2005 Community Action Projects

Squeals on Wheels

Community Partner: Fernwood NRG & programs

(Victoria Best Babies Program, Victoria Native Friendship Centre, Meals on Wheels) 

Team Divercitee - 

Members: Tayla Cohen, Anita Dhillon, Suzanne MacLellan, Stewart Story, Marie Christine White

Coach: Al Kemp

Squeals on Wheels was developed as a community initiative to delivered two weeks worth of hot, nutritious prepared meals and milk to young mothers. Several organizations collaborated to create and sustain the infrastructure for this program.

Sponsors & Donors: VIHA, Compass Group of Canada, Dairyland

Homelessness in the Garden City

Community Partner: Victoria Cool Aid Society

Team Dream Team - 

Members: Maureen Adams, Marguerite Casey, Kelli McReynolds, Barbara Patterson, Paul Senez, Greg Steves

Coach: Gilda Good

In partnership with Victoria Cool Aid Society, the Dream Team undertook the production of a 16 months calendar and associated outreach activities that were focused on raising awareness of homelessness within the community. Using disposable cameras, homeless individuals took all of the photos used in the calendar. The content in the calendar aims to raise the public’s awareness about what it is like to experience and live with the homeless.

Sponsors & Donors: Victoria Foundation, BC Housing, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women’s Services, WCG International Consultant Ltd.,  Microcosm Communications, Oasis Landscaping, Lens and Shutter, Red Cross, Wal-Mart, Bayside Printing, Beacon Hill Communications Group

The Sound of Laughter

Community Partner: Victoria Native Friendship Center

Team Horizon -

MembersKevin Ellis, Jannelle Bailey, Kari Comeau, Sue Koolman, Ken whitehead, Rachelle McElroy

Coach: Nancy Greer

This team created a play area for an existing housing project run by the Victoria Native Friendship Centre.  Four existing paved parking stalls were converted into an environmentally sensitive and child-friendly outdoor play area; a place where moms could also enjoy being outdoors while watching their children play.

Unheard Voices: Homeless Families 

Community Partner: Burnside Community Association

Team SISU - 

Members: Aaron Lamb, Michael Rostad, Danella Parks, Grace Wong-Sneddon, Laura Walsh

Coach: Bill Headen

The outcome of the “Unheard voice” project was a comprehensive and professional “Homeless Families Presentation Package” for the Burnside-Gorge Community Association. Team SISU had both developed the Presentation Package for delivery to the Burnside-Gorge Community Association, and also tested the presentation package to a variety of individual and organizational audiences which honed the effectiveness of the package and also increased awareness of the plight of homeless families.

Learn more about our Community Action Project History, starting with our 2002 graduation class CAPs: