National Nursing Week

Island Kids Cancer Association is so thankful of the Pediatric Oncology Nurses  who work tirelessly supporting many kids with cancer in their clinic at Victoria General Hospital. While this is a difficult job, the care, compassion and dedication  they show is truly remarkable and we are so pleased to show our appreciation to this amazing team.  Charity and Sarah are two of our nurse clinicians accepting the gift basket on behalf of their clinic.

Oaklands Christmas Lunch

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. 

IKCA 2018 Calendars - on sale now!


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

The Inside Ride - Victoria

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!

Coast Capital Savings' Wonderful Wagon

 From left to right: Dr. Ewa Lunaczek-Motyka (Pediatric Oncologist), Theresa Low (Child Life Specialist), Jacob Kerr (Super Hero), Susan Kerr (CARE 4 Kids Program Coordinator), Sarah Fitton (Pediatric Oncology Nurse Clinician)

From left to right: Dr. Ewa Lunaczek-Motyka (Pediatric Oncologist), Theresa Low (Child Life Specialist), Jacob Kerr (Super Hero), Susan Kerr (CARE 4 Kids Program Coordinator), Sarah Fitton (Pediatric Oncology Nurse Clinician)

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!!

Paddle for Health

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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.