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A Charity Jeopardy game for United Way and the Help a Neighbour block party are where all the city’s do-gooders will be this weekend.

The Charity Jeopardy will take place on Friday, September 16th at the Bay Centre and will be the kickoff event for United Way Southern Vancouver Island’s (UWSVI) annual fundraising campaign.

Media personalities from around town are going to gather for the event, including Victoria Buzz’s own Nicole Bentham who will be taking part in the game of Jeopardy. 

Following Friday’s fun, family-friendly game of Jeopardy, a block party will be taking place on Government Street between Broughton and Courtney on Saturday.

The block party will highlight local non-profits that enrich the local communities, providing support to some of Victoria’s most vulnerable. 

Attendees will be able to meet local charities as well as eat and enjoy some wholesome entertainment. 

“Last year, we supported close to 63,000 individuals on Southern Vancouver Island to build better lives,” said Victoria Schmid, UWSVI Board Vice-Chair in a media release. 

“When we looked at the numbers, we realized that almost 1-in-6 people in our region are helped by a United Way initiative or funded program. We want to showcase and celebrate those partner agencies transforming lives here on the Island.”

Some of the local charities that’ll be at the block party this year are: Capital Region Food Share Network, Canadian Mental Health Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria Capital Region, Bridges for Women Society and Moms Stop the Harm.

UWSVI was one of the largest contributors to the floods that overtook the lower mainland and parts of Vancouver Island in 2021. 

They have always been connected to the communities they serve and if you are ever in need, chances are they will be there to help you. So why not help them out by attending the Charity Jeopardy and the Help a Neighbour block party.  

Charity Jeopardy:

  • Where: The Bay Centre
  • When: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Help a Neighbour block party:

  • Where: Government Street between Broughton and Courtney
  • When: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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