Howard Liptrot

Howard Liptrot

Bankers bring home bacon for Our Place

Royal Bank employees donate and serve breakfast to city's needy

Howard Liptrot knows he’s been blessed with good fortune – and he wants to share.

With an analytical mind and a cheerful disposition, Liptrot  has been working with the Royal Bank of Canada for 40 years. So when the bank announced it wanted to celebrate Liptrot’s landmark anniversary with a special party, he decided to host the celebration at Our Place Society.

Rounding up a dozen of his fellow bank managers, along with his friend, Mayor Dean Fortin, Liptrot  donated and served breakfast to the less fortunate on June 11.

“I’ve been very lucky to work for such a wonderful institution for most of my life,” said Liptrot . “And I’ve always believed in giving back.

“I don’t need a big party when I know the family members at Our Place will enjoy it so much more.”

Liptrot  chuckles. “My fellow bankers may feel a bit out of their comfort zone, but this is such a great way for them to witness, and share in, all the wonderful work that Our Place does on a daily basis.”

Don Evans, executive director of Our Place, adds, “Our Sponsor-A-Breakfast program is such a great way for local businesses and individuals to connect with the most vulnerable citizens of Greater Victoria. For $500, we provide a nutritious, cooked meal for more than 300 people, and the sponsors are invited to serve it. Not only is it a fun, meaningful event, and a terrific team building exercise, but everyone benefits.”