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The Victoria Shoebox Project is looking for donations to help fill more than 700 shoeboxes by Dec. 16, with each and everyone of them destined for a woman in need. (Courtesy Victoria Shoebox Project/Facebook)

Victoria Shoebox Project looking to fill 735 shoeboxes

Each box is designed to brighten a woman’s day and is filled with $50 of personal care, comfort items

 

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Sooke students focus on cash donations for 10,000 Tonight

Campaign runs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9

 

Pearson College has announced it has raised nearly $40 million for its Renew and Re-found Campaign. Pictured, Deborah Saucier, president of Vancouver Island University, Craig Davis, president and head of college for Pearson College, and Philip Steenkamp, president and vice-chancellor of Royal Roads University, stand with Hatley Castle in the background following the April signing of a pair of MOUs to create a new climate action leadership diploma program, which is one of the programs funded through the campaign.
 (Photo courtesy of Royal Roads University)

Pearson College nears $40M goal for Renew and Re-found Campaign

The funds are to be used for reconciliation, climate leadership, and more initiatives

 

VIU microbiology and culinary arts students will bring their fermented seaweed creations before a panel of judges, Dragons’ Den style, in the Urchin Tank to have their products assessed for marketability Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Vancouver Island University photo)

VIU students in Nanaimo to pitch their seaweed products on Dragons’ Den-style show

‘Urchin Tank’ panel of judges will assess students’ projects

VIU microbiology and culinary arts students will bring their fermented seaweed creations before a panel of judges, Dragons’ Den style, in the Urchin Tank to have their products assessed for marketability Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Vancouver Island University photo)
Chemainus firefighter and parademic Alex Meyer. (Photo by Devon Gillot)

Firefighter who beat cancer this year giving back through fundraiser

Meyer initiates campaign for chemotherapy unit where he spent a lot of time

Chemainus firefighter and parademic Alex Meyer. (Photo by Devon Gillot)
B.C. rugby player Nick Allen is waking from an induced coma in Indonesia, after suffering severe injuries in a vehicle crash on Nov. 7, 2022. The long-term impact of his injuries aren’t yet known. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe/’Nick Allen’s Recovery’)

Pro B.C. rugby player suffers traumatic brain injury in car crash abroad

Extent of Nick Allen’s injuries won’t be known until he is fully woken up from medically-induced coma

B.C. rugby player Nick Allen is waking from an induced coma in Indonesia, after suffering severe injuries in a vehicle crash on Nov. 7, 2022. The long-term impact of his injuries aren’t yet known. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe/’Nick Allen’s Recovery’)
Zinnia Oke smashes a pumpkin at The Great Nanaimo Pumpkin Toss fundraiser benefiting Nanaimo Child Development Centre on Nov. 5. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Scenes from The Great Pumpkin Toss, benefiting Nanaimo Child Development Centre

Halloween pumpkins disposed of in fun manner, near East Wellington fire hall

Zinnia Oke smashes a pumpkin at The Great Nanaimo Pumpkin Toss fundraiser benefiting Nanaimo Child Development Centre on Nov. 5. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
From left, Shawn Carby, a volunteer with GlobalMedic, with former Langford fire chief Bob Beckett and former Langford mayor Stew Young. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford volunteers hosting Ukraine fundraiser gala

The Nov. 12 event will support humanitarian work by GlobalMedic

From left, Shawn Carby, a volunteer with GlobalMedic, with former Langford fire chief Bob Beckett and former Langford mayor Stew Young. (Black Press Media file photo)
There will be a place for people to dispose of jack-o’-lanterns after Halloween, with the Great Pumpkin Toss in East Wellington on Saturday, Nov. 5. (News Bulletin file photo)

Pumpkin cannon ready to fire in Nanaimo the weekend after Halloween

Great Pumpkin Toss community event and fundraiser takes place Saturday, Nov. 5, in East Wellington

There will be a place for people to dispose of jack-o’-lanterns after Halloween, with the Great Pumpkin Toss in East Wellington on Saturday, Nov. 5. (News Bulletin file photo)
Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)

Penticton hero’s dog ingests cocaine and meth while working outreach

Gord Portman’s dog Zippy is still in serious condition and needs help

Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)
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)
A cancer researcher conducts lab work for the BC Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the foundation announced the launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)

BC Cancer launches $500M fundraising campaign as patient numbers projected to grow

Estimated 37,000 British Columbians will be diagnosed with disease annually by 2030

A cancer researcher conducts lab work for the BC Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the foundation announced the launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)
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)
Victoria-born professional skateboarder Robert Doucet Boyce, also known as Sluggo, was spotted at skateparks up and down Vancouver Island over the summer giving away free skateboards to aspiring youngsters. (Instagram photo)

Pro skater and tattoo artists give away skateboards and gear across Vancouver Island

Sluggo was spotted in Nanaimo on Sept. 11 at May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park

Victoria-born professional skateboarder Robert Doucet Boyce, also known as Sluggo, was spotted at skateparks up and down Vancouver Island over the summer giving away free skateboards to aspiring youngsters. (Instagram photo)
Oak Bay High is kicking off a month of fundraising events in support of Cops for Cancer with a car wash Saturday (Sept. 10) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay High launches month of fundraisers for Cops for Cancer

The month starts with a car wash Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oak Bay High is kicking off a month of fundraising events in support of Cops for Cancer with a car wash Saturday (Sept. 10) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
Robert Owsianyk and Madison Fotheringham died just days apart this summer. (Supplied by family)

Sooke family rocked by tragic losses of father and daughter within 2-week span

Woman loses husband and daughter to cancer within two weeks

Robert Owsianyk and Madison Fotheringham died just days apart this summer. (Supplied by family)
Our Place Society’s annual Hungry Hearts fundraiser is back and even more important than ever. Toque chef Nicholas Waters (left) and Joshua Allan prepare their dish for a previous edition of the fundraiser. (Black Press Media file Photo)
Our Place Society’s annual Hungry Hearts fundraiser is back and even more important than ever. Toque chef Nicholas Waters (left) and Joshua Allan prepare their dish for a previous edition of the fundraiser. (Black Press Media file Photo)
A member of the winning team, Boss Hog’s, was busy behind the grill Sunday at the annual Comox Valley Ribfest, which also ran Friday and Saturday at Cumberland Village Park. The Strathcona Sunrise Rotary club hosted the event. Scott Stanfield photos
A member of the winning team, Boss Hog’s, was busy behind the grill Sunday at the annual Comox Valley Ribfest, which also ran Friday and Saturday at Cumberland Village Park. The Strathcona Sunrise Rotary club hosted the event. Scott Stanfield photos
Riders have been training for the 2022 Tour de Rock since March. (Courtesy of Const. Chris Van Swieten)

Greater Victoria Tour de Rock members inspired by the kids they’re riding for

21 riders training since March for event, which launches Sept. 24 in Port Hardy

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Riders have been training for the 2022 Tour de Rock since March. (Courtesy of Const. Chris Van Swieten)
On Aug. 18 A&W is selling burgers to beat MS (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer).

Burgers to Beat MS returns to A&W

A&W is partering with the MS Society of Canada to raise money to support people with MS

On Aug. 18 A&W is selling burgers to beat MS (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer).