Our Supporters

Thank you to our supporters!

Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story! – Josh Shipp

BGC South Vancouver Island is thankful for the continued support of so many kind and thoughtful individuals, businesses, foundations, service organizations, grantors, government agencies and volunteers, without whom we would be lost!  The power of a community coming together in support of children and youth in our community is a wonderful thing! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Our 2020 Supporters include…


BentallGreenOak (Canada) Hillside Shopping Centre

Best Buy – Uptown

Better Print Victoria

BHM Lawyers

Black Press

Canadian Tire – View Royal

Canadian Tire – Hillside

Canadian Tire – Royal Oak

Dynamic Neural Retraining System

Dodd’s Furniture

Downs Construction

First West Credit Union

Gap Inc.

Hapin Construction Ltd.

Harbord Insurance


Mr. Booth Photo Booth

Old Navy

Peninsula Co-op

RKG 3D Creations

Rob Tournour Masonry Ltd.


Royal BC Museum

Royal Scot Inn


Scott Plastics

Thrifty Foods – James Bay

Victoria Royals

West Coast Auctions



BC Recreation & Parks Association

BGC Canada

Canadian Tire – Jumpstart

Childcare BC Maintenance Fund

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island

Coast Capital Savings

Community Gaming Grants – Province of BC

District of Central Saanich

Employment & Social Development Canada

Fairway Market

Felicia Oliver Fund

Giving Foundation

Island Health

Justice Canada – Coastline Employment Program

Newman’s Own Foundation

Norgaard Foundation

100 Men Who Care

Peninsula Co-op

President’s Choice Children’s Charity

Province of BC – Community Gaming Grant

Provincial Employees Community Services Fund

Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation

Sandbox Impact Project

Service Canada – Canada Summer Jobs

Sooke Family Resource Society

The Gap Foundation

The Victoria Foundation

TD Canada Trust

United Way of Greater Victoria

Variety The Children’s Charity

Service Clubs & Community Partners

Artemis Place Society

Camosun College Trades Foundation Program


School District No. 63 (Saanich)

Canadian Federation of University Women

CIBC Children’s Foundation

City of Victoria

CKNW Kids’ Fund

Community Centre Network (CCN)

District of Metchosin

Dunsmuir Middle School

École John Stubbs Middle School

Gizeh Shriners of BC & Yukon

Island Health

Ministry of Children & Family Development

Panorama Recreation

School District 62

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

The Corporation of the District of Central Saanich

Threshold Housing Society

Township of Esquimalt

UVIC Gustavson School of Business

In Kind

The following donors generously gave goods and services through our national organization to support BGC Clubs across Canada.

Banana Republic

Best Buy Canada

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Fidelity Investments Canada

Gap Inc.

Google Canada

Home Depot Foundation

Hyundai Canada

Indigo Love of Reading Foundation

Jays Care Foundation

Major League Baseball (MLB)

Michaels Canada

M&M Food Market

Mr. Lube

Muttart Foundation

Old Navy

President’s Choice Children’s Charity

RBC Foundation

Rogers Inc.


The Coca-Cola Foundation


Individual Supporters

We would like to extend a special thank you to our many individual donors who generously contributed to BGC South Vancouver Island.
So many of you have requested that your names not be published and we honour your wishes with great respect.
Therefore, it is our pleasure to thank all of our individual donors collectively. Your kind donations are important investments in the physical, emotional and social development of children, youth and families across South Vancouver Island.
We are deeply grateful for your continued support that allows us to offer the life-changing programs your generosity provides.


Alf Birch

Ashlea Veldhoen

Barb Dempsey

Bev Hall

Brittany Arnold

Carol Carman

Cheryl Chaytors

Chris Pratt

Christian Caille

Claire Ourom

Danny Osborne

Debi O’Boyle

Denise Colcy

Devon Cressman

Dhar Booth

Dimitra Britton

Emilija Tovirac

Erin MacLean

Gavin Donatelli

Gord Irving

Greg Buck

Holly McCullough

Jacqueline Clare

Jan Burke

Joel Ussery

Karyn Woodland

Katie Blake

KC Mabee

Kem Luther

Kyla Sanderson

Laura Siberry

Leesa Watson

Marlynn Fitzgerald

Martin Phillips

Mike Fischer

Myah Rach-Sharpe

Neil Lauer

Paige Erickson-McGee

Rick Lavoie

Robbie Birch

Rod Mitchell

Ron Fetsch

Ronna Woudstra

Selena Bewsky

Shannon Arnold

Shelly O’Connor

Sophie Henwood

Sue Hobler

Susan Phillips

Tanya Chan

Yutan Han

Zen Bodnar

Practicum Students

Amanda Carr

Ashley Migneault

Kendra Farley

Jessica Cochrane

Scott Franchuk

Rebecca Lang

International Interns & Volunteers

Each year BGC South Vancouver Island is privileged to welcome youth from international programs to intern or volunteer with us.  These programs offer experiential leadership development opportunities for global-minded young people. The intent is to help them gain life and professional experience in an international setting.  These talented volunteers and interns have the opportunity to experience a new culture, develop awareness about themselves and others and develop life skills they wouldn’t necessarily acquire if they weren’t part of an international work/volunteer experience.
This year we welcomed the following international youth to our staff team:


Lattitude Global Volunteering

Callan Abbott – New Zealand