Posts Categorized: Event

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 »

Online Art Sale (Updated June 2017)

Since January, Rebecca Barnard‘s led amazing painting workshops using different media — watercolour, acrylic, and mixed media. She donated some colourful original artwork for sale – but they’re now all gone.


January PaintIns were a great success, and the February 7th session is already fully booked. However, there’s still space for you on February 10th (watercolours) and on March 7th or 10th (mixed media). Did you miss the January sessions? Here are photos: For more information, see the Home page.

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

Committee Meeting – May 26, 2016

A meeting planned for May 19th was cancelled, and the next committee meeting will be on Thursday, May 26th at 7 pm, at the home of Hilary Mackey and Lawrence Surges. Others are welcome, but please email in advance.