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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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Dylan Joss, a Victoria man who lives in the Fernwood area, is running to raise money for youth struggling with depression and anxiety. (Dylan Joss/Facebook)

Victoria man to run a total of 800 km for youth struggling with depression

Dylan Joss hopes to take a group of 15 youth to Tofino for mental health surf trip

Dylan Joss, a Victoria man who lives in the Fernwood area, is running to raise money for youth struggling with depression and anxiety. (Dylan Joss/Facebook)
Christian Stewart (left) helps Terry Edison-Brown load up food donations from the Arbutus van to his car – later brought to Anawim Companion Society on Caledonia Avenue. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Victoria HarbourCats host second annual food drive in Saanich on New Year’s Day

All proceeds to go toward non-profit Anawim Companion Society

Christian Stewart (left) helps Terry Edison-Brown load up food donations from the Arbutus van to his car – later brought to Anawim Companion Society on Caledonia Avenue. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The 5th Garry Oak Scouts host a contactless bottle drop off Jan. 2 at the Oak Bay scout hall, 1703 Monterey Ave. (Courtesy 5th Garry Oak Scouts)

Double drop-off fundraisers return for trees, bottles in Oak Bay

Scouts offer contactless bottle drive, fire department hosts Christmas tree chipping

The 5th Garry Oak Scouts host a contactless bottle drop off Jan. 2 at the Oak Bay scout hall, 1703 Monterey Ave. (Courtesy 5th Garry Oak Scouts)
The Great Canadian Flood Relief online concert takes place Dec. 19 with funds going to the Canadian Red Cross for people who lost homes and properties in B.C., Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Online concert will benefit flood victims nationwide through Canadian Red Cross

30 award-winning musicians lined up for Great Canadian Flood Relief concert

The Great Canadian Flood Relief online concert takes place Dec. 19 with funds going to the Canadian Red Cross for people who lost homes and properties in B.C., Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Felix Townsin, shown here with his sister, Lexi, who died on Oct. 19, 2019. Felix and his family have launched a new website dedicated to sharing and encouraging good deeds inspired by Lexi. (Photo Courtesy of the Townsin family)

11-year-old Greater Victoria boy launches inspirational website to salute late sister

Felix Townsin launched lexislegacy.com to share and encourage good deeds inspired by Lexi’s story

Felix Townsin, shown here with his sister, Lexi, who died on Oct. 19, 2019. Felix and his family have launched a new website dedicated to sharing and encouraging good deeds inspired by Lexi. (Photo Courtesy of the Townsin family)
Laura McIntyre and her three kids are currently living in a run-down trailer, but thanks to a crowd funding campaign organized by a friend, they hope to be living in a new trailer which is safe and comfortable for them. (Photo Courtesy of Laura McIntyre)

‘She deserves a hand-up’: GoFundMe launched for Langford single mom in failing home

Single mother of three special needs kids needs a new home to replace decrepit trailer

Laura McIntyre and her three kids are currently living in a run-down trailer, but thanks to a crowd funding campaign organized by a friend, they hope to be living in a new trailer which is safe and comfortable for them. (Photo Courtesy of Laura McIntyre)
8888 unique 3D dog NFT (RuffLife)

Buy an NFT, help a real dog: RuffLife supports BC SPCA to raise funds for animals

RuffLife Rescues is based in Kelowna and will donate 40 per cent of profits

8888 unique 3D dog NFT (RuffLife)
A 40-foot shipping container stuffed to the brim brings smiles to faces in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon after surviving a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut. (Compassionate Resource Warehouse/Facebook)

Miracle container, filled with supplies by Esquimalt charity, survives Beirut blast

Found 40-foot container provides Syrian refugees skills training, school

A 40-foot shipping container stuffed to the brim brings smiles to faces in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon after surviving a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut. (Compassionate Resource Warehouse/Facebook)
Tickets are now available for the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue 50/50 draw.(News Bulletin file photo)
Tickets are now available for the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue 50/50 draw.(News Bulletin file photo)
Zoe Clint is organizing a fundraiser on Dec. 18 to raise money 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. (Photos Courtesy of Zoe Clint)

‘The gift I didn’t expect’: Woman saying thanks to Victoria Hospice with bottle drive

Esquimalt woman fundraising for organization which helped her through the death of both her parents

Zoe Clint is organizing a fundraiser on Dec. 18 to raise money 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. (Photos Courtesy of Zoe Clint)
Kaydence Bourque was struck in a Saanich crosswalk on Monday (Dec. 6) and was pronounced dead the following day. (Photo courtesy of Crystal Bourque/Facebook)

Fundraiser started for family of teen who died after being struck in Saanich crosswalk

Kaydence Bourque, a student at Reynolds Secondary, close to home when hit by vehicle Dec. 6

Kaydence Bourque was struck in a Saanich crosswalk on Monday (Dec. 6) and was pronounced dead the following day. (Photo courtesy of Crystal Bourque/Facebook)
Draft horses will be on hand for photo booth opportunities on Saturday, Dec. 11, for a small cash donation or non-perishable food, to be donated to the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank. (Photo courtesy of Tally-Ho Carriage Tours)

UPDATE: Photo opp food bank fundraiser features draft horses on Saanich Peninsula

Public encouraged to help by bringing non-perishable food or cash donations Dec. 12

Draft horses will be on hand for photo booth opportunities on Saturday, Dec. 11, for a small cash donation or non-perishable food, to be donated to the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank. (Photo courtesy of Tally-Ho Carriage Tours)
Goldstream Food Bank volunteers, pictured, rely on charitable initiatives like Love Local BC for their monthly food hamper program. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Greater Victoria businesses, food bank included in provincial fundraiser

Goldstream Food Bank one of the recipients of BCLC initiative

Goldstream Food Bank volunteers, pictured, rely on charitable initiatives like Love Local BC for their monthly food hamper program. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
After a couple agreed to match donations up to $12,000 toward the purchase of ER beds for the Royal Jubilee Hospital, the community came through on Giving Tuesday to donate enough to purchase nine beds. (Courtesy Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

Victoria foundation targets funding 2 hospital beds in 24 hours, community rallies to fund 9

Donors give more than $100,000 to bed campaign on Giving Tuesday

After a couple agreed to match donations up to $12,000 toward the purchase of ER beds for the Royal Jubilee Hospital, the community came through on Giving Tuesday to donate enough to purchase nine beds. (Courtesy Victoria Hospitals Foundation)
A fan photo of Cole Sprouse in Langley, where parts of Netflix’s show Riverdale have been filmed. (Submitted photo)

Riverdale star fundraising for B.C. environmental groups with sale of his photo prints

Cole Sprouse, Jughead in the Archie Comics spin-off show, also an avid photographer

A fan photo of Cole Sprouse in Langley, where parts of Netflix’s show Riverdale have been filmed. (Submitted photo)