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Jazmin Paquette from Abbotsford is about to have both legs amputated due to compartment syndrome. She is hoping for some financial help to allow her father to be there for the surgery. (Jazmin Mowers photo)

Abbotsford woman preparing for life without legs, hoping for support

‘Please take this pain away, I’m done. Please take my legs.’

Jazmin Paquette from Abbotsford is about to have both legs amputated due to compartment syndrome. She is hoping for some financial help to allow her father to be there for the surgery. (Jazmin Mowers photo)
Longtime friends Annette Quan, Brenda Yanchuk, and Connie Scheurer ham it up during the 2020 Hike for Hospice. The trio has participated since 2013 in honour of a passed colleague. (Courtesy of Victoria Hospice)

Actively celebrate missed loved ones May 1 when Hike for Hospice returns to Victoria

Walk centred at Fisherman’s Wharf supports patients, families in hospice circle of care

Longtime friends Annette Quan, Brenda Yanchuk, and Connie Scheurer ham it up during the 2020 Hike for Hospice. The trio has participated since 2013 in honour of a passed colleague. (Courtesy of Victoria Hospice)
Cooper (left) and Lucas Lidstone share a special brotherly moment. Lucas, a child with special needs, has been greatly helped by a program called Bear Essentials. (Photo courtesy of Laura Lidstone)

Pot of Gold raffle supports Vancouver Island kids with health challenges

Bear Essentials program bridging the gap for children with complex healthcare needs

Cooper (left) and Lucas Lidstone share a special brotherly moment. Lucas, a child with special needs, has been greatly helped by a program called Bear Essentials. (Photo courtesy of Laura Lidstone)
Special Olympics BC athlete Sheenagh Morrison and Victoria police Const. Dan Galano took a preliminary dip at Willows Beach before a previous Polar Plunge fundraiser event. The 2022 Polar Plunge remains virtual. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police team Royal Plungers makes a splash for Special Olympics BC

10 tips for taking the Polar Plunge that runs March 5 to 20

Special Olympics BC athlete Sheenagh Morrison and Victoria police Const. Dan Galano took a preliminary dip at Willows Beach before a previous Polar Plunge fundraiser event. The 2022 Polar Plunge remains virtual. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Members of the Vancouver Island Painted Rocks Facebook group are painting sunflowers in solidarity with Ukraine. (Christine Nemeth/Facebook)

PHOTOS: Vancouver Island group stands with Ukraine through sunflower rock paintings

Sunflowers have become a symbol of resistance to Russia’s war on Ukraine

Members of the Vancouver Island Painted Rocks Facebook group are painting sunflowers in solidarity with Ukraine. (Christine Nemeth/Facebook)
The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run team, various North Island emergency personnel, and Mayor Dennis Dugas and Kwakiutl First Nation chief Calvin Hunt, all stopped for a group photo bright and early in Port Hardy on Sunday, Feb. 27 before the runners left Carrot Park. (David Grainger photo)

600 kilometres: The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run leaves Port Hardy bright and early

The 600 kilometre run is held annually to raise awareness and funds for Wounded Warriors Canada

The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run team, various North Island emergency personnel, and Mayor Dennis Dugas and Kwakiutl First Nation chief Calvin Hunt, all stopped for a group photo bright and early in Port Hardy on Sunday, Feb. 27 before the runners left Carrot Park. (David Grainger photo)
Const. Aaron Courtney hold a portrait of his late police dog Koda at his home in Chilliwack on Feb. 17, 2022. He, along with partner Sgt. Jason Martens and their wives started Support Retired Legends, a business which raises money for a charity called Ned’s Wish which provides financial support to help pay for the medical bills of retired service dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Former B.C. K9 handler injured in hit-and-run now raising funds to help retired police dogs

‘Support Retired Legends’ educates people about retired police dogs, raises money for Ned’s Wish

Const. Aaron Courtney hold a portrait of his late police dog Koda at his home in Chilliwack on Feb. 17, 2022. He, along with partner Sgt. Jason Martens and their wives started Support Retired Legends, a business which raises money for a charity called Ned’s Wish which provides financial support to help pay for the medical bills of retired service dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Bass Coast raised $21,100 for disaster relief; music festival is back for 2022 (Photo - basscoast.ca)
Bass Coast raised $21,100 for disaster relief; music festival is back for 2022 (Photo - basscoast.ca)
A 79-year-old Buzz Coffee House employee who died Saturday, Feb. 13, was well-loved by co-workers. (Photo courtesy Madi Landry)

Employees raising money for Nanaimo coffee house after co-worker’s alleged murder

79-year-old died Saturday, 29-year-old charged with 2nd-degree murder

A 79-year-old Buzz Coffee House employee who died Saturday, Feb. 13, was well-loved by co-workers. (Photo courtesy Madi Landry)
The UVic Vikes women’s basketball team, along with USports, is raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society with the 15th annual Shoot for the Cure. (Black Press Media file photo)

UVic Vikes women’s basketball shooting for the cure Friday

5 p.m. Feb. 11 game at CARSA marks finale of fundraiser for Canadian Cancer Society

The UVic Vikes women’s basketball team, along with USports, is raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society with the 15th annual Shoot for the Cure. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser is back again on Feb. 26 to raise funds for the Sooke Shelter Society. (Facebook - Sooke Shelter Society)

Coldest Night of the Year back to raise $20k for Sooke Shelter Society

Taking place on Feb. 26, the walk will raise funds to help buy food, blankets and clothes

The Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser is back again on Feb. 26 to raise funds for the Sooke Shelter Society. (Facebook - Sooke Shelter Society)
Dodd’s Furniture & Mattress is collecting warm clothes at its three Vancouver Island locations. (Courtesy Victoria Cool Aid Society)

Vancouver Island business seeking warm clothes for those in need

Dodd’s Furniture & Mattress collecting donations at stores in Victoria, Nanaimo, Campbell River

Dodd’s Furniture & Mattress is collecting warm clothes at its three Vancouver Island locations. (Courtesy Victoria Cool Aid Society)
Tarn can often be seen at events walking on stilts. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island youth getting first haircut at 16 for good causes

Tarn Blakely will donate the hair to Hair We Share while raising funds for YANA

Tarn can often be seen at events walking on stilts. Photo supplied
A special commemorative jersey, designed by the Grizzlies’ own Jackson Morehouse, will be worn by players and later auctioned off in support of the Help Fill A Dream foundation. (Victoria Grizzlies)

In-person fundraising events make a big return to Victoria Grizzlies, Q Centre

Feb. 12 home game vs. Coquitlam will see a number of events for the Help Fill A Dream Foundation

A special commemorative jersey, designed by the Grizzlies’ own Jackson Morehouse, will be worn by players and later auctioned off in support of the Help Fill A Dream foundation. (Victoria Grizzlies)
Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)

Summerland-raised animator’s Kickstarter campaign raises $2.5 million

Jenna Woldenga is retelling a Dungeons and Dragons campaign in a series of animated Youtube videos

Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)
Lucas Gentina holds a Chilean flag listing the name of his hometown, La Boca de Rapel, after swimming across Elk Lake to fundraise for equipment benefiting residents at the long-term care unit of Saanich Peninsula Hospital, where he works as a rehabilitation assistant. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Morning swim across Elk Lake splashes up thousands for Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Rehabilitation assistant Lucas Gentina finishes 2K swim, learns that he raised $8,500

Lucas Gentina holds a Chilean flag listing the name of his hometown, La Boca de Rapel, after swimming across Elk Lake to fundraise for equipment benefiting residents at the long-term care unit of Saanich Peninsula Hospital, where he works as a rehabilitation assistant. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Kathy Ajas (left to right), Cheryl Chalifour, Kristina Quinn present their People’s Choice Award winning gingerbread creation, Revera Retirement 2050. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)

PHOTOS: Many interpretations of futuristic theme among Victoria Gingerbread Showcase winners

Revera Living wins 2021 People’s Choice award, Habitat for Humanity Victoria raises over $37,000

Kathy Ajas (left to right), Cheryl Chalifour, Kristina Quinn present their People’s Choice Award winning gingerbread creation, Revera Retirement 2050. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)
Lucas Gentina, a rehabilitation assistant for seniors in long-term care at Saanich Peninsula Hospital, is doing a 2K fundraiser swim across Elk Lake, winding up near the Victoria City Rowing Club, where he is pictured here. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

‘Aquaman’ raising funds for seniors at Saanich Peninsula Hospital with Elk Lake swim

Lucas Gentina plans to swim 2K from corner to corner across the Saanich lake on Jan. 17

Lucas Gentina, a rehabilitation assistant for seniors in long-term care at Saanich Peninsula Hospital, is doing a 2K fundraiser swim across Elk Lake, winding up near the Victoria City Rowing Club, where he is pictured here. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Co-fundraising chair Anne-Marie Griffiths (left) and fundraising head Samantha King pictured at Lambrick Park Preschool’s September bottle drive. (Photo courtesy of Samantha King)

Saanich preschool hosts parking lot bottle drive-thru to fund COVID safety measures

Jan. 9 bottle drive aims to raise extra funds for small school

Co-fundraising chair Anne-Marie Griffiths (left) and fundraising head Samantha King pictured at Lambrick Park Preschool’s September bottle drive. (Photo courtesy of Samantha King)
Zoe Clint raised more than $500 through a bottle drive for Victoria Hospice in recognition of the support they gave her when her mother Cindy Hannah (left) and father Bill Clint (right) died of cancer. A second drive the next day bolstered funds as high as $2,000. (Photos courtesy of Zoe Clint)

Bottle drive inspires others, collects $2,000 for Victoria Hospice

Woman initiates fundraiser to in thanks for support she and her family received

Zoe Clint raised more than $500 through a bottle drive for Victoria Hospice in recognition of the support they gave her when her mother Cindy Hannah (left) and father Bill Clint (right) died of cancer. A second drive the next day bolstered funds as high as $2,000. (Photos courtesy of Zoe Clint)