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Raise the Roof for Shelter – Friday, September 22nd

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Join us for the 5th Annual Raise The Roof for Shelter fundraiser in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. Money raised will stay in the community to support four women’s shelters, including Victoria Women’s Transition House. Entry is by donation and there will be delicious o’dourves from Kitchens of Distinction, cash bar, our best silent auction yet, and more!

This event is hosted by the Modern Real Estate Team at The Robert Bateman Centre from 6pm to 8pm.

Fashion Fridays – Fashion Show Luncheon – Friday, September 22nd

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Posh Intertainment Presents Fashion Fridays – Ladies Fashion Show Luncheon, hosted at Table21 Dining Lounge at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel from 12:30pm to 2pm. Come enjoy a delicious lunch, local fashions and fun!

This is a “Show Now, BUY Now” Show so you can purchase what you like right there!

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. A portion of the proceeds will go to support Victoria Women’s Transition House.



Annual General Meeting – Tuesday, September 19th – 2pm to 4pm

Monday, September 11th, 2017

The Board of Directors of Victoria Women’s Transition House Society invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting. Enjoy a sumptuous tea with freshly baked goodies, and a guest speaker as we mark another year serving women and children fleeing abusive situations and working towards a community free of violence and abuse. Please RSVP to or call 250-592-2927 ext 213 by September 13th.

An Evening with Nahid Sewell  – Friday, September 15th – 5pm to 7pm

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Join VWTH and supporters at the Victoria Golf Club for a book reading and presentation from Nahid Sewell, author of “The Ruby Tear Catcher”.

There will be wine and nibbles, a Q & A period following the reading and discussion, as well as a silent auction and door prizes.

In her words:
“Though I risked homeland to write this book, I’d hoped to transport readers to Persia, the land of blue-tiled mosques, saffron rice and kabob and bazaars filled with merchants selling anything from spices to Persian rugs. I wanted to share the beauty of my culture and the warmth of my people. But I also wanted to expose how poorly women are treated in the Middle East and help empower women and girls. Using the tear catcher as a symbol, I draw parallels between Christianity and Islam. My hope is for readers to understand that we are all the same and should embrace, not discriminate against those who don’t fit our mold. Most importantly, I want to give a voice to my sisters in the Middle East.” – Nahid Sewell

Tickets to the event can be purchased from the Victoria Golf Club and copies of “The Ruby Tear Catcher” may be purchase from VWTH by calling Emily at 250-592-2927 ext 213 or e-mailing

Royal LePage Charity Golf Party – Tuesday, September 12th

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

On September 12th, help raise money for four local women’s shelters while having fun on the golf course!

Royal LePage is hosting their Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of The Cridge Transition House for Women, Victoria Women’s Transition House, Margaret Lawrence House & Sooke Transition House Society.

It’s Texas Scramble (play the best ball) with a shotgun start at 1:00pm at Cedar Hill Golf Course.

Later, a silent auction begins at 5:30pm to be followed by dinner and a live auction.

Cost is $125 for golf, power cart and dinner or just $50 for dinner.

Royal LePage is still looking for a few more hole sponsors! More information can be found on the event website.

A Summer Soiree – August 12th – 7:30pm to 11:00pm

Monday, July 24th, 2017

You are invited to attend A Summer Soiree on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at a private waterfront home in Uplands*
Tickets are $100 each (charitable receipt for $70) and available for purchase at

*Location will be shared with ticket purchaser, upon payment.

Enjoy seaside dancing to a live band, “The Lovecats”, canapés and cocktails, a dessert buffet and coffees, bocce in the orchard, golf skills competition and an auction and door prizes.

Members and guests of the Victoria Golf Club as well as donors, supporters and friends of Victoria Women’s Transition House are welcome to attend.

All proceeds support Victoria Women’s Transition House emergency shelter, programs and services.

Thank you very much for your support.


VWTH Compassionate Pet Boarding Program

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Victoria Women’s Transition House (VWTH) is excited to launch a Compassionate Pet Boarding Program for the pets of women and children fleeing domestic violence and abuse. While we know that there is a link between domestic abuse and animal abuse, VWTH does not have the means to house companion animals at our Emergency Shelter. This leaves many women facing the difficult decision to either leave their pets behind or remain in the abusive environment. Sadly, many victims stay in an abusive home for fear of subjecting their pets to continued abuse, if left behind. Equally disturbing, animals are often left with their abusers to face torture or even death.


Women in an abusive home with pets may not leave their abuser because:

  1. They often cannot take their pet into a shelter with them and their children and;
  2. They worry for their pet’s safety if they proceed to a shelter and leave their pet in an abusive home.

Knowing a woman’s concern for the pet, an abusive partner may use this against her – threatening or abusing the animal directly.

VWTH wants to eliminate as many barriers as possible to help women to make change in their lives and to leave an abusive partner. To help with this, we want to launch the VWTH Compassionate Pet Boarding Program in partnership with our local SPCA.

To support this initiative, you can make an online donation or call our Community Office at 250.592.2927.

Victoria PRIDE Festival – July 9th @ 12pm

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017


Sunday, July 9th @ 12pm
MacDonald Park, 212 Niagara St.

This year, Victoria Women’s Transition House will be at the Pride Festival!

This free, family friendly event will host a variety of entertainment, beer garden, food court, many local vendors, and a kids camp!

Victoria Pride Society “strives to create a better public understanding of our community’s history, courage, diversity and future.” We are excited to see you there to play a game or two, win some prizes, and learn more about the work VWTH does within the community.

We hope to see you there!

Stardust Series, A Table Top Games Charity Benefit – June 24th, 10am-6pm

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Stardust Series is a charitable tabletop gaming event held in Victoria B.C. The day will feature an X wing tournament, Infinity tournament, game demos run by volunteers, and a lending library of board games with extra space for attendees to relax and enjoy some casual fun. 

All proceeds go support the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society.

Besides the awesome games attendees will be able to meet cosplayers (and come wearing your own costumes!), draw door prizes, buy tickets for the main prize raffle, purchase games, win big in the tournament, collect bounties for your crafty play, and come away knowing that you helped make a difference in people’s lives.

Check out the Stardust Series Prizes page, or Stardust Series community page on Facebook to see our raffle, door, and tournament prizes.


Stardust Series will be held at the Pacific Fleet Club in Esquimalt B.C. free parking is readily available.

The event will begin at 10am on June 24th with the X wing tournament commencing at 11am and Infinity starting at 11:30am.

General admission tickets are $10, tournament entry plus general admission is $20, children 9 years old and younger are admitted for free!.

Tickets available at the door. Attendees who buy their tickets online earn double door prize tickets, get your tickets on Yapsody:

Local guests who aren’t able to reserve tickets online may contact event organizer Josh Oulton directly to arrange to pay cash and reserve tickets and take advantage of the early bird double prize ticket deal. E-mail inquiry to

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:

Summer Yoga Soiree! – June 20th 6pm – 10pm

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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Join Moksha Yoga Victoria and Westshore to celebrate the summer solstice and longest day of the year! There will be appies, live music, door prizes, a pool, and of course an energizing yoga class.
Proceeds from this event will be going to support Victoria Women’s Transition House Society and Sooke Transition House Society.

Tickets and more information may be found online.

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