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Annual Appeal Message from Bruce Williams

For many years we have conducted an annual appeal with the primary goal of raising funds for our summer camp programs and camperships. All children deserve to have their summers filled with fun and adventure but not all children get that opportunity. For families of limited financial means, filling the long days of summer with meaningful activities for their children can be very stressful. They know their children would benefit from a camp experience but they also know that their limited resources simply won’t allow it.

An important part of the appeal each year is our Honorary Chair. We have had a number of prominent Victorians help us over the years. From Mel Cooper to the late Alex Campbell and to special community leaders like Eric Charman, Gordie Dodd, Terry Farmer and Peter Baillie, these people have gladly lent their names to the cause. This year we have another great leader – Bruce Williams.

Bruce is the Community and Client Relations Manager for CTV Vancouver Island, and host of Café Victoria weekdays on CFAX 1070. Without doubt Bruce is Vancouver Island's most popular and in-demand event host, MC, and guest speaker. Whenever Bruce talks about an event or organization on the air, he has probably had first hand experience. Every year, he volunteers hundreds of hours to support charities in Victoria and throughout Vancouver Island. He has often joked that considering the number of fundraising golf tournaments he's involved with, he should be a much better golfer. His golf handicap aside, we were delighted to have his support this year!

Summer camp – it conjures images of children splashing in dappled lakes, budding artists creating little treasures to bring home to mom, and hikers swatting away mosquitoes while trekking through forest trails. It recalls slightly anxious moments when faced with meeting new kids and new situations and the joy of realizing there was nothing really to be afraid of. Summer camp summons glorious smiles and infectious laughter. It creates the friendships that are never forgotten and the trust that future relationships are built upon. In short, summer camp is an experience that gives a child so much in so many ways.

You can help us provide those experiences through a gift to our Annual Appeal. Please give generously! If you haven’t already contributed this year, please consider a gift. We welcome all gifts – large or small – as they all add up to creating special memories for kids that last a lifetime.

If you received a letter from Bruce you already have a pledge form and an envelope to return it to us. No letter? Then you can donate safely and securely on line – just click here! We look forward to hearing from you!

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