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Five churches are banding together to host Wine Fest, in aid of three local charities. (Pixabay File)

Five Peninsula churches celebrate the bounties of the vine at Wine Fest

Aug. 10 charity event features music, appies, silent auction and classic cars

Five churches are banding together to host Wine Fest, in aid of three local charities. (Pixabay File)
Past president of the Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea, Bruce Burns, presents an oversized novelty cheque to Karen Morgan, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation. (Submitted file photo)

Women in recovery to benefit from Sidney Rotary Club raffle

Umbrella Society and the Mustard Seed Food Network to benefit from online raffle’s proceeds

Past president of the Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea, Bruce Burns, presents an oversized novelty cheque to Karen Morgan, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation. (Submitted file photo)
Bill Brooks, with his self-built bike, preparing for his epic challenge. (Contributed)

Pedal Power: 72 year-old set to cycle from Arctic Circle to Sidney

Cycling Without Age Society board member aims to bike 4,500 km to raise funds for charity

Bill Brooks, with his self-built bike, preparing for his epic challenge. (Contributed)
New charity ballgame to mark Doug Hudlin Day in Victoria

New charity ballgame to mark Doug Hudlin Day in Victoria

Late, beloved longtime umpire to be honoured with Hudlins vs. Fernwood game, June 8 at RAP

New charity ballgame to mark Doug Hudlin Day in Victoria
Members of the Sidney Lions and Cycling Without Age Society (CWAS) pose for a celebratory photo. On the right of the picture are Steve Duck, President of CWAS, Bob Orchard, President of the Sidney Lions and Bill Brooks, Treasurer of CWAS. (Photo courtesy of Tracey Farrington)

Sidney Lions dish $4,000 to help build on growing trishaw bike charity

Cycling Without Age Society draws attention as far off as Washington

Members of the Sidney Lions and Cycling Without Age Society (CWAS) pose for a celebratory photo. On the right of the picture are Steve Duck, President of CWAS, Bob Orchard, President of the Sidney Lions and Bill Brooks, Treasurer of CWAS. (Photo courtesy of Tracey Farrington)
Bliss Prema (left) and Marianne Sorensen, executive director of the 1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre, stand in front of the organization’s former office at 602 Gorge Rd. E. The building is condemned, and as a heritage building cannot be torn down. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria single parent resource centre forced to flee collapsing building

1Up was operating out of a heritage building that is now condemned

Bliss Prema (left) and Marianne Sorensen, executive director of the 1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre, stand in front of the organization’s former office at 602 Gorge Rd. E. The building is condemned, and as a heritage building cannot be torn down. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Joanne Egan demonstrates some of the upcycled furniture she plans to sell. (Courtesy of Joanne Egan)

Sidney woman hosts charity shabby-chic furniture sale

Upcycled and refurbed furniture sells to benefit the Alzheimer’s Society of BC and Crohn’sColitis Canada

Joanne Egan demonstrates some of the upcycled furniture she plans to sell. (Courtesy of Joanne Egan)
The Peninsula Singers performing ‘Tis the Season at the Mary Winspear Centre last year. (Peninsula Singers photo)

Peninsula Singers near the $50,000 mark in donations

Group perform six concerts a year at Mary Winspear Centre, with all proceeds going to charity

The Peninsula Singers performing ‘Tis the Season at the Mary Winspear Centre last year. (Peninsula Singers photo)
Karen Morgan, Executive Director of the Sannich Peninsula Healthcare Foundation accepts the cheque for $5000 from Donna Miller, Chairperson of the Education Trust Committee of Canadian Federation of University Women Saanich Peninsula. (Donna Miller)

Federation of university women mark 100 years with $5,000 donation

Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation to fund two new positions

Karen Morgan, Executive Director of the Sannich Peninsula Healthcare Foundation accepts the cheque for $5000 from Donna Miller, Chairperson of the Education Trust Committee of Canadian Federation of University Women Saanich Peninsula. (Donna Miller)
Lucia White is A Cook With A Drive To Help Others

Lucia White is A Cook With A Drive To Help Others

Creating spectacular teas as a community fundraisers

  • Feb 13, 2019
Lucia White is A Cook With A Drive To Help Others
Heston Letcher is eight years old, and lives with Sanfiilippo Syndrome, a terminal and regressive condition. This year he is being featured for the Variety Children’s charity. (File contributed/ Kerena Letcher)

Victoria boy is face of upcoming Variety Children’s Charity telethon

Heston Letcher is eight years old and lives with a rare genetic condition

Heston Letcher is eight years old, and lives with Sanfiilippo Syndrome, a terminal and regressive condition. This year he is being featured for the Variety Children’s charity. (File contributed/ Kerena Letcher)
The Pyjama Prance family-friendly walk/run n suport of the Victoria Rainbow Kitchen Society. The event ill run on Dec. 9 (Facebook/Pyjama Prance)

Esquimalt Pyjama Prance to fundraise for the Rainbow Kitchen

Participants are encouraged to donate food items and stay in their PJ’s

The Pyjama Prance family-friendly walk/run n suport of the Victoria Rainbow Kitchen Society. The event ill run on Dec. 9 (Facebook/Pyjama Prance)
The Royal Oak middle school Youth in Action team is nominated for the Outstanding Youth award as part of the National Philanthropy Day awards. Photo by Gio Marcolin/Courtesy NPD Victoria

Finalists announced for Victoria’s National Philanthropy Day awards

Social change-elevating works by community members recognized in six award categories

The Royal Oak middle school Youth in Action team is nominated for the Outstanding Youth award as part of the National Philanthropy Day awards. Photo by Gio Marcolin/Courtesy NPD Victoria
The ninth annual Peace Walk is happening on Sunday. Last year (pictured), over 350 people attended. File contributed

Peace Walk fundraiser for hospice runs on Sunday

Take a walk, have a snack, and help donate to a local charity

The ninth annual Peace Walk is happening on Sunday. Last year (pictured), over 350 people attended. File contributed
Kids take fire as they try to earn some loot at Variety B.C.’s “Boat for Hope” event. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

WATCH: Pirates in our waters for children’s event

Variety the Children’s Charity hosts 14th annual “Boat for Hope”

Kids take fire as they try to earn some loot at Variety B.C.’s “Boat for Hope” event. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Hayley Van Nerum (left) and Melissa Gillespie rappeled down the CIBC building on View Street to raise money for The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Rope for Hope event. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria heroes rappel 15 storeys for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Over $60,000 raised at city’s first Rope for Hope event

Hayley Van Nerum (left) and Melissa Gillespie rappeled down the CIBC building on View Street to raise money for The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Rope for Hope event. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Victoria Cool Aid Society invites you to their Homecoming

Victoria Cool Aid Society invites you to their Homecoming

Event celebrates 50 years of social services across Greater Victoria with fundraiser to keep programs running

Victoria Cool Aid Society invites you to their Homecoming
Rod Hurst stands next to a chair from the old Boston Garden at his collectibles shop soon to open in Coombs. The Colwood resident auctioned off the chair last weekend for $5,800 with the intention of donating the entire proceeds to the Humboldt Broncos hockey club, who lost players, coaches and other team staff in the tragic bus crash April 6. Photo contributed

Boston Garden chair nets $5,800 for Humboldt Broncos fund

Like many Canadians, West Shore resident Rod Hurst just wanted to help in some way

Rod Hurst stands next to a chair from the old Boston Garden at his collectibles shop soon to open in Coombs. The Colwood resident auctioned off the chair last weekend for $5,800 with the intention of donating the entire proceeds to the Humboldt Broncos hockey club, who lost players, coaches and other team staff in the tragic bus crash April 6. Photo contributed
The Nerdy Days of Christmas craft fair in December raised more than $4,000 for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, money that was passed along this week. Photo contributed

Pop culture-centric craft fair helps out sick kids through Victoria Hospitals Foundation

Cherry Bomb Toys operators pass along $4,000-plus to foundation for NICU ward

The Nerdy Days of Christmas craft fair in December raised more than $4,000 for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, money that was passed along this week. Photo contributed
New Esquimalt residents Shannon Pierangeli and her kids Aurelia (left) and Roman crossed the finish line for the first time at Sunday’s third annual Pyjama Prance. Shannon said Roman kept the trio motivated on the two-kilometre route, exclaiming “We did it!” upon their arrival. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Esquimalt’s Pyjama Prance tours Township on a frosty morning

Third annual event sees largest turnout yet, raises $1,738 for Rainbow Kitchen

New Esquimalt residents Shannon Pierangeli and her kids Aurelia (left) and Roman crossed the finish line for the first time at Sunday’s third annual Pyjama Prance. Shannon said Roman kept the trio motivated on the two-kilometre route, exclaiming “We did it!” upon their arrival. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS