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Show women in need you care with the Campbell River Shoebox Project

By on November 21, 2017

By Jocelyn Doll Alison Skrepneck has high hopes for the Campbell River Shoebox Project this year – 340 shoeboxes for vulnerable women in Campbell River and the North Island. The idea is simple: decorate a shoebox, pack the shoebox full of gift

Langley ‘matchmakers’ unite volunteers with tasks

By on April 25, 2017

Full steam ahead. Just hours after wrapping up the inaugural Langley Volunteers meet-and-greet Saturday, organizers are already focused on their next project – a massive recruitment drive. Now the major goal is to recruit volunteers and match them with the

Specialized chairs help out Langley’s tiniest patients

By on February 22, 2017

A pair of chairs at Langley Memorial Hospital cost $3,200. No, they’re not by leading furniture designers the likes of Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, or Marcel Breuer. But they are pretty special, said the hospital foundation’s Kate

Our Place chefs in Victoria rise to the challenge in fundraiser

By on February 11, 2017

 By Kendra Wong – Victoria News Serving dinner for 500 people may seen daunting to some, but for Erica Tiedemann, it’s a welcome challenge. Every Monday to Friday, the 27-year-old Victoria chef rolls up her sleeves in the Our Place

Variety Show of Hearts telethon helps North Delta family

By on February 11, 2017

By Rosemary Newton – North Delta Reporter North Delta resident Kirstin Hedberg describes her six-year-old son Logyn Booth as having the spirit of a warrior. The Grade 1 student first became sick when he was two years old. After invasive

Animal rescuers benefit from Langley girl’s kindness

By on December 30, 2016

What did Clare Reimer get for her 10th birthday? One bucket of specialized formula for newborn animals and 10,000 meal worms. The Grade 5 student from R.C. Garnett Demonstration Elementary decided –  for the fifth year running – to forgo

South Surrey-White Rock breakfast program helps ease stress

By on December 30, 2016

By  Alex Browne – Peace Arch News One of the great local successes of the White Rock Rotary Club in the past few years isn’t a bricks and mortar building or a monument set in stone. Its importance to the

Courtenay senior knits mitts for children in need

By on December 21, 2016

Jean Henderson has knitted 50 pairs of children’s mitts for those in need. — image credit: PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK By  Erin Haluschak – Comox Valley Record Little hands in the Comox Valley will be a bit warmer, thanks to Jean

Festival of Trees helping sick children around Vancouver Island

By on December 13, 2016

Trees from last year’s Festival of Trees at the Bay Centre. This year, the event is celebrating 25 years in Victoria with the goal of raising $200,000 to support B.C. Children’s Hospital. — image credit: Victoria News file photo   by