Posts Tagged: 2016

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

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 »