The Star Cinema in Sidney was filled with families and the smell of popcorn on a wet, stormy Sunday. Paddington 2 was the movie of the day and was enjoyed by everyone! Island Kids Cancer Association was pleased to support this fun outing. Thank you to the Star Cinema!
On December 10th at Oaklands Community Center, Truffles Catering delivered an amazing Christmas lunch. It was a fun, festive afternoon enjoyed by all!! Nicholas entertained us with his wonderful violin performance, filling the hall with seasonal Christmas melodies. Island Kids Cancer Association is so grateful to have been able to provide families with this special opportunity.
We have made calendars filled with fabulous art created by pediatric oncology patients at the Victoria General Hospital. All of the funds raised from calendar sales will go directly to support IKCA. Calendars make great Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers! Buy them now before they sell out!
Calendars are $10 each and can be purchased in clinic or reserve your copy now by contacting Susan Kerr at email@example.com.
Island Kids Cancer Association sponsored a 4 Cats outing that took place November 18, 2017 where participants created Penguin Mugs! Close to 30 artists molded and sculpted their special projects with the help of our amazing 4 Cats Leader Jonathan.
Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation and their Inside Ride team rolled into town October 15th for Island Kids Cancer's first annual Inside Ride!
The Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence gymnasium on Interurban was filled with over 70 enthusiastic riders, all pedalling for the kids! Awards were given for :
Highest mileage per team: Odd Fellows Columbia #2
Highest team fundraiser: Kerr Crusaders
Individual fundraisers: Morgan and Kathy
Best spirit award: Arts Calibre Academy
Best team costumes: Sue's Yoga Divas
It was an amazing day and we are pleased to report that $15,700.00 was raised for kids with cancer and their families. Thank you to Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation, Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, Red Barn Market and the many volunteers and riders who made this event possible!
Island Kids Cancer Association was the recipient of a beautiful red wagon full of $500.00 worth of items for the Victoria General Hospital Pediatric Oncology Clinic. This extremely generous and heartfelt donation from Coast Capital Savings Admirals branch will directly impact pediatric oncology patients visiting the clinic through gift vouchers, child life resources, and clinic snacks. The red wagon was graciously received by the clinic. Thank you to Coast Capital Savings!!
The first Paddle for Health benefiting Island Kids Cancer Association on Sept.9, 2017 was a huge success and even the soggy weather couldn't dampen the spirits of close to 100 participants. From Kayaks, Canoes, Stand up Paddle Boards and Outriggers, the waters near Willows Beach were filled with enthusiastic paddlers, paddling for the kids.
We are pleased to announce that $23,000 was raised for Island Kids Cancer Association and our CARE 4Kids Program !!
On behalf of Island Kids Cancer Association, BIG thank yous to Don Lowther, Crystal Lowther and Parm Ollek, the participants who raised funds and ventured out into the wild blue yonder, Maximus, Power to Be, all of the amazing sponsors and lastly but so importantly, the spectacular volunteers who dedicated their time and energy on this special day.
Click here to view a Victoria News article about the event.
Brian Fairfield - Carter, father of a childhood cancer survivor, completed his first 100K ultra-marathon just shy of the 26 hour cut-off. His run raised over $1,000 for Island Kids Cancer Association.
Click here to view a Saanich News article about Brian's run.
In May 2017, P.J. Fairfield-Carter attended the Saunders Family Foundation Golf Tournament, IKCA's first public event, and unveiled our new logo designed by Heather Hamilton. The Saunders Family Foundation generously presented IKCA with a $1000 cheque at the event.
Click here to see IKCA's first appearance in the Saanich News.
On January 28, 2017 the walls of the Victoria Event Centre were thumping with awesome tunes from some great Victoria bands. ToneArm, Fine Spirits, the Rollie Barrett Band and Jaimey Hamilton (pictured to the left) got everyone out on the dance floor and raised over $11,000 for the kids. Thanks to our own Dr. Ewa—our resident oncologist and IKCA board member—who organized this incredibly successful event and silent auction.