Our Place serves up turkey dinner to Victorians in need

Street population, and other vulnerable citizens will sit down for lunch Thursday

On Thursday (Oct. 4) through the midday meal period, clients of Our Place will be treated to an early Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.

More than 1,000 of the city’s homeless and most vulnerable citizens are expected to sit down to enjoy a meal of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, stuffing and pie for dessert.

“Thanksgiving is a special time to be grateful and be with loved ones. For many of the people we welcome, we’re the closest family they have,” said Our Place Society executive director Don Evans.  “We want everyone to feel a sense of belonging and enjoy a great meal.”

More than 30 volunteers, including some local politicians, will be serving up the meals and attending to the patrons between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Our Place, 919 Pandora Ave.

For more information, or to donate toward the dinner or any other services, visit ourplacesociety.com or call 250-388-7112.

editor@vicnews.com

Just Posted

How Victoria’s little Ecole Beausoleil is at the heart of a national court case

100-year-old Bank Street school and the Sundance facility to be re-designated an elementary school

Greater Victoria teacher’s certification suspended for inappropriate conduct with female students

Gregory Garos was employed by the District as a middle school teacher

Victoria’s historic Point Ellice House re-opens after months of closure

A new exhibit will be on display at the house to explore the ‘Politics of Luxury’

International, Disney and Hallmark films set to be filmed in Victoria in 2019

Local and international production companies seeking out film locations in town

A fashionable ode to the sea to be hosted in Victoria

Local sustainable fashion retailers to strut their stuff on Friday

Feds lowered poverty line, reducing the number of seniors in need: documents

Liberals introduced a poverty line that was below the prior low-income cutoff

POLL: Do you carry reusable shopping bags?

While a court ruling determined the City of Victoria’s plastic bag ban… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of July 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

$900M settlement reached in class action on sexual misconduct in Canadian military

After facing criticism, the government moved to begin settlement proceedings in early 2018

Tax take stays ahead of increased B.C. government spending

Tax revenue $2.1 billion higher than budget in 2018-19

Two toddler siblings found drowned on First Nation in Alberta

The Siblings were found drowned on their family’s property, according to RCMP

Chiefs honour Indigenous leader wrongfully hanged in B.C. 154 years ago today

Chief Joe Alphonse says they want his remains returned to his homeland in B.C.’s Cariboo region

B.C. government seeks advice on reviving Interior forest industry

Public website opens as meetings start with community leaders

Most Read