Riffington Manor receives a treatment of snow for the film production of Hallmark’s “Christmas Bells Are Ringing.” (Keri Coles/News Staff)

Victoria Hospice benefits from Hallmark movie filming in Oak Bay

Fees from renting prominent Uplands home donated to Victoria Hospice

Christmas bells are ringing early this year, as rental fees from a Hallmark movie being filmed in Oak Bay, are being donated to a local charity.

Riffington Manor, a prominent home in Uplands, is abustle this week as a film crew shoots the Hallmark Christmas movie, “Christmas Bells Are Ringing,” starring Emilie Ullerup of Chesapeake Shores and Josh Kelly of UnREAL. Artificial snow was added to the exterior of the home to transform it into the Cape Cod property where the story is set.

Ullerup plays a photographer returning to Cape Cod for the first time in years to celebrate Christmas and her father’s wedding. Anxious to revisit past memories, she finds new meaning in her photography, and falls in love with the character played by Kelly.

The movie is being filmed around Greater Victoria – with stops at the Sidney Pier, the Union Club, and a house on Victoria Ave. – and is scheduled to premiere on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on Dec. 23.

The location fees collected for renting Riffington Manor are being donated by the homeowner to Victoria Hospice, a not-for-profit that provides end-of-life care focused on palliative treatment.

Victoria Hospice gets half of their annual funding from the donations of the community.

RELATED: Prince to move into Victoria castle

RELATED: Free movie screenings at UVic film industry event

RELATED: David Black donates film fees to charity

Victoria Hospice

Victoria Hospice is a not-for-profit with a mission to “enhance the quality of life for those facing advancing illness, death and bereavement, through skilled and compassionate care, education, research and advocacy.”

Donations help to provide the very best possible round-the-clock care, support, and pain and symptom management for patients nearing end-of-life, whether at home, in the community or at the Inpatient unit. Community donations support all Victoria Hospice services and programs that are not funded through the health care system, including counselling, spiritual care, bereavement services, volunteer coordination and training, and a significant portion of the Palliative Response Team.

Last year, more than 7,000 individuals contributed by way of one-time, monthly, or annual donations, sponsorships, grants, special events, and legacy gifts.

Another way to give is by volunteering. Nearly 300 volunteers play an essential role at Victoria Hospice, supporting the programs and services and ensuring patients and families receive quality end-of-life care.


 

keri.coles@oakbaynews.com

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Film industry

Just Posted

Court strikes down Sidney’s denial of proposed cannabis store

Justice Jennifer Power orders municipality to reconsider application and pay court costs

Feds fund safe drug supply pilot program for Cowichan

The opioid overdose crisis continues to be one of the most serious public health crises

Product seized from a Victoria cannabis compassion club for a second time

The Cannabis Buyers Club has been operating on Johnson Street since 2001

Missing ‘Where is my Dad?’ sign returned in Port Alberni

Good Samaritan finds Lisa Petterson’s stolen sign, returns it to Merville woman

Victoria police investigating chop-shop found in Beacon Hill Park

Police asking public to register bikes with them in case lost or stolen

21 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in B.C. as virus ‘silently circulates’ in broader community

Health officials urge British Columbians to enjoy summer safely as surge continues

VicPD seeking witnesses for fatal crash on Hillside Avenue

A pedestrian was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she later died

Quacker of a conundrum: Case of the missing rubber duckies in Parksville

Couple hopes for return of their stolen yellow friends

Tough time for tree fruits as some B.C. farm products soar

Province reports record 2019 sales, largely due to cannabis

‘Let’s all do a self-check’: Okanagan mayor reacts to racist vandalism targeting local family

Home of Indo-Canadian family in Summerland was targeted on evening of July 13

Matching donor steps up as Victoria Hospitals Foundation postpones annual gala

Last year the gala raised $1 million for priority leading-edge imaging equipment

Province agrees to multimillion-dollar payout for alleged victims of Kelowna social worker

Robert Riley Saunders is accused of misappropriating funds of children — often Indigenous — in his care

Cowichan Tribes and Town of Ladysmith get flood mitigation funding

Money is part of $3.46 million announced Thursday

COVID-19: Health Canada recalls 23 hand sanitizers brands

Multiple types of unauthorized industrial-grade ethanol have been found in hand sanitizer products

Most Read