Philanthropy

Syra Dhaliwal (left), Christine Kinyanjui, Manager Community Engagement Canadian Red Cross (centre), Jora Dhaliwal (right). Syra and Jora raised $10,000 for Ukraine through their non-profit, The Seva Project.

Local high school students raise $10K for Ukraine

Local twins Sya Dhaliwal, in Grade 11 at Southpointe Academy, and Jora…

  • Aug 2, 2022

 

John Hillman, 103, with the judge presiding over the July 21 virtual citizenship ceremony where the British veteran became Canadian. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

B.C.’s John Hillman becomes Canada’s oldest newest Canadian at age 103

Oak Bay man takes his official oath in English and in French to earn his citizenship July 21

 

Honey needs new wheels after being found paralyzed on the side of a road. (GVAC/Facebook)

‘Honey needs wheels’: Island animal rescue fundraises for paralyzed, abandoned pup

The organization plans to try physiotherapy but says: ‘Honey needs wheels’

 

Victoria student Levi Budd won $10,000 for Habitat for Humanity in a writing contest. (Courtesy Lucky Budd)

B.C. 6th-grader who started the #levidrome drive wins $10K with his writing

Sixth grader’s essay funds Habitat for Humanity Victoria

Victoria student Levi Budd won $10,000 for Habitat for Humanity in a writing contest. (Courtesy Lucky Budd)
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.

Ellie’s journey: Rare condition points to critical research need

BC Children’s Hospital shares need for increased research for childhood cancers

  • Dec 20, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.

Double Your Impact: Medical imaging to advance patient care

Canadian business icon Jim Pattison is making a $4-million matching donation to…

  • Dec 9, 2021
Viviane Müller (right) accepts the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation’s Philanthropy Award of Distinction on behalf pf PARC Retirement Living, joined by foundation vice-chair Grant Turnbull (centre) and Tony Baena, PARC president and CEO. (Peace Arch Hospital Foundation photo)

$1.2M donation celebrated by Peace Arch Hospital Foundation

PARC gift recognized with philanthropy award

Viviane Müller (right) accepts the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation’s Philanthropy Award of Distinction on behalf pf PARC Retirement Living, joined by foundation vice-chair Grant Turnbull (centre) and Tony Baena, PARC president and CEO. (Peace Arch Hospital Foundation photo)
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.
SMHF Ep. 6 Positive Health Clinic

Double Your Impact: Meet Surrey’s Positive Health Clinic

Canadian business icon Jim Pattison is making a $4-million matching donation to…

  • Nov 18, 2021
SMHF Ep. 6 Positive Health Clinic
Millionaire Lottery spokesperson Todd Talbot at the Grand Prize home in South Surrey’s Ocean Park neighbourhood.

Take a video tour of this magnificent Millionaire Lottery home

Support VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation: Prizes include $3 million home package or $2.7 million cash

  • Nov 1, 2021
Millionaire Lottery spokesperson Todd Talbot at the Grand Prize home in South Surrey’s Ocean Park neighbourhood.
Peace Arch Hospital Foundation executive director Stephanie Beck (centre) accepts a $20,000 gift from South Surrey philanthropists Helga and Vern Höing. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey philanthropists share appetite to help health-care workers

Vern and Helga Höing donate funds for Thanksgiving, Christmas meals at Peace Arch Hospital

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation executive director Stephanie Beck (centre) accepts a $20,000 gift from South Surrey philanthropists Helga and Vern Höing. (Contributed photo)
Michael Harbott is sharing his and his wife Maureen’s experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Family shares their story to create change for other families affected by dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 17, 2021
Michael Harbott is sharing his and his wife Maureen’s experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Michael Harbott is sharing his and his wife Maureen’s experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Family shares their story to create change for other families affected by dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 10, 2021
Michael Harbott is sharing his and his wife Maureen’s experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Michael Harbott is sharing his and his wife Maureen’s experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Family shares their story to create change for other families affected by dementia

The book, Our Fine Romance, is the kind of love story that…

  • May 4, 2021
Michael Harbott is sharing his and his wife Maureen’s experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.

A family navigates childhood cancer through the pandemic

Jean Up this May and help kids get out of their hospital gowns and back into their jeans

  • May 3, 2021
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.
Peter and Stephanie Chung. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey philanthropists presenting $285K in scholarships on Saturday

Drs. Peter and Stephanie Chung over the past nine years have awarded more than 500 students, in memory of their son Joseph

Peter and Stephanie Chung. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.

A childhood story of love, loss and hope

Supporting the fight to conquer childhood illnesses

  • Dec 21, 2020
Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.
After living with cystic fibrosis his entire life, Nick Kanaan required a double-lung transplant. Today, he honours Dr. John Yee and the medical team at VGH who helped save his life.

Double-lung transplant saves father after lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis

This holiday season Angel donations will help fund the most urgent health care needs

  • Dec 14, 2020
After living with cystic fibrosis his entire life, Nick Kanaan required a double-lung transplant. Today, he honours Dr. John Yee and the medical team at VGH who helped save his life.
Beyond the healthcare challenges, COVID has also vastly changed the hospital’s fundraising landscape. The suspension of traditional fundraisers has left a gap in funding when the hospital is under unprecedented pressure.

Trio of initiatives shine light on vital healthcare needs at Surrey Memorial Hospital

The holiday season is a time to share joy and hope

  • Nov 30, 2020
Beyond the healthcare challenges, COVID has also vastly changed the hospital’s fundraising landscape. The suspension of traditional fundraisers has left a gap in funding when the hospital is under unprecedented pressure.
Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.

Put on a BraveFace: Mask fundraiser helps make children’s wishes come true

From Black Press Media + BraveFace – adult, youth and kid masks support Make-A-Wish Foundation

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.