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A Nanaimo man, experiencing homelessness, sustained serious injuries after he was intentionally run over with a vehicle, and his daughter is setting up a trust fund to help with his recovery. (GoFundMe image)

Fundraiser benefits man experiencing homelessness who was purposely struck by motorist in Nanaimo

Daughter creating a trust fund to help her father as he recovers

 

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #53 has donated $1,500 to Providence Farms with proceeds from its annual poppy campaign. Pictured is Legion president Betty James (centre) handing the cheque to the Providence Farms’ Leah Boisvert (left) and Tracey Parrow (right). (Submitted photo)

Almost $10,000 raised from annual poppy campaign in Cowichan

The local Legion’s poppy campaign was one of the most successful across Canada

 

Members of the Cowichan Life Cyclers Mary Hoff, Dana Lyngaard and David Pope are ready to take to their bikes to raise money for Cowichan Hospice on July 24 during the Cycle of Life Tour. (Submitted)

Cowichan Life Cyclers ready to ride for Hospice

There is no limit to the team size, so anyone can join Cowichan Life Cycler’s virtual team

  • Jul 12, 2021

 

Tarah Thomas, a member of the Lytton First Nation who is a teacher for Cowichan Tribes, has started a GoFundMe page to help raise money for her large family that have been suddenly displaced after a wildfire tore through their town. Pictured is Thomas in the centre, with her stepfather Fred Raphael on the left, mom Darlene Raphael on the right, and daughter Vienna in front. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan teacher who grew up in Lytton fundraising for family displaced by fire

Family members forced to flee to neighbouring communities

Tarah Thomas, a member of the Lytton First Nation who is a teacher for Cowichan Tribes, has started a GoFundMe page to help raise money for her large family that have been suddenly displaced after a wildfire tore through their town. Pictured is Thomas in the centre, with her stepfather Fred Raphael on the left, mom Darlene Raphael on the right, and daughter Vienna in front. (Submitted photo)
John Hillman, 102, marks down the last lap for the day hitting 80 on July 6. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
John Hillman, 102, marks down the last lap for the day hitting 80 on July 6. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Cowichan Valley Alano Club needs help preparing their new location at 450 Whistler St. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan Valley Alano Club needs help preparing new location

Group that assists people with addictions needs to raise $15,000

  • Jun 24, 2021
The Cowichan Valley Alano Club needs help preparing their new location at 450 Whistler St. (Submitted photo)
Operation Freedom Paws Canada, in partnership with Pauliina Saarinen Photography, has announced the 2022 Calendar Contest featuring Vancouver Island Dogs, and they are looking for submissions. Photo courtesy pauliinasaarinen.com

Vancouver Island dog calendar seeking submissions for fundraising initiative

Contest will raise funds for Operation Freedom Paws Canada

Operation Freedom Paws Canada, in partnership with Pauliina Saarinen Photography, has announced the 2022 Calendar Contest featuring Vancouver Island Dogs, and they are looking for submissions. Photo courtesy pauliinasaarinen.com
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Lake Cowichan’s Heather Kinch, pictured here with her daughter Phoebe, in an effort to raise money to buy a mobility scooter for her and she battles multiple sclerosis. (Submitted photo)

Fundraiser begins for Lake Cowichan woman with MS who needs a scooter

Lake Cowichan’s Heather Kinch is homebound and isolated

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Lake Cowichan’s Heather Kinch, pictured here with her daughter Phoebe, in an effort to raise money to buy a mobility scooter for her and she battles multiple sclerosis. (Submitted photo)
The local Island GM dealership and Canadian Tire store have partnered to replace the lawn tractor (pictured) that was stolen from Providence Farm last month. (Submitted photo)
The local Island GM dealership and Canadian Tire store have partnered to replace the lawn tractor that was stolen from Providence Farm last month. Pictured, from left, with the new tractor are Craig Hindle from Island GM, Conrad and Steve from Providence Farm, Bob Bridger, owner of Duncan’s Canadian Tire, and Randy the Rooster, Island GM’s mascot, who is sitting on the tractor. (Submitted photo)
The local Island GM dealership and Canadian Tire store have partnered to replace the lawn tractor (pictured) that was stolen from Providence Farm last month. (Submitted photo)
The local Island GM dealership and Canadian Tire store have partnered to replace the lawn tractor that was stolen from Providence Farm last month. Pictured, from left, with the new tractor are Craig Hindle from Island GM, Conrad and Steve from Providence Farm, Bob Bridger, owner of Duncan’s Canadian Tire, and Randy the Rooster, Island GM’s mascot, who is sitting on the tractor. (Submitted photo)
Lynnae Erick and her daugher. (Lynnae Erick/Facebook)

Family dismayed as social media falsely ties Kelowna mom’s death to COVID-19 vaccine

Lynnae Erick died a week after her COVID jab, eliciting false claims the vaccine was responsible

Lynnae Erick and her daugher. (Lynnae Erick/Facebook)
Madison Holman displays a cat stuffie she received from her school while awaiting surgery at BC Children’s Hospital. (Submitted)

GoFundMe set up for Duncan girl following cancer diagnosis

Madison Holman, 11, was rushed to Vancouver for emergency surgery

Madison Holman displays a cat stuffie she received from her school while awaiting surgery at BC Children’s Hospital. (Submitted)
Sign up to fundraise to help those affected by dementia. (Submitted)

Not too late for Cowichan residents to join Alzheimer’s Walk

Set a walking or fitness goal for May and raise funds for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

  • May 16, 2021
Sign up to fundraise to help those affected by dementia. (Submitted)
An online cooking lesson with Ian Blom, the Red Seal Chef from the Ainslie Restaurant, is one of the items on auction in a fundraiser for the Duncan Curling Club and other causes. (Submitted photo)

Online action being held to assist Duncan Curling Club and other causes

Auction, run by the Duncan Rotary Club, closes May 22

  • May 14, 2021
An online cooking lesson with Ian Blom, the Red Seal Chef from the Ainslie Restaurant, is one of the items on auction in a fundraiser for the Duncan Curling Club and other causes. (Submitted photo)
Greyson Miller is loving the response to his campaign for gates to be installed on the gaga ball pits at Chemainus Elementary School and others across the school district. (Photo by Robyn Plumsteel)

Fundraising for gaga ball pit gates easily surpasses goal

People get on board with young student’s idea to make them accessible

Greyson Miller is loving the response to his campaign for gates to be installed on the gaga ball pits at Chemainus Elementary School and others across the school district. (Photo by Robyn Plumsteel)
Friends have set up a GoFundMe account for the family of Dorothy Littau, who was diagnosed with colon cancer last month. (Submitted)

GoFundMe campaign set up ‘ever-present force in South Cowichan schools’

Dorothy Littau was diagnosed with colon cancer in April

Friends have set up a GoFundMe account for the family of Dorothy Littau, who was diagnosed with colon cancer last month. (Submitted)
Kayla Dosen, 15, has been diagnosed with leukemia and a GoFundMe account has been set up to help her family. (Submitted)

Cowichan field hockey community rallies around Dosen family

Kayla Dosen, 15, was diagnosed with leukemia last week

Kayla Dosen, 15, has been diagnosed with leukemia and a GoFundMe account has been set up to help her family. (Submitted)
LC (aka Little Cutie) is to receive much-needed dental treatment, following a fundraiser launched by Elgin Park grad Naomi Gantug. (Gofundme.com photo)

Senior pup’s painful smile prompts aspiring B.C. vet to launch fundraiser for surgery

Naomi Gantug raised more than $700 to help the dachshund’s owner, who was considering skipping meals in order to afford treatment

LC (aka Little Cutie) is to receive much-needed dental treatment, following a fundraiser launched by Elgin Park grad Naomi Gantug. (Gofundme.com photo)
Guinevere, lovingly referred to by Jackee Sullivan and her family as Gwenny, is in need of a gynecological surgery. The family is raising money to help offset the cost of the procedure. (Jackee Sullivan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley lizard’s owners raise funds for gynecological surgery

The young reptile is scheduled for operation on Tuesday

Guinevere, lovingly referred to by Jackee Sullivan and her family as Gwenny, is in need of a gynecological surgery. The family is raising money to help offset the cost of the procedure. (Jackee Sullivan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Former Duncan resident Rick Fall is running from Vancouver Island to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. to raise money for two charities. (Submitted)

Former Duncan man laces up for run across Canada

Rick Fall is raising money for Childhood Cancer and Make-a-Wish

Former Duncan resident Rick Fall is running from Vancouver Island to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. to raise money for two charities. (Submitted)
Regina Hampson, who was shot in the face while intervening in a mental health crisis in a north Nanaimo home on Saturday, is now in hospital in Vancouver. (Photo submitted)

B.C. woman shot while trying to help friend in mental health crisis

Fundraiser underway for Nanaimo’s Regina Hampson as she recovers from wounds to face and hand

Regina Hampson, who was shot in the face while intervening in a mental health crisis in a north Nanaimo home on Saturday, is now in hospital in Vancouver. (Photo submitted)