Committee Meeting & Email Notifications

On Thursday, March 31st at 7 pm, the Committee will meet at Bill and Linda’s. As always, others are welcome to attend; however, we ask that you notify so that we can arrange a larger venue if necessary and advise of any changes.

Our website continues to expand. We want you to know when there are new blog posts, and for us to improve our outgoing communications. Today, an Email Subscription form makes its debut in this post. This tool provides safeguards – double opt-in (first fill out the form, then reply to an email), and easy unsubscribing – to benefit and protect us all.

Come one, come all, sign up, and share this with your network. Kindly direct questions or concerns to the Webmaster via


Committee Meetings

On St Patrick’s Day, the Committee will meet socially at an undisclosed location, and talk over WRSG business. On March 24th, we’ll meet at Laurie’s. All from the WRSG are welcome at committee meetings, but for the 24th, please email in advance. We’d be only too happy if we have to change venues to provide enough space, but would want to let you know!

Donate to WRSG Online

We’re really excited to announce the creation of an online Giving Group for the Westshore Refugee Sponsorship Group! The Chimp platform enables you to make donations online using a credit card and receive an immediate tax receipt, or commit to regular, recurring donations.

Can you be the first to visit WRSG on Chimp and donate?

Goldstream Gazette Article About WRSG

Scoop up a copy of Monday’s Goldstream Gazette to read about the Westshore Refugee Sponsorship Group on about page 5 or 6. If you have a spare copy, please bring it to the Information Night on Thursday evening – 7 pm at the Westside Bible Church, 3307 Wishart Road in Colwood – as we don’t have a copy in our household.

Thanks to the Gazette for its interest in the WRSG.



Spreading the Word

Information about the WRSG is being disseminated via Westshore churches today, including Bill and Hilary making an announcement at the Church of the Advent. Hilary and Linda met last Thursday with the Acting Editor of the Goldstream Gazette, and an article should be published on Wednesday, March 9th.

Crowded bulletin boards often don’t have space for a full-size poster. We’ve created a reformatted version to print two handbills on each sheet of letter-sized paper. See the Home page, or use this:

Handbill to Print 2 on 8.5 X 11

WRSG Committee – Regular Meetings

The WRSG Committee normally meets on Thursday evenings. Please keep that schedule in mind to facilitate communications and timely decisions or action. However, general information can be sent to, and website issues can be identified to at any time.

This week, we meet on March 3rd at Hilary and Lawrence’s.