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Sunday May 27 2018 at 2:00 PM

× A STAR-STUDDED SCI-FI FUNDRAISER FOR 4-YEAR-OLD LUKE MCLETCHIE

Theirs are some of the most impressive names in the sci-fi sphere: Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1, Sanctuary); Simon Barry (Continuum, Ghost Wars); Leah Cairns (Travelers); Aleks Paunovic (Van Helsing, War for the Planet of the Apes); Chelsey Reist (The 100); Rukiya Bernard (Van Helsing). And now, these sci-fi standouts are coming together for a single out-of-this-world afternoon in support of a 4-year-old sci-fi fan who needs all the help the universe can muster.

Straight Out of Sci-Fi: A star-studded sci-fi fundraiser for 4-year-old Luke McLetchie puts these sci-fi stars in conversation with award-winning film and TV journalist Sabrina Furminger (YVR Screen Scene). The event offers a kind of “Inside the Actors Studio” but with a sci-fi – and charitable – twist. Also on the schedule: silent and live auctions of rare and unique items; photo opportunities with the stars; refreshments available for purchase; the opportunity to sign up to be a bone marrow donor with Canadian Blood Services’ OneMatch program. More info about donating here: https://blood.ca/en/stem-cell/onematch-information-new-registrants

EVENT SCHEDULE

**1:00 PM – 1:45 PM: Register to become a stem cell and/or blood donor!

2:00 PM: DOORS OPEN - silent auction is ready; drinks are sold

2:30 PM - 2:40 PM: introductory remarks

2:40-3:30: a moderated lively discussion about life in the sci-fi sphere, with lots of BTS anecdotes and laughter; ends with audience Q&A, and live auction

3:30 PM -3:45 PM: live auction

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM: -silent auction continues / half-hour for pre-purchased photo op with esteemed guests / mingling and drinks / ability to sign up to be a bone marrow donor. ONLY 18 tickets available for professional photo opportunities with Sci-Fi stars (select BENCH SEATING)

4:30 PM: final goodbyes

It’ll be a one-of-a-kind, out-of-this-world, intimate afternoon. All funds raised will be donated directly to Luke's family.

** 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM: Are you a 17-35 year old male? This is YOUR chance to BE A HERO! OneMatch Stem Cell & Marrow Network will be onsite registering young males to become potential stem cell donors. Fill out a form, swab your cheek and you might just be the one match to save someone’s life! Not a 17-35 year old male? Sign up to become a blood donor! No ticket needed for this portion. Chelsey Reist from The 100 will be available for photos and signing autographs. Attendees during this time will be entered into a draw. Four names will be drawn and those people will get to stay and participate in the rest of the afternoon's activities

WHO IS LUKE MCLETCHIE? 4-year-old sci-fi fan Luke McLetchie has been diagnosed with severe Acquired Aplastic Anemia (AAA), which is a rare, life-threatening bone marrow disease. Only 2 children in one million are diagnosed each year in North America. His bone marrow is not producing red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets which puts him at risk for an overwhelming infection or hemorrhage. The best treatment for AAA is a bone marrow transplant however his brothers and parents are not a match. A world-wide search for an unrelated bone marrow donor has been started. Meanwhile Luke is receiving blood transfusions and platelet infusions on a regular basis and has started treatment of immunosuppressant drugs at BC Children's Hospital.

If you are: - Male between the ages of 17-35 - General good health - Willing to help all patients - Willing to provide a cheek swab - Have valid provincial health care coverage

YOU ARE ABLE TO REGISTER! Join us from 1pm-1:45pm on Sunday May 27th (before the event begins). OneMatch Stem Cell & Marrow Network will be onsite registering young males to become potential stem cell donors. Fill out a form, swab your cheek and you might just be the one match to save someone’s life! Not a 17-35 year old male? Sign up to become a blood donor! Chelsey Reist from The 100 will be available for photos and signing autographs. You do not need to purchase a ticket for this portion. Attendees during this time will be entered into a draw. Four names will be drawn and those people will get to stay and participate in the rest of the afternoon's activities.

If you are unable to attend you can start the registration process online at https://blood.ca/en/stem-cell/onematch-information-new-registrants
You can also donate directly to the family at https://www.gofundme.com/fighting-for-luke

Extremely grateful to our main sponsors: YVR Screen Scene, Vancouver TheatreSports and Yellow Heart Pictures

Venue

The Improv Centre
1502 Duranleau Street
Vancouver BC V6H 3S4


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Performance Notes

Theirs are some of the most impressive names in the sci-fi sphere: Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1, Sanctuary); Simon Barry (Continuum, Ghost Wars); Leah Cairns (Travelers); Aleks Paunovic (Van Helsing, War for the Planet of the Apes); Chelsey Reist (The 100); Rukiya Bernard (Van Helsing). And now, these sci-fi standouts are coming together for a single out-of-this-world afternoon in support of a 4-year-old sci-fi fan who needs all the help the universe can muster.

Straight Out of Sci-Fi: A star-studded sci-fi fundraiser for 4-year-old Luke McLetchie puts these sci-fi stars in conversation with award-winning film and TV journalist Sabrina Furminger (YVR Screen Scene). The event offers a kind of “Inside the Actors Studio” but with a sci-fi – and charitable – twist. Also on the schedule: silent and live auctions of rare and unique items; photo opportunities with the stars; refreshments available for purchase; the opportunity to sign up to be a bone marrow donor with Canadian Blood Services’ OneMatch program. More info about donating here: https://blood.ca/en/stem-cell/onematch-information-new-registrants

EVENT SCHEDULE

**1:00 PM – 1:45 PM: Register to become a stem cell and/or blood donor!

2:00 PM: DOORS OPEN - silent auction is ready; drinks are sold

2:30 PM - 2:40 PM: introductory remarks

2:40-3:30: a moderated lively discussion about life in the sci-fi sphere, with lots of BTS anecdotes and laughter; ends with audience Q&A, and live auction

3:30 PM -3:45 PM: live auction

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM: -silent auction continues / half-hour for pre-purchased photo op with esteemed guests / mingling and drinks / ability to sign up to be a bone marrow donor. ONLY 18 tickets available for professional photo opportunities with Sci-Fi stars (select BENCH SEATING)

4:30 PM: final goodbyes

It’ll be a one-of-a-kind, out-of-this-world, intimate afternoon. All funds raised will be donated directly to Luke's family.

** 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM: Are you a 17-35 year old male? This is YOUR chance to BE A HERO! OneMatch Stem Cell & Marrow Network will be onsite registering young males to become potential stem cell donors. Fill out a form, swab your cheek and you might just be the one match to save someone’s life! Not a 17-35 year old male? Sign up to become a blood donor! No ticket needed for this portion. Chelsey Reist from The 100 will be available for photos and signing autographs. Attendees during this time will be entered into a draw. Four names will be drawn and those people will get to stay and participate in the rest of the afternoon's activities

WHO IS LUKE MCLETCHIE? 4-year-old sci-fi fan Luke McLetchie has been diagnosed with severe Acquired Aplastic Anemia (AAA), which is a rare, life-threatening bone marrow disease. Only 2 children in one million are diagnosed each year in North America. His bone marrow is not producing red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets which puts him at risk for an overwhelming infection or hemorrhage. The best treatment for AAA is a bone marrow transplant however his brothers and parents are not a match. A world-wide search for an unrelated bone marrow donor has been started. Meanwhile Luke is receiving blood transfusions and platelet infusions on a regular basis and has started treatment of immunosuppressant drugs at BC Children's Hospital.

If you are: - Male between the ages of 17-35 - General good health - Willing to help all patients - Willing to provide a cheek swab - Have valid provincial health care coverage

YOU ARE ABLE TO REGISTER! Join us from 1pm-1:45pm on Sunday May 27th (before the event begins). OneMatch Stem Cell & Marrow Network will be onsite registering young males to become potential stem cell donors. Fill out a form, swab your cheek and you might just be the one match to save someone’s life! Not a 17-35 year old male? Sign up to become a blood donor! Chelsey Reist from The 100 will be available for photos and signing autographs. You do not need to purchase a ticket for this portion. Attendees during this time will be entered into a draw. Four names will be drawn and those people will get to stay and participate in the rest of the afternoon's activities.

If you are unable to attend you can start the registration process online at https://blood.ca/en/stem-cell/onematch-information-new-registrants
You can also donate directly to the family at https://www.gofundme.com/fighting-for-luke

Extremely grateful to our main sponsors: YVR Screen Scene, Vancouver TheatreSports and Yellow Heart Pictures
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