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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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Langford Mayor Stew Young, accompanied by tournament coordinator and city staffer Terri Foggitt, plays the role of auctioneer following the 25th annual Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic at Bear Mountain Resort on Wednesday. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Golf tournament raises a record $145,000 for Langford charities

Bear Mountain Resort hosts 25th annual Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic

Langford Mayor Stew Young, accompanied by tournament coordinator and city staffer Terri Foggitt, plays the role of auctioneer following the 25th annual Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic at Bear Mountain Resort on Wednesday. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Kayakers, paddleboarders and canoers travelled from Willows Beach to Cattle Point and back on Sept. 11 to raise money for the Island Kids Cancer Association. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)

Paddlers in Oak Bay raise more than $23,000 for Island families facing child cancer

Paddle for Health hosted at Willows Beach on Sept. 11

Kayakers, paddleboarders and canoers travelled from Willows Beach to Cattle Point and back on Sept. 11 to raise money for the Island Kids Cancer Association. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)
West Shore Rotary Club member Jim Tenhove unloads a box of golf balls into a crane bucket for the club’s Golf Ball Drop fundraiser last year. This year’s drop happens this Wednesday (Sept. 8) at 6:30 p.m. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

West Shore Rotary Club to drop golf balls Wednesday for thousands in prizes

Tickets still on sale for annual community fundraising event

West Shore Rotary Club member Jim Tenhove unloads a box of golf balls into a crane bucket for the club’s Golf Ball Drop fundraiser last year. This year’s drop happens this Wednesday (Sept. 8) at 6:30 p.m. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
The Oak Bay marching band leads 2018 Tour de Rock riders into the Oak Bay High gym. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay High lathers up its first Cops for Cancer fundraiser of 2021

Car wash Sept. 11 will support the annual Tour de Rock fundraiser for children with cancer

The Oak Bay marching band leads 2018 Tour de Rock riders into the Oak Bay High gym. (Black Press Media file photo)
An outdoor music event at Prospect Lake Hall raised significant funds for community organizations that feed the community. (Photo courtesy of Deborah Price)

Outdoor music event in Saanich raises over $2,000 for food projects

Proceeds split between Rainbow Kitchen, Living Edge feeders of Greater Victoria people in need

An outdoor music event at Prospect Lake Hall raised significant funds for community organizations that feed the community. (Photo courtesy of Deborah Price)
Fundraisers are being held to help Kristal Mayo (right) and her family, husband Dustin (left) and daughter Kourtlyn (middle) after Kristal underwent emergency brain surgery last week. (Facebook)

Fundraisers being held to assist longtime Lake Cowichan volunteer hit by cancer

Long-time community volunteer has undergone emergency brain surgery

Fundraisers are being held to help Kristal Mayo (right) and her family, husband Dustin (left) and daughter Kourtlyn (middle) after Kristal underwent emergency brain surgery last week. (Facebook)
A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will start riding different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021, starting as per tradition, in Port Alice on Sept. 20. (Photo by Arnold Lim/Tour de Rock)

Tour de Rock embraces community teams for annual Vancouver Island cancer fundraiser

Tour starts Sept. 20 in Port Alice, winds up with finale in Sidney on Oct. 1

A 12-day alumni tour of community-based teams will start riding different legs of the Tour de Rock for 2021, starting as per tradition, in Port Alice on Sept. 20. (Photo by Arnold Lim/Tour de Rock)