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Dave Lawrence, proprietor of That 50’s Barber Shop in Nanaimo, shows off his Fresh Start tattoo which was done in 2020 as part of that year’s kick-off event for the back-to-school charity drive. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo barber asking for donations to Fresh Start back-to-school charity drive

Underprivileged kids can get free school supplies and haircuts Sept. 4 at Harbourfront library

 

On July 16, Operation Freedom Paws Canada held its first annual open house which also included a graduation ceremony for its two newest graduates. (Photo courtesy of Operation Freedom Paws Canada)

Operation Freedom Paws connects therapy dogs with veterans and disabled community in B.C.

Operation Freedom Paws, which trains therapy dogs and their owners, has been in B.C. since 2020

 

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies to donate World Cup earnings to charity

How much those earnings will be yet to be determined

 

(photo provided by Amy Nunn).

A sour treat for a sweet cause: Good Lemonade Day raises over $17,000 for Kelowna charity

Local families across B.C. hosted lemonade stands on June 18 to raise money for JoeAnna’s House

(photo provided by Amy Nunn).
(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)

West Kelowna resident cycling across B.C. for mental health awareness

Biffart’s journey started on June 5 and he aims to be done on the 21st

(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)

B.C. family of 5 set to fly around the world over the next year – and raise $1M for charity

The Porters plan to take 14 months to see 50-plus countries and support SOS Children’s Villages

The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)
Cinnamon buns at Nanaimo Bakery and Café are recommended by Joshua Nelson II, bakery manager and head chef. The bakery was re-opened as a venture for Island Crisis Care Society in part to assist people transition from homelessness. (Submitted photo)

Dough rising again as Nanaimo bakery re-opens under Island Crisis Care Society banner

New Nanaimo Bakery and Café part of society’s Project Rise program

Cinnamon buns at Nanaimo Bakery and Café are recommended by Joshua Nelson II, bakery manager and head chef. The bakery was re-opened as a venture for Island Crisis Care Society in part to assist people transition from homelessness. (Submitted photo)
Babs Rogers, 101, takes part in the Coldest Night of the Year walk Feb. 26 in Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)

Coldest Night of the Year walk in Nanaimo shatters records with $100,000 raised

Fundraiser exceeded its target, says Island Crisis Care Society

Babs Rogers, 101, takes part in the Coldest Night of the Year walk Feb. 26 in Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)
Hospital Way next to Victoria General Hospital was renamed Jeneece Place to mark the home’s fifth anniversary in 2017. Visionary of the home, Frankie Edroff holds up the new sign. (Courtesy of Jeneece Place)

Jeneece Place celebrates 10 years of offering Island families a ‘safe landing place’

Close to 3,000 families of chiildren receiving acute care housed since January 2012

Hospital Way next to Victoria General Hospital was renamed Jeneece Place to mark the home’s fifth anniversary in 2017. Visionary of the home, Frankie Edroff holds up the new sign. (Courtesy of Jeneece Place)
Peter Sinclair, Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank executive director, on East Wellington Road land in Nanaimo, where the non-profit plans on building a new warehouse facility. (News Bulletin file)

City of Nanaimo unanimously approves 30-year Loaves and Fishes land lease

Non-profit food bank will be responsible for raising money to construct warehouse on site

Peter Sinclair, Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank executive director, on East Wellington Road land in Nanaimo, where the non-profit plans on building a new warehouse facility. (News Bulletin file)
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 B.C. charity donations 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)
The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. shop sources bounty of answers to the ugly holiday sweater dilemma

Despite pandemic challenges, Victoria’s The Patch on Yates continues its annual tradition

The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold in the annual charity fundraiser. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)

Anonymous donor buys more than $10K in cookies from Nanaimo girl guides

Troop will donate the cookies to a variety of community poverty assistance charities

Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold in the annual charity fundraiser. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)
Surgeons work on a patient in West Africa. (KBNF)

B.C. nurse fights to bring ‘top notch’ supplies, neurosurgery facilities to West Africa

Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation trains surgeons, brings supplies where they’re needed most

Surgeons work on a patient in West Africa. (KBNF)
Haven Society has been awarded the Purple Ribbon Award, recognizing its efforts to positively impact victims and survivors of domestic violence. Pictured here are Sylvia Shedden, left, and Adrianne Marskell, society co-chairs. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo non-profit receives Purple Ribbon for supporting victims of domestic violence

Haven Society conferred with award by DomesticShelters.org

Haven Society has been awarded the Purple Ribbon Award, recognizing its efforts to positively impact victims and survivors of domestic violence. Pictured here are Sylvia Shedden, left, and Adrianne Marskell, society co-chairs. (Submitted photo)
Father and son

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Father and son
Lieut. Blair Pinker, left, and firefighters Micah Chesher, Steve Nicks and Jared MacLeod will be out with firefighters collecting donations at various grocery store across Nanaimo to help fund the fight against muscular dystrophy this weekend. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo firefighters trying to give muscular dystrophy the boot

Boot Drive happens at various grocery stores in Nanaimo this weekend, Sept. 18-19

Lieut. Blair Pinker, left, and firefighters Micah Chesher, Steve Nicks and Jared MacLeod will be out with firefighters collecting donations at various grocery store across Nanaimo to help fund the fight against muscular dystrophy this weekend. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
File - A standard War Amps key tag (The War Amps)

75 years of returning lost keys, War Amps celebrate program

Started in 1946, the key tags have provided Canadians with piece of mind if they lose their keys

File - A standard War Amps key tag (The War Amps)
The Nanaimo Brain Injury Society's office on Bastion Street. (News Bulletin photo)

Grant will help Nanaimo Brain Injury Society to bolster programs

B.C. Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions directs $65,000

The Nanaimo Brain Injury Society's office on Bastion Street. (News Bulletin photo)