(Photo by Jay Wallace)

This holiday season, Threshold Housing Society wants to continue their annual tradition of lighting up the largest tree in Bastion Square!

On November 30th, the non-profit organization is hosting their Winter Carnival to help raise funds this Christmas to help provide safe homes for our community’s homeless youth.

The tree-lighting is just the cherry on top of what promises to be a fun family-friendly holiday event, and will also include live music, hot chocolate, and Christmas themed activities –  such as crafting ornaments, decorating gingerbread houses, face painting, Santa, and guest speakers!

The tree will be lit at 3:30 p.m by VIP guests, with the Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, Victoria Police Chief Del Manak and the BC Representative for Children and Youth Dr. Jennifer Charlesworth ‘flipping the switch’ to turn on the lights.

Also, for the entire month of November, you can head down to Darcy’s in Bastion Square and for every purchase of a Driftwood Brewery Beer, and proceeds go to Threshold Housing!

Threshold Housing Society works to prevent adult homelessness by providing safe housing, support services, and community to at-risk youth, aged 16-24 years old. Threshold serves at-risk youth experiencing homelessness, aging out of care, or fleeing violence in the home – young adults who need a place to call home and people who believe in them.

And it’s thanks to their sponsors Coast Capital Savings, Bastion Square Revitalization Association, Smart Dolphins, and Victoria Residential Builders Association that fun, free events like this can happen!

You can donate online or go to any of the Coast Capital Savings locations in Victoria to donate in person.

(Gingerbread house making / Shine a Light on Youth)

Shine a Light on Youth Homelessness – Winter Carnival

  • When: November 30th, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Where: Bastion Square