Entries by Shannon Whissell

Driving Home Food For Young Families

The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program has help this month in providing portable, practical support to the over 30 client famlies thanks to Saferway Driver Training School. From mid-October until December 15, 2012 Driverway will be accepting donation of non-perishable food items at their office. All donations will go to The Cridge Young Parent Outreach […]

Harmonies & Help for Families

Please join us for A Cappella Fusion An amazing show featuring two award-winning choruses! City of Gardens Chorus and Westcoast Harmony Chorus will delight you with their ringing harmonies and spirited performance. Proceeds from these concerts will help support The Cridge Respitality Service, which provides much needed and appreciated support to the parents of children with special […]

Home comes in many styles

  The Cridge Transition House for Women has, for the fifth year in a row, received a grant from the Canadian Women's Foundation 'Shelter from the Storm" campaign. This annual campaign, supported by HomeSense, Winners and Rogers Media, supports more than 450 transition houses and emergency shelters in Canada. This year alone the campaign raised […]

2011-2012 Board of Directors

Our new board was elected at the October 3, 2011 annual general meeting, and the new executive instated at last night's board meeting. We are grateful for the prayerful leadership of these committed individuals:    President – Rosemary Smyth Vice-President – Colin Moorman Treasurer – Mike Cridge Secretary – Claudia Dorrington   Director – Mary-Ethel […]

Homelessness Action Week 2011

Homelessness Action Week (October 10-16, 2011) takes place each year across Canada. In Victoria, events are coordinated by our partners at the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness. Homelessness Action Week includes invites individuals and businesses to take actions in making a difference for the impoverished and homeless. Learning events also share information about the […]

We’d love to be ‘Most Loved’!

Our friends at CHEK TV, a locally owned and Vancouver Island focused television station, have launched a new website called CityHUB which will showcase the ‘Best of the City’ as selected by votes on the website between now and October 15th. The votes are tallied daily, and when the site launches in November it will include only […]

Back to School with ARIA Wellness

Sometimes, when the everyday expenses of life have a family stretched to the limit, extra expenses like back-to-school supplies can be beyond the budget. Backpacks, pencils, notebooks and crayons add up, and the excitement of heading back to the routine of school can be diminished for those kids who don't have everything they need to […]