Written By Guest Writer Causes / Press Release Nov 19, 2018 Fishermen Helping Kids with Cancer 2018 Herring Sale SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestFishermen Helping Kids with Cancer (FHKWC) will hold their 8th annual herring sale on Saturday, December 1st in Steveston and Victoria.Since its start in 2011, the herring sale has raised more than $550,000 for kids being treated for cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. 100% of the herring sale revenue goes to help kids with cancer – not one penny is kept by FHKWC. All costs of the herring sale are covered by the BC commercial fishing industry. If a customer buys one bag of herring for $20.00, exactly $20.00 goes to help kids with cancer, not one penny less.In the last year, FHKWC purchased 35 iPads – each child on the oncology floor at BC Children’s has an iPad for as long as they stay. FHKWC put a Nintendo Switch in every room and there is a $10,000 game library. X-box and PS4 systems are on the way. Vitamix blenders and smoothie mixes help kids keep on weight when chemo makes food taste bad. FHWKC buys books, toys, snacks, welcome kits and much more to brighten the day for some very sick kids during their weeks or months in the hospital.“The fishing industry is thankful for the opportunity to help make tough days for kids with cancer a little easier,” said Phil Eidsvik, a spokesperson for FHKWC.The first herring seiner left for the fishing grounds on Thursday, but the herring food fishery really gets going in late November. Most of the fishing occurs off Nanaimo/Qualicum. Weather and sea lions permitting, 60 tons of herring will be unloaded at the Steveston Seafood Action the day before the sale.Fishermen Helping Kids With CancerVictoria, BC Date: December 1, 2018 Time: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Where: FAS Seafoods Address: 27 Erie StreetRichmond, BC Date: December 1, 2018 Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Where: Steveston Harbour Authority Address: 12740 Trites Roadhttp://www.fhkwc.ca SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Causes / Wine Events / Wine News November 13, 2020 Belfry’s Crush Fine Wine Auction Goes Online November 30 to December 6 Staff, volunteers and board members from Victoria’s Belfry Theatre have been raiding some of Victoria’s best wine cellars to find rare and ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Victoria August 30, 2019 Mary Ploegsma—The Tattoo Series I It was an unforgettable afternoon. Mary Ploegsma served us David’s Tea’s vanilla chai with sweet local strawberries and chocolate biscuits. The ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Causes / Events / Victoria July 20, 2019 Everyone Belongs in Nature – An Evening with Power To Be July 12th marked the evening of Power To Be’s very first Nature Gala (formerly known as Power to Golf) – a fundraising event full of wonderful ... Read More Causes / Food News / Interesting Locals March 24, 2019 Stillmeadow Farm Presentation to Tom Henry from ICC and Slow Food Vancouver Island Stillmeadow Farm Presentation to Tom Henry from ICC and Slow Food Vancouver Island Present in photo from left to right: Steve Walker-Duncan – ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Comments are closed.