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Volunteer Update – June 2017

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From Linda Van Sickle, WRSG Secretary Just in time for summer, here’s an update for our WRSG volunteers: The Festive Evening event at Church of the Advent on Saturday, May 13th, was a wonderful success in every way. There was lots of fun and socializing as well as generous bidding on an amazing array of… Read more »

Wonderful News

We have some wonderful news to share!  In late January, we learned that our application to sponsor the family with whom we have been matched has been approved by Immigration Canada!  The application has now been sent on to Lebanon where the family is currently staying.  It will take another eight months or so before… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Thank You, Canvas Church!

The Westshore Refugee Sponsorship Group would like to thank Canvas Church for their help in raising the contents needed to furnish and equip the apartment we have. The job involved much written and verbal communication of an ever-changing needs lists, as well as giving, inspecting, transporting and storing various sized furniture and other items. While a… Read more »

Activities – June 2016

The gala fundraiser with The Ladies of Jazz and Gospel is just over three weeks away, and the days will fly by. Although some details remain to be determined, this post lists known and anticipated activities in June 2016: Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7 pm – Committee meeting at Henry and Yvonne’s. Others are welcome; email Henry if attending. Thursday,… Read more »