Vital People

Six String Nation: remarkable guitar built with sixty-four pieces of Canadiana

"Just inside the top of the sound hole here, is Pierre Trudeau's canoe paddle" explains Jowi Taylor, as he points ...
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Teacher tucks away her phone and tries ‘Talking With Strangers’

Experts say a healthy community is one where people feel they belong, and that can include a smile a and ...
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Peninsula Streams Society’s Creatures of Habitat program

The Victoria Foundation's Vital Signs report identifies environmental sustainability as a key piece of a healthy, vibrant community. And since ...
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Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake is coming up!

Big brothers Big Sisters Victoria has been helping vulnerable families across the region for forty years. But it takes money ...
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Helen Hughes and the Victoria Youth Empowerment Society

"Souper Bowls" explains this year's event chair Michele Davis, "is an iconic event that's been running eighteen years. "This is ...
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Victoria Hospice hosts the Hats for Hospice Tea Party

You could say "if the hat fits, wear it!" That was certainly Helen Martin's philosophy - she loved wearing hats ...
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École Margaret Jenkins Elementary students bringing back Garry Oak ecosystem

Once a week, students from Margaret Jenkins Elementary have been clearing brush near their school. It warms the heart of ...
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Button Blanket Project brings community together

The Button Blanket Project is a chance for people in the community to spend time together, learning and healing, as ...
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Mental Health Evening Extravaganza at Quadra Elementary

Mental health is an important issue to discuss at any age, even in elementary school. "A lot of the information ...
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Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to receive $750,000 art collection

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is planning a major expansion - hoping to break ground in September to increase ...
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