Charity and Donations

Don Dempson and Susanna Newton visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: SOS project aims to raise $1 million to assist residents during COVID-19 pandemic

Podcast: Needs of community members have become more urgent

 

Berwick Qualicum Beach resident George Olson and active living co-ordinator Denene Derksen, left, present a $3,750 cheque to Society of Organized Services District 69 executive director Susanna Newton on April 27. (Lissa Alexander Photo)

Berwick Qualicum Beach donates proceeds from book sale to Society of Organized Services

Cheque for $3,750 presented to SOS to support seniors programs

 

A peacock struts by a pair of lamb siblings at the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm, which remains closed to the public. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

VIDEO: Victoria petting zoo optimistic about future after 13 months closed

Public helps non-profit Beacon Hill Children’s Farm with nearly $100,000 influx

A peacock struts by a pair of lamb siblings at the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm, which remains closed to the public. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Parksville Family Ford operations leader Everett Einarson, right, presents a giant $5,300 cheque to Sarah Bramley of the Haven Society. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Family Ford presents $5,300 cheque to Haven Society

Auto dealership annually raises funds for area charities

Parksville Family Ford operations leader Everett Einarson, right, presents a giant $5,300 cheque to Sarah Bramley of the Haven Society. (Submitted photo)
Corinna Ludovici, right, community relations manager for Berwick Retirement Communities Parksville, presents a cheque for $10,000 to Lloyd Derry, centre, capital projects chair and Cheryl Dill, president of the Parksville Beach Festival Society. The Berwick donation is to help equip the new outdoor performance theatre with a sound system, spotlights, risers and portable dance floor. (Peter McCully photo)
Corinna Ludovici, right, community relations manager for Berwick Retirement Communities Parksville, presents a cheque for $10,000 to Lloyd Derry, centre, capital projects chair and Cheryl Dill, president of the Parksville Beach Festival Society. The Berwick donation is to help equip the new outdoor performance theatre with a sound system, spotlights, risers and portable dance floor. (Peter McCully photo)
Rotary of Parksville AM president Bashir El-Khalafawi presents a $6,900 cheque donation to the founder of the District 69 Backpack Program, Virginia Worcester. Also in the photo is Rotary members Matt Breedlove, John O’Brien and Brooke Chase, Virginia’s daughter and creator of the Backpack program website. (Michael Briones photo)
Rotary of Parksville AM president Bashir El-Khalafawi presents a $6,900 cheque donation to the founder of the District 69 backpack program, Virginia Worcester. Also in the photo are Rotary members Matt Breedlove, John O’Brien and Brooke Chase, Virginia’s daughter and creator of the backpack program website. (Michael Briones photo)
Rotary of Parksville AM president Bashir El-Khalafawi presents a $6,900 cheque donation to the founder of the District 69 Backpack Program, Virginia Worcester. Also in the photo is Rotary members Matt Breedlove, John O’Brien and Brooke Chase, Virginia’s daughter and creator of the Backpack program website. (Michael Briones photo)
Rotary of Parksville AM president Bashir El-Khalafawi presents a $6,900 cheque donation to the founder of the District 69 backpack program, Virginia Worcester. Also in the photo are Rotary members Matt Breedlove, John O’Brien and Brooke Chase, Virginia’s daughter and creator of the backpack program website. (Michael Briones photo)
Devin Meads planned to walk 150 kilometres from Langford to Qualicum Beach in support of the Victoria Humane Society and homeless animals. (Contributed photo)

Vancouver Island walk to help homeless animals takes detour

Devin Meads forced to quit 24-hour fundraiser at 100-kilometre mark due to injury

Devin Meads planned to walk 150 kilometres from Langford to Qualicum Beach in support of the Victoria Humane Society and homeless animals. (Contributed photo)
Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty presented a donation cheque of $17,650.50 to the Haven Society, on March 9, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Haven Society receives $17.6K donation from Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty

Funds go toward programs and services in central Vancouver Island

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty presented a donation cheque of $17,650.50 to the Haven Society, on March 9, 2021. (Submitted photo)
The Crossroads Pregnancy Crisis Centre Baby Shower will take place the Church of Ascension parking lot from March 20-27. (CWL photo)
The Crossroads Pregnancy Crisis Centre Baby Shower will take place the Church of Ascension parking lot from March 20-27. (CWL photo)
Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)

Parksville shoe store owner donates entire inventory to Salvation Army

Shafi, 91, retires after more than 70 years in the business

Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)
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Qualicum Beach offers grants to organizations impacted by COVID-19

$75,000 earmarked to assist registered societies, non-profit organization and charities

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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

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

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

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