Canadian Chamber grants
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce provided $10,000 grants to 62 small businesses across Canada, including the Royal Theatre. Successful applicants can use the $10,000 prize to help purchase protective equipment, pay salaries, or cover costs of other recovery efforts.
Royal and McPherson Theatres Society: member since 1976
Ferry around town
Ralmax Group of Companies has purchased a controlling stake in the Victoria Harbour Ferry Company. As a result of this acquisition, the fleet of 17 ferries will continue to operate throughout the summer, and will be looking into innovative transport solutions.
Ralmax Group of Companies: member since 2011
Essential support through Telemedicine
Thanks to the Rapid Relief Fund, the Victoria Cool Aid Society has been able to implement telemedicine services to people living in emergency shelters or temporary housing as well as to homeless requiring palliative care. The kiosks will provide hundreds of people the ability to meet privately and confidently with their doctor without leaving home.
Victoria Cool Aid Society: member since 2006
Ready, Set, Go!
Looking for your next adventure? Departures Travel has launched Mystery Departures, a fun and surprising way to discover something new. After you complete a short survey, a trip will be planned for you based on your interests that you receive details on the day it begins. Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a fun family trip, or a local day trip, plan to get surprised with a Mystery Departure.
Departures Travel and Niche Travel Inc: members since 2013
Penny for your thoughts?
The Royal BC Museum’s annual Canada Day Penny Carnival will be returning virtually this year. Learn how to build and play simple games using assorted household goods such as cardboard, buttons, and other seemingly random items. Join the webinar here.
Royal BC Museum: member since 1994
W Venture for women entrepreneurs
VIATEC has released W Venture, a new program to assist women entrepreneurs in Greater Victoria and the Okanagan. Participants are able to connect with a community of peers from across the province while receiving personalized, hands-on support from mentors and experts. Applications for this three month program are open from now until July 31, with the program beginning in early September.
VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council): member since 1991