Events and Community

We are committed to reaching out and making an impact in our community, it's part of our core mission.

That's why we are each involved in many different community programs and groups to create positive change. Catch us at local events like the Sidney Fine Art Show or Victoria Hospice's Fashion For Compassion.

Upcoming events

Confident Women Invest With Purpose

A woman sitting reflecting on whether her financial situation will be ok.

Confident Women Seminars - open to all women

Together we will:

  • Discover your financial purpose
  • Clarify your ideal lifestyle
  • Uncover what you want and need

Upcoming Dates and Locations

National Bank Financial Boardroom - Sidney - The event will be held every 3rd Wednesday of every month.

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Special Events 

Most appropriate for women and couples who have 2 million or more of investment assets.

Philanthropy - The Top 3 Strategies
Planning a major donation is an important strategic course of action. Learn the pros and cons of the top 3 Strategies.

  • Wednesday October 11th at 12 noon
  • Guest speaker Chantal Thomas, Director Philantra Foundation
  • Attendance by invitation only

Past events

Image of Viola arranging items that are displayed for an estate event.

Avoiding the Top 3 Estate Pitfalls

Manijeh Moieni, Senior Estate Planning Advisor, gave an engaging presentation to high net worth individuals on the Top 3 Estate Pitfalls to avoid. Van de Ruyt guests enjoyed refreshments and left the event with immediate action items to work on and check out.

Viola on the left, Racheal in the middle and Annette on the right posing at the Goddess Run

The Goddess Run

The Goddess Run is a community of women and girls who come together to celebrate their stories, goals, and challenges. Their mission is to inspire, educate and celebrate. This year the Van de Ruyt team joined over 13,000 other goddesses of all ages who have crossed the 10K finish line since 2012.

Image of whiskey glasses demonstrating the whiskey tasting event.

Women Whisky and Chocolate

Drawing from her experience assisting her husband with the Sidney chapter of the Companions of the Quaich, Viola donated her time and expertise to host a Women Whiskey and Chocolate at a local law firm. This event facilitated meaningful team bonding paired with honest moments of mentorship.

Continued community involvement :

The Union Club of BC

Union Club of BC

Viola Van de Ruyt is serving as the 74th President of the Union Club of BC, making her only the 2nd woman President in the history of the Club.

The Union Club offers premier service, amenities, companionship, and exceptional comfort. And because of those virtues, the Club has consistently attracted a diverse and impressive membership – the type of community movers and shakers who have been at the heart of the business, political, and cultural life of Victoria from its early colonial beginnings.

Viola has been a general committee board member for several years, serving in many aspects from event planning to finance.

A logo of the Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation.

SP Community Foundation

Viola has been a committee member and past president (2013-2019) of the Saanich peninsula Community Foundation since 2013 and has been volunteering with SPCF since the early 2000’s.

The Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life on the Saanich Peninsula by promoting and increasing responsible, effective and accessible philanthropy.

Through donations, the foundation is able to serve the community in education, welfare, environment and health and recreation.

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