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Mena Westhaver, Community Programmer with Saanich Parks, Recreation Community Services, encourages Saanich residents to join the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge, a physical activity initiative encouraging Canadians to get active, and search for Canada’s Most Active Community.

Saanich wants YOU to take on the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge!

Sign up, record your activity minutes + help Saanich compete to be Canada’s Most Active Community

  • Jun 6, 2022
Seedlings Forest Education children's growth and outdoor learning.

Giving kids a place ‘where nature becomes the teacher’

Greater Victoria nature programming takes the classroom into the trees

  • May 30, 2022
As part of Berwick Retirement Community's Passion Projects, concierge Hanan hosted three seminars about Syrian culture and her journey to Canada. Not only did residents enjoy learning about another part of the world, it also helped them build stronger bonds.

Sharing passions sparks conversation! Innovative project builds bonds at retirement community

Music performances, wine tastings, cultural knowledge… Berwick staff have many hidden talents!

  • May 30, 2022
Indoor cycle classes are now available at three Saanich recreation centres: G.R. Pearkes, Saanich Commonwealth Place and Gordon Head.

Pedal power: Saanich cycling class makes workouts easy, affordable – and FUN!

An avid cyclist for many years, Trace Walker was sidelined when an…

  • May 23, 2022
Indoor cycle classes are now available at three Saanich recreation centres: G.R. Pearkes, Saanich Commonwealth Place and Gordon Head.
The Victoria Foundation's 17th annual Victoria's Vital Signs citizen survey digs a little deeper into the idea of community – specifically, “What does community mean to you?”

What does community mean to you? Victoria’s Vital Signs wants to know!

17th citizen survey explores what’s working, what needs attention in Greater Victoria

  • May 23, 2022
The Victoria Foundation's 17th annual Victoria's Vital Signs citizen survey digs a little deeper into the idea of community – specifically, “What does community mean to you?”
Hometown Heroes Lottery spokesperson – and Vancouver fire fighter – Sebastian Sevallo shows off one of this year’s Grand Prize homes, in Lake Country.

Every ticket changes a life

Support our health care heroes – and get in to win a $2.7 million Grand Prize

  • May 23, 2022
Hometown Heroes Lottery spokesperson – and Vancouver fire fighter – Sebastian Sevallo shows off one of this year’s Grand Prize homes, in Lake Country.
Whether you’re working part-time as a lifeguard, fitness instructor or receptionist, or building a full-time career, working in recreation brings many rewards, says Alyssa Staples, Arts and Wellness Recreation Programmer at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre.

Recreation reaps rewards – for participants and staff!

Summer camp leader, lifeguard or Zamboni driver, a Saanich Recreation career can take many paths!

  • May 9, 2022
Whether you’re working part-time as a lifeguard, fitness instructor or receptionist, or building a full-time career, working in recreation brings many rewards, says Alyssa Staples, Arts and Wellness Recreation Programmer at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre.
Individual differences, and different environments, affect how we experience hearing challenges.

Channelling the power of AI to improve hearing

Technology has come a long way to help those with hearing loss hear better

  • May 9, 2022
Individual differences, and different environments, affect how we experience hearing challenges.
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.

Foundry supports youth in living a good life

Free and confidential health and wellness supports for BC youth ages 12 to 24 – online and in-person

  • May 2, 2022
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.
Marlena and Nick Salvador Nick, joined the 2021-2022 Gadsden Initiative cohort. Now in its second year, this Victoria Foundation initiative brings together GenXers and Millennials to build relationships within the community through learning sessions, community activities and networking opportunities based on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Inspiring stories: Why it’s important to share stories of philanthropy

Now’s the time to Make It Happen! Victoria

  • Apr 25, 2022
Marlena and Nick Salvador Nick, joined the 2021-2022 Gadsden Initiative cohort. Now in its second year, this Victoria Foundation initiative brings together GenXers and Millennials to build relationships within the community through learning sessions, community activities and networking opportunities based on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
From April 29 to May 2, the Capital Regional District and partners are hosting the Greater Victoria arm of the global City Nature Challenge – an opportunity to join a large community of local nature buffs who are helping to inventory and celebrate the capital region’s amazing flora and fauna.

Love exploring nature? Join the Greater Victoria City Nature Challenge today!

Explore the biodiversity in your backyard, get a chance to win awesome prizes

  • Apr 25, 2022
From April 29 to May 2, the Capital Regional District and partners are hosting the Greater Victoria arm of the global City Nature Challenge – an opportunity to join a large community of local nature buffs who are helping to inventory and celebrate the capital region’s amazing flora and fauna.
Abe and AJ Stobbe, dairy farmers in Mara, BC standing in front of the geothermal heat exchange system that heats their milking parlour and their homes.

BC Dairy farmers going green — 3 stories of environmental innovation

BC dairy farmers caring for their cows, their land and their community

  • Apr 18, 2022
Abe and AJ Stobbe, dairy farmers in Mara, BC standing in front of the geothermal heat exchange system that heats their milking parlour and their homes.
Berwick

What’s on the menu? Life’s a buffet at these retirement communities!

Good meals are at the heart of healthy communities. Find out how Berwick does it.

  • Apr 18, 2022
Berwick
Shop Pets West online at petswest.ca and in-store at #220 - 777 Royal Oak Dr. (Broadmead Village) for healthy pet food, including raw food and toppers.

Raw pet food, how does it measure up?

Victoria’s favourite local pet store, Pets West, has seen an increase in…

  • Apr 11, 2022
Shop Pets West online at petswest.ca and in-store at #220 - 777 Royal Oak Dr. (Broadmead Village) for healthy pet food, including raw food and toppers.
Before starting on that DIY project, you have a few serious steps to consider, especially if you’re planning on hauling your clean renovation waste to Hartland Landfill yourself!

Spring DIY project in the works? In the capital region, THIS is your first step

If the project will involve waste, a disposal application is job No. 1

  • Mar 28, 2022
Before starting on that DIY project, you have a few serious steps to consider, especially if you’re planning on hauling your clean renovation waste to Hartland Landfill yourself!
If you have space on your lot and allowable footprint, one of the easiest solutions to achieving more space is an addition; in other cases, homeowners will need to look up for more space, or down into the basement, says MAC Renovations' Blaise McDonald.

Dig down, lift up or add on: Finding more space for your family

You’ve outgrown your existing home, but love your neighbourhood and have no…

  • Mar 28, 2022
If you have space on your lot and allowable footprint, one of the easiest solutions to achieving more space is an addition; in other cases, homeowners will need to look up for more space, or down into the basement, says MAC Renovations' Blaise McDonald.
This Week’s Lunch meal options include a main, fruits and veggies and healthy snacks to round it out with different options based on your child’s age. Choose from a wide selection of mains and snacks to please everyone from Elementary to High School — even those picky eaters!

Thinking outside the lunch box: What if your kid’s lunch box came to you?

Greater Victoria has a new way to do school lunch!

  • Mar 21, 2022
This Week’s Lunch meal options include a main, fruits and veggies and healthy snacks to round it out with different options based on your child’s age. Choose from a wide selection of mains and snacks to please everyone from Elementary to High School — even those picky eaters!
The application process for the Victoria Foundation’s 2022 Community Grants Program is open, welcoming eligible applications via the Foundation’s online grant portal until April 14.

Make It Happen: Victoria Foundation’s Community Grants program opens for applications

Donations made before May 14 will help vital programs in your community this year

  • Mar 21, 2022
The application process for the Victoria Foundation’s 2022 Community Grants Program is open, welcoming eligible applications via the Foundation’s online grant portal until April 14.
Perch aims to empower Canadians to make informed real estate decisions and help them unlock their wealth-building potential, says Alex Leduc, Perch Founder.

Toronto proptech Perch releases innovative Pathfinder tool that makes finding a mortgage as easy as 1-2-3

Shopping for a mortgage can be a daunting task for many, but…

  • Mar 14, 2022
Perch aims to empower Canadians to make informed real estate decisions and help them unlock their wealth-building potential, says Alex Leduc, Perch Founder.
Hatley Castle

Life without change is a bore, so these seniors embrace new opportunities!

Nurturing 6 dimensions of wellness, from the climbing gym to Berwick University

  • Mar 7, 2022
Hatley Castle