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PHOTOS: Greater Victoria’s top images for 2019

A selection of the best photos from the year

Belmont student collects bags of warm clothing for people in need

Austin Turner collected nine to 10 bags of winter clothing in one week

Claremont students gather gift cards for teens in need during the holidays

Teacher Chelsea Giordano sings on PA system to remind students to donate

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HMCS Ottawa returns in time for Christmas
Esquimalt switches on Christmas for 2019
Fix-A-Heart has helped save lives
Help Fix-A-Heart support cardiac care

Stelly’s Secondary students fill hampers to ease the holiday burden

The hampers are filled with food staples to last a family of four for a week

Langford Fire Rescue’s annual Santa run goes Christmas Eve

Santa begins making the rounds in Langford at 5:30 p.m.

Families take to the ice at Saanich arena on Christmas Eve

Six-day Ice Festival continues on Thursday

  • Dec 24, 2019

Time lapse: Oak Bay residents enjoy Christmas Eve on Willows Beach, Victoria Golf Course

A look at residents enjoying their day or getting some last-minute shopping done

Memorial for Oak Bay girls killed on Christmas Day set up at Willows Beach

The memorial will stay up until Dec. 30 for community members to pay their respects

Boxing Day hockey tourney returns to Oak Bay

The 11th annual tournament is an Oak Bay tradition

VIDEO: Saanich mayor helps locals buy groceries during Christmas Blessings Challenge

Mayor Fred Haynes, Royal Oak Country Grocer pay it forward with $25 gift certificates

  • Dec 24, 2019

Doggy donors wanted at West Shore blood drive

Clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 25

  • Dec 23, 2019

Victoria tech companies band together to raise $70,000 for The Mustard Seed

The VIATEC Foundation will gift another $60,000 to other Victoria organizations

Saanich Christmas elf delivers 1,416 pairs of socks to locals just in time for holidays

Care facilities, schools, retirement homes among sock recipients

  • Dec 23, 2019

‘It was in rough condition’: Vintage toy car gets new life by Oak Bay man

Christmas gift from 1952 restored to original look, given to Jeneece Place

5 places where you can do a polar bear swim in Greater Victoria

‘It’s got me hooked for life,” says Metchosin man who’s done it 47 years in a row