2016 MEMBER CHARITY EVENT | VGC GIVES BACK
VGC Evans Caddie Scholarship Fund - held by the Victoria Foundation
Victoria Women's Transition House Society
Power to Be
A One Day Event where Victoria Golf Club Members of all categories are able to give back to our community. A world class sociable day of activities and golf, while celebrating the history, passion and culture of our diverse club. The Victoria Golf Club’s 2016 MEMBER CHARITY EVENT is focused on fostering safe and caring family relationships and supporting individual healing among family members. Programs that help to facilitate positive change in families are supported by funds raised at this yearly charity event. The VGC Charity iFund has been established at the Victoria Foundation to facilitate the granting to our charities.
To reach this goal, the funds raised through VGC Charity iFund are currently supporting the following programs:
VGC Evans Caddie Scholarship Fund
held by the Victoria Foundation
Now in its 10th year, VGC's Evans Caddies Scholarship program, with the goal of awarding university scholarships to caddies from modest means, has resulted in three deserving local teens attending university with all tuition and housing costs covered. Our Members not only hire caddies, they donate to the program in many ways - a total of $150K has been raised while the benefits thus far exceed $600K. VGC has been very proactive in recruiting and nurturing the 40-or-so participants enrolled since the program's inception. All are top-tier students (Academics & Community Service) from Victoria families who would not otherwise be able to send their children to university."
The Victoria Women’s Transition House provides discreet housing, counseling and programs that support approximately 200 women and children at their emergency shelter each year as well as thousands more in the wider community who have been affected by domestic abuse. Many families are able to recover and rebuild in this safe, protected environment experiencing educated assistance.
Victoria Women's Transition House Society (VWTH)
KidSport Greater Victoria
Child poverty is on the rise making it difficult for many children to access sport. According to statistics gathered by the Victoria Foundation in 2005, 17.5% of the population of the Capital Regional District was 17 years of age or younger and 29.5% of families with children are single parents. It is estimated that over 12,000 children, one in five children, in Greater Victoria live on or below the poverty level. Ensuring that children have access to sport, and the values and skills that sport teaches, is more critical than ever.
Power to Be
Power To Be inspires youth and families in need of support to discover their limitless abilities through nature-based programs. The non-profit organization provides accessible outdoor recreation adventures to people living with physical, mental, social or financial barriers that would otherwise prevent them from participating in activities such as kayaking, hiking, canoeing and camping. In 2015, Power To Be offered more than 450 programs in Victoria and Vancouver, serving more than 1,200 participants.