The Art of Re-gifting
Team W -
Members: Judy Bauche, Irene Guglielmi, Meghan McKenzie, Yasmin Rampuri, Ron Rice
Coach: John Shaver
The Art of Re-Gifting was a cultural event designed around visual arts, performing arts, festivals and the art of giving. Team W created this project to raise awareness of the local arts community, encouraging consumers of the arts to become supporters of the arts, and to publicly acknowledge sponsors and funders of the arts through a gratitude station set up at the event. Team W collaborated with partner organizations and First Nations artists to create a cabaret-style evening of performances followed by an exclusive Indigenous Arts Auction.
Sponsors: Ann-Marie Rice, Alcheringa Gallery, Carey Newman, George Littlechild, MacGillivray and Associates, Metropol, Sharps Audio Visual, Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse, Times Colonist, Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria Foundation and BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centre
Community Partner: Power to Be Adventure Therapy Society (Tim Cormode, Executive Director)
Team Green Acres -
Members: Shawna Paul, Faith Bateman, Colina Titus, Dibya Shrestha, James Wadsworth
Coach: Al Kemp
Working with Woodwynn Farms, a therapeutic community for the homeless, to create a community partnership and grow a garden that is compatible with Woodwynn Farm's philosophy and vision. The team envisioned the creation of a tangible physical asset (raised garden beds, composter, water source/irrigation system, tools etc.) to provide a long-term vision of a large and accessible community garden space.
Project Participants: Mary's Therapeutic Farm, Mary Rostad, Owner, Essencia Victory Garden. Funding from Volunteer Victoria and Camosun College
Community Partner: Victoria Community Micro Lending Society
Team Micro Solution -
Members: Ana Elisa Armstrong de Almeida, Kyla Fiddick, Steve Smith, Melana Mar
Coach: Tammy Dewar
Team Micro Solution partnered with the Victoria Community Micro Lending Society (CML) creating a mentorship program and trained 15 volunteer mentors. CML helps local people without access to traditional financing to start and grow their business or to obtain training that will lead to employment, by matching them with local lenders and providing ongoing capacity building and support.
Sponsors & Donors: Flynn Printing, Mud Studio and photographers, Whitney Shrieves and Kate Thompson
Trail Day and the Trail Ambassador Program
Community Partner: CRD Regional Parks
Team Trail Mix -
Members: Kris Constable, Brad Fraser, Berdine Jonker, Louise Labonte, Monique Lacerte-Roth, Sari Ringma
Coach: Roberta Burris
This team launched a Trail Day Event on the Galloping Goose trail in order to create public awareness of and support for the Trail Ambassador Program across all municipalities in the regional district that promotes trail use in a safe manner. Outreach activities by Trail Ambassadors provided friendly advice and information, encouraging good trail user behavior and promoted the “Friends of the Trails” pledge program.
Team Trail Mix collaborated with CRD Regional Parks to design the volunteer ambassador role The ambassadors received trailing and orientation sessions by CRD staff to become familiar with the regional trails system and the many types of trail users who regularly used them.
Sponsors: Fairway Foods, BCAA, ActNow BC, Recreation Sites & Trail BC, Selkirk Place Lodge, Trek Bike Store, MEC, City of Victoria's Cecelia Ravine Advisory Committee (BGCA), Burnside Gorge Community Association, Selkirk Station Bike & Kayak, Give & Go Cookies, Silk Road Tea, Demitasse Cafe & Salt Spring Coffee
Learn more about our Community Action Project History, starting with our 2002 graduation class CAPs: