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2019 AGM Wrap Up

August 7, 2019

Our AGM this year (held in June) was a special occasion thanks to our friends and supporters at Golf for Kids and Bear Mountain. We were graciously hosted in the Bear Mountain Ballroom, with an audio/visual system that allowed us to show some photo highlights of the past year. These included events, volunteers, and lots… READ MORE

Community Fundraising – The Ripple Effect

May 27, 2019

Country Grocer are huge supporters of Help Fill A Dream. Throughout the year they make donations from in-store promotions, and support us with pancake breakfasts, Superhero Calendar sales and community barbeques. We were honoured to be invited to appear in Country Grocer’s latest TV commercial for CHEK TV. It’s all about the ripple effect of… READ MORE

National Volunteer Week 2019

April 9, 2019

National Volunteer Week is a chance to thank volunteers, and acknowledge the incredible value that volunteering brings to our community. We wouldn’t be able to make Dreams come true if it weren’t for the tireless efforts of our many volunteers. We thank you all from the bottom of our heart’s. Elk Lake Triathlon volunteers Every… READ MORE

Fight 4 The Cause’s Heavyweight Donation!

March 25, 2019

Contenders left it all in the ring at the 7th Annual Fight 4 The Cause (December 1, 2018). It’s a huge physical and mental undertaking to take part in this charity boxing tournament. Many of the contenders had never been in a boxing ring before signing up for the event, and all undertook long weeks… READ MORE

Scotia McLeod Charitable Foundation Donation!

March 6, 2019

We were honoured to recieve  a cheque for $6,500 from the ScotiaMcLeod Charitable Foundation today. The donation was made possible by Kevin Greenard, Portfolio Manager and Director with the Greenard Group, through the Share the Wealth awards program. Kevin also sits on our Board of Directors. He knows the valuable work we do, and advocates for… READ MORE

Grizzlies Game Night A Win!

March 4, 2019

Hockey Fans Celebrated a 4-1 Victoria Grizzlies win AND huge fundraising total It was a win-win at the Q Centre on February 9th as the Victoria Grizzlies beat the visiting Wenatchee Wild, and raised funds and awareness for Help Fill A Dream. We were so pleased and grateful for the support we received for this… READ MORE

So Many Thank Yous

February 13, 2019

We’ve been so busy planning our next fundraising events, as well as Dreams for deserving kids, that we’ve neglected to say a few thanks yous. At Help Fill A Dream we are always humbled when we are chosen to receive donations, knowing how many good causes there are to chose from. In December and January… READ MORE

Seafirst Insurance 2018 Jeans Day donation

February 11, 2019

It was a beautiful sunny day when Craig collected a cheque from the wonderful staff at Seafirst Insurance. One of the ways that SeaFirst works to encourage and support community involvement is through a company wide Wednesday Jeans Day fundraising initiative. Staff members who wear jeans donate $5 each Wednesday, or $20 for the month…. READ MORE

Van Isle Comic Con

August 27, 2018

Not all heroes wear capes, some are dressed up as anything from Gandalf the Grey to Princess Leia to Deadpool to Sailor Moon. This past June the Vancouver Island Comic Con was held at Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney and welcomed a plethora of geeks and nerds of all ages! The organizers not only put… READ MORE

Ted Balderson & the Victoria Harbour Cats

August 27, 2018

We would like to thank Ted Balderson who presented us with at cheque of $1,100 on the final game of the Harbour Cats’ regular season. Earlier this summer Ted promised to donate $50 for every double play that the Harbour Cats would turn at a home game. We were so happy to once again share… READ MORE