Archive for the ‘Fundraising Events’ Category

Canadian Champion to Visit VGC Charity Tournament

Thursday, May 5th, 2011


Would you like to learn how to hit a 350 yard drive ?

Lisa “Longball” will enjoy her first visit to Victoria on June 23 for the 16th Annual Victoria Golf Club Charity Event, BC’s Premier Women’s Charity Golf Event.

Press Release: Victoria Golf Club Charity Event


Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Hi, I’m golfer Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk and I am the reigning Canadian Long Drive Champion and currently ranked 2nd in the World. I am thrilled to be this month’s guest blogger as I have one heck of and event to share with everyone.

To See April’s Blog for a Cause…..


Monday, March 14th, 2011


Hitchcock and Hemlines by Emma Marler and Lindsay Morgan

This event is about eleven dresses inspired by ten of Alfred Hitchcock’s most influential films. And it has become so much more than the fabric, films and fashion; it is now about the community.

Hitchcock & Hemlines

This blog will appear in the Monday Magazine on March 17.

To Read Blog, Click Here


Monday, March 14th, 2011

Soup Sisters Victoria –coming soon

Nurturing and nourishing soups will soon be flowing into Victoria Women’s Transition House in late March. Soup Sisters Victoria  in partnership with The London Chef  are launching this exciting project which will provide up to 200 bowls of home-made every month for women and children in the shelter at Victoria Women’s Transition House.

Founded in March 2009 by Calgarian Sharon Hapton, Soup Sisters support women’s shelters across the country with the very simple and heartfelt gesture of providing homemade soup. Soup Sisters is also deeply committed to raising awareness about domestic abuse and family violence. A shelter representative addresses every Soup Sisters group, providing an overview of the many healing and prevention programs available at the shelter.

The London Chef, owned and operated by Dan and Micayla Hayes, is moving into its home and opening its doors at 947 Fort St in March 2011. The new storefront will include a state of the art interactive cooking school where students can cook at their own station along with the chef offering a variety of courses, a private dining room and event space, a commercial kitchen for catering, a café and a specialty and prepared food pantry.

On March 30, participants/Soup Sisters will gather for an evening of fun to learn great recipes from a professional chef and share a meal together. By the end of the evening they will have prepared up to 200 bowls of delicious and heart-warming soup for Victoria Women’s Transition House, for a cost of only $50 per participant/Soup Sister.

For more information or to buy tickets for the launch on March 30, 2011 please contact


Times Colonist Article – March 29, 2011

Times Colonist Article – April 3, 2011

Soup Sisters




Friday, March 11th, 2011


Carolyn, the scrappy endings designer featured in our January blog has a new cross body bag plus new over the shoulder bags.

Take a look at their website.         


Scrappy Endings New Bag


Monday, February 7th, 2011

A New Sense of Commitment by Valerie Fitzpatrick.

Other than some small offices in the front, a private counselling area and the staff moving about, you would never know the valuable work that is being done there.

To Read More Please Click Here


This blog will appear in the Victoria News and Oak Bay News on February 9, 2011.


Monday, January 10th, 2011

Scrappy Endings: Whole Beginnings by Carolyn Converse


In June I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lupus. Happy to finally get a confirmed diagnosis, I was not prepared for what it meant. There is no known cure for Lupus; it can only be put in remission with minimized flare-ups and organ damage. Two major factors preventing flare-ups are to avoid UV light and stress. The care I am given by the great doctors and nurses at VGH and RJH is extraordinary. I knew I had to give back somehow.


Until late September I was unable to do much. Mid-October I started volunteering at VGH but I still had a big void to fill. One of my friends brought me upholstery sample books and a bag of fabric scraps, knowing that I loved to sew. It all came together for me. I could have a hobby, away from UV light, while relaxing and being creative. I could save fabric scraps from the landfill while turning them into something useful and beautiful like tote bags.  I would sell them and donate 100% of the proceeds to Charity.


I chose the BC Lupus Society as there is a need to create public awareness about this disease and I chose Victoria Women’s Transition House Society. I love their vision and mission. I was saddened to find out that last year, 358 women and 189 children were referred there, but were not served immediately due to lack of space, special needs or other reasons. I realized I can help.


This venture may not have come about if I hadn’t been faced with new challenges. But this is not about illness; it is about succeeding in the face of adversity and turning a problem into an opportunity. In one month, I have designed and made 23 bags, designed a web-site and set the infrastructure for this venture. I am proud to report that I have donated $1,000 to charity, in this short time frame. My goal is to have ongoing success in raising money, having fun and inspiring anyone who is faced with challenges that seem too great to overcome.


Please visit my website at to purchase these beautiful bags and help provide much needed support for these charities.


This blog will appear in the Victoria News on January 12, 2011.





Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Perfect Room=Perfect Fundraiser

Ruffell & Brown Interiors graciously hosted internationally renowned Sally Morse of Hunter Douglas to share “10 steps to the Perfect Room”. It was a sell-out event, lots of fun and raised almost $5,000. For us.
Check out Sally’s blog to see what she had to say about the event and learn more about her design trends.
Then, please share with us by commenting on our blog page your insights into the importance of community supporting community organizations and any creative event ideas you would like to share with us.

For more information

2010 Holiday Campaign

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

2010 Holiday Campaign Letter

2010 Holiday Campaign Coupon

Click on the image to complete the donation coupon. You will then have to print and mail the coupon to us.

2010 Holiday Campaign Newsletter

Run, Walk, or Partner to raise money to support our 35th Anniversary Campaign

Thursday, May 20th, 2010



Victoria Women’s Transition House Society hopes you will join our TARGET STORAGE Mission: Transition team to walk or run the 8K, half or full marathon in the Victoria Marathon. You may also wish to become a team partner. Your participation will help us celebrate and raise funds for our 35th Anniversary Campaign to End Violence Against Women.

Since 1974, Victoria Women’s Transition House Society (VWTHS) has been empowering women, with or without children, who want to end the cycle of abuse.

  • We believe that violence against women is unacceptable.
  • We recognize that violence against women is a highly complex issue best understood in the context of broader societal issues of women’s equality and empowerment.

Each year, over 2000 women and children access the services offered by Victoria Women’s Transition House Society. These programs include the 24-hour Safe Shelter and Crisis Line, the Non-residential Counselling and Children’s Programs, the Spousal Assault Victim Support Program, Community Education, and four weeks of Children Who Witness Abuse Summer Camp.

This year the Victoria Marathon takes place on October 10, 2010. Our Goal for the Marathon is a team of 100 members, and to raise $50,000 to help end violence and abuse against women in our community.

We encourage each team member to raise a minimum of $450, and to recruit a friend to help support the immediate needs and costs at the 18-bed Emergency Shelter. When people sign up for the team and raise $450 or more, their registration fees will be reimbursed.

Together we can end the cycle of abuse and build a better society that respects and values all its members, especially the women and children who are most vulnerable. If we wish to create a humane and just society, we each must look at what we can do to eliminate abuse and violence against women in our community.

If you haven’t already done so, we urge you to register early at to give yourself ample time to train and fundraise. Please contact Elissa once you have registered. Below are a couple of documents for your information: important dates and fundraising tips and ideas. Please email Elissa to get a pledge package.

For more information about becoming a corporate team partner, please see the partnership package below.

We are here to help you, so please do not hesitate to contact Elissa Bergman at (250) 592-2927 ext. 214 or at

Warmest regards,



Elissa Bergman

Development Associate

Victoria Women’s Transition House Society

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