Burgers for Baby Piper

A Halloween-themed fundraising barbecue in Sidney will support Baby Piper and her family

Piper Blinko is fighting for her life at B.C. Children’s Hospital.

A Halloween-themed fundraising barbecue in Sidney will support Baby Piper and her family.

Piper Blinko, daughter of Sidney Pier Hotel employee Shawnie Blinko, is only a couple of months old and is already in the fight of her life.

Piper was born with malfunctioning kidneys in September, and was immediately airlifted to Vancouver and B.C. Children’s Hospital where her and her family have been staying since.

Piper’s kidneys are now functioning, but she faces a slew of other health issues as a result.

“Once again another local family has been hit with their little baby being born with severe health issues,” said Sidney Town Crier, Kenny Podmore, who is spearheading the fundraiser.

“We are so fortunate to have a wonderful medical system here in Canada with amazing doctors, nurses and state of the art technology.

“However the system does not cover all the associated costs that come in situations like this,” Podmore explained, adding that funds raised during the barbecue will go towards to the Sidney family’s travel and accommodation costs while at Children’s Hospital.

The Burgers for Baby Piper barbecue will take place Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sidney Save-On Foods.

“There will be Halloween activities for the kids and a silent auction for the adults,” said Podmore.

Local TV personality Ed Bain will be flipping burgers and singer Tom Watson will be providing entertainment, he added.

“We have the opportunity  to help this family so I urge anyone who can to come and support this event.”

reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

 

Just Posted

More Peninsula councillors declare their 2018 intentions

Carl Jensen and Chris Graham, both of Central Saanich, have said they will run again.

Woodwynn Farms to be shut down and sold

The rehabilitation program at Woodwynn Farms is being shut down. According to… Continue reading

Whisky society commits to charity donation in wake of whisky raids

Refund of Victoria Whiskey Festival tickets won’t impact charity beneficiaries

Peninsula scientist lauded for Arctic research

Scientist Eddy Carmack, an oceanographer and Central Saanich resident, is in Norway… Continue reading

Victoria housing provider launches crisis prevention program to combat homelessness

Pacifica Housing aims to address challenges before tenants risk evictions

Sidney’s Salish Sea aquarium to close for maintenance

First extended closure for the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea since it opened in 2009

Butchart Gardens is hiring now and paying more

Wages start at $15, job fair Feb. 20

WHL winning streak ends at four in Kelowna for Victoria

Royals lose 8-4 as Rockets explode offensively

Cash still needed for Stelly’s Cross Path

MLA Olsen wants more specifics first

Wind warning back in effect around Vancouver Island

80 km/h winds expected Saturday, Jan. 20, on east coast of Island, 100 km/h on west coast

VIDEO: Thousands join women’s march events across B.C.

Today marks one year since the first Women’s March on Washington

UPDATE: BC Transit’s handyDart service strike delayed

LRB application by contractor means new strike notice must be issued by union

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

Most Read