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A fan photo of Cole Sprouse in Langley, where parts of Netflix’s show Riverdale have been filmed. (Submitted photo)

Riverdale star fundraising for B.C. environmental groups with sale of his photo prints

Cole Sprouse, Jughead in the Archie Comics spin-off show, also an avid photographer

 

The noon to 6 p.m. shift of entertainers chat during the live stream of the 2021 Desert Bus for Hope fundraiser. This year, the marathon event ran for nearly seven days and raised more than $1 million for the Child’s Play charity. (Photo courtesy of Graham Stark)

Victoria group raises more than $1M playing ‘worst video game’ for nearly seven days

Desert Bus for Hope smashed records in 15th year, supporting sick kids charity Child’s Play

 

Motria Iwan stands on the steps of the legislature, which lit up blue to mark World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14. (Courtesy of Motria Iwan)

Camosun College student raises over $10k for diabetes research

Motria Iwan, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 11 years ago, uses tech training to help out

 

The McTavish Academy of Art has created limited edition superhero art kits as part of this month’s Help Fill a Dream fundraiser. (Photo Courtesy of Help Fill a Dream)

Superheroes fundraiser for sick kids in Greater Victoria adds new ways to donate

Purchases of art kits, calendars and oils matched by doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation

The McTavish Academy of Art has created limited edition superhero art kits as part of this month’s Help Fill a Dream fundraiser. (Photo Courtesy of Help Fill a Dream)
Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria woman aims to provide safe water, set world record with trans-African run

Veronique Bourbeau plans to run 13,000 kilometres over the course of a year

Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A GoFundMe is raising money for a Colwood couple whose six-year-old daughter unexpectedly died Oct. 30. (GoFundMe)

Fundraiser launched for Colwood family after sudden loss of 6-year-old daughter

Keira Algar, who lived with Rett Syndrome, died unexpectedly in hospital Oct. 30

A GoFundMe is raising money for a Colwood couple whose six-year-old daughter unexpectedly died Oct. 30. (GoFundMe)
Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)

Kelowna residents rally behind Korean restaurant targeted with racist graffiti

Bon Ga was vandalized with racist graffiti on Saturday morning, Oct. 30

Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)
The Victoria Cool Aid Society is fundraising to deliver 10,000 pairs of socks to south Island residents in need. (Victoria Cool Aid Society/Facebook)

Sock fundraiser promises some comfort for Greater Victoria residents in need

Cool Aid Society aiming for 10,000 pairs of socks by Nov. 30

The Victoria Cool Aid Society is fundraising to deliver 10,000 pairs of socks to south Island residents in need. (Victoria Cool Aid Society/Facebook)
Organizers hope the nine-day event will be back next year. (Matt Dell/Do The Loop)

Do The Loop fundraiser donates over $28k to Victoria’s at-risk youth

Greater Victoria residents ran, biked or walked in support of inaugural event

Organizers hope the nine-day event will be back next year. (Matt Dell/Do The Loop)
There were long lines at this year’s drive-thru Blackberry Festival at St. Mary’s Church in Metchosin. (Photo courtesy David McArthur)

Community welcomes back St. Mary’s Metchosin Blackberry Festival

Popular event saw lines of cars extend down the street before doors even opened Oct. 9

There were long lines at this year’s drive-thru Blackberry Festival at St. Mary’s Church in Metchosin. (Photo courtesy David McArthur)
Plants were delivered to frontline workers at Victoria General Hospital in 2020 as part of the Poinsettias for Patients annual holiday campaign. (Photo courtesy of Val Smith)

Victoria General Hospital poinsettia campaign targets Kid’s Kave for 2021

‘Tis the season for festive flowers and cheery charity, led by hospital auxiliary volunteers

Plants were delivered to frontline workers at Victoria General Hospital in 2020 as part of the Poinsettias for Patients annual holiday campaign. (Photo courtesy of Val Smith)
Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria has added three new events for younger riders this year. (Photo courtesy of Tour de Victoria)

Kids ready to roll in Tour de Victoria

Ryder Hesjedals’ Tour de Victoria set for Oct. 2

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria has added three new events for younger riders this year. (Photo courtesy of Tour de Victoria)
Hot cars and other vehicles will appear alongside motorcycles and holiday-themed fun during the Capital City Toy Run 2021 set for this weekend. (Captial City Toy Run 2021/Facebook)

Motorcycle event rolls into Esquimalt to raise toys, cash for kids at Christmas

Capital City Toy Run runs Sunday, Sept. 26 from noon to 3 p.m. rain or shine

Hot cars and other vehicles will appear alongside motorcycles and holiday-themed fun during the Capital City Toy Run 2021 set for this weekend. (Captial City Toy Run 2021/Facebook)
Avid cyclist Ian Duncan of the Saanich Fire Department has so far raised far more than his $10,000 goal for ALS research and patient care. He completed his 24-hour fundraiser ride on Sept. 20. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich firefighter raises more than $25,000 for ALS with 24-hour ride

Ian Duncan completes 594 kilometres, donation link to remain open through September

Avid cyclist Ian Duncan of the Saanich Fire Department has so far raised far more than his $10,000 goal for ALS research and patient care. He completed his 24-hour fundraiser ride on Sept. 20. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Students get excited about the Oak Bay High Cops for Cancer campaign car wash on Sept. 12. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)

Oak Bay High students continue fundraising for Cops for Cancer

Bottle drives to garage sales, cash being generated for the cause despite pandemic restrictions

Students get excited about the Oak Bay High Cops for Cancer campaign car wash on Sept. 12. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)
Victoria Grandmothers for Africa take off on the final leg of their fundraising efforts from Central Park. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Victoria grandmothers raise over $100,000 with virtual tour across Africa

Riders averaging 70 years encouraged with the ethos, ‘don’t be too cautious – go as far as you can’

Victoria Grandmothers for Africa take off on the final leg of their fundraising efforts from Central Park. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Thousands of pounds of food are collected each year across the province during the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. (Black Press Media file photo)

Thanksgiving food drive seeks volunteers in Greater Victoria

13th Annual B.C. Thanksgiving Food and Fund Drive happens Sept. 20 to 25

Thousands of pounds of food are collected each year across the province during the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay resident Jude Somers won the 2020 People’s Choice Award for her creation The Santa Train during the 12th annual showcase. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)

Gingerbread fundraiser calls on Greater Victoria creators to envision a Future of Home

Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s biggest annual fundraiser is looking for bakers

Oak Bay resident Jude Somers won the 2020 People’s Choice Award for her creation The Santa Train during the 12th annual showcase. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)
Rachel Levy (left) and their partner Eva Hocking in their Saanich-area apartment. (Photo courtesy of Eva Hocking)

Saanich couple’s wheelchair fundraiser passes $10,000 in 24 hours

Rachel Levy says a motorized wheelchair would help them regain their independence

Rachel Levy (left) and their partner Eva Hocking in their Saanich-area apartment. (Photo courtesy of Eva Hocking)
The Cops for Cancer challenge coins, highlight honorary junior riders in Tour de Coast, Rock, Valley and North, as a fundraiser for the annual campaign. (Courtesy Ahmed Bouchiba)

Collector coins commemorate Cops for Cancer kids

Tour de Coast rider creates new fundraiser during pandemic drop in donations

The Cops for Cancer challenge coins, highlight honorary junior riders in Tour de Coast, Rock, Valley and North, as a fundraiser for the annual campaign. (Courtesy Ahmed Bouchiba)