See what May’s Vital People are doing across Greater Victoria

See stories below highlighting May’s Vital People who are working to make Victoria a vibrant, caring community for all. As summer approaches, it’s a time to pause and remember the charitable organizations that work year-round to lift our community.

Sandra RichardsonSandra Richardson: A summer of sun, a sea of support

“The season may signal plans for vacations and gatherings. It can be a break from the stresses of everyday life. However, charities in our community continue to work to help create a vibrant, caring community for all, year-round.” Read Sandra’s full column.



Theatre company that performs in schools set to announce new season

A theatre company that performs in schools across the province says it has commissioned two new plays for young audiences from emerging Canadian playwrights Adonis King and Sydney Marino. Click here to read the full story.

Erica Petty is artistic producer for Story Theatre, which creates theatre productions for children, youth and teens. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST


Making a better road to the Centre of the Universe

The road leading to the Centre of the Universe has been repaved and reopened, making the journey to the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory’s visitor and education centre much smoother. Click here to read the full story.

The Dominion Astrophysical Observatory’s 1.8-metre Plaskett Telescope, with a 72-inch mirror that weighed 5,000 pounds, was the largest operational telescope in the world when the observatory opened in June 1918. Friends of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory


May Vital People Videos

John Hillman’s Save the Children Fundraiser: One in six children in the world live in a conflict zone and almost 200 million children live in the world’s most lethal war zones. That’s why Second World War veteran John Hillman of Oak Bay is walking 104 laps around the Carlton House courtyard to raise funds for Save the Children. Watch Video

Beacon Hill Baseball & Softball Association: Little League is a rite of passage for many kids, and it wouldn’t be possible without lots of dedicated volunteers. Learn how Beacon Hill Baseball & Softball Association volunteers are making a difference. Watch Video

Ride Don’t Hide Fundraiser: The Canadian Mental Health Association is hosting its annual Ride Don’t Hide fundraiser to help raise awareness and funds to support mental health programming in Victoria. Watch Video