fundraising

The Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival will return to Maffeo Sutton Park July 9-10. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Summer festival season starting this week in Nanaimo with dragonboat racing

Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival returns after two-year COVID-19 hiatus

 

Paramedic tour riders coming into Crofton Monday afternoon. (Phot by Don Bodger)

Pedaling paramedics on fundraising tour of the South Island

Cycling tour kick-starts the push for a national monument

 

Ryan Rasmussen just before he set out on his 160 km run from Campbell River to Nanaimo last year. This year he will be running 200 km from Duncan to Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Ryan Rasmussen just before he set out on his 160 km run from Campbell River to Nanaimo last year. This year he will be running 200 km from Duncan to Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
An employer takes a leap at WildPlay Nanaimo’s Bungy Bridge during last year’s Toss the Boss fundraiser for brain injury awareness. The event raised more than $87,000 in 2021 and the Victoria and Nanaimo Brain Injury societies hope to see it generate $125,000 this summer. (Courtesy of Pam Prewett)

Victoria brain injury fundraiser lets employees ‘drop their boss’ 46 metres in Nanaimo

Businesses have until Sept. 23 to raise $500 for cause, employer bungee jump

An employer takes a leap at WildPlay Nanaimo’s Bungy Bridge during last year’s Toss the Boss fundraiser for brain injury awareness. The event raised more than $87,000 in 2021 and the Victoria and Nanaimo Brain Injury societies hope to see it generate $125,000 this summer. (Courtesy of Pam Prewett)
Robin Campbell, right, pictured with her mother Bunny Everitt, who is battling cancer. Photo supplied

Tour de Rock guest rider inspired by little girl

Courtenay nurse joins Cops for Cancer event as it celebrates 25 years

Robin Campbell, right, pictured with her mother Bunny Everitt, who is battling cancer. Photo supplied
A donated Easter meal of roasted ham, vegetables, scalloped potatoes and more, is served at the Victoria Cool Aid Society. Cool Aid Society’s Homecoming Matching Challenge aims to reach $170,000 to help fund its programs. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cool Aid Society extends fundraising campaign to help fill gaps in the community

Now until June 10, donations will be matched with the goal of raising $170,000

A donated Easter meal of roasted ham, vegetables, scalloped potatoes and more, is served at the Victoria Cool Aid Society. Cool Aid Society’s Homecoming Matching Challenge aims to reach $170,000 to help fund its programs. (Black Press Media file photo)
Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Journey continues from Victoria in ride for under-researched heart condition

Man who lost wife to ARVC hopes to raise $75,000 with three-month journey

Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Members of the local tech community gathered at Checkfront’s new downtown Victoria headquarters for an open house, but also for a fundraiser assisting those affected by the war in Ukraine. (Courtesy of Checkfront)

Greater Victoria tech community pulls together for Ukraine

Fundraisers help humanitarian, defence efforts; job supports assist in relocations

Members of the local tech community gathered at Checkfront’s new downtown Victoria headquarters for an open house, but also for a fundraiser assisting those affected by the war in Ukraine. (Courtesy of Checkfront)
Bridget Ducker (left), Dolores Dowler and Mary-Ann Tennent with a collection of quilts. (Kevin Laird - Black Press Media)

Sooke quilters sewing warm welcome for Ukrainian refugees

Community sets goal of 100 quilts for incoming families fleeing war

Bridget Ducker (left), Dolores Dowler and Mary-Ann Tennent with a collection of quilts. (Kevin Laird - Black Press Media)
Rachelle Cole and Rick Geddes were both thrilled to earn a seat on this year’s 25th annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride. (Photo submitted)

Ucluelet riders ready for life changing Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock experience

Rachelle Cole and Rick Geddes team up to raise funds for paediatric cancer research

Rachelle Cole and Rick Geddes were both thrilled to earn a seat on this year’s 25th annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride. (Photo submitted)
Participants get ready for the first in-person edition of Hike for Hospice since 2019, at Fisherman’s Wharf Park. (Courtesy of Victoria Hospice)

Victoria Hospice attracts over 300 to first in-person hike since 2019

$55,000 raised with annual Hike for Hospice around James Bay

Participants get ready for the first in-person edition of Hike for Hospice since 2019, at Fisherman’s Wharf Park. (Courtesy of Victoria Hospice)
Members of the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club will celebrate 40 years of fundraising for children living with disabilities with an event on June 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club to celebrate 40 years of fundraising for kids camp

Club efforts help send children living with disabilities to Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan

Members of the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club will celebrate 40 years of fundraising for children living with disabilities with an event on June 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
Grade 3 teacher Shelley Roberts, student James Maudling and Grade 4 teacher Joshua Johnson pose for a photo in front of Happy Valley elementary’s Terry Fox bulletin board. (Courtesy of Shelley Roberts)

Langford school keeps breaking records with Terry Fox Run haul

With over $10,000 raised for cancer research, Happy Valley ranks 7th in B.C.

Grade 3 teacher Shelley Roberts, student James Maudling and Grade 4 teacher Joshua Johnson pose for a photo in front of Happy Valley elementary’s Terry Fox bulletin board. (Courtesy of Shelley Roberts)
Sybil Butterfield, a resident at Parkwood Place in Saanich, said her father fought in both world wars. She is heartbroken to see the destruction in Ukraine and wants to do her part to help. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

‘We need to learn from history’: Saanich retirement community fundraises for Ukraine

Residents encourage peace, donating to charities involved in relief efforts

Sybil Butterfield, a resident at Parkwood Place in Saanich, said her father fought in both world wars. She is heartbroken to see the destruction in Ukraine and wants to do her part to help. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi is spending 100 hours in a tent atop a flagpole in downtown Vancouver to raise funds for diabetes research. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: B.C. teen spends 100 hours atop a flagpole to raise funds for diabetes research

16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi was diagnosed with type one diabetes at age six

16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi is spending 100 hours in a tent atop a flagpole in downtown Vancouver to raise funds for diabetes research. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)
Participants in the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club’s Paddle For The Kids fundraiser churn through the waters of Saanich Inlet on Sunday. The campaign has so far brought in more than $11,000 for Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan. (Photo courtesy Liz Martinson)

Fundraiser on Saanich Peninsula makes a splash for Easter Seals Camp

Paddlers raise more than $11,000 toward $15,000 goal, campaign windup is May 15

Participants in the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club’s Paddle For The Kids fundraiser churn through the waters of Saanich Inlet on Sunday. The campaign has so far brought in more than $11,000 for Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan. (Photo courtesy Liz Martinson)
Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)

Stem cell match found for Gabriola Island infant with rare blood disorder

Family of Arend Bothma to meet with transplant team in coming weeks

Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)
Grade 7 students at Ecole John Stubbs Memorial School in Colwood hold posters and flowers made for a fundraiser for Ukrainian relief efforts. (Courtesy of John Stubbs Memorial School)

Colwood students raise a sweet $4,400 for Ukraine in four days

Campaign has special meaning for those with family still in the embattled country

Grade 7 students at Ecole John Stubbs Memorial School in Colwood hold posters and flowers made for a fundraiser for Ukrainian relief efforts. (Courtesy of John Stubbs Memorial School)
Larisa Bothma is hoping to find a matching donor who can provide stem cells to son Arend who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. family seeking stem cell match for baby with rare blood disorder

Transplant only cure for nine-month-old’s chronic Granulomatous disease

Larisa Bothma is hoping to find a matching donor who can provide stem cells to son Arend who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)