Congratulations!!!! Over $111,000 raised in 8 hours Last Year!!!
WATCH the 2010 TELETHON HERE:
You can donate to the CVCDA Year Round at CanadaHelps.org.
This year we had donations from as far away as Africa.
This year is the 36th anniversary of the Comox Valley Child Development Association's Telethon that is telecast locally by Shaw TV. CVCDA is excited to announce that after the success of last year they will be streaming the Telethon live on the Internet again. Bob Wells, owner of My Tech Guys, has been working hard to work out any bugs in the system so they are prepared to go Live Sunday, November 6 from noon till 8pm. Remember Daylight Savings will make your clock "Fall" back an hour so make sure you have updated the time on all your clocks.
"It's pretty exciting to see the convergence of TV and Internet for our local Telethon. Being able to provide this service for such a great organization as the CVCDA is a tremendous privilege" says Bob. "CVCDA has done so much for my kids over the past few years seeing Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists and other specialists to assist them in their development." Bob's 4 ½ year old twins were born premature with his daughter having a cleft palette making feeding and speech more difficult.
Bob helped setup and was on call for the Telethon last year, but had to head to Nanaimo with his wife Michelle for an Ultra Sound for their third child Quinn who was born in January of this year. “It was great to be able to bring up the telethon on the computer in the treatment room in Nanaimo and watch it Live. And since last November over 1000 people have logged on to watch it from all over the world.”
Shaw TV has been great to work with to make sure their live feed can be streamed online, and Shaw Cable was quick to step in to provide the Internet connection and significant bandwidth that will be required for streaming the Telethon to the entire world.
Pam Crowe, Telethon Coordinator and CVCDA President is most pleased with this leap forward. "We have been talking about getting the Telethon streamed on the Internet for years. It was great that my family overseas were able to see what we are doing when it was happening. To think that our small town broadcasted to the world is still amazing". It’s not just people around the world that will be able to see the Telethon that is exciting, but the fact that people in the Comox Valley who do not have Shaw Cable or are on Satellite will still be able to watch the local performances. In the past if you did not have Shaw Cable you were not able to watch the Telethon. Now anyone anywhere with an Internet connection will be able to see it.
CVCDA is also launching a twitter feed this year for updates so people can follow how much money is raised, performers and other information. Sign up for the CVCDA twitter feed at CVCDATelethon.
Another high-tech tool is the ability for people to donate to the Telethon online through CanadaHelps.org. The link to CanadaHelps.org is on the CVCDA's website. "We were thrilled that since we were setup with CanadaHelps.org we have kept receiving donations throughout the year since last years Telethon. We hope that this will continue to boost donations for those that are not local" says Lorraine Aitken, Executive Director of CVCDA.
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The Telethon will be streamed Live Sunday November 6 from noon till 8pm. If making donations to CanadaHelps.org please send an email message to CVCDA so that it can be included in the Tally of pledges for the Telethon. Visit www.cvcda.ca for links to the video and CanadaHelps.org donation page. To keep up to the minute on your smartphone add our twitter CVCDATelethon.
The Telethon will be streamed Live Sunday November 7 from noon till 8pm. If making donations to CanadaHelps.org please send an email message to CVCDA so that it can be included in the Tally of pledges for the Telethon. Visit www.cvcda.ca for links to the video and CanadaHelps.org donation page. You can still call 250-334-9200 to donate.