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PaintIn Beginnin’

Thanks to the Goldstream Gazette for spreading the news about our upcoming fundraising event. There’s still time to register! http://www.goldstreamgazette.com/community/409803905.html

PaintIn! Fundraiser

Release your inner artist in 2017 at one of the Westshore Refugee Sponsorship Group’s PaintIns, led by Rebecca Barnard. For full details on this exciting initiative, see the poster, and register early, as space is limited!

News from the WRSG – September 2016

Great News! We have raised enough money to be matched with a refugee family. We now know who our family will be. Fundraising continues, with an amount of $14,000 still needed to meet our requirement to support the family for one year in the Private Sponsorship program. If you would like to provide financial support, see here. Two… Read more »

Refugees Encounter a Foreign Word: Welcome

A New York Times article on how “Canadian[s]…are adopting Syrians, a family at a time:” http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/world/americas/canada-syrian-refugees.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad&referer=

New WRSG Chair – Susan Davis

The WRSG is at a transition point, for having reached at least the 50% mark of its fundraising goal, it may formally apply to sponsor a family. Sponsorship Agreement Holders now see very few potential matches on bimonthly lists, so the way ahead will require strategic decisions. It is with joy that we announce that Susan Davis has accepted the position of… Read more »

Make History!

Wasn’t last night’s gala fundraiser with The Ladies of Jazz and Gospel great? Thanks to everyone who played a role in making it possible! Through the efforts of many, somewhat over $7,000 was raised to help a few, but neither the fundraising nor the fundamental mission of supporting a family for a year is complete. Nevertheless, the… Read more »

Tickets – Late Sales

Ticket Sales – Read On With the event less than two days away, regular ticket sales are closed. We have 65 guests coming, but a few more can be accommodated, and we are taking names for extra sales. Click here, insert answers, and send to be added to the list; we’ll respond as quickly as possible. You’ll then have a… Read more »

Door Prize: Day Sail on Canadian Patrol Frigate

Four spots on a day sail are available in support of Saturday’s fundraiser gala with The Ladies of Jazz and Gospel, courtesy of the Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Maritime Forces Pacific. These may not be auctioned, and will be used as door prize(s). Conditions apply: The day sail will be on a Canadian Patrol Frigate on September 9,… Read more »

Fundraising Update

The fundraising target has been revised downwards, although the budget remains $45,000. In addition, our Sponsorship Agreement Holder – now the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia – requires that we reach 50% of our fundraising target before applying to be matched with a family. As the thermometer on the Home page shows, we’re getting close. Let’s surpass that… Read more »

WRSG Week in Colwood

Mayor Carol Hamilton has proclaimed the week of June 20th to 24th as Westshore Refugee Sponsorship Group Week in Colwood. June 20th is World Refugee Day; the Westshore Refugee Fundraiser Gala with The Ladies of Jazz and Gospel is on the 25th. View Proclamation