Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Concert generosity!

At our Christmas concert on Dec 18th, the PAC held it's annual food drive for  The Mustard Seed, our local food bank.  Beginning last year, the PAC added the annual collection of cash donations, which are given to the administration and our Youth and Family Counsellor Emily Stark, to convert into grocery store gift cards, which are shared with families in need throughout the year.

We are thrilled to let you know that not only did we collect over three apple boxes FULL of non-perishable food items for our greater Victoria community, but we also collected a whopping $325 for our own school's families.

Thank you all so much for your generous donations. Every bit counts! 

Have a very safe and super fun holidays.  See you in January 2015!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Vic West PAC Silent Auction 2014

The Vic West PAC recently held the first annual Silent Auction. Under the wonderful guidance of Shannon Ferguson, the auction included donated items from many local businesses and individual people in our community. It proved to be a great success, raising $1,480, which is all money that will go back into benefitting the school and students. Thank you to all those that bid on the items or even just came into the Vic West Community Centre to have a look at them, your ongoing support is truly appreciated. 

We would like to formally thank and acknowledge the following people and businesses that donated the prizes, without them we would't have been able to do this:

  • Barber & Fritz , Hair Products
  • Hive Hair GC
  • Dog walking and dog training packages from John Ratchford @ Ideal Companions
  • Red Barn Market
  • Wildfire Bakery 
  • Bean Around The World coffee shop
  • Stillpoint Community Acupuncture
  • Come See Victoria Walking Tours
  • Uplands Golf Course
  • Liberty Spa
  • Amy Bronee
  • Trinity Babichuk @ Cushion Cut Decor
  • James Roult @Victoria Shorin Ryu Karate Shinkokai 
  • Lola Girl Jewellery
  • Erin Dawson @ Tacofino
  • Cinecenta
  • Spiral Cafe
  • Darcy's Pub
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
  • The Hudson's Bay
  • The Delta Ocean Point/Lure Restaurant and Bar
  • Dianna Jean @ Lovin' Lucy
  • Jennifer Aikman @ Wildcrafted Cordials
  • Clearskin Victoria
  • Pet Planet Westside
  • Lori Cubbins crochet
  • Melissa Jean Jewelry

And finally, a very heart felt thank you to both Shannon Ferguson and Natalie McKay for volunteering so much of your time to make this event possible.