fundraising

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

 

Keira Gilbeirt, Jenna Hohnstein, Tyson Hohnstein, Teesha Hohnstein and Zachary Hohnstein were selling lemonade Morison Avenue to raise funds for their brother who has cancer. (Michael Briones photo)

Children who sold lemonade to aid brother battling brain cancer to be at QB craft fair

Fair to be held on Friday, Aug. 27, between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

 

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

 

Walter Fred during Team 700 training on July 21. The Indigenous youth boxing team has started a GoFundMe with a goal to raise $20,000 to continue running the program. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo boxing club raising money so Indigenous youths can go more rounds

Online fundraiser set up after Team 700 has its funding cut

Walter Fred during Team 700 training on July 21. The Indigenous youth boxing team has started a GoFundMe with a goal to raise $20,000 to continue running the program. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Parksville Lioness Club members during a lunch get-together on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Foster Park in Parksville. Back row, from left: Kirsteen McLean, Cathy Ginther, Anita Steineckert, Kate Walter, Fran Carrat, Kathy Green, Lydia Skorapat and Lisa M. Front row, from left: Phyllis Gould, Noreen Giroux, Bev Swann and Marian Borsboom. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville Lioness Club disbands after 37 years of community service

Women’s service organization had fundraised in area since 1984

Parksville Lioness Club members during a lunch get-together on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Foster Park in Parksville. Back row, from left: Kirsteen McLean, Cathy Ginther, Anita Steineckert, Kate Walter, Fran Carrat, Kathy Green, Lydia Skorapat and Lisa M. Front row, from left: Phyllis Gould, Noreen Giroux, Bev Swann and Marian Borsboom. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Richard Alm next to two of his pieces for June’s exhibit ‘Spatialist Nouveau: the rise of structured canvas in the art world’ at the McMillan Arts Centre. (submitted photo)
Richard Alm next to two of his pieces for June’s exhibit ‘Spatialist Nouveau: the rise of structured canvas in the art world’ at the McMillan Arts Centre. (submitted photo)
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
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)
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

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

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)
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)