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RAFFLE TICKETS FOR A CAUSE! In lieu of our annual pancake breakfast, we are holding a raffle!

All Funds Raised Will Go to Sidney Elementary School to Help Fund School Supplies and Field Trips We are once again working together with Sidney Elementary School to help meet the learning needs of the 300 students in attendance, many of who need assistance to purchase school supplies, learning aids etc. Our goal is to ensure that every child at the school is equipped with the necessary tools for success in the classroom.

Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 and can be purchased online at www.sidneyaccountants.ca or directly from any Hughesman Morris staff member.

All prizes include a gift basket filled with goodies & gift certificates in support of local businesses.

1st prize valued at $750 2nd prize valued at $375 3rd prize valued at $375

DRAW DATE MONDAY, AUG. 31, 2020

Our kids are worth it! Last year with your help we raised $3,200! Supported By:

Goes virtual for 2020! www.sidneybythesearun.com • Complete your distance between September 20th & October 18th, 2020 • All ages and speeds welcome • All participants receive a pair of Endūr Run Sidney socks, finisher medal & race bag • Raise money for our charities! CHARITY PARTNERS

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Habitat 200k in 100 Days Habitat for Humanity Victoria launched its latest fundraising campaign recently with the goal of raising $200k in 100 days to help give 11 local families a hand-up into stable, affordable homeownership. With construction now underway, additional funding is urgently needed to complete these homes as soon as possible. "This campaign is about reaching out to our wonderful community in Greater Victoria and asking those who are in a position to do so, to come together to help provide these families with not only an affordable home, but one they own and have autonomy over," said Yolanda Meijer, CEO Habitat Victoria. "When I think about how the uncertainties of the past few months have made us all feel, I can't imagine what it's like to also live with the stress of housing instability and the lack of affordable alternatives in the local area each and every day. This crisis has highlighted just how important it is to have somewhere to call home." Habitat's newest partner families have already started their 500 hours of volunteering with the charity, a requirement of the program, on top of their day jobs as drivers, caregivers, lab technicians, construction workers, educators and more. Many of them provide the essential services we rely on in the local community. Future Habitat homeowner John comments: "Working in construction for so many years, I now have the opportunity to help build my own home and the homes of other families in Habitat's program … it gives us hope." Campaign Chair, Sybil Verch (Senior VP, Western Regional Manager of Private Client Group of Raymond James Ltd.), who led a previous Habitat campaign in 2015, is being joined by her husband Chad to once again lend her support to help Habitat achieve its goal. "I truly believe in the value of homeownership and have seen firsthand the difference it makes for families who partner with Habitat. They have the drive and determination to be successful, they just need a hand-up to get there – and that's where you come in!" Local donors are the key to helping these families transform their lives. With a minimum donation of $1,000 per person, Habitat's goal is to raise $200,000 by September 30. One hundred percent of the donations made will directly fund the charity's current build projects. Habitat currently has two projects underway. One is a 10-unit townhome project in North Saanich located on Bakerview Place, and the other is a small single family home under construction in Central Saanich as part of the new Timber Ridge project. Both were made possible through land donations by local developers. Please join us in helping John, Erin and all our partner families to achieve the strength, stability and independence they deserve. To donate or find out more about the new families who will benefit from your donation, please go to www.habitatvictoria. com/youarethekey. To learn more about the Habitat build projects underway, visit https://www.habitatvictoria.com/builds.

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