COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

We have so much gratitude for the friends and community members who take it upon themselves to raise money for Callanish. Learn about events you can join and support, and share in celebrating past efforts.

 

 

Tip A Wee Dram / Many Thanks!

Tip A Wee Dram 2017 was a huge success! On May 6th, this annual whisky tasting fundraiser raised funds in support of Callanish. This year Al Jones and his Team Hope partnered with the Whisky Wisemen Society to take this much-loved event to the Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery. It sold out in record time, fun was had, whiskey was tasted, and funds were raised!

Stay tuned for the 2018 date! 

 
 

 

Whistler Gran Fondo - What a Ride!

On Saturday, September 10th, 32 members of Cycling Team Callanish rode the Whistler Gran Fondo as a fundraising event to benefit Callanish. Total funds raised was $147,000, including $45,000 matching funds from the estate of Katherine J. Heller. The after-Fondo dinner was generously funded by the Martha Lou Henley Foundation.  Many thanks to the riders, the donors and supporters for all their tremendous efforts for the benefit of Callanish.

 
 

 
Callanish team members Liz Evans and Nicola Murray, longtime residents of Bowen Island. Nicola is also a founding member of BIG!

Callanish team members Liz Evans and Nicola Murray, longtime residents of Bowen Island. Nicola is also a founding member of BIG!

THANK YOU! Bowen Island Gives (BIG!)

In late June, Bowen Island Gives (BIG!) organized a hike up Mount Gardner and an after-party—to benefit Callanish in memory of Liz Evans. The event raised $5400, surpassing its original goal of $5000 with about 50 hikers and over 100 at the after-party. Thanks to everyone who participated. And thanks to all the fabulous volunteers at BIG! whose passion and effort made it possible. We are so grateful!