fundraising

People are asked to support the Walk for Alzheimer’s by setting a personal walking or fitness challenge throughout May, while fundraising to support Alzheimer Society of B.C. programs and services. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo residents asked to ‘walk their own way’ for Alzheimer’s

Month-long self-paced fitness challenge supports Alzheimer Society of B.C.

 

South Surrey's Kelly Tarry and her family participate in the inaugural BC Stay-at-Home Campout on April 25. The event was so successful, a second one is planned for May 16. (Contributed photo)

B.C. families invited to ‘camp out’ at home in support of COVID-19 response fund

Third province-wide Stay-at-Home Campout planned as charitable fundraiser

  • Apr 28, 2021

 

Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold online and at London Drugs this year. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)

Girl Guide cookie sales return to B.C. London Drugs stores

Door-to-door sales cancelled amid pandemic’s third wave

 

Michael Yellowlees and his dog Luna continue on their journey through Port Alberni after a couple of interviews on a soggy Friday, March 5, 2021. Yellowlees left Tofino four days previously and intends to walk to Newfoundland and Labrador to raise awareness for a Scottish environmental charity. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Kilted Scotsman launches walking trek across Canada in B.C.

Michael Yellowlees departs Tofino to raise funds for endangered Caledonian Forest

Michael Yellowlees and his dog Luna continue on their journey through Port Alberni after a couple of interviews on a soggy Friday, March 5, 2021. Yellowlees left Tofino four days previously and intends to walk to Newfoundland and Labrador to raise awareness for a Scottish environmental charity. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Cole Moore with one of his sisters, Jasmin Moore. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island man looks to brain surgery for second chance

Fingers crossed that procedure can give Cole Moore a new lease on life after decade of seizures

Cole Moore with one of his sisters, Jasmin Moore. Photo supplied
Aerial view of West Ballenas Island. (Photo courtesy the BC Parks Foundation)

Community rallies to buy private island off Parksville for parkland

BC Parks Foundation successfully raises $1.7M for purchase of West Ballenas Island

Aerial view of West Ballenas Island. (Photo courtesy the BC Parks Foundation)
After losing family members to cancer and inquiring about local mental health services, David Bitonti decided to organize Movember Night at the Nanaimo Bar on Nov. 14. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Music, comedy and moustaches will take centre stage at Movember Night in Nanaimo

Fundraiser event will be held Nov. 14 at Nanaimo Bar

After losing family members to cancer and inquiring about local mental health services, David Bitonti decided to organize Movember Night at the Nanaimo Bar on Nov. 14. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Neighbours have set up a GoFundMe account to help Peter Colyn, whose trailer was severely damaged in a fire last month.(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Neighbours rally to help Duncan man after trailer fire

GoFundMe account set up to help with clean-up and moving

Neighbours have set up a GoFundMe account to help Peter Colyn, whose trailer was severely damaged in a fire last month.(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Duration of Tour de Rock stop in Chemainus much shorter than usual

Four alumni riders don’t get to come for breakfast in COVID year

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Frank (Fenix) Theuerkorn, a multiple myeloma survivor, will be among those taking part in the Multiple Myeloma March on Sept. 7. Pictured here, Theuerkorn, front, and daughter Nikki at the inaugural march in March 2018. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo professor raising awareness about rare blood cancer

Socially distanced Vancouver Island Multiple Myeloma March to take place on Labour Day

Frank (Fenix) Theuerkorn, a multiple myeloma survivor, will be among those taking part in the Multiple Myeloma March on Sept. 7. Pictured here, Theuerkorn, front, and daughter Nikki at the inaugural march in March 2018. (Submitted photo)
Last year’s Golf for Life event. (Shawn Wagar/Island Health photo)

Nanaimo hospital foundation golf tourney going four weeks due to COVID-19

Golf for Life fundraiser will take place Sept. 1-30 at Fairwinds Golf Club in Nanoose Bay

Last year’s Golf for Life event. (Shawn Wagar/Island Health photo)
Dave Lawrence, proprietor of That 50’s Barber Shop in Nanaimo, had to re-think his Fresh Start fundraiser strategy in 2020 due to COVID-19. Packages will be delivered, as opposed to handed out this year, and Lawrence will get a tattoo on his calf in a promotional event. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

Nanaimo barber looks at new style for back-to-school fundraiser

Dave Lawrence of That 50’s Barber Shop getting tattoo in Fresh Start promo on Aug. 17

Dave Lawrence, proprietor of That 50’s Barber Shop in Nanaimo, had to re-think his Fresh Start fundraiser strategy in 2020 due to COVID-19. Packages will be delivered, as opposed to handed out this year, and Lawrence will get a tattoo on his calf in a promotional event. (Karl Yu/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
Trevor Cradduck of Nanaimo has a target to cycle 750 kilometres and raise $3,000 for the Great Cycle Challenge. Money raised will go to the Sick Kids Foundation for childhood cancer research. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo man in his 80s will cycle hundreds of kilometres in childhood cancer fight

Trevor Cradduck seeks to ride 750 kilometres to raise money in Great Cycle Challenge

Trevor Cradduck of Nanaimo has a target to cycle 750 kilometres and raise $3,000 for the Great Cycle Challenge. Money raised will go to the Sick Kids Foundation for childhood cancer research. (Submitted photo)
Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)

Ryan Reynolds matching fundraising dollars for B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

Vancouver-born actor appeals to the public with Make Ryan Pay! campaign

Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)
A Cermaq Canada employee undertook a cycling activity with his children and participated in the ‘fitness for food banks’ program. (Submitted photo)

B.C. aquaculture farm’s employees sweat it out to raise funds for food banks

For every five minutes of exercise recorded, Cermaq Canada is donating a dollar to local food banks in communities they operate

A Cermaq Canada employee undertook a cycling activity with his children and participated in the ‘fitness for food banks’ program. (Submitted photo)
Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jenson went missing in Sooke on Friday night. Now the community is showing its support to the community. (Black Press Media)

Sooke rallies to show its support in the wake of tragic deaths

Fund raising efforts, scholarships and meal trains have all been launched

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jenson went missing in Sooke on Friday night. Now the community is showing its support to the community. (Black Press Media)