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Who will win the race to be B.C.'s first baby of 2022?

B.C. Women's Hospital is the favourite after taking the honours in 2021
The parents, Catherine Harrison and Darcy Doberstein, welcomed their first baby at 12:21 a.m. on the first day of 2021.

BC Women’s Hospital is once again the front runner to have the honour of introducing the first B.C. baby of 2022.

According to odds released today by BCLC’s, last year’s winner is 3/1 favourite, followed closely in the betting at 4/1 by Surrey Memorial, which last won the “race” in 2018.

Next in the market at 8/1 are New Westminster’s Royal Columbian — which won in 2019 and ’20 — and Victoria General.

Richmond Hospital is at 13/1, while St. Paul’s sits at a generous 20/1.

Elsewhere, you can get long odds on the likes on the likes of Kelowna General Hospital at 18s, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital at 30s and the University Hospital of Northern B.C. at 32.5/1

Wagering for which of 23 B.C. hospitals will welcome the first B.C. baby of 2022 will be available on until 6 a.m. (PST) on Dec. 31.