stages of her pregnancy meant everything to her when her fiancé was far away at work.

“I was hesitant at first leading up to my stay. But when I stepped through the doors, I thought it was a beautiful place. I felt that once my fiancé left, I’d be okay.”

When you come down to visit us at Radiothon on June 20, this is the kind of story you become a part of.

When a community rallies together,
anything is possible!

Q̓ʷalayu House

How can you support Radiothon?

Come visit us onsite at Save-On-Foods in Campbell River!  Vista Radio will be broadcasting live from 6 am to 6 pm, and our team will be rallying on site.  Enjoy a spin of our prize wheel for some fun, family-friendly goodies!

Our friends with the Campbell River Rotary Club are joining us again as our BBQ lunch specialists! From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm enjoy a hot dog (regular or veggie), chips and a soft drink with a minimum $5 donation. All items have been donated by our amazing partner, Save-On-Foods.

Can’t join us in Campbell River?

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Why “when pigs fly”...

In 2009, seven-year-old Jeneece Edroff embarked on a penny fundraiser to build a home away from home for children and their families needing to travel to Victoria for health care. People said this would happen “when pigs fly”, but one little kid’s perseverance rallied the community and turned a dream into reality in 2012 – Jeneece Place in Victoria.

Fast forward 9 years later to July 12, 2021 when the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island opened the doors to its second Home away from home on Vancouver Island, Q̓ʷalayu House in Campbell River. This beautiful Home away from home offers comfort, safety, and affordability to north Island families needing to travel to the city for maternal and pediatric care.

For more information please reach out to:

Bernadette Lynch| bernadette.lynch@islandkidsfirst.com | 250-940-4950 ext 107

The Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is 100% donor-funded.  All proceeds from this event will support Island kids and families.

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Our 2023 radiothon

Thank you to everyone who supported the 3rd annual WHEN PIGS FLY radiothon. Your donations provide families with a home away from home at Q̓walayu House when they need to travel to Campbell River for health care.

 

    

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island’s 2nd Annual WHEN PIGS FLY radiothon was presented in partnership with Vista Radio in support of Q̓walayu House, the Foundation’s beautiful new home away from home for families who must travel to Campbell River for maternal and pediatric health care.  The 12-hour event was broadcast live on 98.9 JetFM, 99.7 The River FM, and 1240 Coast AM.

We were on the air and on location in Campbell River on June 14, 2023, from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Pigs can fly when they’re lifted by love.

Our 2023 sponsors

Gold sponsor

 

Silver sponsors

 

 

Our 2022 radiothon

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2nd annual WHEN PIGS FLY radiothon and silent auction. Your donations provide families with a home away from home at Q̓walayu House when they need to travel to Campbell River for health care.

 

    

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island’s 2nd Annual WHEN PIGS FLY radiothon was presented in partnership with Vista Radio in support of Q̓walayu House, the Foundation’s beautiful new home away from home for families who must travel to Campbell River for maternal and pediatric health care.  The 12-hour event was broadcast live on 98.9 JetFM, 99.7 The River FM, and 1240 Coast AM.

We were on the air and on location in Campbell River at the Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex on June 23, 2022, from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Pigs can fly when they’re lifted by love.

Our 2022 sponsors

Miracle Maker

 

 

Wind Beneath Our Wings

 

Silent auction sponsor

 

Magical Moments

Our 2021 radiothon

Thank you to everyone who supported the 1st annual WHEN PIGS FLY radiothon. Your donations provided families with a home away from home at Q̓walayu House when they need to travel to Campbell River for health care.

 

    

 

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island’s 1st Annual WHEN PIGS FLY radiothon was presented in partnership with Vista Radio in support of Q̓walayu House, the Foundation’s beautiful new home away from home for families who must travel to Campbell River for maternal and pediatric health care.

We were on the air and on location in Campbell River at the Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex on June 24, 2021, from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors:

Pigs can fly when they’re lifted by love.

 

Our 2021 sponsors

Miracle Makers

             

 

Wind Beneath Our Wings