CTV Vancouver’s HOPE STARTS HERE Broadcast Campaign in Support of the B.C. Women’s Hospital Newborn ICU Runs May 2-6

— April 25, 2016

– CTV News Vancouver invites viewers to the free BLOCK PARTY FOR BABIES family event, wrapping up the week-long campaign with a live broadcast from Rocky Point Park on May 6 –

VANCOUVER (April 25, 2016) – CTV News Vancouver is on a mission to help raise $17 million with HOPE STARTS HERE, a week-long initiative dedicated to raising funds for the BC Women’s Hospital’s Newborn ICU. Taking place from May 2-6, CTV Vancouver will feature stories about BC Women’s Hospital, highlighting the awe-inspiring work that happens within its walls every day. Kicking off on Monday, May 2, CTV MORNING LIVE is on location at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, delivering weather reports throughout the broadcast. Editorial features and stories about the hospital continue throughout the week, with reporters delivering live hits from CTV headquarters at the corner of Robson St. and Burrard St. in downtown Vancouver during CTV NEWS AT NOON, CTV NEWS AT FIVE, and CTV NEWS AT SIX.   On Friday, May 6, CTV Vancouver hosts BLOCK PARTY FOR BABIES at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody, B.C. (2800 Block Murray St.), capping off its week of special programming with this free, family-friendly event. Viewers across the region are invited to take part in children’s activities, sample food courtesy of Panago Pizza, and enjoy a live performance by popular Vancouver dance band Dr. Strangelove. CTV Vancouver will also broadcast live from the event during its CTV NEWS AT FIVE and CTV NEWS AT SIX broadcasts.  An integral part of BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, the 60-bed NICU is one of Canada’s foremost specialized newborn critical care centres, and a referral hub for British Columbia’s most critically ill infants and newborns in need of advanced care. Supporters can find more details at Vancouver.CTVNews.ca.

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