(Photo by Kathryn Wu, tartandbond)

Some prominent Victoria voices showed their local love this past Friday, and now it’s your turn to do the same!

On Friday, September 16th, United Way Southern Vancouver Island (UWSVI) kicked off their annual fundraising campaign with a rousing game of Jeopardy—but not just any Jeopardy! The “Help a Neighbour” edition where questions showcased the incredible impact donations made to the United Way have in our community.

Bruce Williams of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce hosted the event, while 100.3 The Q’s Cliff LeQuesne was the announcer.

It kicked off at the Bay Centre in downtown Victoria, and featured contestants such as Victoria Buzz’s very own Nicole Bentham, Al Ferraby from CFAX 1070, Joe Perkins from CHEK News and Tammy Hofer from Capital Daily.

Instead of going home with the money they collected, every dollar the contestants unlocked from the board were directed to life-changing programs and services in our community.

Together, they unlocked almost $10,000 to support our neighbours who need it most – mental health supports, diversity equity and inclusion, to seniors and families in need.

Join the big names above and show your local love today by making a gift to United Way online.

Since 1937, United Way Southern Vancouver Island has raised $180 million dollars.
This year, they are looking to raise $5 million to bring their total investment in social
good up to $185 million.

Check out some snaps of United Way’s Charity Jeopardy game below:

(Photo by Kathryn Wu, tartandbond)
(Photo by Kathryn Wu, tartandbond)
(Photo by Kathryn Wu, tartandbond)
(Photo by Kathryn Wu, tartandbond)
(Photo by Kathryn Wu, tartandbond)
(Photo by Kathryn Wu, tartandbond)
(Photo by Kathryn Wu, tartandbond)
(Photo by Kathryn Wu, tartandbond)
(Photo by Kathryn Wu, tartandbond)
(Photo by Kathryn Wu, tartandbond)

Following Friday’s fun game of Jeopardy, a block party also took place on Government Street on Saturday.

The family-friendly event was organized in partnership with Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) and supported by Victoria Labour Council, and  showcased non-profits and programs that United Way supports, including:

Capital Region Food Share Network, Canadian Mental Health Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria Capital RegionBridges for Women Society and Moms Stop the Harm.

This year, United Way Southern Vancouver Island celebrates 85 years of building strong
and inclusive communities—neighborhood by neighbourhood and generation after
generation.

The funds raised for our community will support a strong network of local partners and
critical social services fostering systemic, long-term change.

United Way is 100% local—meaning you can transform lives right here on Southern Vancouver Island with just one donation.

They believe that everyone in the Greater Victoria region, which includes 13 municipalities and 11 First Nations and the Southern Gulf Islands, should have the opportunity to reach their potential.

Their priorities are focused on assisting seniors; families; diversity, equity and inclusion;
and mental health and addictions.

United Way Southern Vancouver Island is the winner of this year’s Non-Profit of the Year
Award from the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, and this year, will power almost 100 programs and initiatives in the region.

Want to make a difference in your community? Donate today!

United Way Southern Vancouver Island

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