Helping Kids Since 1991

The YVR for Kids annual golf and dinner auction brings together the airport and surrounding communities in a unique effort to raise funds for children’s charities.

Thursday, August 25th, 2016



YVR for Kids 2016

“2016 marks the 25th anniversary of YVR for Kids. Starting as the CAN-AM Golf for Kids and developing into the largest fundraiser supported by Vancouver International Airport, this event has raised over 3.8 million dollars with all proceeds benefitting children’s charities, community events and education. YVR for Kids is a fabulous day of golf at the Quilchena Golf and Country Club followed by a glamorous fundraising Gala at The Sheraton, Vancouver Airport Hotel. The event this year will offer many culinary treats, live entertainment and a wide selection of items in both the silent and live auction.”

Heartfelt thank you to the reliable and dedicated volunteers, donors and sponsors, without your continued support the event would not be such a success.

Cheryl Hendrickson
Chair, YVR for Kids

The Golf Tournament

Our Golf Tournament will be held at Quilchena Golf & Country Club.
For information on the course, please visit

Golf will be a "shotgun" start. Please be aware of your starting hole and be on the tee box ready for the horn, sharp, at the start time of 11:00 AM. Quilchena staff and our volunteers will direct you to your starting hole. Please also abide by the dress code at Quilchena.

Golf will be played in a Texas Scramble format. For those that may not be familiar with a Texas Scramble, rules are below.


Gala Dinner & Auction

The YVR for Kids Gala Dinner and Auction will take place at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. To enhance our 25th anniversary celebrations, the R&B Allstars will be performing 9:00 to 10:30.

The Sheraton Vancouver Airport is offering patrons of the event a special rate of $119.00 plus taxes for Aug 25 night only (subject to availability). When available please book with hotel reservations directly at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 604-273-7878.

Gala Dinner cocktails begin at 5:00 PM
Dinner at 6:30 PM
Live Auction 8:00 PM


“It is extremely gratifying to see the support for our event offered by the airport community over the past 25 years. Your generosity has helped so many kids and families.”

Brian Flagel, Founder
Elise Flagel Foundation dba YVR for Kids

Over $3.8 million raised

Where your money goes

While Canuck Place Children’s Hospice has been the primary beneficiary, we support many other children’s charities in the community. Our goal is to alleviate hardship for children throughout the Greater Vancouver area and we put our funding to work in this effort. Some of the organizations we have supported are:

  • Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
  • Canuck for Kids
  • Richmond Therapeutic Riding
  • Rubina Hope for Kids
  • Richmond Christmas Fund
  • Dreams Take Flight
  • YVR Art foundation
  • Pacific Coastal Memorial Charity Golf Tournament
  • Hope Air
  • Little Wings Daycare
  • Western Children Aids Society

Our Generous Sponsors

Thank you to our corporate sponsors for their generous donations






IG Richmond


Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel