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Bodacious Fashion Show and Fundraiser

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Join us at a Live Fashion Show in sizes 10-24! Live music, draw prizes and so many other treats!

Friday, October 26 at 6pm
Bodacious Victoria boutique, 211 Langley Street (Murchie’s Building)

Proceeds from ticket sales will be directed to Victoria Women’s Transition House.

Find out more on their Facebook Event Page

Board of Directors Needed

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018


Are you interested in volunteering in an environment of accountability where work is carried out from a feminist perspective?

Do you believe each woman has the right to live a life free of relationship violence and abuse?

An outstanding opportunity to join a well-established, respected and successful not-for-profit organization aimed at building a community free of relationship violence and abuse is available.  Expressions of interest are requested from individuals who would like to volunteer on the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society Board of Directors.


Successful candidates will bring knowledge and experience to the Board in one or more of the following areas:

  • Finance and fiduciary oversight of a not-for-profit entity
  • Board governance
  • Outreach and advocacy in the local community – through both private and public-sector connections
  • Strategic thinking and business planning
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to build and nurture relationships of trust, collaborating with other Board members and the Society executive team

Board members are expected to:

  • Commit to the objectives and values of the Society, ensuring the Society receives appropriate Board-level support for the effective management and financial health of the organization
  • Regularly attend board meetings, special functions of the Board (as scheduled through the year), and participate in Board sub-committees and/or accept project-specific committee assignments
  • Familiarize themselves with the Society’s foundational documents, including the constitution, bylaws, and strategic plan
  • Contribute to effective board governance decision making and provide comment and input whenever required


Application Process:

Expressions of Interest (cover letter, resume, and 3 references) are requested by Friday 1 June 2018.  The VWTH Board Recruitment Committee will review submissions and convene interviews by the end of June.  Nominations will be considered by the Board at their Monday 27 August 2018 meeting, with the plan to confirm new Board appointments at the Society AGM scheduled in September 2018.

Submissions and general enquiries should be emailed to the attention of the Board Recruitment Committee, care of Heidi Gayleard at:

Thank you for expressing your interest in being part of the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society – a vibrant, forward-thinking organization dedicated to building a community free of relationship violence and abuse.



More about the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society:


The Victoria Women’s Transition House (VWTH) Society envisions a community free of relationship violence and abuse.


Working collaboratively, the Society provides shelter, support, counselling and education to women of all ages, with or without children, so that they can live free from the effects of abuse in intimate relationships. VWTH strives to prevent and eliminate abuse through education, advocacy and partnerships.


For more information about the Society, its objectives and activities please visit:



Paint Nite for Transition House – Monday, May 7th, 2018

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Join us for a night of  friends, painting and fun! No experience required – anyone who wants to put a brush to canvas is welcome to join the painting party. Paint Nite provides your canvas, brushes and an art instructor, who will guide you in creating a beautiful image. Food and drinks are available for purchase so you can enjoy a beverage or tasty meal while you paint.

Date: Monday, May 7th, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Scallywags Eatery, 1961 Douglas Street

Cost: $45*/person

Visit the event page here for tickets.


The evening is organized by Paint Nite Vancouver Island together with Coast Capital Insurance Services Ltd – Bay Centre Branch through the Western Communities Foundation. Click here to learn more about their fundraising efforts in support of Victoria Women’s Transition House.

*$15 from every ticket sold, goes towards Victoria Women’s Transition House Society.

B*tchfest 2018 – Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Monday, March 19th, 2018

B*tchfest is a women only event – a fun party and a fundraiser for Victoria Women’s Transition House and Bridges for Women.

When: Saturday April 14, 2018 – Doors @ 6:30 pm
Where: The V Lounge, Red Lion Hotel, 3366 Douglas St Victoria BC
Tickets are $25 featuring some fantastic music with the all girls bands The Femme Fatales, dancing, a ton of door prizes, silent auction, and a clothing swap.

Tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk of the Red Lion Hotel, or for more information check out their event page on Facebook. 

Turning the Page: Women’s Wellness in Oak Bay

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018


Join a small, intimate group of 10 women over the age of 50, for a FREE eight-week program to explore, through art, our experiences and strengths as women aging.

With the use of the creative process we will create a Wellness Journal. We will share, through art and story telling, our rich inner world, perhaps making new dreams.

It is open to women of all abilities. All supplies are provided.

Date: Every Wednesday from May 2 to June 20, 2018 

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

For more information and to register, please contact Laurie at 250-592-2927 ext. 223. 

Download the event poster HERE.


The workshop is made possible with funding from The Tony and Mignon Fenton Trust.

Women’s Expo – March 16th & 17th, 2018

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Victoria Women’s Transition House will be at The Victoria Women’s Expo, sharing the coat check booth with The Cridge Centre for the Family with proceeds split between the two organizations.

The Expo will feature topics related to health, family, pets, self-care and home. For more information about the event, tickets, and to see the list of vendors, please visit the Women’s Expo website here. Come by our booth, say hello and enter our raffle prize draw.

Pearkes Recreation Centre: 3100 Tillicum Road (Beside SilverCity Cineplex) 

Saturday 10am – 5pm & Sunday 10am – 4pm

Discount tickets on-line or $8/adult at the door (cash only).

VWTH is One Yoga’s Karma Charity of the Month!

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

One Yoga Victoria has selected VWTH for its Karma Charity of the Month from March 1st – 31st. During the month of March, the first yoga class fee for new students will be directed to supporting VWTH programs and services for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

Located in James Bay , One Yoga focuses on vinyasa (flow) yoga and believes that through steady practice all people – regardless of age, gender, race, or religion – can experience the oneness that is yoga.

If you’re interested in signing up, contact the One Yoga Studio at 250-383-3933

Sara San’s 30th Birthday Fundraiser – Saturday, January 20th

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Join Sara, owner of Lash Love Connection as she celebrates a milestone birthday. This catered event features entertainment by the amazing stage hypnotist/comedian Scott Ward, a dance performance by Vancouver’s ALL SPICE, 50/50 raffle and much more! All proceeds will be going to support VWTH.

Tickets are $30 and are available on Eventbrite.

A Touch of Salt Spring Christmas Show – Friday, December 1st – Sunday, December 3rd

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Panorama Recreation Centre
1885 Forest Park Dr

December 1st from 10am – 8pm
December 2nd from 10am – 5pm
December 3rd from 10am – 5pm

The first Touch of Salt Spring Craft & Art Show originated on Saltspring Island in 1991. As the show gained popularity with many artisans coming on-board, the event was moved to the Panorama Recreation Center in North Saanich. Today with over 230 crafters and artisans, it is the largest attended arts & crafts show on Vancouver Island.

This year, Wild Abandon Jewelry,  a long time vendor at A Touch of Salt Spring, has invited Victoria Women’s Transition House to attend as well as donating one of their jewelry lines to our cause. Sales will support Victoria Women’s Transition House clients and programs.

Skanda Holiday Sale, Silent Auction & Fun! – Sunday, December 3rd

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Skanda will be supporting Victoria Women’s Transition House this weekend by hosting a Silent Auction & Holiday Sale!
Come to Skanda at 1033 Fort St and bid on one of six fabulous auction items values at over $10,000 as well as enjoy saving 30% on all their premade jewellery.

Enjoy drinks and appies. Auction open Sunday, December 3rd from 1pm to 5pm.

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