Victoria’s Largest Little Airshow, Aug 5-6

From August 5-6, 2017, join Santa Bear and volunteers from Santas Anonymous at Michell R/C Airpark for Victoria’s Largest Little Airshow.

Hosted by the Victoria Radio Control Modelers Society, the airshow is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4:30pm, and includes a concession, 50/50 raffle, children’s activities, and free parking.

Admission is by donation, and all proceeds support Santas Anonymous. Bring your lawn chairs, sunscreen, and sun umbrellas, and enjoy the show!

Visit Google Maps for directions, and the Airshow Facebook page for the latest updates and information.

Applications for 2017 Special Grants program

Applications are now open for the 2017 Special Grants program. The submission deadline is June 15, 2017.

Visit the Special Grants page to learn more and download the submission criteria.

KOOL Oak Bay Half Marathon, Sunday, May 28

The KOOL Oak Bay Half Marathon is back, and we need your help to make it a success!

Support the “$21 for 21km”

Al Ferraby is once again holding his “$21 for 21k” campaign, raising funds in support of CFAX Santas Anonymous. Over the past four years, the $21 for 21km has raised more than $85,000 to help us fund local summer camps, help with special therapies, and assist families in crisis.

Listen to Mornings with Al Ferraby on CFAX 1070 from 5-9am, and donate to the $21 for 21km on CanadaHelps. Al will announce the total on May 26th.

If you’re running the half marathon, why not help Al toward his goal by joining our “race team” and collecting pledges toward Santas Anonymous? You can get a pledge sheet by calling our office at 250-920-4644.

Volunteer as a road marshal

In addition to donations to the $21 for 21km, we’re looking for people to help out by serving as road marshalls at the marathon, cheering on Al and all of the other runners. Check out the Road Marshal Job Description and contact us at info@cfaxsantas.com if you’d like to help.

 

Register for the Dobber Classic

Registration is now open for the 24th Annual Dobber Classic Golf Tournament, brought to you by Jim Pattison Lexus Victoria.

The tournament takes place on Friday, June 2, 2017, at Cedar Hill Golf Course, and the entry fee is $90 per person, including a delicious buffet dinner! This is a “fun” tournament complete with great prizes and a silent auction, with 100% of proceeds will donated to CFAX Santas Anonymous Society.

Contact Jeevan Dillon at 250-721-4048 or jdillon@telus.net to register your team.

Volunteers of the Year: Roy and Mary Baldwin


CFAX Santas Anonymous Society is proud to recognize Roy and Mary Baldwin as our volunteers of the year for 2017.

In their time with Santas Anonymous, Roy and Mary have contributed in almost every way volunteers can. You’ll find them in the malls helping families to pick Santa Bear wishes off of the tree, in the workshop helping to coordinate our operations, and at the warehouse greeting families as they arrive to pick up their Christmas hampers. Whenever you see Santas Anonymous volunteers somewhere in our community, there’s a good chance you’ll find the Baldwins close by!

Most importantly, you’ll find them spreading joy and happiness, with tireless energy and boundless enthusiasm.

Roy and Mary were presented with their award in February, and we are proud to share this news in celebration of National Volunteer Week.

We became involved in CFAX Santas Anonymous over 25 years ago through our friends, Lawrie and Jacki Smith. The growth of the society reflects the need of many in the community, unfortunately, and it would be better if there was no need for what we do! Of course, without that need we would not have met so many of the great people that are willing to give their time and energy to the cause.

I’m not sure that I have a favorite memory as there are so many good ones, but Mary would say how much she loves seeing people who have been helped by Santas Anonymous come to the malls to donate. She loves hearing their stories, helping them choose Santa Bear wishes from the tree, and seeing them teach their children that giving back is important.

Hopefully, we can continue to enlist new volunteers to ensure that this very important work continues until the day comes when there is no longer a need.

 

Roy and Mary Baldwin