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The shop uses funds from resales and donations to fund community programs that support women and others. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

Women in Need Resale non-profit opens new shop in Saanich, ‘it was a labour of love’

The new store will help the non-profit provide community services to women and LGBTQIA2S+ people

 

14 members of Whonnock Roofing and Gutters shovelled walks on Nov. 30 for donations to the family of Savanna Gervais. (Clay Gagnon/Special to The News)

B.C. company shovels driveways to collect donations for 4-year-old cancer victim

Whonnock Roofing collected more than $6,000 for family of Savanna Gervais

 

Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.

Black Press Media gives back to the Heart and Soul of the Community

Year-long program supports vital non-profits hard at work in your neighbourhood

 

Lindsey and Grayson Drakeley attend the launch of Help Fill A Dream and Country Grocer’s 2022 holiday campaign at Eurosa Farms in Central Saanich. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

Help Fill A Dream, Country Grocer launch 2022 holiday campaign for Vancouver Island families

Help Fill A Dream has helped over 3,400 Vancouver Island and Gulf Island families since 1986

Lindsey and Grayson Drakeley attend the launch of Help Fill A Dream and Country Grocer’s 2022 holiday campaign at Eurosa Farms in Central Saanich. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
HeroWork hosts its big reveal of Victoria Cool Aid Society’s new and improved downtown community centre on Saturday (Nov. 12), which has been under construction since early August. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Cool Aid Society’s downtown Victoria community centre gets a new look

HeroWork reveals progress on latest ‘radical renovation’

HeroWork hosts its big reveal of Victoria Cool Aid Society’s new and improved downtown community centre on Saturday (Nov. 12), which has been under construction since early August. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
KELSET Elementary School principal Tassie Harris (left) and Knights of Columbus Sidney trustee Joe Bourdeau with a jacket the group gave to a student at the school. (Courtesy of Joe Bourdeau)

Knights of Columbus Sidney donates coats to kids

Some Ukrainian refugees received coats at Parkland Secondary School

KELSET Elementary School principal Tassie Harris (left) and Knights of Columbus Sidney trustee Joe Bourdeau with a jacket the group gave to a student at the school. (Courtesy of Joe Bourdeau)
Parker and Jada with Const. Patrick Armstrong of the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP. (Photo by Janis Jean)

Greater Victoria pet charity celebrates 10 years of animal calendars

2023 Officers on Pawtrol and Firefighters and Friends hit shelves Nov. 1

Parker and Jada with Const. Patrick Armstrong of the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP. (Photo by Janis Jean)
FILE - A person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on April 27, 2018, in Seattle. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, that it will commit $1.2 billion to the effort to end polio worldwide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Gates Foundation pledges $1.2B to eradicate polio globally

Money will be used to stop outbreaks of new variants of the virus

FILE - A person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on April 27, 2018, in Seattle. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, that it will commit $1.2 billion to the effort to end polio worldwide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
The Georgina Falt Memorial Trophy and a photo of Georgina, whom the tournament is named after. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Having fun and raising money the bottom line of music trivia tournament

Alzheimer’s fundraiser a No. 1 hit with supporters from around the Island

The Georgina Falt Memorial Trophy and a photo of Georgina, whom the tournament is named after. (Photo by Don Bodger)
HeroWork general manager and self-described “director of radical” Trevor Botkin shows the ropes to a few volunteers at the charity’s Cool Aid Society work site. HeroWork will be hosting a fundraiser walk in Colwood on Sept. 24 to support the project. (Black Press Media file photo)

HeroWork hosting ‘80s-themed fundraiser walk in Colwood Sept. 24

The charity aims to raise $25k for its Cool Aid Society renovation project

HeroWork general manager and self-described “director of radical” Trevor Botkin shows the ropes to a few volunteers at the charity’s Cool Aid Society work site. HeroWork will be hosting a fundraiser walk in Colwood on Sept. 24 to support the project. (Black Press Media file photo)
100 Women Who Care West Shore is meeting at a new location at the Royal Colwood Golf Club Sept. 15 to choose the next charity to support. Pictured is the last meeting, where the group raised $4,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria. (Courtesy 100 Women Who Care West Shore/Facebook)

100 Women Who Care West Shore hosting next meeting in Colwood Sept. 15

The group will meet to select the next charity to support with donations from members

100 Women Who Care West Shore is meeting at a new location at the Royal Colwood Golf Club Sept. 15 to choose the next charity to support. Pictured is the last meeting, where the group raised $4,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria. (Courtesy 100 Women Who Care West Shore/Facebook)
Angela Wright stands at a viewpoint along a trek she completed outside of Ghorepani, Nepal, despite being told she would never walk again. (Photo submitted)

Cariboo stroke survivor found her footing helping others after docs said she may not walk again

Angela Wright recognized for her advocacy for fellow younger stroke survivors

Angela Wright stands at a viewpoint along a trek she completed outside of Ghorepani, Nepal, despite being told she would never walk again. (Photo submitted)
SIMRS executive director/marine biologist Karyssa Arnett, centre, with summer intern Amanda Purnell, left, and program coordinator/biologist Sophie Vanderbanck get ready for a Build-A-Whale event where participants help construct the skeleton of an offshore killer whale. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Killer whale research group is having a hard time recovering from pandemic downfall

Tofino’s Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society has been collecting whale data since 1991

SIMRS executive director/marine biologist Karyssa Arnett, centre, with summer intern Amanda Purnell, left, and program coordinator/biologist Sophie Vanderbanck get ready for a Build-A-Whale event where participants help construct the skeleton of an offshore killer whale. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Participants in the Victoria Grandmothers for Africa ride set off during a previous year’s event. (Courtesy of Victoria Grandmothers for Africa)

Victoria Grandmothers for Africa ready to ride again from Campbell River

Major fundraiser sees women 55-over riding 275 km down Island, Sept. 9 to 11

Participants in the Victoria Grandmothers for Africa ride set off during a previous year’s event. (Courtesy of Victoria Grandmothers for Africa)
On July 16, Operation Freedom Paws Canada held its first annual open house which also included a graduation ceremony for its two newest graduates. (Photo courtesy of Operation Freedom Paws Canada)

Operation Freedom Paws connects therapy dogs with veterans and disabled community in B.C.

Operation Freedom Paws, which trains therapy dogs and their owners, has been in B.C. since 2020

On July 16, Operation Freedom Paws Canada held its first annual open house which also included a graduation ceremony for its two newest graduates. (Photo courtesy of Operation Freedom Paws Canada)
Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies to donate World Cup earnings to charity

How much those earnings will be yet to be determined

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(photo provided by Amy Nunn).

A sour treat for a sweet cause: Good Lemonade Day raises over $17,000 for Kelowna charity

Local families across B.C. hosted lemonade stands on June 18 to raise money for JoeAnna’s House

(photo provided by Amy Nunn).
(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)

West Kelowna resident cycling across B.C. for mental health awareness

Biffart’s journey started on June 5 and he aims to be done on the 21st

(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Victoria Horticultural Society is hosting its first major plant sale in years, May 14 at the Garth Homer Centre. (Facebook/Victoria Horticultural Society)

‘First big plant sale in many years’ coming to Saanich’s Garth Homer Centre

Victoria Horticultural Society members dig deep for May 14 fundraiser event

The Victoria Horticultural Society is hosting its first major plant sale in years, May 14 at the Garth Homer Centre. (Facebook/Victoria Horticultural Society)