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 24th, 2017

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YVR for Kids 2017

This year marks the first year that we will not be associated with The Elise Flagel Memorial Foundation. After 25 years, Brian Flagel has decided to take a break. I cannot thank Brian or Wayne Duzita enough for all of their hard work and dedication. They created a wonderful airport community event and developed it into a cherished fund raiser for Canuck Place, and many other Children’s Charities.

This could be the end of the story, but its not ! The Board of Directors for YVR for Kids recently formed a new foundation, Clear Skies Children’s Foundation. With the support of The Vancouver International Airport, The Sheraton Airport Hotel, Canuck Place and the support of our dedicated volunteers I am pleased to announce that we are going to continue as an airport community to raise funds for Children’s Charities. We will continue to be known as YVR for Kids.


Please join us on August 24th for our 26th annual Golf Tournament and Gala Auction/Dinner.


Nigel Newsome

Chair YVR for Kids

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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.

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Gala Dinner & Auction

The 25th anniversary celebration of YVR for Kids is themed Silver Elegance. The YVR for Kids Gala Dinner and Auction will take place at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. Guests are encouraged to wear gala attire as this year’s event will be more formal. 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.

Registration at 4:45 PM
Gala Dinner cocktails begin at 5:00 PM
Dinner at 6:30 PM
Live Auction 8:00 PM

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“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 and Wayne Duzita, Co-Founders
Elise Flagel Foundation dba YVR for Kids

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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
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Our Generous Sponsors

Thank you to our corporate sponsors for their generous donations


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IG Richmond


Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

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