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Peers Victoria is fundraising to replace their outreach van, which is in poor shape after serving nightly for six years. (Peers Victoria/Facebook)

Peers Victoria fundraising to replace outreach van

The organization provides support to vulnerable sex workers in the community

Peers Victoria is fundraising to replace their outreach van, which is in poor shape after serving nightly for six years. (Peers Victoria/Facebook)
Cpl. Pat Bryant of the Central Saanich Police Service cleans a car Saturday during a fundraiser car wash in support of this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock fundraiser. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Central Saanich car wash brings Tour de Rock team closer to $800K goal

The Saturday event saw a steady stream of both cars and donations

Cpl. Pat Bryant of the Central Saanich Police Service cleans a car Saturday during a fundraiser car wash in support of this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock fundraiser. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Spinning Wheels Tour team members dip their bike wheels in the Pacific Ocean Saturday morning as they start their cross-Canada bike ride in support of people living with Parkinson’s. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Cyclists depart Victoria on cross-Canada tour for Parkinson’s awareness

The Spinning Wheels Tour is raising funds and awareness in support of those loving with the disease

The Spinning Wheels Tour team members dip their bike wheels in the Pacific Ocean Saturday morning as they start their cross-Canada bike ride in support of people living with Parkinson’s. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Abkhazi Garden is hosting a concert fundraiser for the Canada Ukraine Foundation on June 18. (The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden/Facebook)
Abkhazi Garden is hosting a concert fundraiser for the Canada Ukraine Foundation on June 18. (The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden/Facebook)
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Paul Rodgers is featured in the song Red Harvest. The song, by Richard T. Bear and featuring Rodgers, is in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Quarto Valley Records)

B.C. artist featured on song to help people of Ukraine

Red Harvest features vocals by Summerland musician Paul Rodgers

Paul Rodgers is featured in the song Red Harvest. The song, by Richard T. Bear and featuring Rodgers, is in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Quarto Valley Records)
The Victoria Cool Aid Society’s Homecoming Matching Challenge donation deadline has been extended until June 10 to help fund some specific programs. (Victoria Cool Aid Society/Facebook)

Victoria Cool Aid Society’s Homecoming challenge to help fill funding gaps

Food security, employment training/placement and seniors programs need cash influx

The Victoria Cool Aid Society’s Homecoming Matching Challenge donation deadline has been extended until June 10 to help fund some specific programs. (Victoria Cool Aid Society/Facebook)
An employer takes a leap at WildPlay Nanaimo’s Bungy Bridge during last year’s Toss the Boss fundraiser for brain injury awareness. The event raised more than $87,000 in 2021 and the Victoria and Nanaimo Brain Injury societies hope to see it generate $125,000 this summer. (Courtesy of Pam Prewett)

Victoria brain injury fundraiser lets employees ‘drop their boss’ 46 metres in Nanaimo

Businesses have until Sept. 23 to raise $500 for cause, employer bungee jump

An employer takes a leap at WildPlay Nanaimo’s Bungy Bridge during last year’s Toss the Boss fundraiser for brain injury awareness. The event raised more than $87,000 in 2021 and the Victoria and Nanaimo Brain Injury societies hope to see it generate $125,000 this summer. (Courtesy of Pam Prewett)
Breaking Wind teammates Cynthia Smith, Graham Hales, and Gerald Leahy spin on stationary bikes outside West Shore Parks and Recreation Saturday May 28, 2022 as part of a fundraiser in support of Victoria Hospice. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Colwood man pedals eight hours for Victoria Hospice

Graham Hales pedaled with teammates against Courtney woman in fundraising competition

Breaking Wind teammates Cynthia Smith, Graham Hales, and Gerald Leahy spin on stationary bikes outside West Shore Parks and Recreation Saturday May 28, 2022 as part of a fundraiser in support of Victoria Hospice. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Colwood Fire Rescue members Tim Yeo, Deputy Chief Greg Chow, Norm Choo, and Ron Aubrey stand in front of the work-in-progress Muscular Dystrophy Canada fire truck Saturday May 28 during a fill the boot fundraising campaign in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

West Shore firefighters aiming to fill the boot with help of new truck

Donations being collected to support Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Colwood Fire Rescue members Tim Yeo, Deputy Chief Greg Chow, Norm Choo, and Ron Aubrey stand in front of the work-in-progress Muscular Dystrophy Canada fire truck Saturday May 28 during a fill the boot fundraising campaign in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Journey continues from Victoria in ride for under-researched heart condition

Man who lost wife to ARVC hopes to raise $75,000 with three-month journey

Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Over 100 students lined the sidewalks of Boleskine Road in April, protesting cuts to Greater Victoria School District music programs. An online fundraising campaign aims to raise enough funds to revive SD61’s elementary strings program, which was cut from the district’s 2022-23 budget. (Black Press Media file photo)

Parents group fundraising to save Greater Victoria elementary strings program

Online campaign goal $85K, foundation offers to chip in if community support found

Over 100 students lined the sidewalks of Boleskine Road in April, protesting cuts to Greater Victoria School District music programs. An online fundraising campaign aims to raise enough funds to revive SD61’s elementary strings program, which was cut from the district’s 2022-23 budget. (Black Press Media file photo)
The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is back in Victoria May 29 for the first time since the pandemic started. (Black Press Media file photo)

Alzheimer’s walk returning to Victoria May 29

Fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. is returning for first time since start of pandemic

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is back in Victoria May 29 for the first time since the pandemic started. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bridget Ducker (left), Dolores Dowler and Mary-Ann Tennent with a collection of quilts. (Kevin Laird - Black Press Media)

Sooke quilters sewing warm welcome for Ukrainian refugees

Community sets goal of 100 quilts for incoming families fleeing war

Bridget Ducker (left), Dolores Dowler and Mary-Ann Tennent with a collection of quilts. (Kevin Laird - Black Press Media)
The Victoria Horticultural Society is hosting its first major plant sale in years, May 14 at the Garth Homer Centre. (Facebook/Victoria Horticultural Society)

‘First big plant sale in many years’ coming to Saanich’s Garth Homer Centre

Victoria Horticultural Society members dig deep for May 14 fundraiser event

The Victoria Horticultural Society is hosting its first major plant sale in years, May 14 at the Garth Homer Centre. (Facebook/Victoria Horticultural Society)
A kindergarten class from St. Christopher’s Montessori walks with John Hillman on May 3 in his fundraiser for Save the Children. (Courtesy Carlton House)

103-year-old hits halfway mark in Oak Bay walk for Save the Children

Veteran John Hillman plans to finish fundraiser Friday

A kindergarten class from St. Christopher’s Montessori walks with John Hillman on May 3 in his fundraiser for Save the Children. (Courtesy Carlton House)
Pirate ship Morgana from Esquimalt Buccaneer Days. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wakey wakey! Esquimalt’s Buccaneer Days return after two-year hiatus

May 13 to 15 festivities include live music, dance, pancake breakfast, barbecue, parade and more

Pirate ship Morgana from Esquimalt Buccaneer Days. (Black Press Media file photo)
HeroWork Victoria general manager Trevor Botkin gets strong-armed into his jail cell at Uptown in Saanich as he starts the third annual Jail, Bail or Bribe fundraiser. The event runs through the weekend and the public can make a donation onsite, or online at jailbailbribe.com. (Photo courtesy HeroWork Victoria)

Even heroes sometimes go to jail, says Victoria radical reno firm boss

HeroWork’s Trevor Botkin invites public to come by Uptown and say hi, make a donation

HeroWork Victoria general manager Trevor Botkin gets strong-armed into his jail cell at Uptown in Saanich as he starts the third annual Jail, Bail or Bribe fundraiser. The event runs through the weekend and the public can make a donation onsite, or online at jailbailbribe.com. (Photo courtesy HeroWork Victoria)
’Judge’ Gordy Dodd throws the book at HeroWork Victoria project manager Trevor Botkin. The latter will be behind bars for the weekend at Uptown in Saanich as part of the charity renovation organization’s Jail, Bail and Bribe fundraiser. (Courtesy HeroWork Victoria)

HeroWork builder behind bars for weekend fundraiser at Uptown in Saanich

Jail, Bail or Bribe, May 6 to 8 offers fun fundraiser for charitable reno company

’Judge’ Gordy Dodd throws the book at HeroWork Victoria project manager Trevor Botkin. The latter will be behind bars for the weekend at Uptown in Saanich as part of the charity renovation organization’s Jail, Bail and Bribe fundraiser. (Courtesy HeroWork Victoria)
Randy Evans, second-vice president of Unit 302 of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans, stands outside the club’s offices. A fundraiser scheduled for May 7 will raise funds in support for Ukraine as defends itself against Russia’s war of choice. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney veterans club to host May 7 fundraiser for Ukraine

Full-day fundraising event will include musical offerings, dance

Randy Evans, second-vice president of Unit 302 of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans, stands outside the club’s offices. A fundraiser scheduled for May 7 will raise funds in support for Ukraine as defends itself against Russia’s war of choice. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
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