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Local cyclists Ethan Pauly, left, and Jackson Bocksnick plan to ride the newer section of Bear Mountain Parkway on July 25 and climb the accumulated elevation of Mount Everest, in a fundraiser for KidSport Greater Victoria. You can find them on the stretch between Flint Avenue and the summit starting at 7:30 a.m. that day. (Contributed by Jackson Bocksnick - Jim Finlayson photo)

Greater Victoria cyclists to ‘Everest’ Bear Mountain Parkway to help KidSport

Jackson Bocksnick and Ethan Pauly plan to pedal big hill 62 times to match Everest’s elevation

  • Jul 20, 2020
Local cyclists Ethan Pauly, left, and Jackson Bocksnick plan to ride the newer section of Bear Mountain Parkway on July 25 and climb the accumulated elevation of Mount Everest, in a fundraiser for KidSport Greater Victoria. You can find them on the stretch between Flint Avenue and the summit starting at 7:30 a.m. that day. (Contributed by Jackson Bocksnick - Jim Finlayson photo)
View Royal’s Meghan Mrozinski is recovering after a brutal fall from her horse in late June that left her with a spinal cord injury. Her GoFundMe page has already raised over $25,000 for recovery funds. (Moira McCollom photo)

Western Speedway holding fundraiser for woman injured in fall from horse

July 18 bottle drop-off will benefit 27-year-old suffering from spinal cord injury

View Royal’s Meghan Mrozinski is recovering after a brutal fall from her horse in late June that left her with a spinal cord injury. Her GoFundMe page has already raised over $25,000 for recovery funds. (Moira McCollom photo)
Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)

Ryan Reynolds matching fundraising dollars for B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

Vancouver-born actor appeals to the public with Make Ryan Pay! campaign

Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)
Anna Junge is building her team for her third Brain Tumour Walk on Saturday, June 27, to raise $50k for cancer research. (Courtesy of Anna Junge)

Victoria woman survives multiple cancers, leads Brain Tumour Walk

Breast cancer survivor diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017

Anna Junge is building her team for her third Brain Tumour Walk on Saturday, June 27, to raise $50k for cancer research. (Courtesy of Anna Junge)
One of 11 families who will become homeowners thanks to a Habitat for Humanity Victoria fundraising campaign. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Victoria)

Habitat for Humanity Victoria launches $200K in 100 days campaign

Fundraising will support housing for 11 local families

One of 11 families who will become homeowners thanks to a Habitat for Humanity Victoria fundraising campaign. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Victoria)
This year’s Raymond James Father’s Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer, organized by the Island Prostate Centre, is going virtual. (Courtesy of Island Prostate Centre)

Father’s Day walk and run for prostate cancer in Victoria goes virtual

One in nine men on Vancouver Island diagnosed with prostate cancer

This year’s Raymond James Father’s Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer, organized by the Island Prostate Centre, is going virtual. (Courtesy of Island Prostate Centre)
People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)

Father’s Day Walk Run for prostate cancer will be virtual event this year throughout B.C.

The annual fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has brought in $2.5 million since 1999

People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)
Nanaimo drag queen Divine Intervention, Tara Beladi of Vancouver and Victoria’s Honey Dewme (from left) are among the nine performers taking part in the Suga Honey Iced Tea live-streamed fundraiser on May 30. (Photos courtesy Brookie Jay Photography/Dank Sinatra/Sortome Photography )

Island drag queen organizes benefit show for hospitals and performers

Suga Honey Iced Tea to feature nine drag artists from Nanaimo, Victoria and Vancouver

Nanaimo drag queen Divine Intervention, Tara Beladi of Vancouver and Victoria’s Honey Dewme (from left) are among the nine performers taking part in the Suga Honey Iced Tea live-streamed fundraiser on May 30. (Photos courtesy Brookie Jay Photography/Dank Sinatra/Sortome Photography )
Humanity for Horses has started a GoFundMe campaign to help with their hay bill for the year. (submitted)

Cowichan horse rescue needs help after tough beginning to 2020

Humanity for Horses Rescue Foundation has started a GoFundMe campaign with the goal of $33,000

Humanity for Horses has started a GoFundMe campaign to help with their hay bill for the year. (submitted)
Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)

Haircuts for Good asking for donations through home haircuts

Donations can go to food banks or health-care foundations of your choice

Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)
Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)

B.C. man runs 100 miles on treadmill in garage to raise money for Search and Rescue

Chilliwack’s Gary Robbins is spending the weekend running 100 miles uphill while collecting donations

Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)
A handful of Team Canada Rugby Sevens players have joined a community relief fund initiative to support Vancouver Islanders who need financial assistance during COVID-19. As of April 24, they’ve raised over $5,000 of their $15,000 goal. (Twitter/@RugbyCanada)

VIDEO: Rugby Canada players join launch of community relief fund for Vancouver Islanders

Initiative aims to help those who have ‘fallen through the cracks’ of federal assistance

A handful of Team Canada Rugby Sevens players have joined a community relief fund initiative to support Vancouver Islanders who need financial assistance during COVID-19. As of April 24, they’ve raised over $5,000 of their $15,000 goal. (Twitter/@RugbyCanada)
Artists are banding together for Islanders in need with Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island. (Image contributed)

Artists band together for Islanders in need

Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island broadcasts tonight

Artists are banding together for Islanders in need with Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island. (Image contributed)
United Way Greater Victoria staff, Heather Skydt (left), Kelly Binette and Gayle Nye, stand amongst a mountain of pads, tampons and other menstrual products collected during the Period Promise Fill the Bus event in 2019. (United Way Greater Victoria)
United Way Greater Victoria staff, Heather Skydt (left), Kelly Binette and Gayle Nye, stand amongst a mountain of pads, tampons and other menstrual products collected during the Period Promise Fill the Bus event in 2019. (United Way Greater Victoria)
Wounded Warriors B.C. event coordinator Jacqueline Zweng, left, leads the runners on the final approach to the end of their 600 km relay race fundraiser. The program that supports PTSD programs raised over $155,000. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Wounded Warriors raises more than $155,000 during 2020 run

Eight-day relay for PTSD programs falls short of $250,000 goal

Wounded Warriors B.C. event coordinator Jacqueline Zweng, left, leads the runners on the final approach to the end of their 600 km relay race fundraiser. The program that supports PTSD programs raised over $155,000. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)

Hundreds of B.C. firefighters ‘climb the wall’ for BC Lung Association

The charity fundraiser saw participants climbing up 48 storeys

View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)
The Capital Park home at 560 Michigan Street is one of the 2020 Choices Lottery grand prize homes. (Photos contributed/ BC Children’s Hospital Lottery)

BC Children’s lottery offers luxury as a prize

The Choices Lotto has luxury homes across the province

The Capital Park home at 560 Michigan Street is one of the 2020 Choices Lottery grand prize homes. (Photos contributed/ BC Children’s Hospital Lottery)
Valentine’s Day gala doubles as a fundraiser for four Greater Victoria charities

Valentine’s Day gala doubles as a fundraiser for four Greater Victoria charities

One Voice Institute of Elemental Ethics and Education hosts fun and romantic event

Valentine’s Day gala doubles as a fundraiser for four Greater Victoria charities
Lily and her mom Meredith are back home after what’s been a very tough year. Lily battled a rare form of cancer. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

For the love of community

Sooke comes together for those facing health challenges

Lily and her mom Meredith are back home after what’s been a very tough year. Lily battled a rare form of cancer. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
West Shore fundraiser inspired by peanut allergy, treatment

West Shore fundraiser inspired by peanut allergy, treatment

Skate for Food Allergies takes place on Sunday, Feb. 16 at The Q Centre from 4 to 5 p.m.

West Shore fundraiser inspired by peanut allergy, treatment