Local group raising funds for Iraqi refugee family

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish and the Westshore Community Band team up for a concert

A family of three is living in a camp in Lebanon after fleeing their home in Iraq. They have been there for a year.It’s a situation one local group is looking to rectify. Our Lady of the Rosary Parish is sponsoring this family and are looking for the community’s help in this endeavour. In midst of the lengthy application process, this Langford-based parish must prove they have the necessary funds and means to support this family for a year.

On Saturday, June 18, the Westshore Community Band has offered to help those fundraising efforts by holding a concert with a program called, “Music from Around the World.”

During the intermission light refreshments will also be served, and a raffle and 50/50 draw will be held.

Tickets are $15 for those 15 and older, $10 for ages six to 14 and children under six are free. There is also a special family rate of $35. You can pick up tickets at the parish office, 798 Goldstream Ave., by calling 250-478-3482 or emailing olor@shaw.ca.

Just Posted

Royal Bay students tackle climate change solutions

Students welcomes the public, presents 95 projects dealing with climate change

Full buses leave Colwood woman fuming over commute from West Shore

BC Transit plans to add eight double-deckers in 2020, will rotate on 50 and 61 routes

Semi truck impounded after driver avoids weight scales in Saanich

Driver issued 90-day roadside driving prohibition

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

Greater Victoria 2019 holiday craft fair roundup

Get a jump on your holiday shopping

‘Things haven’t changed enough:’ Ecole Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

Fourteen women were fatally shot by a gunman at the Montreal school on Dec. 6, 1989

Bear raids freezer, gorges on Island family’s Christmas baking

Hungry bruin virtually ignored meat and fish, focused, instead, on the sweets

Second warning on romaine lettuce from California region as another E. coli case reported

Two cases of E. coli have been reported in relation to the illness in the U.S.

Residents in B.C. city could face 133% tax hike in ‘worst case’ lawsuit outcome: report

An average home could see a tax increase of $2,164 in one year

POLL: Will you be donating to charities over the holiday season?

Many here in Victoria joined others around the world to take part… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Dec. 3

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Most Read