77 shelters available at Our Place and elsewhere in Victoria
(Image / Google Maps)

This weekend is Easter long weekend, and Our Place Society is gearing up to prepare a home-cooked Easter dinner for those in need.

On Sunday, the community center is expecting around 600 people to join together at their family table, offering a safe space for those experiencing homelessness, financial and/or medical struggles to enjoy a home-cooked meal.

At 5 p.m. on April 17th, Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens will be able to enjoy a home cooked meal, thanks to the generous support of donors, community groups and volunteers. 

Due to pandemic restrictions, city leaders and volunteers won’t be joining staff this year to dish out a full meal of turkey cutlets, cranberry sauce, steamed vegetables and herbed rice.

“People from all walks of life are still struggling to make ends meet this year,” says Julian Daly, executive director of Our Place. 

“Serving an Easter meal to those who might otherwise go without is just one small way of showing that we are here to listen, share and support.”

In addition, Spiritual Care, located on the 2nd floor of 919 Pandora, will also be hosting a Multi-Faith Spring Celebration earlier in the day.

Light refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m. followed by a multi-faith service at 1 p.m.

Easter Sunday, Pesach (Passover), and the Hindu festival of Hanuman Jayanti will all be represented.

Our Place Society’s Easter Community Meal

  • Where: Our Place Society, 919 Pandora Ave, Victoria
  • When: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sunday, April 17th

Subscribe to the Victoria Buzz newsletter to receive the latest news, events and more directly to your inbox. Every day.