Entries by Shannon Whissell

In silent stillness lay

Christmas is, and always has been, a magicial time at The Cridge Centre for the Family. Back in the days of The BC Protestant Orphans' Home, children who lived here remember "Christmas was a big event. There were many special times during this season of the year … for deprived children, it was an unbelievably […]

The Twelve Days of Cridge-Mas

It can be a challenge during the Christmas season to know just what to buy, whom to support, and where best to spend your precious time, talent and resources. Here's our helpful guide to make your holidays just that little bit easier, updated each day from December 10 – 21:  [toggles title=”12 Days of Cridge-Mas” […]

What Will Your Legacy Be?

In 1892, John George Taylor updated his will, leaving his entire estate to The BC Protestant Orphans' home. Shortly after, Mr. Taylor passed away, forever changing the fate of the organization he had supported late in his life.  According to the available records, no one is quite sure how Mr. Taylor, a police man by […]

Congratulations Soroptomists

Our hearty congratulations to the Soroptomists International Greater Victoria chapter! These amazing women, celebrating their 80th year of service to Victoria, were honoured last night at the Victoria National Philanthropy Day awards with the 2012 Outstanding Philanthropic Service Club Award for their many projects supporting women in the city.  Soroptimist, meaning "best for women," raises […]

God Will See You Through

At the October meeting of the Cridge Management Team, Marlene Goley, Manager of Women's and Family Services, shared this devotional by Brigette Weeks. We share it here, as posted on Guideposts, with the hope that it will help you see 'order in the chaos': My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only He will […]

The Cridge Childcare children delight Governor General David Johnston

The pleasure on Governor General David Johnston's face as chidren from The Cridge Childcare Services demonstrated phycial literacy for him was more then clear. His Excellency beamed, clapped and high-fived the children who performed, clearly delighting in their energetic display of throwing skills.  For the past several months, the children of The Cridge Childcare services […]

Caring for the Caregivers 2012

Parents' love for their child may never waiver but their stamina and abilities can. Raising a child with special needs presents ongoing physical, social, emotional and financial challenges that create a state of “chronic stress” and can leave family members feeling drained, discouraged, exhausted and isolated from their community. That's where The Cridge Respitality Service steps […]

The buskers are coming – AGAIN!

We are excited to once again be hosting  two international acts from the Victoria International Buskers' Festival. Clients, society members, volunteers and community members are welcome to join us in the upper parking lot of The Cridge Village for two fun, family-friendly, and mind-twisting acts.  Les Vitaminés Wednesday July 25 @ 3:00 pm Les Vitaminés […]