fundraising

Aerial view of West Ballenas Island. (Photo courtesy the BC Parks Foundation)

BC Parks Foundation successfully raises $1.7M for purchase of West Ballenas Island

CEO says fundraising goal was met thanks to community support

Aerial view of West Ballenas Island. (Photo courtesy the BC Parks Foundation)
The Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs will receive $26,000 from the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside charity organization. (Facebook photo)

100+ Women Who Care to donate $26K to Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs

‘100 per cent of that goes directly to the charity’

The Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs will receive $26,000 from the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside charity organization. (Facebook photo)
Neighbours have set up a GoFundMe account to help Peter Colyn, whose trailer was severely damaged in a fire last month.(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Neighbours rally to help Duncan man after trailer fire

GoFundMe account set up to help with clean-up and moving

Neighbours have set up a GoFundMe account to help Peter Colyn, whose trailer was severely damaged in a fire last month.(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Seamus Moloney and Chelsea Chase lost almost everything after their balcony caught fire Oct. 8. (Courtesy of Chelsea Chase)

Langford couple encourages others to get renters insurance after fire, water damage takes everything

Evo building unit balcony caught fire Oct. 8, evacuated all residents

Seamus Moloney and Chelsea Chase lost almost everything after their balcony caught fire Oct. 8. (Courtesy of Chelsea Chase)
The Victoria Humane Society (VHS) is removing its clothing donation boxes after they were vandalized. The boxes provided more than 10 per cent of the non-profit organization’s revenue, according to VHS Executive Director Penny Stone. (Facebook/VHS)

Victoria Humane Society takes revenue hit after donation bins vandalized

Organization removes clothing donation bins after contents removed, scattered

The Victoria Humane Society (VHS) is removing its clothing donation boxes after they were vandalized. The boxes provided more than 10 per cent of the non-profit organization’s revenue, according to VHS Executive Director Penny Stone. (Facebook/VHS)
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Duration of Tour de Rock stop in Chemainus much shorter than usual

Four alumni riders don’t get to come for breakfast in COVID year

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Helma Swinkels started Pot Luck Ceramics with her friend Val Startup and a group of forward-thinking volunteers 10 years ago. She is embracing the profit-for-non-profit’s successes as she faces closing the Pot Luck cottage on Gertrude Street in Port Alberni in September 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Pot Luck Ceramics closes ground-breaking social enterprise after 9-year run

Port Alberni store celebrates successes as it prepares to close in face of COVID-19 challenges

Helma Swinkels started Pot Luck Ceramics with her friend Val Startup and a group of forward-thinking volunteers 10 years ago. She is embracing the profit-for-non-profit’s successes as she faces closing the Pot Luck cottage on Gertrude Street in Port Alberni in September 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Last year’s Golf for Life event. (Shawn Wagar/Island Health photo)

Nanaimo hospital foundation golf tourney going four weeks due to COVID-19

Golf for Life fundraiser will take place Sept. 1-30 at Fairwinds Golf Club in Nanoose Bay

Last year’s Golf for Life event. (Shawn Wagar/Island Health photo)
Campbell River’s Rod Brind’Amour/Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Golf Classic has raised nearly $2 million for cystic fibrosis research. From left: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Kim Wood, Rod Brind’Amour and, in front, Charlie Wood. Photo contributed

NHL coach inspired by Campbell Riverite’s lifelong struggle with cystic fibrosis

Rod Brind’Amour and Kim Wood’s special relationship highlighted before Stanely Cup broadcast

Campbell River’s Rod Brind’Amour/Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Golf Classic has raised nearly $2 million for cystic fibrosis research. From left: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Kim Wood, Rod Brind’Amour and, in front, Charlie Wood. Photo contributed
Saanich runner Yara Kempler plans to run 10 marathons in 10 days to raise $10,000 for critical care through the Victoria Hospitals Foundation. (Courtesy of Yana Hempler)

Saanich runner tackles 10 marathons in 10 days for Victoria hospitals

Yana Hempler hopes to raise $10,000 for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation

Saanich runner Yara Kempler plans to run 10 marathons in 10 days to raise $10,000 for critical care through the Victoria Hospitals Foundation. (Courtesy of Yana Hempler)
Town of Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese. (File photo)
Town of Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese. (File photo)
Trevor Cradduck of Nanaimo has a target to cycle 750 kilometres and raise $3,000 for the Great Cycle Challenge. Money raised will go to the Sick Kids Foundation for childhood cancer research. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo man in his 80s will cycle hundreds of kilometres in childhood cancer fight

Trevor Cradduck seeks to ride 750 kilometres to raise money in Great Cycle Challenge

Trevor Cradduck of Nanaimo has a target to cycle 750 kilometres and raise $3,000 for the Great Cycle Challenge. Money raised will go to the Sick Kids Foundation for childhood cancer research. (Submitted photo)
The Shanahan girls - Danika, 12, in the middle, Makayla, 10, right, and Ema, 8, left. (Photo submitted)

Sudden death leaves Vancouver Island family of five children without a father

GoFundMe campaign set up by Lake Cowichan widow’s friend

The Shanahan girls - Danika, 12, in the middle, Makayla, 10, right, and Ema, 8, left. (Photo submitted)
The Valley’s Sammy Dubois, 14, has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare neurological disorder, and is going through treatments at the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan rallying around family after rare disorder leaves teen partially paralyzed

Sammy Dubois, 14, disgnosed with rare neurological disorder

The Valley’s Sammy Dubois, 14, has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare neurological disorder, and is going through treatments at the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)
Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)

Ryan Reynolds matching fundraising dollars for B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

Vancouver-born actor appeals to the public with Make Ryan Pay! campaign

Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)
The Comox Valley Glacier Grannies have joined the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Virtual Stride to Turn the Tide, and are virtually “walking across sub-Saharan Africa.” Photo supplied

Comox Valley Glacier Grannies taking strides to help African grandmothers

Stride to Turn the Tide Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign runs all month

  • Jun 8, 2020
The Comox Valley Glacier Grannies have joined the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Virtual Stride to Turn the Tide, and are virtually “walking across sub-Saharan Africa.” Photo supplied
Dr. Donald Hilton and Mrs. Joyce Hilton donated $50,000 to the Chemainus Theatre (Photo submitted)

Chemainus family pledges $50,000 to Chemainus Theatre Crisis Relief Fund

Hilton family’s gift if fully matched will raise $100,000

Dr. Donald Hilton and Mrs. Joyce Hilton donated $50,000 to the Chemainus Theatre (Photo submitted)
Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jenson went missing in Sooke on Friday night. Now the community is showing its support to the community. (Black Press Media)

Sooke rallies to show its support in the wake of tragic deaths

Fund raising efforts, scholarships and meal trains have all been launched

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jenson went missing in Sooke on Friday night. Now the community is showing its support to the community. (Black Press Media)