Charity and Donations

‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)

Painting ‘paw’-digy motivated by B.C. doggie treats

Nanaimo’s Foley Dog Treat Company partners with artistic pooch on charitable initiative

‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)
Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)

B.C. girl, 13, raises over $32K for BC Children’s Hospital, launches new raffle

Several hospital departments have benefitted from Sia Sidhu’s fundraising work in recent years

Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)
The Eagle Riders present a cheque for $555 to Stacey Marsh and Keltie McKale of the Campbell River Hospital Foundation. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Even without Poker Run, Eagle Riders still giving back

Riders donate to two Campbell River groups

The Eagle Riders present a cheque for $555 to Stacey Marsh and Keltie McKale of the Campbell River Hospital Foundation. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)

VIDEO: B.C. animal rehab centre offers a chance to sponsor rescued bobcat

Tucker is doing well, but he will need a new enclosure

Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)
Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)

Blizzards forecast in BC in October – each raising funds for children’s hospital care

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day reset for Oct. 28 in province and across Canada

Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)
(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Credit union donates $50K to support B.C. wildfire victims

First West is also encouraging its members to donate to the cause

(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)

Island near Nanaimo preserved as park after $4M donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supports three land purchases in the Strait of Georgia

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)
JAK’s Liquor Store in Campbell River will be donating 10 per cent of its sales on Saturday, June 19, to the Campbell River And District Food Bank. (Photo from JAKS.com)

JAK’S Beer Wine Spirits hosts the third annual JAK’s gives back on June 19

Ten per cent of every purchase at JAK’S Beer Wine Spirits will be donated to local food banks

  • Jun 18, 2021
JAK’s Liquor Store in Campbell River will be donating 10 per cent of its sales on Saturday, June 19, to the Campbell River And District Food Bank. (Photo from JAKS.com)
From left are Michael Siemens, Ben Cyphery from the Young Professionals of Campbell River, Trudy Parry from the Better at Home project, and Michaela Arruda, Amanda Raleigh and Kelsey Anglin of the Young Professionals of Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Young Professionals raise over $6,000 for Better at Home project

Virtual dinner party held to raise funds for seniors

From left are Michael Siemens, Ben Cyphery from the Young Professionals of Campbell River, Trudy Parry from the Better at Home project, and Michaela Arruda, Amanda Raleigh and Kelsey Anglin of the Young Professionals of Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Tagen Marshall of Parksville is looking to raise funds for a new specialized van. (Submitted photo)

Wolf: Parksville’s Tagen Marshall inspires others, aims to invest in himself

VIU honour student with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy seeks help achieving big dreams

Tagen Marshall of Parksville is looking to raise funds for a new specialized van. (Submitted photo)
The Cape Mudge lighthouse at the southern tip of Quadra Island, opposite Campbell River. (John McKinley file)

Quadra Island Community Foundation open for business

Goal is to build community’s capacity to look after itself

The Cape Mudge lighthouse at the southern tip of Quadra Island, opposite Campbell River. (John McKinley file)
A peacock struts by a pair of lamb siblings at the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm, which remains closed to the public. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

VIDEO: Victoria petting zoo optimistic about future after 13 months closed

Public helps non-profit Beacon Hill Children’s Farm with nearly $100,000 influx

A peacock struts by a pair of lamb siblings at the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm, which remains closed to the public. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Ryan Rasmussen goes on a training run on Quadra Island. Photo supplied.

Quadra Island man to run 160 km to raise funds for alternative cancer care

‘I feel like I need to be in pain to raise the money… I can’t do something that’s easy’ — Ryan Rasmussen

Ryan Rasmussen goes on a training run on Quadra Island. Photo supplied.
Devin Meads planned to walk 150 kilometres from Langford to Qualicum Beach in support of the Victoria Humane Society and homeless animals. (Contributed photo)

Vancouver Island walk to help homeless animals takes detour

Devin Meads forced to quit 24-hour fundraiser at 100-kilometre mark due to injury

Devin Meads planned to walk 150 kilometres from Langford to Qualicum Beach in support of the Victoria Humane Society and homeless animals. (Contributed photo)
Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)

Retiring B.C. shoe store owner donates his entire inventory to Salvation Army

Shafi, 91, retires after more than 70 years in the business

Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)
Lorill Vining and Tara Mellstrom pose for a photograph sporting beaded lanyards strapped to their masks. Supplied photo.

Campbell River teachers make beaded lanyards to secure masks and feed homeless

Loril Vining and Tara Mellstrom’s customized and stylish lanyards raise money for Campbell River charity

Lorill Vining and Tara Mellstrom pose for a photograph sporting beaded lanyards strapped to their masks. Supplied photo.
Piper Ellaner Eason prepares to lead the walkers out of the parking lot of the Campbell River Navy League Hall and onto the two or five kilometre loop they will complete for last year’s to Coldest Night of the Year walk in support of the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Coldest Night of the Year scheduled for Feb. 20

Event a bit more unstructured this year due to COVID restrictions

Piper Ellaner Eason prepares to lead the walkers out of the parking lot of the Campbell River Navy League Hall and onto the two or five kilometre loop they will complete for last year’s to Coldest Night of the Year walk in support of the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Keri Bemister, Seymour Pacific Developments Executive Assistant, presents a $8,130 cheque to Tara Jordan, Campbell River KidStart Coordinator. Photo contributed

Seymour Pacific comes through for Campbell River KidStart again

The staff and owners of Seymour Pacific Developments and Broadstreet Properties came…

  • Feb 9, 2021
Keri Bemister, Seymour Pacific Developments Executive Assistant, presents a $8,130 cheque to Tara Jordan, Campbell River KidStart Coordinator. Photo contributed
During the next few weeks, children in Central America and western Africa will be receiving shoeboxes packed by caring Canadians.

Children in need around the world to receive 373,000 gift-filled shoeboxes from Canadians

Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, Canadians lovingly packed 373,188 shoeboxes with…

  • Feb 6, 2021
During the next few weeks, children in Central America and western Africa will be receiving shoeboxes packed by caring Canadians.
Mark Stuart, President of Upland Contracting, presented a $26,000 donation to Wayne White, Conservation Chair, Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association to support the hatchery the group is planning to build this year. Photo contributed

Upland Contracting Ltd. donates to the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association

Upland Contracting has donated $26,250 to the Courtenay and District Fish and…

  • Jan 27, 2021
Mark Stuart, President of Upland Contracting, presented a $26,000 donation to Wayne White, Conservation Chair, Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association to support the hatchery the group is planning to build this year. Photo contributed
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