Creative Challenge raises Canuck Place funds

The Lego-themed event was held over the weekend at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre in Abbotsford

Pratim Giri (left) and Ding Ding Ma assemble their Lego creations on Sunday at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre during a fundraiser for Canuck Place Children's Hospice.

Pratim Giri (left) and Ding Ding Ma assemble their Lego creations on Sunday at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre during a fundraiser for Canuck Place Children's Hospice.

The fourth annual Creative Lego Challenge was held over the weekend at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre, raising about $10,000 for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH).

The event saw businesses from around the Fraser Valley showcase their creativity and philanthropic spirit by building Lego sculptures and donating to CPCH.

Corporate Lego creations were judged by Sevenoaks shoppers and celebrity judges including Mayor Bruce Banman, Coun. Les Barkman, Country 107 FM morning show host Chris Coburn, and Lego certified professional Robin Sather.

All proceeds from the Creative Challenge will support Canuck Place’s Dave Lede House in Abbotsford.

New to this year’s event was the addition of a Kids Build competition – an event where kids could drop off their own Lego creations to enter to win a $50 gift card from Sevenoaks Shopping Centre.

The winner of that event was five-year-old Kai, and the corporate build winner was Fix Auto.

The event ran all day Saturday and Sunday.

Dave Lede House is now operating community services in phase two of a four-phase opening plan, said CEO Margaret McNeil.

“Canuck Place is grateful for the continued support from the community make clinical care possible for over 560 children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them,” she said.

For more information, visit canuckplace.org.