B*tchfest 2017 – A clothing swap fundraiser to benefit VWTH and Bridges for Women – NEW DATE ANNOUNCED!

April 12th, 2017

Saturday, April 29th, 2017 – 6:30 pm at the V Lounge Red Lion Hotel (3366 Douglas St)

Join us for a clothing swap fundraiser to benefit Victoria Women’s Transition House and Bridges for Women. Only $25 and that gets you appies, some fantastic music with the all girls bands The Femme Fatales and special opening guests CURL and lots of special guests! Dancing, door prizes, silent auction, a clothing swap and great night with some of the most wonderful women you will ever meet!


Bodacious Celebrates You! – Fashion Show Fundraiser – May 6, 2017

March 28th, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Bodacious (1113 Langley St)

Bodacious Event

Celebrate the first year anniversary of Bodacious’ Victoria location!

Fashion show featuring our newest spring styles in sizes 10-24 and hats by Le Chapeau Rouge – Maria Curcic Millinery, modelled by our very own customers and friends. Bubbles & Bites! Draw Prizes! Live music!

Proceeds of this event will go directly towards Victoria Women’s Transition House’s SAFE Program (Self-Sufficiency and Assets through Financial Education)

Tickets are now available at Eventbrite. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Special thanks to Ally & Dennis Real People – Real Real Estate.

Victoria Women’s Expo – March 25th & 26th, 2017

March 9th, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm / Sunday, March 26, 2017 – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Stop by and visit out table at the upcoming Victoria Women’s Expo!

The Annual Victoria Women’s Spring Expo is going to be off the charts this year! Providing today’s intelligent consumers with the platform to investigate and inform themselves on today’s healthy choices for their family, pets, self and home. With over 100 exhibitors, see a wide variety of booths that are current with today’s trends and include up to date products, information and services. Learn about mental health, fitness, weight loss, fashion, skincare, gluten-free products, pain relief, make-up, hair and more!

Bring your questions, leave with answers!


Me and the Mosque -An International Women’s Day Celebration presented by the Canadian Federation of University Women, Victoria – March 8, 2017

February 28th, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – 7:00 pm at University of Victoria’s Cincenta (Student Union Bldg, 3800 Finnerty Rd)

An International Women’s Day Celebration presented by the Canadian Federation of University Women – Victoria

Join the Advocacy Committee at the University of Victoria’s Cinecenta for Me and the Mosque, a documentary by Zarqa Nawaz, creator of the hit TV show Little Mosque on the Prairie. We are delighted to announce that Nawaz will be our guest speaker after the film.
CFUW_IWD_FilmShowing2017In her words, “I chose to focus on patriarchy and the social exclusion of women in mosques. … For me, Islam was never the problem—it was men and how they interpreted faith to their own advantage. I wondered what would happen to a mosque if it were run by an Iman that came from a culture committed to gender equity…”

Zarqa Nawaz will also be available before the film to sign copies of her latest book “Laughing All the Way to the Mosque”, which was shortlisted for the Leacock Medal for Humour.

Money raised will benefit the Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks.

Victoria Women’s Transition House, along with other non-profit organizations, will have an information table in the Cinecenta lobby. Doors will open at 6:15 pm and the film showing will begin at 7:00 pm.


Grand Opening of The Very Good Butchers (Vegan Butcher Shop) – February 25, 2017

February 15th, 2017

1701 Douglas St, #6 (inside the Victoria Public Market), from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

The first Vegan Butcher Shop on Canada’s West Coast is here!

Free Vegan Appies, Samples, and other refreshments will be provided all day long!

During their Grand Opening, they will be donating 10% of the proceeds to Victoria Women’s Transition House Society and  Rasta Sanctuary.

Stop by on February 25th! The Very Good Butchers is located right by the entrance to the Victoria Public Market.


Fashion for Compassion – Fashion Show & Fundraiser – February 18, 2017

February 10th, 2017

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

7:00 – 10:00 pm at Pharmasave Broadmead (310-777 Royal Oak Dr)

Join us for a fundraising fashion show, “Fashion for Compassion”, on Saturday, February 18th, to support Victoria Women’s Transition House and Bridges for Women. The evening includes a lively fashion show, silent auction and mystery envelopes with refreshing wine and fortifying hors d’oeuvres.

Models will spotlight the latest fashions and accessories from Alo Yoga Wear, Orb Fashions, Kania Fashions, Hue Fashions, Stutterheim, Hillberg & Berk Jewellery, Matt & Nat Bags, Kenneth Cole, Forbes & Lewis, MyPakage and many more.

Tickets are $50 and available from the VWTH Community Office, 3060 Cedar Hill Road (M-F, 9-5pm); the Bridges for Women office, 1809 Douglas; Pharmasave Broadmead; OR online via Eventbrite.

Fashion for Compassion Poster

Luscious “Love” Affair Valentine Soiree – February 13, 2017

February 8th, 2017


Monday, February 13, 2017, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, at Design House Salon (1701 Douglas St, #4)

Hosted by designHouse Salon / Presented by Lumisenz Corporation
Key Note Speaker: Michael Forbes, Ageless Living
Sponsors: Rheana Watterson, Jannine Pampu Happy. Stylish. Fit.

In support of Victoria Women’s Transition House

A couples Valentine’s Day Soiree where it’s as much about the men as it is the ladies!

We are honoring our guests with a few hours of pure bliss. An evening of pampering, indulgence, sharing, inspiration and love.

Tickets are limited for $25.00 each and includes:

* Chocolate * Whiskey & Scotch tasting * Wine tasting * Hors d’oeuvres * Cigars * Live DJ * Entertainment * His & Hers Lingerie Fashion Show * 10 Pampering stations * Seductive Gift Packages to purchase * Ageless Living, Michael Forbes key note speaker * Grand Prize Gift Basket (valued at $500.00) * Tons of Laughs *

 Luscious Love 2017

Snow Fall Advisory – Christmas Hampers

December 8th, 2016

The office will be open today, if you can’t drop your hamper off please email heidig@vwth.bc.ca or call 250-592-2927. Please check here for regular updates or call 250-592-2927.

Fashion for Transition Fall Fashion Show

September 9th, 2016

Join Us!

Thursday, October 13th, 7:00 pm at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Fashion for Transition is a Fashion Show fundraiser, an evening of style and philanthropy,featuring highlights from the fall collections of Tulipe Noir and Outlooks for Men. A vibrant parade of men’s and women’s fashions will be featured on more than a dozen models (watch for the local celebrities!) accompanied to upbeat music, cocktails, canapés and a lively silent auction. Presented by Willow Wealth Management – Raymond James and hosted by Tess van Straaten from CHEK News, Fashion in Transition  will support women’s and children’s counselling programs at Victoria Women’s Transition House.

Don’t miss out on this amazing event and purchase your tickets now!


Welcome Kits Needed

September 1st, 2016

Welcome Kits (1)

A welcome kit is a pack of toiletries placed in bedrooms for new residents when they arrive at the Emergency Shelter. Each kit contains basic items for use by the women and their children during their stay at the Shelter, which is often up to 30 days.

Separate welcome kits are created for children, so that they also get to feel a little pampered too, right from the start! The basic welcome kits contain the following new and unopened items (Please note we can only accept regular full size items due to choking hazards:

Basic Welcome Kit

  • Bar soap
  • Full size skin lotion*
  • Hair brush and comb
  • Full size shampoo and conditioner*
  • Toothbrushes and full size toothpaste*
  • Kleenex tissues
  • Tampons Pads & Panty Liners

Other items can be added to the basic kit to spice things up, and add a bit of extra pampering:

  • Face cloths
  • Bath salts
  • Sunscreen*
  • Hand wipes

Children’s Welcome Kits
It’s easy to make these kits special for the children at the Shelter! Have fun and add some cool, kid friendly items:

  • Child themed products
  • Full Size No tears shampoo and conditioner*
  • Full Size bubble bath*
  • Yummy toothpaste and soft toothbrushes
  • Tub toys*Regular, full sized products only. Travel sizes will not be accepted due to choking hazards.

There are lots of ways to package and present these Welcome Kits. Enclosed in a zip lock bag, tucked into a pretty cloth pouch, or all tied up with a bow in a gift bag, we are very grateful – and so are the women and children who receive them!

Welcome Kits are needed all year round, and make a fun and heartwarming group activity for friends, co-workers or school groups. If you would like more information on Welcome Kits, or our programs and services please contact Elizabeth O’Brien.


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