Upcoming Special Events
Coldest Night of the Year: The popular walkathon campaign will return to downtown Victoria and the WestShore on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Our Place Society and the Pacific Centre Family Services Association (in the WestShore) host the two- and five-kilometre charity walks. Together, we are proud to offer families, faith, work, school and community groups the opportunity to walk in solidarity and raise awareness and funds to help serve the hungry, homeless, and hurting people in our community. Coldest Night has become one of the country’s most successful community action campaigns and last year we were able to raise over $175,000 for our neighbours in need. As of November 4, you can sign up at https://cnoy.org/location/victoriapandora for the downtown walk and https://cnoy.org/location/victoriawestshore for the Langford walk starting at Starlight Stadium. Like other years, we will have warmups, family friendly activities, warm toques and a warm meal (for those who fundraise).
CBC Radio and Our Place present A Christmas Carol: Friday, December 8 at First Met United Church. It’s the Christmas message full of hope, redemption and . . . ghosts. Featuring the vocal talents of CBC Radio personalities, the Reach Choir and special celebrity guests. Our Place presents a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7pm. This special in-person event promises to be a heart-warming evening for the whole family.
Tickets will go on sale in early October. Please check back. You will be able to join us in person or watch virtually on your computer or smart device. Those who attend in person will enjoy caroling by alumni of the Canadian College of Performing Arts.
Sponsor a Meal: You can upgrade a basic breakfast to a fulfilling meal of proteins containing eggs and bacon when you or your group sponsor a meal, starting at $600. Lunch and dinner sponsorships available as well. Our Place serves over 1,200 of meals per day and your sponsorship ensures continued support for the most vulnerable citizens of Greater Victoria.
You Can Create a Third Party Event. Please consider one of the following to help support our vital programs and services:
- Bottle campaigns
- Clothing drives
- Talent shows
- Bake sales
We would be happy to brainstorm with you and help promote your fun campaign.
Hungry Hearts: Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year’s Hungry Hearts campaign such a success. We are working behind the scenes to plan our 2024 campaign, including The Best of the Region auctions, the television broadcast and the sell-out culinary gala at Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, September 21, 2024 – Savour the Date! Presently we are looking for businesses and community groups to support our annual fundraiser by becoming sponsors and auction donors. Contact email@example.com.