Charity and Donations

The Team at Windsor Plywood in French Creek, including store manager Gene Siegel, front, stand with Cathy Brown, left, director of the Windsor Plywood Foundation. The Windsor Plywood Foundation recently joined the SOS Biz for Good initiative, making a significant donation to the Project Rebuild Campaign. (Lissa Alexander photo)

Windsor Plywood Foundation donates $10K to SOS ‘Project Rebuild’ campaign

Director said they value work SOS has done for past 53 years in PQB area

 

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Smile Cookie is now for sale at Parksville Tim Hortons. Proceeds goes to Oceanside Hospice Society. (Tim Hortons photo)

Smile Cookie purchases in Parksville support the Oceanside Hospice Society

Tim Hortons campaign has raised more than $65 million across North America

Smile Cookie is now for sale at Parksville Tim Hortons. Proceeds goes to Oceanside Hospice Society. (Tim Hortons photo)
‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)

Painting ‘paw’-digy motivated by B.C. doggie treats

Nanaimo’s Foley Dog Treat Company partners with artistic pooch on charitable initiative

‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)
Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)

B.C. girl, 13, raises over $32K for BC Children’s Hospital, launches new raffle

Several hospital departments have benefitted from Sia Sidhu’s fundraising work in recent years

Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)
Leuco Construction Inc. made a $10,000 donation to the Qualicum Beach Elementary School PAC to go toward a new outdoor shelter. Pictured, from left, John Larson from CA Designs, Maclaren Trudeau, Paul Trudeau, Will Cottrell, Aubrey Cottrell and Landon Cottrell. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach Elementary School gets $10K donation for planned outdoor shelter

Leuco Construction makes significant pledge; Berwick QB also donates $1,500

Leuco Construction Inc. made a $10,000 donation to the Qualicum Beach Elementary School PAC to go toward a new outdoor shelter. Pictured, from left, John Larson from CA Designs, Maclaren Trudeau, Paul Trudeau, Will Cottrell, Aubrey Cottrell and Landon Cottrell. (Submitted photo)
The Sea Thirft Artisan Boutique, located at 676 Memorial Ave. in Qualicum Beach, is holding a raffle until Sept. 15, 2021, to benefit the Oceanside Hospice Society. (Facebook photo)

Artisan boutique in Qualicum Beach stages fundraising raffle for hospice society

Boutique owners will hold a three-basket raffle until Sept. 15

The Sea Thirft Artisan Boutique, located at 676 Memorial Ave. in Qualicum Beach, is holding a raffle until Sept. 15, 2021, to benefit the Oceanside Hospice Society. (Facebook photo)
Members of 100 Oceanside Men Who Give A Damn as they present a $9,200 cheque to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue members on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. From left: John O’Brien, Terry Kelly, Bob Cram (kneeling), Greg Sabo, Ken Neden, Ken Peters, Howard Goshulak, Kim Burden and Rudi Widdershoven. (Mandy Moraes photo)

100 Oceanside Men Who Give A Damn donate $9,200 to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue

SAR representatives say money will go toward new operations centre

Members of 100 Oceanside Men Who Give A Damn as they present a $9,200 cheque to Arrowsmith Search and Rescue members on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. From left: John O’Brien, Terry Kelly, Bob Cram (kneeling), Greg Sabo, Ken Neden, Ken Peters, Howard Goshulak, Kim Burden and Rudi Widdershoven. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)

VIDEO: B.C. animal rehab centre offers a chance to sponsor rescued bobcat

Tucker is doing well, but he will need a new enclosure

Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)
The Mount Arroswmith Salvation Army needs to restock its dwindling food bank shelves. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville’s Thrifty Foods helps Salvation Army replenish food bank shelves

Summer Food Drive set to take place Saturday, Aug. 14

The Mount Arroswmith Salvation Army needs to restock its dwindling food bank shelves. (PQB News file photo)
David Darmadi, owner of Kalvas the Log House restaurant in Parksville, has started the ‘Meals for More’ initiative where, until Aug. 31, restaurant diners who donate to the SOS Project Rebuild Campaign can enjoy a free sweet treat from his restaurant’s dessert menu. (Submitted photo)
David Darmadi, owner of Kalvas the Log House restaurant in Parksville, has started the ‘Meals for More’ initiative where, until Aug. 31, restaurant diners who donate to the SOS Project Rebuild Campaign can enjoy a free sweet treat from his restaurant’s dessert menu. (Submitted photo)
Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)

Blizzards forecast in BC in October – each raising funds for children’s hospital care

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day reset for Oct. 28 in province and across Canada

Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)
The Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise held a bottle drive to raise funds to help the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue pay for its new operations centre that is currently being built at the Qualicum Beach Airport. From left, Charlotte Herkel, Gerry Herkel, Bob McClelland, Arlene Costigan, Bob MacKay and Ken Walker. (Michael Briones photo)
The Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise held a bottle drive to raise funds to help the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue pay for its new operations centre that is currently being built at the Qualicum Beach Airport. From left, Charlotte Herkel, Gerry Herkel, Bob McClelland, Arlene Costigan, Bob MacKay and Ken Walker. (Michael Briones photo)
When SOS had to put programs for children, youth and families on hold due to the pandemic, they moved to a delivery model in 2020, dropping off food and activities, and checking in on families. Pictured, SOS child, youth and family programs worker Bob Barfoot drops off items for a local family. (Submitted photo)

Challenging year for District 69 SOS revealed in organization’s annual report

Community still managed to band together to support local charity

When SOS had to put programs for children, youth and families on hold due to the pandemic, they moved to a delivery model in 2020, dropping off food and activities, and checking in on families. Pictured, SOS child, youth and family programs worker Bob Barfoot drops off items for a local family. (Submitted photo)
(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Credit union donates $50K to support B.C. wildfire victims

First West is also encouraging its members to donate to the cause

(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)

Island near Nanaimo preserved as park after $4M donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supports three land purchases in the Strait of Georgia

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)
The Words on Wheels bus received $1,000 from the Rotary Club of Parksville AM to be used to refurbish a vehicle. (Submitted photo)

CCCU, Rotary District 5020 double funding for Vancouver Island pandemic aid

Parksville, Qualicum Beach Rotary Clubs receive funds

The Words on Wheels bus received $1,000 from the Rotary Club of Parksville AM to be used to refurbish a vehicle. (Submitted photo)
Oceanside Hospice Society is raising funds from online 50/50 draw. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Hospice holds online 50/50 draw

Proceeds to help fund society’s programs

Oceanside Hospice Society is raising funds from online 50/50 draw. (Submitted photo)
Don Cameron has made a significant donation to the SOS Project Rebuild Campaign. The first of a multi-year pledge, the donation from Anne and Don Cameron (Anne is Don’s late wife) will give a hand up to struggling women. (Photo submitted)
Don Cameron has made a significant donation to the SOS Project Rebuild Campaign. The first of a multi-year pledge, the donation from Anne and Don Cameron (Anne is Don’s late wife) will give a hand up to struggling women. (Photo submitted)