As the seasons change pace you may find your daily routine sifting with the cooler weather, start of school or need to try something new. Here’s our seasonal round-up of fall fundraisers and events in Victoria that you won’t want to miss.
September Fall Fundraisers
Burger and Beer Night in support of Tour de Rock
Saturday, September 9th | 6 pm – 8 pm @ Lion’s Den Restaurant at Save on Foods Memorial Centre
Support The Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer’s Tour de Rock with a good old burger and beer. Tickets are $20 for anyone 19+ and include a burger and a beer. For those under 19, tickets are $10 and include a burger and pop.
Golf for Kids Charity Classic benefiting Help Fill A Dream
Saturday, September 9th | @ Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa
This year is the 19th annual Golf for Kids. Enjoy networking with BC’s business leaders, a Texas scramble round of golf, food, beverages, an on-course poker game, a banquet dinner and more!
Sunday, September 10th | 11 am – 1 pm @ Gonzales Beach
Join the Surfrider Foundation of Vancouver Island to give one of our popular Victoria beaches the cleanup it deserves after summer.
Pacific Links Golf Tournament benefiting Help Fill A Dream
Monday, September 11th – Sunday, September 17th | @ Bear Mountain
Watch the PGA Champions as they duel it out for a $2 million pot. The Official Charity Partner this year is Help Fill A Dream. You can attend the tournament several different ways; the Full Week ($89.15), ProAM Day Passes ($21.55) or Championship Day Passes ($35.20).
The Help Fill A Dream Team is also looking for volunteer and your $49 volunteer package fee will be donated back to the charity.
Sign up to volunteer here.
Light the Night Victoria benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada – BC/Yukon Region
Friday, September 15th | 6 pm – 9 pm @ Oak Bay Recreation Ctr. Windsor Pavilion
Join the community who walks in unity, when the sun goes down. Each participant carries an illuminated lantern – red for supporters, white for patients and survivors, and gold to remember loved ones lost.
Harvest on the Harbour: A Night Under the Stars benefiting the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
Saturday, September 16th | 5:30 pm – 11 pm @ Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort
Join this gala for a night of inspiration, entertainment and celebration on our beautiful harbour front. There will be dinner, a silent auction, dancing and entertainment for guests under the stars; tickets are $105 per person.
Raise the Roof for Shelter in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation
Friday, September 22nd 6 pm – 8 pm @ The Robert Bateman Centre
This fundraiser is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary with a mixer style evening. Indulge in delicious O’Dourves from Kitchens of Distinction, a cash bar, an amazing silent auction, and more! Entry to the event is by donation, but please RSVP for catering.
Learn more about why this event got started here.
ART + FARE 3 benefiting the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Saturday, September 23rd | 7 pm – 11 pm @ The Union Club of British Columbia
Join the community for a celebration of all things local, in support of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
Women and the Vine benefiting the Sandy Merriman House Emergency Shelter For Women
Saturday, September 23rd | 6 pm @ the Victoria Wine Festival, Parkside Hotel
This seminar is part of Victoria’s Wine Festival, and the only seminar where all proceeds will be donated to the Sandy Merriman House Emergency Shelter of Women, operated by the Cool Aid Society. As one of the new fall fundraisers, join the group in a discussion and tasting of the wine or wine style that led them into a career in wine.
Fall Fairfield with the LifeCycles Project Society
Sunday, September 23rd | 2 pm – 6 pm @ the Fairfield Gonzales Community Centre
This 7th annual, family oriented event is a community celebration of the Fall Season that is upon us. This year, the LifeCycles Projects Society will be hosting a Seed Swap and a Fruit Donation Station. So bring seeds for swapping and excess fruit that keep dropping. Additionally, there will be music, games, beverage gardens and more; admission is free. One of our cities truly classic fall fundraisers.
Anawim’s Community Art Show – Empowered Life
Wednesday, September 27th | 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm @ The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
This collaborative art show will bring colour to the lives of Victoria’s most vulnerable. Come view that art exhibition of 30 canvases created by people from the street community, school kids, and the general public; refreshments and an auction.
Ride for Refuge hosted by the Cridge Centre for the Family supporting 17 charities
Saturday, September 30th | 8 am @ Saanich Community Church
Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly bike or walk. Walk 5k around Elk/Beaver Lake Provincial Park, or ride 10k, 25k or 50k through greater Victoria’s scenic mountains, forests and coastline. The fundraising goal is $100,000 this year, while the Cridge Centre has pledged to raise $40,000 towards this goal.
Delight the Senses || Different Artists, Same Purpose raising funds for breast cancer research
Saturday, September 30th | 7 pm – 10 pm @ The Atrium
A unique, art-themed charity gala that brings together artists from a variety of disciplines to raise funds for breast cancer research. NOTE: The guest ticket price includes a delectable menu of light bites curated by chef Nicholas Waters of Toque Catering and a variety of enticing wine and craft beer options.
Conservation Connection Forum & Benefit Banquet in support of Habitat Acquisition Trust
Thursday, October 12th | 9:30am – 8pm @ 505 Quayle Road, Saanich
This full day Fourm provides an opportunity for members of the community, First Nations, conservation organization, local communities, post secondary institutions and governments to come together. The conference will run from 9:30am to 3:30pm followed by a nature walk and a buffet style dinner and silent auction. All proceeds will support Habitat Acquisition Trust’s conservation programs. Rsvp here.
TP the Town in support of the Mustard Seed Foodbank
Saturday, October 14th | Participating Save-On-Foods and Country Grocer locations
Not quite the prank you remember from high school. In it’s third year of the campaign, the Prodigy Group is hoping to collect over 50,000 rolls of toilet paper for families in need. You can drop off donations of cash or rolls at participating locations. As one of Victoria’s unique fall fundraisers, this drive is geared towards gathering thousands of rolls of toilet paper for families in need; Toilet Paper the Town.
Modern Real Estate’s Pumpkin Patch Party in support of Women’s shelters
Saturday, October 14th | 10am – 12pm @ 2621 Eastdowne Road
After the success of Modern Real Estate Team’s Raise the Roof for Shelter last month, they’re welcoming October with their 2nd annual Pumpkin Patch Party! Enjoy pancakes and pick a pumpkin by donation to support women’s shelters.
Jon Montgomery Pizza Pigout benefiting KidSport Victoria
Thursday, October 19th | 5 pm – 8 pm @ Distrikt
Come join Jon Montgomery – Olympic gold Medalist and host of CTV’s Amazing Race Canada – along with local entertainment, media and sports fans for this adult only (19+) event. Support a local charity “So ALL Kids Can Play!” With a silent auction, a raffle, beer and all you can eat pizza…
Cherish: Fashion and Philanthropy in support of Dance Victoria and the Victoria Women’s Transition House
Thursday, October 26th | 7pm @ David Foster Theatre, Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Expanding on the success of last years event, Cherish will showcase 16 of Victoria’s finest dancers who will showcase fall fashions down the runway. There will be complimentary wines, delightful food and a wide selection of auction items at the event. Buy tickets here.
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