Pan Pacific Donates to Canuck Place

Published Date : 15 Sep 2011

Pan Pacific Donates to Canuck Place

(Whistler, BC) Making a donation to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is as easy as staying in a luxurious suite at the Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre hotel. When guests reserve and stay in the Claire Newell two-bedroom suite, the hotel team will donate 10% of net suite revenues to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. This year the donation amount earned for Canuck Place from bookings in this unique suite was $5405.32.

The Front Office Associate Team at the Whistler property wanted to increase the donation. So, when this team won a Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts initiative and was awarded $5000 Singapore dollars, they opted to give half of the winnings, approximately $1500 Canadian, to Canuck Place. The total amount of the donation from Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre staff and management was $6956.32 

Jim Douglas, General Manager of Pan Pacific Whistler resorts, was delighted with the donation. “We all live and work in this beautiful province of ours. We are happy to be able to support BC families who are dealing with the saddest situation of all, a sick child. I was so very proud of my team when they chose to top up the hotel’s donation to Canuck Place with their winnings. Clearly, all of us see the value in the services offered by Canuck Place.”

Canuck Place Children's Hospice provides specialized pediatric palliative care for children living with a life-threatening illness, and support for their families, throughout British Columbia. Filomena Nalewajek, CEO Canuck Place Children's Hospice, sent a message to the Pan Pacific Whistler team. She said, “In order to provide our services at no cost to the families, we rely heavily on the generosity of our community. Without the support of businesses like the Pan Pacific Whistler, our critical services would not be available. We are very grateful for the commitment and caring of this group of hoteliers! Thank you to all of the employees and management for helping Canuck Place embrace life.”

Guests who wish to support the Canuck Place donation effort at the Pan Pacific Whistler Village Center should ask for the Claire Newell two-bedroom suite when booking their next get-away. The 1170 square foot, 8th floor luxury suite is perfect for traveling families and is equipped with a fully-stocked kitchen, living room, dining room, plus two bedrooms and two full bathrooms.  Amenities include a large balcony with views of both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains and the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, two gas fireplaces and a washer/dryer off the kitchen. Again this year, 10% of the net room revenues from this suite, named after Vancouver-based travel guru Claire Newell, will be donated to the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice for the care of the BC children and their families.

For more information or to book a suite at the Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside or Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre contact the team by calling 604 905 2999, or call toll free 1 888 905 9995. On-line information can be found at

All amounts listed are in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise indicated.

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