OUR PLACE needs our help. We all realize that homelessness is an issue in every city but with a town our size it’s more visible. They are $100,000 down in donations this year and have seen an increase in those who rely on their life saving services.
We’re looking to add some new songs and maybe some classics to freshen up the list when we’re back to regular music on Boxing Day. Take Ocean 98.5′s MEGA Music Survey before the Early Bird Deadline of December 15th to earn 10,000 bonus points.
If you finish it after the early bird deadline, don’t worry, you’ll still earn 5,000 bonus points for the VIP Club. And EVERYONE who takes the survey is entered to win a trip for 2 with Clipper Vacations to Seattle including accommodations and transportation!!
If you haven’t made this a tradition in your family, then this is the year to do it — it’s been brrrrr cold (haha) and the trees are amazing. The community really pulls together and decorates some great trees that dress up the halls at our landmark hotel.
OK, we’ve got our real winter coats out now. It’s chilly for our holiday parades and events, but we’ll have hot chocolate, scarves, warm mittens and a place to go warm up, so it’s all good.
But some people don’t have those things.
Photo by Rebecca Gaines
We’re lucky to have a community that comes together to operate the Greater Victoria Extreme Weather Protocol — that spring into action when we have sub-zero temperatures, wind or any other conditions that make life on the streets dangerous. Together, we help the homeless or those who are vulnerable on our streets.
This is what you can do to make sure everyone is safe and warm through these cold nights:
We all remember the first time we heard that voice. It sounded a little rock and maybe had a dash of soulful country in it too. The moment we heard “Try” from Blue Rodeo we knew were listening to a song that would launch a band’s career and a leave a legacy that no one including the members of Blue Rodeo themselves could have ever imagined.
The Cloth Castle is your one stop sewing shop since 1969. We are a family run business that specializes in sewing, quilting, and home decor fabrics. But that’s not all you’ll find here, we also carry knitting supplies, notions, books, patterns and sewing machines from Husqvarna and Singer and much more. We pride ourselves on giving great service and keeping one-on-one relationships with our customers.