Birthright Victoria Strollerthon 2019

Birthright Strollerthon 2019
Birthright Strollerthon 2019

This year’s walk

We’ve had a very successful Birthright Strollerthon 2019, thanks once again to the support of faithful walkers and generous sponsors! This year’s walk took place on the morning of Saturday, July 27. Clear weather. Not too hot. Eager walkers and the presence of families and children. Add a slice of cake and it all made for an exuberant Birthright Victoria Strollerthon 2019!

Our Walkers

Our walkers came from throughout the Victoria area. They also represented parishes throughout southern Vancouver Island. St. Francis Xavier in Cobble Hill. Our Lady of the Rosary in Langford. St. Joseph the Worker in the Burnside Road area. Our Lady Star of the Sea in Colwood. Queen of Peace in Esquimalt. The Ordinariate and Latin communities meeting at Queen of Peace. And the Saanich Peninsula Catholic parish. All coming together in support of Birthright Victoria. A wonderful blessing! We hope to have even more walkers and parishes represented next year.

Our sponsors

Our sponsors outdid themselves this year! We’re just tallying the last of the pledges for the Birthright Victoria Strollerthon 2019, and it looks like we have raised over $6,000 to support the mission of Birthright Victoria, providing pregnancy support to women experiencing unplanned pregnancy. A big thank you to all our sponsors!

If you’d like to make a donation…

It’s not too late. If you missed this year’s Birthright Strollerthon, we’d be rather happy to receive your donation now. And nudge our Strollerthon 2019 tally towards the $7,000 mark at the same time! You can make a donation directly to Birthright Victoria by writing to us at the following address. Please mark your donation “Birthright Strollerthon 2019.”

Birthright Victoria

513 – 620 View Street

Victoria, BC V8W 1J6

What it’s all about

Birthright Victoria is a pregnancy support service offering hope, caring support, and a safe place to sort through often complicated feelings and decisions about unplanned pregnancy. We believe wholeheartedly in the value of all human life and in each woman’s ability to rise above challenging circumstances to build a future she can be proud of.

Birthright…because no one should have to cope with an unplanned pregnancy alone…

Our Birthright Strollerthon 2019

Birthright Strollerthon 2019

Birthright Strollerthon 2019

Please join us for our Birthright Strollerthon 2019.  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 since Birthright is all about helping pregnant women and their babies, we especially love to have some babes in strollers along for the ride.

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.

Strollerthon materials such as sponsor forms, bulletin and pulpit notices, Strollerthon posters in pdf and jpg formats…we have them all. 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. Please arrive 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 Strollerthon 2019 promotes the pregnancy support work of Birthright Victoria, ensuring that no woman should have to face a crisis pregnancy alone…

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Comforting Hands

Birthright Strollerthon 2018: Help us Help Her

Our Birthright Strollerthon 2018!

Challenges

It was a challenging year for our Birthright Strollerthon 2018, with walkers experiencing illness, a death in the family, conflicting dates etc, but in the end the walk came together and we had another successful Birthright Strollerthon. Thank you to all of our walkers, both those who were able to participate this year and those who were not.

The Walk

Some pictures below from the Birthright Strollerthon 2018.  Despite Victoria’s recent spell of hot weather, Saturday morning near the water dawned cool and breezy.  Just right for a stroll through James Bay in support of Birthright Victoria and our mission of support to women experiencing unplanned pregnancy.  After the walk, we had an impromptu picnic complete with cake, juice, violin serenades, and visiting on the grassy slopes surrounding Fisherman’s Wharf Park.

Sponsoring our Walkers

If you would like to donate to this year’s Strollerthon, it’s not too late.  Please speak to our walkers or their representatives at the churches listed below.

  • Saanich Peninsula Catholic Churches (we are taking donations in memory of Patrick Lally, RIP)
  • the Ordinariate Community meeting at Our Lady of Fatima (donations in memory of Patrick Lally, RIP)
  • Queen of Peace in Esquimalt
  • The Latin Congregation meeting at Queen of Peace
  • Our Lady of the Rosary in Langford
  • Our Lady Star of the Sea in Colwood
  • St Joseph the Worker on Burnside Rd
  • St Francis Xavier in Mill Bay

You can also make a Strollerthon donation directly to Birthright Victoria by writing to us at 513 – 620 View St; Victoria, BC  V8W 1J6.  Please mark your donation “Birthright Strollerthon 2018.”

Birthright…because no one should have to cope with an unplanned pregnancy alone…

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…

 

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…