Beacon Community Services S.T.A.R.T.E. Project
– Next Class August 28th, 2017
Monday to Friday (9 am to 4 pm) – Click here for more!
~ 2 action-packed weeks of all aspects film-making!
~ savvy networking and employability skills!
~ 3 days of tips to improve social media positioning!
~ 3 days of juicy and fun-focused self-development!
~ $ employer incentive aimed at securing work quickly!
Call 778-265-2585 now, if you
Haven’t received Employment Insurance benefits within the last 5 years
Are Unemployed or Working less than 20 hours/week
Are not in school full-time
Live in the Greater Victoria area
Congrats to our SHOAL Centre and Thrift Shops!
The Peninsula News Review’s 12th annual Readers Choice Awards were celebrated on July 11 and our very own SHOAL Centre in Sidney received 1st & 2nd place for Best Seniors Services, 2nd place for Senior Friendly Establishment & 3rd place for Favourite Exercise Facility! And, our Beacon Peninsula Thrift Shops received 3rd place for Favourite Thrift/Consignment Store! We could only do this with all of your generous support, thank you!
Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie applauds Beacon
Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie spoke at the recent Roots of Our Community event, held to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and Sidney’s 50th. As past CEO of Beacon, she tells the crowd about how Beacon Community Services has been strongly linked to the community — shaping it, and being shaped by it — since our beginning in 1974.
Celebrating community partners
We’re so fortunate to have great community partners, like the team at Legion Manor! We recently hosted a recognition party for our home support team who work together with Legion Manor staff in celebration of the great work we do together to care for residents at the manor. We presented a certificate of thanks to the Manor as a way of “Celebrating our partnership in care.”
Scholarships awarded at Annual General Meeting
At our 43rd Annual General Meeting on June 27, we also acknowledged community service and volunteerism with $1500 Beacon Community Services scholarships to: Misha Hasan (SD 61, Oak Bay Secondary School); Lajah Warren (SD 62, Edward Milne Community School); Chynna Tran (SD 63, Claremont Secondary); and Catelyn Creswick (SD 64, Gulf Islands Secondary). Beacon Community Services’ $500 Donna Godwin Humanitarian Award went to Parkland student Maya Goodsir. L – R: retiring Beacon Board Chair Chuck Rowe, Lajah Warren, Chynna Tran, Beacon CEO Bob Boulter
Roots of Our Community – June 26, 2017
On Monday, June 26 we celebrated the Roots of Our Community at SHOAL Centre in Sidney. A beautiful maple tree will be planted to commemorate Canada’s 150th, Sidney’s 50th anniversary and Beacon’s 43rd. Guests at the buffet lunch were asked to write favourite memories and thoughts about what they love about Canada, Sidney and Beacon and place them on a tree inside SHOAL Centre. Below, Sidney Mayor Steve Price and Beacon CEO Bob Boulter break ground during the tree planting ceremony.
New English as a Second Language program starts up
English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Group is a free program that offers newcomers the opportunity to improve their English skills by engaging in conversation with friendly, supportive volunteers. This program is offered through a partnership between Beacon Community Services, the Vancouver Island Regional Library and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria. Drop ins welcome, for more information call 250-656-0944.