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Chameleon Hair Salon will cut hair to fund raise for the Vancouver Island Crisis Society!

The wonderful folks at Chameleon Hair Salon support their community by choosing to donate to the Crisis Society. Book an appointment to visit their salon at 4286 Departure Bay Road in Nanaimo on April 14 for a great haircut! A wonderful way to treat yourself on a lazy Sunday...❤️

Heather Chadwick-Taskey completes her fourth 10K walk in memory of her stepdaughter.

We honour and thank Heather Chadwick-Taskey of Nanaimo, who has raised funds over the last four years in memory of Maurine Arogie (1994-2014), her stepdaughter, by taking part in the Maurine's Way 10K walk. She has chosen to donate funds raised from the 2019 event to the Vancouver Island Crisis Society. We thank you, Heather, for your generosity, from the bottom of our hearts. ❤️

Crisis, Compassion, and Boundary Setting Workshop

Join us in Duncan, Courtenay, Campbell River, Port Hardy, Port Alberni, and Victoria as we present our two-hour workshop to honour Crisis Line Awareness Week 2019. Crisis, Compassion, and Boundary Setting has been designed to help caregivers find inroads to connection with clients who are crisis-oriented, or whose difficult behaviours are challenging. This will be followed by a one-hour Q&A session open to both registrants and non-registrants as we explain the services we offer on Vancouver Island.

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Proudly announcing our latest youth program!

Named for an acronym that stands for Communication, Options, Perspective, Enjoy Life, this four-session program utilizes the principles of mindfulness to achieve better mental wellness for students from Grades 5 to 7.

Thank you kindly for your support!

Thank you so much to the folks at Telus, our latest donors, for their generous contribution, who along with Peter Hudson Comedy’s latest donation, have brought us over our $40,000 goal! We also want to acknowledge our biggest donor, Intraworks I.T. Management, the company that keeps on giving and giving, and to gratefully acknowledge all our donors and funders for their ongoing support. Find out more about these wonderful contributors.

Telus personnel Harper Bauer, Senior Regional Market Manager (left) and Kevin Giles, Service Technician Home Team (right) present a cheque to Elizabeth Newcombe, Executive Director, and Joanne Hogan, Office Manager and Promotions Coordinator, of the Vancouver Island Crisis Society.

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And then there's Radio!

The first of two radio commercials for 2019 has been released:

Thank you to the team at Island Radio for all their support and help!

The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group is all about community and is dedicated to making their radio stations the voices of the cities they serve. Their philosophy is simple: Local, Local, Local. By working with organizations like ours, they further their mandate in a very relevant way. The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is grateful for the continued support provided by the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group. Lives are saved because of this important message being broadcast to our communities.