Video: Michael Bublé and Elias Pettersson sing Christmas Carols at Canuck Place

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      Canuck Place likes to identify itself as the place where short lives are lived to the fullest.

      That was on display this week when two local legends, singer Michael Bublé and Canucks phenom Elias Pettersson, showed up outside the Vancouver children's hospice to sing Christmas carols.

      The medical facility inside Glen Brae Manor in Shaughnessy provides very ill kids with leading-edge palliative care at no cost to families.

      Video: Michael Bublé cautioned the families and staff that he and Pettersson didn't rehearse their performance in advance.

      Canuck Place was founded in 1988 by visionary and compassionate Vancouver nurse Brenda Eng. And Bublé made sure to give a shout-out to the medical staff who make it such a cherished part of our community 32 years later.

      Bublé has a long history of supporting many local and international charities. They include the Burnaby Hospital Foundation, B.C. Children's Hospital Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Honour House, to name just four in this region.

      If you would like to make a donation to Canuck Place, please click this link.