Fred Talk raises $8,550 for local initiatives

Saanich Legacy Foundation benefits several groups and community events in Saanich

Kodi Gibson

More than 100 people attended Fred Talk, a successful fundraising event hosted by Saanich Coun. Fred Haynes at Victoria Caledonian Distillery.

The event raised $8,550 for the Saanich Legacy Foundation, which funds charities and community initiatives in Saanich.

Haynes has a history with SLF and is a supporter of the new distillery and brewery, which is the first of its kind in Saanich, and has brought 20 new jobs as well as an increasing economic impact.

Participants paid $125 for a tour, an audience with distillery founder Graeme Macaloney, food, a tasting flight of whisky and craft beer, and a six-pack of Twa Dogs beer to take home. Haynes also spoke at the charity fundraiser, an initiative that will support several groups, Haynes said.

“It’s wonderful to present such a large donation of $8,550 to the Saanich Legacy Foundation,” Haynes said. “It will be used to enable SLF to help several groups that contribute so much to making Saanich the wonderful place it is.”

The foundation benefits several groups in Saanich including Connections Place, a new society in Saanich which is bringing an accredited Clubhouse International to Victoria. It also supports the local chapter of Movember for Men’s Health, Santas Anonymous, the Little Spirits Garden at Royal Oak Burial Park, the summer Music in the Park series, Fortress Foundation and the University of Victoria’s Mental Health Week.

Similar to the Victoria Foundation, and exclusively volunteer-run, Saanich Legacy Foundation receives donations from residents and business, issues charity tax receipts and then aids in giving to many important causes in Saanich.

 

For more on SLF visit www.saanichlegacy.ca.

 

 

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