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The Belfry Theatre’s Crush Fine Wine auction goes virtual this year. (Courtesy of Belfry Theatre)
The Belfry Theatre’s Crush Fine Wine auction goes virtual this year. (Courtesy of Belfry Theatre)
The theme of this year’s Gingerbread Showcase is Coastal Living. Creations will be on display Nov. 21 to Jan. 3. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Gingerbread Showcase the perfect COVID-safe activity

People can view the edible creations from outside Nov. 21 to Jan. 3

The theme of this year’s Gingerbread Showcase is Coastal Living. Creations will be on display Nov. 21 to Jan. 3. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes looks positive as he finishes his 98th lap of the Cowichan Sportsplex track on Sunday, Nov. 15, the first day of his bid to break the Canadian six-day running record. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Six-day running record bid still going strong at Cowichan Sportsplex

Two records have already fallen as Jerry Hughes pushes on

Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes looks positive as he finishes his 98th lap of the Cowichan Sportsplex track on Sunday, Nov. 15, the first day of his bid to break the Canadian six-day running record. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Dr. Omar Ahmad, Island Health Department Head of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (left to right), Avery Brohman, Island Health Executive Director, and Joe O’Rourke, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Vice President and General Manager, receive a $2.65 million donation toward the Its Critical campaign. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

It’s Critical hospital campaign gets $2.65M donation to advance Victoria critical care

Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation get campaign close to $7M goal

Dr. Omar Ahmad, Island Health Department Head of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (left to right), Avery Brohman, Island Health Executive Director, and Joe O’Rourke, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Vice President and General Manager, receive a $2.65 million donation toward the Its Critical campaign. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation)
Seven-year-old Saanich resident Charlotte Steel raised $500 for the Victoria Humane Society by selling greeting cards featuring her nature photography during the pandemic. (Photo courtesy Rebecca Steele)

Young Saanich photographer raises $500 for Victoria Humane Society

Charlotte Steele printed, sold greeting cards

Seven-year-old Saanich resident Charlotte Steel raised $500 for the Victoria Humane Society by selling greeting cards featuring her nature photography during the pandemic. (Photo courtesy Rebecca Steele)
Jack Amos (left) and Joe Robertson (right) will be running from Port Hardy to Victoria beginning Sunday, to raise funds for a Victoria based charity that supports single parents. Photo courtesy, Joe Robertson.

Vancouver Island pair running the length of Vancouver Island to fundraise for single parents

Runners Joe Robertson and Jack Amos will begin on Nov. 15 from Port Hardy and end at Mile Zero, Victoria

Jack Amos (left) and Joe Robertson (right) will be running from Port Hardy to Victoria beginning Sunday, to raise funds for a Victoria based charity that supports single parents. Photo courtesy, Joe Robertson.
The Rotary Club of Sooke is going virtual with their 2020 annual auction, to take place from Nov. 27 to 29. A majority of the funds will go towards building two gazebos for Ayre Manor Seniors Housing. (Jeannette Wilford photo)
The Rotary Club of Sooke is going virtual with their 2020 annual auction, to take place from Nov. 27 to 29. A majority of the funds will go towards building two gazebos for Ayre Manor Seniors Housing. (Jeannette Wilford photo)
Langford Fire Rescue sent pumpkins plummeting to the earth during its annual Pumpkin Smash fundraiser Nov. 7. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Langford Fire Rescue pulverize pumpkins for a cause

The annual event raises money for the Burn Fund and Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Langford Fire Rescue sent pumpkins plummeting to the earth during its annual Pumpkin Smash fundraiser Nov. 7. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A photo of the Bui-Nguyen family taken this summer. (Provided by Kairry Nguyen)

Sister of Leila Bui to make over 7,000 cranes for fundraiser

Myla Bui created the 1001 Cranes, 1 Wish fundraiser after hearing about a Japanese legend

A photo of the Bui-Nguyen family taken this summer. (Provided by Kairry Nguyen)
Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes is taking aim at the Canadian six-day running record later this month. (Submitted)

Vancouver Island ultramarathoner takes aim at 130-year-old record for charity

Jerry Hughes will run for six days at the Cowichan Sportsplex this month

Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes is taking aim at the Canadian six-day running record later this month. (Submitted)
Fired Up! pottery studio general manager, Kristin Godwin (left to right), owner, Janna Gisler, and Gisler’s mother, Laura Malo, hold up past Boob Print Night creations — an annual event that fundraises for breast cancer research. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Saturday is the ‘breast’ night of the year, say Victoria pottery studio staff

Fired Up! pottery studio’s annual Boob Print Night is raising money for breast cancer

Fired Up! pottery studio general manager, Kristin Godwin (left to right), owner, Janna Gisler, and Gisler’s mother, Laura Malo, hold up past Boob Print Night creations — an annual event that fundraises for breast cancer research. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Widget, RASTA's senior potbelly pig, enjoying his treats. (Photo submitted)

Smashed pumpkins provide a royal Thanksgiving feast for animals at Island sanctuary

Substantial community donations to purchase pumpkins surpasses the initial goal

Widget, RASTA's senior potbelly pig, enjoying his treats. (Photo submitted)
Veronica Carroll (left), CEO, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island; Tim Cormode, CEO, Power To Be; the Mason family; Jane Evans, Leadership and Legacy Giving Manager, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island gather for a safe photo during the $160,000 grant presentation. (Courtesy Power to Be)

Island family gifts $160,000 toward building accessible outdoor programs in Saanich

Power to Be’s Saanich site benefits from David Mason Fund

Veronica Carroll (left), CEO, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island; Tim Cormode, CEO, Power To Be; the Mason family; Jane Evans, Leadership and Legacy Giving Manager, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island gather for a safe photo during the $160,000 grant presentation. (Courtesy Power to Be)
Oak Bay High twins, John and Chris Horwood, reveal the school’s total fundraising amount for 2020’s Tour de Rock. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Oak Bay High raises over $51,000 for Tour de Rock despite COVID-19 restrictions

The school presented its $51,700 cheque to Tour de Rock alumni riders on Oct.2

Oak Bay High twins, John and Chris Horwood, reveal the school’s total fundraising amount for 2020’s Tour de Rock. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A West Shore Rotary Club member unloads a box of golf balls into a crane bucket for their Golf Ball Drop fundraiser. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Rotary Club of West Shore raises $20,000 with Golf Ball Drop

Nearly 4,000 golf balls pour onto Olympic View golf course

A West Shore Rotary Club member unloads a box of golf balls into a crane bucket for their Golf Ball Drop fundraiser. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
When you purchase any burger from the four Big Wheel Burger locations on Sept. 8, $3 will go towards children literacy in the Capital Regional District. (Facebook/Big Wheel Burger)

Greater Victoria burger sales to benefit children’s literacy

United Way and Big Wheel Burger team up for fundraiser

When you purchase any burger from the four Big Wheel Burger locations on Sept. 8, $3 will go towards children literacy in the Capital Regional District. (Facebook/Big Wheel Burger)
The 25th annual Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Victoria Gutsy Walk is going virtual in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
The 25th annual Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Victoria Gutsy Walk is going virtual in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Instead of their annual ride from Campbell River to Victoria, Victoria Grandmothers for Africa will go on a virtual tour of sub-Saharan Africa in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. (Provided by Lauren Wilson)

Victoria Grandmothers for Africa take on virtual ride across sub-Saharan Africa

Funds raised go towards the Stephen Lewis Foundation

Instead of their annual ride from Campbell River to Victoria, Victoria Grandmothers for Africa will go on a virtual tour of sub-Saharan Africa in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. (Provided by Lauren Wilson)
People take part in the Parkinson SuperWalk on Sept. 9, 2017 in Chilliwack, B.C. The 30th annual fundraiser for Parkinson Society British Columbia is going virtual this year on Sept. 12 and 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Parkinson SuperWalk goes virtual throughout B.C. due to COVID-19

People encouraged to walk around their neighbourhood, along community trails, through parks, forests

People take part in the Parkinson SuperWalk on Sept. 9, 2017 in Chilliwack, B.C. The 30th annual fundraiser for Parkinson Society British Columbia is going virtual this year on Sept. 12 and 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Colwood’s Alf Todd, centre, and group of family members and supporters, were heading to Port Alberni on their bikes on Aug. 11 in a one-day trip as a fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease. In the rear, from left, are Todd’s grandson Bret Schuuman, supporter Andy Robinson, Todd’s cousin David Peters and daughter Cindy Todd. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Alf Todd on a mission to fight Parkinson’s disease

Todd and group hope to raise $10,000 riding bikes to Port Alberni

Colwood’s Alf Todd, centre, and group of family members and supporters, were heading to Port Alberni on their bikes on Aug. 11 in a one-day trip as a fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease. In the rear, from left, are Todd’s grandson Bret Schuuman, supporter Andy Robinson, Todd’s cousin David Peters and daughter Cindy Todd. (Robert Barron/Citizen)