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.

 

 

It's Back! Tip A Wee Dram / May 6, 2017

For several years now, Team Hope has been organizing their annual Tip A Wee Dram whisky tasting fundraiser. As a result of their great efforts and the generous fund matching by the estate of Katherine J. Heller, the 2016 event generated over $70,000 for Callanish. This year, Team Hope is working in partnership with the Whisky Wisemen Society and taking this much-loved event to the Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery.

This event sells out, so get your tickets now!

 
 

 

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!