fundraising

South Surrey's Kelly Tarry and her family participate in the inaugural BC Stay-at-Home Campout on April 25. The event was so successful, a second one is planned for May 16. (Contributed photo)

B.C. families invited to ‘camp out’ at home in support of COVID-19 response fund

Third province-wide Stay-at-Home Campout planned as charitable fundraiser

  • Apr 28, 2021

 

Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold online and at London Drugs this year. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)

Girl Guide cookie sales return to B.C. London Drugs stores

Door-to-door sales cancelled amid pandemic’s third wave

 

Michael Yellowlees and his dog Luna continue on their journey through Port Alberni after a couple of interviews on a soggy Friday, March 5, 2021. Yellowlees left Tofino four days previously and intends to walk to Newfoundland and Labrador to raise awareness for a Scottish environmental charity. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Kilted Scotsman launches walking trek across Canada in B.C.

Michael Yellowlees departs Tofino to raise funds for endangered Caledonian Forest

 

Cole Moore with one of his sisters, Jasmin Moore. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island man looks to brain surgery for second chance

Fingers crossed that procedure can give Cole Moore a new lease on life after decade of seizures

Cole Moore with one of his sisters, Jasmin Moore. Photo supplied
The Parksville Museum, located at 1245 Island Highway in Parksville, has ordered a digital carillon to install in the Knox Heritage Church steeple after meeting and surpassing their fundraising goal of $15K. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Museum, located at 1245 Island Highway in Parksville, has ordered a digital carillon to install in the Knox Heritage Church steeple after meeting and surpassing their fundraising goal of $15K. (PQB News file photo)
Kwalikum Secondary School students will hold a bottle drive and will provide a Christmas tree chipping service on Jan. 2, 2021, in order to raise funds for their 2021 Dry Grad. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Kwalikum Secondary School students will hold a bottle drive and will provide a Christmas tree chipping service on Jan. 2, 2021, in order to raise funds for their 2021 Dry Grad. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach present The Oceanside Hospice with a $5,000 donation!

Seniors unite to support Oceanside Hospice Society

$5,000 raised locally to support palliative care and counselling

  • Dec 28, 2020
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach present The Oceanside Hospice with a $5,000 donation!
From left: Ben Villeneuve, first vice-president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76; Scott Morgan, sales associate; Parry Gallagher, owner of Coombs Junction Furniture; and Ken Griffith, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49. On Nov. 4, Gallagher and Morgan presented Griffith and Villeneuve each with an $875 donation. (Mandy Moraes photo)
From left: Ben Villeneuve, first vice-president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76; Scott Morgan, sales associate; Parry Gallagher, owner of Coombs Junction Furniture; and Ken Griffith, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49. On Nov. 4, Gallagher and Morgan presented Griffith and Villeneuve each with an $875 donation. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Aerial view of West Ballenas Island. (Photo courtesy the BC Parks Foundation)

BC Parks Foundation successfully raises $1.7M for purchase of West Ballenas Island

CEO says fundraising goal was met thanks to community support

Aerial view of West Ballenas Island. (Photo courtesy the BC Parks Foundation)
G2G will host their annual Christmas Extravaganza online this year, due to the provincial health order limiting the amount of people allowed at a public event. These table placemats that can be purchased online through G2G's Facebook page. (Facebook photo)

Grandmothers to Grandmothers to hold annual extravaganza online instead of in-person

Anyone interested in purchasing items will need to make a scheduled appointment to pick them up

G2G will host their annual Christmas Extravaganza online this year, due to the provincial health order limiting the amount of people allowed at a public event. These table placemats that can be purchased online through G2G's Facebook page. (Facebook photo)
BC Parks Foundation wants to buy West Ballenas Island. (Submitted photo)

Parksville students help raise funds to purchase West Ballenas Island

Aim is to assist BC Parks Foundation secure $1.7 million before Nov. 17

BC Parks Foundation wants to buy West Ballenas Island. (Submitted photo)
Louise Tyler, owner of Parksville Bottle Depot, has seen a substantial increase in recycling donations, reminding them how generous the community can be during trying times. Lauren Collins photo

Put your returnables to work for local charities!

Parksville Bottle & Recycling channels community contributions to vital local programs

  • Nov 2, 2020
Louise Tyler, owner of Parksville Bottle Depot, has seen a substantial increase in recycling donations, reminding them how generous the community can be during trying times. Lauren Collins photo
Members of local fire departments will ‘fill the boots for food’ as part of an annual fundraiser. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach fire departments participate in 2020 Fill the Boots for Food Drive

Donations can be made in various locations throughout the region

Members of local fire departments will ‘fill the boots for food’ as part of an annual fundraiser. (Submitted photo)
Neighbours have set up a GoFundMe account to help Peter Colyn, whose trailer was severely damaged in a fire last month.(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Neighbours rally to help Duncan man after trailer fire

GoFundMe account set up to help with clean-up and moving

Neighbours have set up a GoFundMe account to help Peter Colyn, whose trailer was severely damaged in a fire last month.(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs will receive $26,000 from the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside charity organization. (Facebook photo)

100+ Women Who Care to donate $26K to Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs

‘100 per cent of that goes directly to the charity’

The Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs will receive $26,000 from the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside charity organization. (Facebook photo)
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Duration of Tour de Rock stop in Chemainus much shorter than usual

Four alumni riders don’t get to come for breakfast in COVID year

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Parksville Museum, located at 1245 East Island Hwy., is home to nine local heritage buildings including Knox Heritage Church. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Museum on track to add digital carillon

Plans is to ring it for first time on city’s next birthday

The Parksville Museum, located at 1245 East Island Hwy., is home to nine local heritage buildings including Knox Heritage Church. (Submitted photo)
Last year’s Golf for Life event. (Shawn Wagar/Island Health photo)

Nanaimo hospital foundation golf tourney going four weeks due to COVID-19

Golf for Life fundraiser will take place Sept. 1-30 at Fairwinds Golf Club in Nanoose Bay

Last year’s Golf for Life event. (Shawn Wagar/Island Health photo)
Wheelers raise more than $21K for Oceanside Hospice Society

Wheelers raise more than $21K for Oceanside Hospice Society

Team finishes second in Island-wide event

Wheelers raise more than $21K for Oceanside Hospice Society
Town of Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese. (File photo)
Town of Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese. (File photo)