Ginette Volpato, recent Grand Prize winner of the Victoria General Hospital's 50/50 Raffle, shares her personal story of coping with mental health issues and why supporting mental health initiatives help provide our community with the care and tools needed.
Giving Tuesday marks the beginning of the holiday season, and as in past years, the idea of brightening the holidays for kids and families in our community was paramount. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and our partnerships with Toys “R” Us Canada and Ma Mawi Chi Itata Centre, Indigenous families in our community experienced the joy of opening presents together on Christmas morning.
This year's Miracle Garden Party took place on September 9th and raised an all-time high of over $163,000! The sold-out event was held across four local restaurants and blossomed into one of the best evenings in a long time. The festivities included live music from Nazeen with Special Guests and Garrett Neiles, an interview with Artbeat Studio and a live demo of our Telepresence robots.
Elizabeth Chan was someone who believed in the importance of helping others. It is a philosophy that her entire family lived by, and it’s the way that Elizabeth wanted to be remembered.
It’s hard to express what COVID-19 has done to the mental health of so many in our community – but we’re committed to be there for them, no matter what.