Community

Continuing the community involvement he began as a youth, Bhupinder appreciates the conversations that can be launched through programs like the Victoria Foundation’s Gadsden Initiative. Jon Mark photo / Courtesy the Victoria Foundation

Building philanthropy to build community, one conversation at a time

The Victoria Foundation’s Gadsden Initiative brings people together to do good

  • Jan 23, 2023

 

The Esquimalt 5K & Kids 1K Fun Run kicks off the 2023 spring/summer running season on April 15th.

Runners, Rollers, Strollers, and Walkers: Lace up for one of the region’s most popular 5K events!

Esquimalt 5K and 1K kids’ run, sponsored by LAB Health Physio, coming April 15

  • Jan 23, 2023

 

Phil Hillier is joined by dad Chris in the digger at a Campbell River construction site for Phil’s third birthday. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Campbell River construction workers help build the best birthday ever

Akers Property Solutions construction crew gives a young fan a party to remember

 

The Greater Victoria Public Library celebrates local authors and illustrators with its 2023 Emerging Local Authors Collection. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria library’s emerging author series looks to build on 1,073 unique titles

In its 7th year, GVPL program features more than 750 book-makers since inception

The Greater Victoria Public Library celebrates local authors and illustrators with its 2023 Emerging Local Authors Collection. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest says they are disappointed after discovering someone has stolen at least $15,000 worth of wood from them. (Matt Wealick)

Thieves snag $15K of wood from B.C. helicopter logging site

Culprits would have needed major equipment to drag the logs away, says Fraser Valley forestry group

The Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest says they are disappointed after discovering someone has stolen at least $15,000 worth of wood from them. (Matt Wealick)
Sponsor Revera Living’s entry in the 14th annual Gingerbread Showcase the premier fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Victoria. (Courtesy Habitat for Humanity Victoria)

Hogwarts hall the people’s choice in Victoria’s magical gingerbread fundraiser

$74,000 the frosting on the fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Victoria

Sponsor Revera Living’s entry in the 14th annual Gingerbread Showcase the premier fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Victoria. (Courtesy Habitat for Humanity Victoria)
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Valdy returns to Sooke for a concert on Jan. 21 at Holy Trinity Church. (Submitted)

Legendary folk singer Valdy’s roots run through Sooke

Valdy performs on Jan. 21 at Holy Trinity Church in Sooke

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Valdy returns to Sooke for a concert on Jan. 21 at Holy Trinity Church. (Submitted)
Give three different ways in 2023 and know you're actively participating in saving lives.

Help Make All the Difference — give 3 in 2023!

Transplants and blood donations helped Erica bounce back from a devastating diagnosis

  • Jan 9, 2023
Give three different ways in 2023 and know you're actively participating in saving lives.
Senior Centre Without Walls returns this month with a variety of online offerings. (Metro-Creative)

Senior Centre Without Walls returns to Sooke

Program provides educational and recreational programs for seniors through video conferencing

Senior Centre Without Walls returns this month with a variety of online offerings. (Metro-Creative)
Members and the public are welcome to join Sooke Squares for a free afternoon of dancing on Jan. 10 at the Sooke Legion. The dancing begins at 2 p.m. (Metro-Creative photo)

Sooke Squares need new members

Put your best foot forward in new year

Members and the public are welcome to join Sooke Squares for a free afternoon of dancing on Jan. 10 at the Sooke Legion. The dancing begins at 2 p.m. (Metro-Creative photo)
Kala Doneyhue pictured inside her 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, after winning Penticton’s Huber Bannister Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23, 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

VIDEO: Working 7 days a week with 2 kids, B.C. single mom surprised with car

Huber Bannister Chevrolet held its second annual Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23

Kala Doneyhue pictured inside her 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, after winning Penticton’s Huber Bannister Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23, 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
A T-Rex tackles an Oak Bay walkway, albeit rather haphazardly, on Dec. 21. (Alyx Valdal/Facebook)

Oak Bay T-Rex called out for shoddy snow shovelling

Move over Sooke unicorn there’s an old dinosaur in town

A T-Rex tackles an Oak Bay walkway, albeit rather haphazardly, on Dec. 21. (Alyx Valdal/Facebook)
John Muir Elementary School students Kahlan Thornton (left), Callie Watson, Sophia Smith, Konnor May, Weston Cole, and Carly Clare hold up envelopes with their prizes for the Sooke Legion’s Remembrance Day Poster and Literary Contest. School principal John Muir and Legion member Ken Levert stand behind the students with the trophy that goes to the school with the highest percentage of participation in the contest. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke students salute veterans, soldiers

John Muir students take trophy for highest participation in Legion’s Remembrance Day contest

John Muir Elementary School students Kahlan Thornton (left), Callie Watson, Sophia Smith, Konnor May, Weston Cole, and Carly Clare hold up envelopes with their prizes for the Sooke Legion’s Remembrance Day Poster and Literary Contest. School principal John Muir and Legion member Ken Levert stand behind the students with the trophy that goes to the school with the highest percentage of participation in the contest. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Funded by the Government of Canada and administered locally by the Victoria Foundation, the Community Services Recovery Fund will support both immediate and future needs of non-profits working in the community services sector.

New grants help community services charities meet immediate needs + build future resilience

Victoria Foundation administers local share of national Community Services Recovery Fund

  • Dec 12, 2022
Funded by the Government of Canada and administered locally by the Victoria Foundation, the Community Services Recovery Fund will support both immediate and future needs of non-profits working in the community services sector.
Your support goes a long way in helping neighbours like Meghan and her two young children succeed.

Helping families in your neighbourhood succeed

With the living wage jumping 20 per cent this year in Greater…

  • Dec 5, 2022
Your support goes a long way in helping neighbours like Meghan and her two young children succeed.
Comfort Companions – life-like robotic dolls designed to look and feel like a cat, puppy or infant doll – can enhance the quality of life for seniors in long-term care. The Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation is raising funds to buy one for each resident this holiday season. Photo courtesy SPHHF

This Christmas, give the gift of comfort to a Saanich Peninsula senior

Hospital foundation aims to purchase Comfort Companions for Long-term Care residents

  • Dec 5, 2022
Comfort Companions – life-like robotic dolls designed to look and feel like a cat, puppy or infant doll – can enhance the quality of life for seniors in long-term care. The Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation is raising funds to buy one for each resident this holiday season. Photo courtesy SPHHF
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

PODCAST: Poilievre talks pipelines, LNG and more in one-on-one interview with Black Press Media

TODAY IN B.C.: Reporter Michael Bramadat-Willcock interviews Conservative Party of Canada leader

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.

Black Press Media gives back to the Heart and Soul of the Community

Year-long program supports vital non-profits hard at work in your neighbourhood

Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.
Host Jennifer Lee Gunson. (HAVAN photo)

PODCAST: HAVAN offers sound homebuilding and renovation advice

TODAY IN BC: Consumer Resources with CEO Ron Rapp

Host Jennifer Lee Gunson. (HAVAN photo)
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