Charity and Donations

Debbe Patterson visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Debbe Patterson, co-founder of area’s ‘100-plus Women Who Care’ chapter

Talk includes charitable organization’s plans for 2021, dealing with COVID-19 and more

 

The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue received a sizable donation from the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside. (Submitted photo)

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue gets a $26K boost from 100+ Women Who Care

Community group donates to ASAR’s operation centre fundraiser

 

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue received a mobile arrow board donation from JSK Traffic Control Services. (Submitted photo)

Arrowsmith SAR member donates winnings of $8,462 to group’s fundraiser

Martens happy to help two search and rescue organizations

 

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LETTER: Residents provide some Christmas magic

2020 was a very challenging year, but one thing that remained steadfast…

  • Jan 24, 2021
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A 2021 calendar entitled ‘Our Resilient Community’ features images captured by professional photographers in and around the communities during the unusual summer of 2020. (Photo submitted)
A 2021 calendar entitled ‘Our Resilient Community’ features images captured by professional photographers in and around the communities during the unusual summer of 2020. (Photo submitted)
District 69 Backpack Program founder Virginia Worcester receives a $3,450 giant replica cheque from Parksville Rotary AM Club president Bashir El-Khalafani, right, which was raised from the Rotary’s bottle drive held every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Speedy Auto Glass in Parksville. Also on hand to help with the presentation were Rotarians Lynne Pearson and Matt Breedlove. (Michael Briones photo)
District 69 Backpack Program founder Virginia Worcester receives a $3,450 giant replica cheque from Parksville Rotary AM Club president Bashir El-Khalafani, right, which was raised from the Rotary’s bottle drive held every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Speedy Auto Glass in Parksville. Also on hand to help with the presentation were Rotarians Lynne Pearson and Matt Breedlove. (Michael Briones photo)
Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army exceeded its Christmas Kettle and Letter Appeal fundraising campaigns. (PQB News file photo)

Salvation Army exceeds fundraising goals in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Business manager reports successful kettle and letter appeal campaigns

  • Jan 12, 2021
Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army exceeded its Christmas Kettle and Letter Appeal fundraising campaigns. (PQB News file photo)
Members of the 100 Oceanside Men Who Give a Damn, Kim Burden, left, and Bradd Tuck presented a $9,800 cheque to 2018 and 2020 Tour de Rock rider Allison Roberts on behalf of Cops for Cancer. (Submitted photo)

100 Oceanside Men Who Give a Damn donates $9,800 to Cops for Cancer

Tour de Rock rider Allison Roberts receives cheque

Members of the 100 Oceanside Men Who Give a Damn, Kim Burden, left, and Bradd Tuck presented a $9,800 cheque to 2018 and 2020 Tour de Rock rider Allison Roberts on behalf of Cops for Cancer. (Submitted photo)
Jacob Stockton and Brett Wildeman, owners of JB Everything At Your Service, display donations they received from family, friends and employers. (Facebook photo)
Jacob Stockton and Brett Wildeman, owners of JB Everything At Your Service, display donations they received from family, friends and employers. (Facebook photo)
Oceanside RCMP deliver food baskets to needy families this Christmas. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside RCMP deliver special Christmas baskets to area families

Annual tradition continues in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Oceanside RCMP deliver food baskets to needy families this Christmas. (Submitted photo)
VIU culinary arts students pack baked goods into reusable containers for donation to Nanaimo Salvation Army meal centre. (Vancouver Island University photo)

VIU culinary arts students providing 200 meals each week to Salvation Army

Campus cafeterias have been closed but cooking has continued

VIU culinary arts students pack baked goods into reusable containers for donation to Nanaimo Salvation Army meal centre. (Vancouver Island University photo)
Child, youth and family program co-ordinators Hollie Francis, left, and Taylor Oriecuia, right, hold activity kits that they have packaged up to deliver to SOS program participants. Alice Tulia, SOS child, youth and family programs manage, centre. made a plan to deliver the food and activities that would have been used in the cancelled programs. (Lissa Alexander photo)

Delivering joy to Parksville Qualicum Beach families

‘One child was so excited he was vibrating’

Child, youth and family program co-ordinators Hollie Francis, left, and Taylor Oriecuia, right, hold activity kits that they have packaged up to deliver to SOS program participants. Alice Tulia, SOS child, youth and family programs manage, centre. made a plan to deliver the food and activities that would have been used in the cancelled programs. (Lissa Alexander photo)
The Kwalikum Secondary School leadership class with all of our food they collected during their 12 Days of Giving. (Submitted photo)

Kwalikum Secondary students collect nearly 1,300 food items for Salvation Army

‘12 Days of Giving’ sees classes to donate to a good cause

The Kwalikum Secondary School leadership class with all of our food they collected during their 12 Days of Giving. (Submitted photo)
Parksville Fire Department firefighters were at Thrifty’s during its Annual Food and Toy Drive’s Fill the Boots for Food. (Michael Briones photo)

Fire departments raise close to $90K during annual food and toy drive

Six Parksville Qualicum Beach area departments worked together on campaign

Parksville Fire Department firefighters were at Thrifty’s during its Annual Food and Toy Drive’s Fill the Boots for Food. (Michael Briones photo)
SOS hopes to make wishes come true for children and youth this holiday season thanks to community support.. (Submitted photo)

Fulfilling Christmas wishes for Parksville Qualicum Beach youngsters

‘I’ve saved all these years, I can afford it, so why wouldn’t I do it?’

SOS hopes to make wishes come true for children and youth this holiday season thanks to community support.. (Submitted photo)
David Darmadi, owner of Kalvas - The Log House restaurant, is offering a sweet initiative for SOS. Guests can bring in a new, unwrapped gift or financial donation for SOS, and receive a free dessert. (Lissa Alexander photo)

Sweet initiative to support Parksville Qualicum Beach residents

‘A lot of our guests are very generous and they want to help out’

David Darmadi, owner of Kalvas - The Log House restaurant, is offering a sweet initiative for SOS. Guests can bring in a new, unwrapped gift or financial donation for SOS, and receive a free dessert. (Lissa Alexander photo)
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort general manager Paul Drummond, right, and SOS executive director Susanna Newton with some of the gifts left during the resort’s annual Toy Drive. (Peter McCully photo)

Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive in Parksville a rousing success

More than 1,200 toys, 16 bikes and $13K in cash/gift cards donated

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort general manager Paul Drummond, right, and SOS executive director Susanna Newton with some of the gifts left during the resort’s annual Toy Drive. (Peter McCully photo)
SOS executive director Susanna Newton holds a new fundraising calendar for SOS featuring area residents. It is now available for purchase in local stores. (Lissa Alexander photo)
SOS executive director Susanna Newton holds a new fundraising calendar for SOS featuring area residents. It is now available for purchase in local stores. (Lissa Alexander photo)
Coombs Country Candy founders Lenore Bailey and Murray Lawlor, left, manager Leanne Hewitt, Community Futures Alberni-Clayoquot executive director Lori Camire and CFAC board chair Susan Payne celebrate the sale of the famed candy shop to CFAC on Nov. 1, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Coombs Country Candy sold

Unique deal with Community Futures Alberni-Clayoquot will ensure store stays open

Coombs Country Candy founders Lenore Bailey and Murray Lawlor, left, manager Leanne Hewitt, Community Futures Alberni-Clayoquot executive director Lori Camire and CFAC board chair Susan Payne celebrate the sale of the famed candy shop to CFAC on Nov. 1, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Local youth attending an SOS program in Qualicum Beach hold up a sign to remind the community not to forget about teens and tweens this Christmas. (Lissa Alexander photo)

SOS needs Christmas gifts for teens and tweens in Parksville Qualicum Beach

COVID-19 forces charitable group to make some changes this year

Local youth attending an SOS program in Qualicum Beach hold up a sign to remind the community not to forget about teens and tweens this Christmas. (Lissa Alexander photo)