In The 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.

The self-guided tour showcases a variety of gardens ranging from the truly teeny tiny to larger gardens too good not to be shared. Tour goers will enjoy everything from creative use of containers, to water features, edible gardens, and terraced gardens with meandering trails laden with eclectic surprises around every corner! Each garden offers its own unique delight. 100% of the funds raised go to support Victoria Hospice's end-of-life care programs.

Viola sponsored the Teeny Tiny Garden Tour for the past five years.

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. 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.

100 Women Who Care

It's a simple concept. Four times a year, 100 women get together for one hour, donating $100 each, generating $100,000 to be divided between three local charities. These charities are selected at random at each event from all charities nominated by the members.

Peninsula Singers

The Peninsula Singers started in 1980 when a handful of singers got together just for the "joy of singing". Six years later, they gave their first concert in the Legion Hall on Mills Road in North Saanich B.C. Since then, the Peninsula Singers have grown from a small community choir to a 65-member, mixed voice show chorus.

Victoria Lioness/Lions

The Victoria Chinatown Lioness/Lions Club is an all-woman service organization, created in February 1991, sponsored by the Victoria Chinatown Lions Club and is part of the Lion’s Club International

And many more including :

Photo of a member of the VandeRuyt Wealth Management Group at the Sidney Fine Art Show.

Sidney Fine Art Show

Each year, the  Sidney Fine Art Show, with the help of the business community and under the auspices of our Arts Council, creates a showcase of serious artists, discerning patrons and art collectors by hosting an amazing display of original and high-quality art.

Viola has sponsored the Sidney Fine Art Show for the past six years.

The Union Club of BC

Union Club of BC

The 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.

Logo of the Companion of the Quaich.

Companion of the Quaich

The Companions are an eclectic group of ladies and gentlemen who share a common interest in, and a passion for, the malt whiskies of Scotland and the world. The group gets together through regular dinners and tastings to encourage a greater awareness of the history and methods of malt whisky distilling.

Viola has been an active member since 2010

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