This year, Lawn Summer Nights Victoria celebrated its fifth anniversary in style. Over four evenings of July, you could find costume-coordinated teams with their best lawn bowling skills in hand, ready to duel it out for the 2017 Victoria lawn bowling champion title.
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.
As an investor, the first thing that anyone wants is a return, and hopefully a healthy one. With the growth in popularity of socially responsible investing (SRI) over the last decade, this raises the question: How does one choose an investment to not only get a return, but to also do some good?
Today, July 13th, marks the two year anniversary since Markus Pukonen of Routes of Change began his journey around the world in support of a sustainable future. 730 days later and Pukonen has made it to 9 Countries, 17 Cities and over 25,000km without the use of a motor.
This year marks our Country’s 150th birthday. In celebration of Canada, companies have been launching contests and promotions throughout the year. As giving back proves to be a key theme of the #Canada150 campaigns, we have rounded up a few excellent examples of companies who are leading the way for the next 150 years.
The Anawim House “is a refuge, a home, a meeting ground, and a source of hope for many of Victoria’s street community.” They are a family inside Victoria’s street community, a resource for the homeless. Acting to break the “us vs. them” stigma around homelessness they have built a community. We sat down with Anawim and were delighted to learn about their involvement within the Greater Victoria community.
As such a beautiful place to live–and to retire–there are many seniors in Victoria who are looking for support or a sense of community. For this Friday Feature, during British Columbia’s Bike to Work Week 2017 (#BTWW2017), we wanted to highlight Cycling Without Age, a volunteer-run organization that takes seniors for free bicycle rides.
This weekend marks a couple large events happening within our local community. National Volunteer Week 2017 is wrapping up on Saturday and many Victorians will hit the ground running on Sunday morning for the 28th annual TC10K run.
If you follow our newsletter, you already know that at HeartPress we’ve been helping the TC10K highlight their charity partners and sponsors. To kick-off the weekend, we wanted to share a couple of courageous, inspiring stories that touched our hearts.
Starting this Sunday, for the next week something special is happening in our community: #NationalVolunterWeek. This is the 14th consecutive year that Volunteer Canada has delivered the campaign and the second year that Volunteer Victoria has brought the campaign to our community.