Birthright’s Annual Strollerthon July 28

Birthright’s Annual Strollerthon July 28

Please join us for our upcoming Birthright Strollerthon.  This “fun” fund-raiser is a sponsored 5K walk along the James Bay waterfront, beginning and ending at Fisherman’s Wharf Park, at the corner of St. Lawrence and Michigan Streets.  We welcome walkers of all ages and are especially interested in adding more families and young people to our group of walkers.  Strollers are optional, but having some babes along for the ride speaks to our theme of support to women dealing with unplanned pregnancy!

How you can help:

Sponsor one or more of our walkers.

Walkers will be collecting pledges at many of the Catholic parishes in the Victoria area over the next few weeks.  They would love to have your support.  You can also contact us at  info@birthrightvictoria.org to find a walker near you or make a pledge.

Sign up to walk.

This year, we have a few holes in our walker line-up, parishes where we’ve had a walker in the past but don’t this year.  We need your help to fill these holes.  If you attend one of the following parishes and would like to collect pledges and walk in this year’s Birthright Strollerthon, we’d love to hear from you: St Joseph the Worker parish, St. Patrick’s parish in Oak Bay, Our Lady of Fatima parish.  But you don’t have to be from one of these parishes to walk in Birthright’s annual Strollerthon.  You just have to care about the mission of Birthright Victoria and have an hour or two available on July 28.  Sponsor forms, bulletin and pulpit notices, Strollerthon posters…we have all these materials available for you.  Please contact us to sign up to walk or for more information.

Here’s some walker information:

  • The Walk starts from Fisherman’s Wharf Park at 10 AM, but please show up by 9:45 AM so we can get a group photo before you set off.
  • Plan on 1-2 hours to complete the walk.  (Most of our walkers finish in about an hour.)
  • Contact us at info@birthrightvictoria.org to sign up to walk and get walker materials.
  • Collect pledges from friends, family, & fellow parishioners in the weeks before and after the walk.
Another way you can promote Birthright’s Annual Strollerthon is by liking, sharing, or commenting on this post on social media.

Birthright Victoria is a pregnancy support service ensuring that no woman should have to face a crisis pregnancy alone…

 

Garden Babies for Birthright Plant Sales

Garden Babies for Birthright Plant Sales invite you…

…To attend one of our upcoming plant sales this May to benefit Birthright Victoria, offering caring support services to women facing unplanned pregnancy.

Garden Babies for Birthright Plant Sales 2018

This is the Plant Sale you’ve been waiting for!  An affordable way to spruce up or plant a new garden.  New gardeners and old enjoy the  great selection of healthy, vigorous plants, wonderful prices, and the knowledge that their purchases help to support women struggling with unexpected pregnancy issues.  Admission is free.  What’s not to like?

May 5  9 AM – 1 PM: Plant Sale at Our Lady of the Rosary 798 Goldstream, Langford.  The first of our May Plant Sales!  Keep an eye on our selection of flowering shrubs.  They go fast!  Browse our perennials, herbs, ground-covers, and veggies while you’re at it.  This sale also specializes in deer-resistant and drought tolerant plants.  Plant donations gratefully accepted Friday, May 4, from 3 – 5 PM.
May 12  8 AM – 1 PM: Plant Sale at St. Elizabeth’s Church 10030 3rd Ave, Sidney.  In conjunction with the local Knights of Columbus Garage Sale.  This plant sale is known for some truly wonderful tomato and other veggie starts from a local grower, along with flowering shrubs, ground-covers, bulbs, herbs, and perennials!  Plant donations gratefully accepted Friday, May 11, from 3 – 6 PM.
May 26  9 AM – 1 PM: Plant Sale at St. Patrick’s Church  2060 Haultain Ave, Oak Bay.  Flowering shrubs, perennials, herbs, and veggies.  Helpful volunteers to walk you through the plants and make suggestions to suit your gardening needs.  This is your last opportunity of the season to find some fantastic plants at one of Birthright’s May Plant Sales!  Plant donations gratefully accepted Friday, May 25, from 3 – 5 PM.
We’re featuring Plants in ‘The Cool Shades’ of white, purple, and blue for 2018!  Colours which look stunning in the garden at dusk…

Birthright Victoria Office Hours Update

We’re Expanding Our Office Hours!

New Office Hours:

Beginning December 11, we will be open Mondays from 11 AM – 2 PM (closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).  Watch for additional Wednesday hours in the New Year as we welcome Hannah and Renata to our crew of dedicated Birthright volunteers.

Complete Hours:

Welcome to Birthright Victoria.  We’d like to help in any way we can.  Please follow the link to our contact page to see a complete list of our hours and how to reach us.

Because coping with an unplanned pregnancy is not something anyone should have to do alone…

 

Birthright Fudge: Our Christmas 2017 Fundraiser

Birthright Fudge is Now Available!

It’s November and that means another reason to celebrate: the arrival of Birthright Fudge in Victoria!  Our volunteers will be selling home-made Fudge as well as Chocolate Apricots and Caramel Corn at area churches from now through the second week of December.  We’ll be at most of the Catholic Churches from Sooke to Cobble Hill.  You  can also order Birthright Fudge directly by phone (250.478.5372) or email.  All of our Fudges are Chocolate and conveniently packaged to slip into a stocking or bring along as a hostess gift during your Christmas visiting.  With names like Macadamia Madness, Black Forest, and Midnight Mint, how can you resist?

In conclusion, this is probably the sweetest opportunity you’ll get to feed your sweet tooth and do something life-affirming at the same time…

Our 2017 Birthright Fudge Calendar

Please scroll down to see more information about where our Birthright volunteers will be this Fudge-selling season.

Nov 11/12: 

St Rose of Lima in Sooke (Saturday 4PM, Sunday 9AM)

Saanich Peninsula Parish (St. Elizabeth’s Sat. 5PM  & Sun. 10:30AM;  also Our Lady of the Assumption Sun. 8:30AM)

Queen of Peace in Esquimalt (Sun. 10AM as well as the 12PM Latin Mass)

Our Lady of Fatima, Elk Lake area (Sat. 7PM & Sun. 11:30AM)

Ordinariate Community, also meeting at Our Lady of Fatima (Sun. 9:30AM)

Nov 19:      

Our Lady Star of the Sea in Belmont Park (Sun. 10:30AM)

Nov 25/26: 

St. Patrick’s in Oak Bay (Sat. 5PM, Sun. 8:30 & 10:30AM)

St. Francis Xavier in Cobble Hill (Sat. 5PM, Sun. 9 & 11AM)

Our Lady of the Rosary in Langford (Sat. 5PM, Sun. 8:30 & 10:30AM)

Dec 2/3:    

St Joseph’s on McKenzie (Sat 5PM, Sun. 10AM & 6PM)

Dec 9/10:  

Holy Cross in Gordon Head (Sat. 5PM, Sun. 8:30 & 10:30AM, as well as the Sun. 4PM Students Mass)

Birthright Victoria… serving women challenged by unplanned pregnancy…because no one should have to deal with a crisis pregnancy alone.

A Very Successful Birthright Strollerthon

A couple of pictures from our very successful Birthright Strollerthon last Saturday!

The weather was lovely for a stroll through scenic James Bay in aid of our successful Birthright Strollerthon.  Eager walkers…generous pledges… babes in strollers…a cooling breeze…and cake to finish off!   What’s not to like?

Thank you to all of our walkers and sponsors for making this such a successful Birthright Strollerthon.  We’re hoping to set a new record with money raised in support of Birthright Victoria’s crisis pregnancy work… Late donations gratefully accepted!  (Please make cheques payable to Birthright Victoria and mail to our local office.)

Please see our earlier post to find out more about the Birthright Strollerthon and how you can support the work of Birthright Victoria.

Birthright is here.  Because a woman should never have to face unplanned pregnancy alone…