Vancouver Island Construction Association fundraiser helps Victoria-area families

Annual luncheon brings in thousands in grocery cards for families in need

The Vancouver Island Construction Association’s annual Christmas luncheon raised more than $8,500 in grocery cards, which were donated to children and families in need through Island schools.

“Of course we enjoy getting together but we also raise funds through our luncheon to support families who may need a little extra support,” said Angus MacPherson, construction association chair.

Each school received over $1,700 in grocery cards, while another $1,000 in grocery cards went to a Victoria family who lost everything in a pre-Christmas house fire.

Recipient elementary schools included George Jay and Oaklands in Victoria, Tillicum in Saanich, Ruth King in Langford and Georgia Avenue community school in Nanaimo.