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Staff from Kid Sister participated in the Hungry Hearts fundraiser for Our Place (File contributed)

Our Place fundraiser gathers a record-breaking $150,000

The sixth annual Hungry Hearts event let foodies pick the best dishes in town

Staff from Kid Sister participated in the Hungry Hearts fundraiser for Our Place (File contributed)

Monopoly-themed event raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society

The Monopoly Affair is happening Feb. 23 at the Delta Ocean Point Hotel and Spa

Cascadia Martial Arts is hosting a “Jingle Balls” charity dodgeball event for their holiday party. (File contributed/Adam Ziorio)

Holiday dodgeball event to raise funds for youth suicide prevention

Cascadia Martial Arts’ ‘Jingle Balls’ event taking different approach to holiday celebrations

Cascadia Martial Arts is hosting a “Jingle Balls” charity dodgeball event for their holiday party. (File contributed/Adam Ziorio)
A participant at one of The Inside Ride events is cheered on by people in costumes. (File contributed/The Inside Ride)

‘Party with a purpose’ fundraising for Vancouver Island kids with cancer

‘The Inside Ride’ will see teams partying it up on stationary bikes

A participant at one of The Inside Ride events is cheered on by people in costumes. (File contributed/The Inside Ride)
Hudson Poppit (left) and his twin brother Harrison, age 12, pose in a portrait for their mother’s “Wombmates” collection, with donations and partial book proceeds going to Jeneece Place. (Photo contributed)

Seeing double: local artist focuses on twins for charity project

Hudson Wren Portraits securing donations, diverting partial book proceeds to Jeneece Place

Hudson Poppit (left) and his twin brother Harrison, age 12, pose in a portrait for their mother’s “Wombmates” collection, with donations and partial book proceeds going to Jeneece Place. (Photo contributed)
Penny Parker (left) has tutored Bryant Moncrief since August at the Victoria Literacy Connection. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Reading between the lines: the many roles of the Victoria Literacy Connection

Saturday fundraiser to help volunteer-run organization teach people to read, write and more

Penny Parker (left) has tutored Bryant Moncrief since August at the Victoria Literacy Connection. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Hundreds of students walked around the BC Legislature to participate in the WE Walk for Water event. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Hundreds of students participate in WE Walk for Water event

350 students from Greater Victoria took part in a walk for access to clean water

Hundreds of students walked around the BC Legislature to participate in the WE Walk for Water event. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Defending champion Castro Boateng of House of Boateng is back to face some of Victoria’s top chefs Feb. 7 for Hungry Hearts, a culinary fundraiser for Our Place Society. Facebook

Hungry Hearts a savoury soiree in Victoria for Our Place

Annual fundraiser brings the city’s top chefs together for some friendly competition

Defending champion Castro Boateng of House of Boateng is back to face some of Victoria’s top chefs Feb. 7 for Hungry Hearts, a culinary fundraiser for Our Place Society. Facebook
Neil Rawnsley of Oak Bay Rotary rings the bells Thursday morning on Oak Bay Avenue for donations to the Salvation Army, as part of the Christmas Kettle Campaign. The campaign is well below its goal for 2017 and is looking for more volunteer bell ringers to help give the annual fundraiser a final push. Christine Van Reeuwyk/Black Press

Christmas Kettle Campaign needs strong finish in Victoria

Annual Salvation Army fundraising program less than halfway to 2017 goal in final days

Neil Rawnsley of Oak Bay Rotary rings the bells Thursday morning on Oak Bay Avenue for donations to the Salvation Army, as part of the Christmas Kettle Campaign. The campaign is well below its goal for 2017 and is looking for more volunteer bell ringers to help give the annual fundraiser a final push. Christine Van Reeuwyk/Black Press
Delight The Senses organizer Lucie Marlo (second from right) joins violinist Tatiana Kostour (from left), painter Rande Cook, jeweler Rafal Zebrowski and pianist Iryna Graifer gather to promote the Sept. 30 fundraiser. It will feature visual art, live music and jewelry, all to be auctioned off to benefit breast cancer research for the Canadian Cancer Society. Vadym Graifer photo

Delight the Senses in Victoria in the battle against breast cancer

Fundraiser assembles local artists and musicians to auction off original works

Delight The Senses organizer Lucie Marlo (second from right) joins violinist Tatiana Kostour (from left), painter Rande Cook, jeweler Rafal Zebrowski and pianist Iryna Graifer gather to promote the Sept. 30 fundraiser. It will feature visual art, live music and jewelry, all to be auctioned off to benefit breast cancer research for the Canadian Cancer Society. Vadym Graifer photo
Greater Victoria firefighters are reaching out to foodies with their latest fundraising vehicle. Photo contributed

Greater Victoria firefighters’ cookbook raising money for young burn survivors

Country Grocer stores leading way on sales of fundraising product

  • Sep 19, 2017
Greater Victoria firefighters are reaching out to foodies with their latest fundraising vehicle. Photo contributed
Riders with the Victoria Grandmothers for Africa chapter take a photo break near Qualicum Beach during last year’s ride from Campbell River to Victoria. Photo contributed

Victoria grandmothers ride the Island to help African orphans

Local group has raised more than $1 million since the first ride

Riders with the Victoria Grandmothers for Africa chapter take a photo break near Qualicum Beach during last year’s ride from Campbell River to Victoria. Photo contributed
Paddle for Health raises funds for Vancouver Island families affected by cancer

Paddle for Health raises funds for Vancouver Island families affected by cancer

Register for the paddle at Willows Beach and contribute to Island Kids Cancer

  • Sep 5, 2017
Paddle for Health raises funds for Vancouver Island families affected by cancer
Michael Hill (left), wife Drena Hill and teammate Darren Westwood are p[art of Team Nova participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer this weekend, Aug. 26 and 27. Kristyn Anthony/Victoria News

Victoria team joins BC’s Ride to Conquer Cancer

Touched by the disease personally, the team suits up for the fourth year running

Michael Hill (left), wife Drena Hill and teammate Darren Westwood are p[art of Team Nova participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer this weekend, Aug. 26 and 27. Kristyn Anthony/Victoria News
Janet Morningstar, vice-president of the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion Foundation, celebrates the collaboration between the Foundation and Oak Bay Seafood for the upcoming Salmon Fest, while Chef on the Run provides fresh coleslaw. (Morgan Cross photo)

Salmon Fest fundraises for Kiwanis Pavilion music program

The program provides therapy and memory enhancement to residents living with frailty and dementia

  • Aug 23, 2017
Janet Morningstar, vice-president of the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion Foundation, celebrates the collaboration between the Foundation and Oak Bay Seafood for the upcoming Salmon Fest, while Chef on the Run provides fresh coleslaw. (Morgan Cross photo)
Chef John Waller shucks fresh summer corn at the Marina Restaurant. His locally sourced, organic and Ocean Wise menu will be brought to plate September 14 for the Oak Bay Sea Rescue fundraiser dinner. (Morgan Cross photo)

Dinner at the Docks presents wild salmon, local chicken, Saanich organic greens

The Marina Restaurant dinner raises funds for Oak Bay Sea Rescue’s new vessel

  • Aug 21, 2017
Chef John Waller shucks fresh summer corn at the Marina Restaurant. His locally sourced, organic and Ocean Wise menu will be brought to plate September 14 for the Oak Bay Sea Rescue fundraiser dinner. (Morgan Cross photo)
Various scenes from Canadian Red Cross activities around the B.C. Interior during the 2017 wildfire season. Photo contributed

Dramatic stories told at BC wildfire victim fundraiser in Victoria

View Royal assistant chief, Red Cross staffer and Lt.-Gov. Guichon relay experiences

Various scenes from Canadian Red Cross activities around the B.C. Interior during the 2017 wildfire season. Photo contributed
Victoria resident John Donnelly, at the Union Club in Victoria, has a special place in his heart for Interior residents affected by wildfires. The former Kamloops resident is organizing a fundraising luncheon at the club for Aug. 10 to help them out. Kendra Wong/Victoria News

B.C. wildfires spur Victoria man into fundraising action

Former Kamloops resident plans luncheon to help families displaced by fires

Victoria resident John Donnelly, at the Union Club in Victoria, has a special place in his heart for Interior residents affected by wildfires. The former Kamloops resident is organizing a fundraising luncheon at the club for Aug. 10 to help them out. Kendra Wong/Victoria News
Team members work on a Canstruction creation with food cans in the Hillside Centre during the event last month. Organizers from The Dahlia Society announced this week that the fourth annual event brought in more than $123,000 in cash and non-perishable food items for the Mustard Seed food bank. Photo courtesy The Dahlia Society

Mustard Seed food bank given huge boost from proceeds of Canstruction Victoria

Extra 24,000 tons of food helps during quieter time of year for donations

Team members work on a Canstruction creation with food cans in the Hillside Centre during the event last month. Organizers from The Dahlia Society announced this week that the fourth annual event brought in more than $123,000 in cash and non-perishable food items for the Mustard Seed food bank. Photo courtesy The Dahlia Society
AIDS Vancouver Island executive director Katrina Jensen, left, and AVI educator Taylor Teal examine a naloxone kit used to combat overdose deaths. AVI is in the middle of an online fundraiser to help purchase supplies such as this. Photo by Felicia Santarossa

AIDS Vancouver Island web fundraiser tackles need for prevention resources

Victoria-based support organization battles overdose crisis

  • Jul 18, 2017
AIDS Vancouver Island executive director Katrina Jensen, left, and AVI educator Taylor Teal examine a naloxone kit used to combat overdose deaths. AVI is in the middle of an online fundraiser to help purchase supplies such as this. Photo by Felicia Santarossa