Welcome to the Official Page of the
Hearties Family Reunion!
October 19-21, 2018
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
6083 McKay Avenue
Burnaby, BC, V5H 2W7
The Hearties Family Reunion is an event for Fans of Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart," known as the "Hearties" that is held in the beautiful Greater Vancouver area in British Columbia, Canada! It's an amazing behind-the-scenes opportunity for fans to visit the set of Hope Valley, meet the cast & crew, and interact with other Hearties from around the country & globe! It's a one-of-a-kind fan experience!
Pre-Event at Burnaby Museum Friday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Hearties Launch Party: Friday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meet the Stars: Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Movie Night: Saturday, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Hope Valley Tour: Sunday, See HV tour page for time options
HFR4 Check-In Times
Thursday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Mar. 10, 2019: Now that Season Six is in full swing, we get questions regularly about when the next HFR event will be. A future event has not yet been scheduled at this time. If Hallmark Channel renews When Calls the Heart for season seven, the HFR Team and production will then evaluate the possibility of future fan events.
What does that mean for you as a fan of the show? Help us get a season seven! Watch live, tweet live, and tell your friends about the show. Do what you can to help us get our favorite show renewed! Then stay tuned to all WCTH related social media accounts for updates. We have links at the bottom of our page to our Twitter and Instagram accounts, which can both be found @heartieshfr. In addition, the official Hearties pages will always have the most up-to-date announcements as well. The Facebook page is titled “When Calls the Heart - The Official Home of the Hearties” and on Instagram, @wcth_tv!
In the meantime, you are welcome to peruse our website, however please be aware that this is information is from our previous event, held last October and details change from year to year.
Nov. 14: BIG NEWS! All of the photos from #HFR4 have now been posted to the @heartieshfr Flickr account! The collection can be found here! A giant THANK YOU to Ricardo Hubbs, Eike Schroter, Jordan Blackstone, and Bettina Strauss, as well as our Hearties volunteers for capturing these special moments! We hope you enjoy them. We do ask that if you post any of the professional photos, that you kindly honor our hard-working photographers by crediting their work. Thanks so much, Hearties, and happy viewing!
Oct. 12: More great news! Janette Oke is attending and has also agreed to participate in the book signing, so be sure to bring along your favorite book from the Janette Oke collection.
Oct. 10: Do you have a copy of “When God Calls the Heart” or “When God Calls the Heart at Christmas?” Bring it along to #HFR4, because authors Brian Bird and Michelle Cox will be available to sign them!
Oct. 2: Are you wondering what you need for HFR4 check-in when you arrive in Burnaby? We have two check-in times available this year. Thursday, October 18, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. for you early arrivals and Friday, October 19, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Check-in will take place at the host hotel. The following items will be required at check-in:
Form of identification for individuals 18 and older (Passport, drivers license, or state I.D.). Identification is not required for attendees who are minors, however they must be accompanied by adult at check-in.
Production release form (this will be sent to all attendees prior to the event via EventBrite email)
Another item to note for those of you worried about getting a good seat. We have good news! A seating assignment system is in place this year so that Hearties don't have to wait in line to try to secure the best seat. Your seat will be determined by random drawing when you check-in for HFR4. It's best if you check-in at the same time as those that you want to sit with, as individuals will need to be present to secure their seat assignment (groups no greater than four individuals). No need to worry about all the details at this point - we will walk you through it at HFR4 check-in.
Sept. 9: Important update regarding the Hope Valley Tour on Sunday has been posted. The tour times have been adjusted slightly due to travel time from Burnaby to set. Please review the Hope Valley Tour page for times and remember that you will be asked to arrive a half hour prior to your departure time.
August 24: Hearties, do you have a burning question for the cast or production team? Here’s your chance! We are now accepting question from ALL Hearties to be used for the Q&A panels! Head over to the Q&A page to submit your question! We will be accepting questions now through September 7th. You never know... we might read yours at HFR4!
August 18: The countdown is on, and we have some HFR4 updates to share with you all! Firstly, be sure to check out the brand new "Bonus Events" page! We are pleased to offer some extras this year including the Burnaby Museum tour, a Hearties movie night, and a baby shower outreach opportunity. Click over to that page to get all of the details. In addition, we've added some questions and answers to the FAQ page, including how early you should arrive for the event. Lastly, stay tuned as we will be giving Hearties the opportunity to submit questions for the cast and crew, that will be used during the Q&A panel portion of our event. Even if you weren't able to attend this year, this is a fun way to get involved. You may hear your question being answered! The Q&A page is coming soon.
July 8: Additional rooms have been acquired at the hotel across the street at a reduced rate. If you have not yet booked a room for #HFR4, see the Travel page for details and the link to book.
June 26: If you haven't yet booked your hotel for #HFR4, the conference rate at the host hotel is sold out. If there is enough interest, we are trying to negotiate a rate at a hotel nearby. If you are still in need of a room or did not get the conference rate, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, type of room, and dates needed. There is no guarantee that they will grant us the same rate, but we are working to get you the best possible rates we can!
June 20: SOLD OUT! The Hearties Family Reunion 4 is sold out! We are excited to see so many of you in Hope Valley! If you were not one of the first 300, the waiting list is still active. If there are any openings due to cancellations, you will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond, so it's vital that you continue to check your email regularly. Additional waiting list details can be found on our "Register" page.
June 12: We know you're anxiously awaiting those emails which are coming very soon, however we have a couple of updates to the site we wanted to share:
Want to know more about the Burnaby Village Museum option on Friday? Check out the Hearties Launch Party page for Friday's schedule and to find more information.
In addition, did you know this website has a "Chat" page? Once the Opportunity Drawing is complete, this is a great place to connect with other attendees for ride sharing or if you're looking for a roommate at the host hotel to save a little money. Topics also include weather and the all important question of what to wear!
June 2: Welcome to the official re-launch of heartiesfamilyreunion.com! If this is your first time visiting our site, welcome! Take a few moments and click around for all kinds of information regarding #HFR4. We recommend viewing all of the pages, but the FAQ page is a great place to start. The Opportunity Drawing, a new way for Hearties to sign up, is the first step in this year's exciting event. Be sure to find everything you need to know about the process under the "Register" tab.
Come back often to check for updates! This "Current Announcements" section is where you will want to look each time you visit. As pages are updated, we will post announcements here to let you know.
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A special thank you to our generous sponsors for Hearties Family Reunion 4!