Entries by Shannon Whissell

NICHE Inspiration Ball

The NICHE Inspiration Charity Ball was a generous gift bestowed on The Cridge Transition House for Women by Tracey and Steve Drake, the editor and publisher, respectively, of NICHE Magazine. Tracey met the Cridge CEO Shelley Morris at the Evening to Remember Lindsay Buziak in February, and Tracey decided in the course of that conversation […]

headstart salon keeps on giving

A welcoming environment, talented hair stylists, fantastic hair care products, and friendly staff… all of these descriptions fit the atmosphere of headstart hair salon perfectly. But what truly sets the staff of headstart apart is their deep commitment to making a difference for families of children with special needs. For the past two years, owners […]

The Cridge Nature Preschool

Victoria’s first all-outdoors nature preschool is coming to The Cridge Childcare Centre.  “Let nature be your teacher”  William Wordsworth This September will find eight adventurous four and five year olds, in the company of their early childhood educator and a support adult, exploring nature as it occurs in and around our city. Following the changing […]

Look Good : Do Good Cut-a-thon Re-designed

The third annual look good : do good cut-a-thon sponsored by headstart hair design has been transformed. Instead of a one-day event, this year salon owners Chris & Garry Preston and manager Megan have created a month-long celebration of The Cridge Respitality Service. In the past two years, the cut-a-thon has raised more than $3,500 to supoort families […]

Straight from the Heart

This note, from Assistant Manager of Women's and Family Services Candace Stretch, accompanied this lovely photo on a recent email. The on-going gift of quilts from the Westshore Quilters Guild is a blessing to every woman and child who spends time at The Cridge Transition House for Women: "Attached is a photo from the Westshore […]

Helmet Hair or Long-Term Care: You Choose

Greg Goldberg, a contractor in the Cridge Brain Injury Services program, was appalled to learn that a large number of teenagers and adults simply refuse to wear a helmet while riding their bikes. Greg states, “I was even more appalled to be informed that the prime reason causing fear amongst riders to wear a helmet […]

Leadership Legacy

At the invitation of Leading Influence Ministries, our CEO Shelley Morris delivered the keynote address at the 2013 MLA Prayer Breakfast. We share it here with the hope that you will be as blessed and inspired in its reading as were the people in the room: When you stand up to speak in front of […]

Bringing the Victim into the Room

A Survivor’s Voice on Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence The Cridge Centre for the Family is proud to present two free community training opportunities to stem the tide of domestic violence in our region. Speaker Kamal Dhillon, author of Black and Blue Sari and recipient of the 2012 Courage to Come Back Award, will […]