fundraising

Island Savings’ manager Jason Farrugia and Tina McGregor with Dorothy Sandford and Chemainus 49th Parallel Grocery store manager Paul McGregor during presentation of proceeds from chili contest. (Photo submitted)

Chili contest heats up with food bank proceeds

Total of $2,275 contributed to the Chemainus Harvest House

 

Walter Fred during Team 700 training on July 21. The Indigenous youth boxing team has started a GoFundMe with a goal to raise $20,000 to continue running the program. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo boxing club raising money so Indigenous youths can go more rounds

Online fundraiser set up after Team 700 has its funding cut

 

South Surrey's Kelly Tarry and her family participate in the inaugural BC Stay-at-Home Campout on April 25. The event was so successful, a second one is planned for May 16. (Contributed photo)

B.C. families invited to ‘camp out’ at home in support of COVID-19 response fund

Third province-wide Stay-at-Home Campout planned as charitable fundraiser

  • Apr 28, 2021

 

Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold online and at London Drugs this year. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)

Girl Guide cookie sales return to B.C. London Drugs stores

Door-to-door sales cancelled amid pandemic’s third wave

Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold online and at London Drugs this year. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)
Michael Yellowlees and his dog Luna continue on their journey through Port Alberni after a couple of interviews on a soggy Friday, March 5, 2021. Yellowlees left Tofino four days previously and intends to walk to Newfoundland and Labrador to raise awareness for a Scottish environmental charity. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Kilted Scotsman launches walking trek across Canada in B.C.

Michael Yellowlees departs Tofino to raise funds for endangered Caledonian Forest

Michael Yellowlees and his dog Luna continue on their journey through Port Alberni after a couple of interviews on a soggy Friday, March 5, 2021. Yellowlees left Tofino four days previously and intends to walk to Newfoundland and Labrador to raise awareness for a Scottish environmental charity. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Cole Moore with one of his sisters, Jasmin Moore. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island man looks to brain surgery for second chance

Fingers crossed that procedure can give Cole Moore a new lease on life after decade of seizures

Cole Moore with one of his sisters, Jasmin Moore. Photo supplied
Danielle Groenendijk and Bo were on the run and having fun during the last month. (Photo submitted)

Putting your time to good use

Groenendijk goes the extra kilometre to raise funds for Parkinson’s

Danielle Groenendijk and Bo were on the run and having fun during the last month. (Photo submitted)
The $10-million Cowichan Hospice House was officially opened on Dec. 22. (File photo)

Cowichan Hospice House officially opens

The 10-bed facility cost $10 million to build

The $10-million Cowichan Hospice House was officially opened on Dec. 22. (File photo)
Helping hand is provided to Casey by Chemainus Public Market patrons. (Photo submitted)

Contributions help to cover some of the considerable recovery costs for Casey

Krazy Kritter Kookies donations provided to December’s Pet of the Month

Helping hand is provided to Casey by Chemainus Public Market patrons. (Photo submitted)
Danielle Groenendijk and some of her Vancouver Island University teammates back in 2018. (Photo submitted)

Volleyball star running for Parkinson’s awareness, funding

Cause in honour of her grandfather the focus of athlete’s energy over 30 days

Danielle Groenendijk and some of her Vancouver Island University teammates back in 2018. (Photo submitted)
New adult day care program bus is in operation at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. From left: Foundation board member John Marriott, Denise Stanton, Sam Miiller and Jennifer Thompson. (Photo by Don Bodger)

New bus for Chemainus Health Care Centre’s adult day program

Foundation purchase from donations meets ever-expanding needs

New adult day care program bus is in operation at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. From left: Foundation board member John Marriott, Denise Stanton, Sam Miiller and Jennifer Thompson. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Barbara Swanson receives $2,000 on behalf of the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank from the Chemainus Legion 191 Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion’s treasurer Janet Mitchell and president Len Lavender. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Legion still does its part despite COVID downturn

A total of $8,000 in donations made to community groups

Barbara Swanson receives $2,000 on behalf of the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank from the Chemainus Legion 191 Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion’s treasurer Janet Mitchell and president Len Lavender. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Angela Seguin has an abundance of pet favourites at Krazy Kritter Kookies in the Chemainus Public Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Caring community keeps cats fed

CATastrophe charity of the month at Krazy Kritter Kookies

Angela Seguin has an abundance of pet favourites at Krazy Kritter Kookies in the Chemainus Public Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Aerial view of West Ballenas Island. (Photo courtesy the BC Parks Foundation)

Community rallies to buy private island off Parksville for parkland

BC Parks Foundation successfully raises $1.7M for purchase of West Ballenas Island

Aerial view of West Ballenas Island. (Photo courtesy the BC Parks Foundation)
Neighbours have set up a GoFundMe account to help Peter Colyn, whose trailer was severely damaged in a fire last month.(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Neighbours rally to help Duncan man after trailer fire

GoFundMe account set up to help with clean-up and moving

Neighbours have set up a GoFundMe account to help Peter Colyn, whose trailer was severely damaged in a fire last month.(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Duration of Tour de Rock stop in Chemainus much shorter than usual

Four alumni riders don’t get to come for breakfast in COVID year

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Supporters at the Chemainus Legion await the arrival of Tour de Rock riders at last year’s event. The Legion is still the site of a quick donation and greeting spot next Monday for an alumni tour. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Big changes, but Tour de Rock rolls on

Chemainus alumni rider in the group starting at the Legion next Monday

Supporters at the Chemainus Legion await the arrival of Tour de Rock riders at last year’s event. The Legion is still the site of a quick donation and greeting spot next Monday for an alumni tour. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Shanahan girls - Danika, 12, in the middle, Makayla, 10, right, and Ema, 8, left. (Photo submitted)

Sudden death leaves Shanahan family of five children without a father

GoFundMe campaign set up by wife Tiffany’s friend

The Shanahan girls - Danika, 12, in the middle, Makayla, 10, right, and Ema, 8, left. (Photo submitted)
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)
A Cermaq Canada employee undertook a cycling activity with his children and participated in the ‘fitness for food banks’ program. (Submitted photo)

B.C. aquaculture farm’s employees sweat it out to raise funds for food banks

For every five minutes of exercise recorded, Cermaq Canada is donating a dollar to local food banks in communities they operate

A Cermaq Canada employee undertook a cycling activity with his children and participated in the ‘fitness for food banks’ program. (Submitted photo)