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Lab art brightens up Royal Jubilee Hospital

By on February 12, 2015

Andrea Peacock Victoria News Royal Jubilee Hospital lab workers are showing their artistic side in the Patient Care Centre. From now until the end of March, paintings done by hospital lab assistants and lab technicians will hang on the otherwise

Volunteers help Victoria Foundation thrive

By on February 12, 2015

Andrea Peacock Victoria News Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Victoria Foundation. Just ask foundation CEO Sandra Richardson. “We wouldn’t exist without [them],” she said. Around 90 non-profit organizations received over $1.4 million in grants from the Victoria Foundation in

Mom and babes project inspires Shoreline students

By on February 12, 2015

There is plenty of excitement among a group of Grade 6 students gathered in the Shoreline Community Middle School library. The students, part of the leadership-focused Youth Creating Inclusion club at the school in View Royal, are buzzing around three

Party of a lifetime for South Surrey girl

By on February 6, 2015

Tracy Holmes – Peace Arch News posted Jan 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM A plan to give an eight-year-old South Surrey girl the birthday party of a lifetime evolved intosomething much bigger Friday, when Ellaray Lewis was treated to an entire day of pampering

Gas gift cards in exchange for Starfish Pack donation

By on January 27, 2015

by  Vikki Hopes – Abbotsford News posted Jan 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM A new initiative on the BlackPress4Good crowdfunding site is raising money for the Starfish Pack Program. The initiative is being sponsored by Chevron in celebration of the

The girl who saved Christmas

By on December 30, 2014

By Dan Ferguson Langley Times Sara Walmsley now has a tree named after her. The lights on “Sara’s tree” were turned on with thousands of other lights and Christmas decorations at Williams park, less than a month after the nine-year-old

Campaign seeks to fill bookshelves for Christmas

By on December 15, 2014

by Matthew Hoekstra – Richmond Review Hundreds of low-income families come each year—each taking a turn to browse a room meant to put smiles on the faces of local children this Christmas. The toy room of the Richmond Christmas Fund

Coat drive is a family tradition

By on November 13, 2014

by  Mario Bartel – New Westminster News Leader Doling out warm winter coats to people who need them in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is a holiday tradition for Roni-Lyn Sanders. It’s also a family tradition. Sanders’ father Gordie started the first

School backpack program expands

By on October 24, 2014

Starfish Pack Program now serves 180 students and their families. — image credit: Black Press file photo The Blessings in a Backpack program has been renamed for the 2014-15 school year. The program is now called the Starfish Pack Program and