Design Build Services

When we heard from Design Build Services that they wanted to sponsor the upcoming Boston Bruins Alumni Charity Hockey Game, we were thrilled. Established in 2010, Design Build Services develop for the community in which they live. Fostering homes and communities that ar...

20 days and counting…

The pucks have arrived!! We are 20 days away from our Big Bad Bruins Alumni Charity Hockey game! The VIP tickets are almost gone, with a good selection of regular tickets still available. We have some big Bruin names coming out to take on our local firefighters. There...

The honorary Bruins are…

We have three local Bruin fans joining the Alumni for game day on October 5. Come out and cheer on Erik Law, Gord Ditchburn and Rob James as they rock their authentic Boston Bruin jerseys and join Bourque, Iafrate, Linesmen and other NHL greats as take on the Greater Vi...

Wanna play with the Bruins?

  On October 5, for the first time ever, the big bad Boston Bruins are coming to Victoria to play a charity hockey game against the Greater Victoria Firefighters to support Umbrella. Led by NHL Legend Ray Bourque, we are excited to welcome Al Iafrate, Ken Linesmen, Bo...

Staff Fun

Today was Umbrella's annual mini golf fun day! The team went putting instead of having our weekly staff meeting and enjoyed a friendly boys vs girls competition. Blake feeling pretty confident about the boys chances Amy keeping an eye on her ball Bruce smiling...

Big D celebrates 3

Tonight was a very special night at Cooper House. One of our residents, who we call Big D, celebrated his 3 years sober today! Staff, current and previous residents and friends all shared some ice cream cake and well wishes on this major milestone. We are so proud of B...

Angela’s Send Off

Today, the team at Umbrella wished Angela well as she embarks on new adventures and challenges. Angela has resigned from her position with Umbrella and we took some time today to give her a proper Umbrella send off. The staff meeting today was reflective and celebratory...

Thank you United Way!

How lucky are we? Rachel from the United Way called us today about tickets for the Harbour Cats game tonight, and offered them to Umbrella. It took a quick call to Cooper House and Foundation House to have them all spoken for. The guys are all very excited to attend an...

Evan learns admin

Today Evan was taught about fax cover sheets and faxing his own faxes. It took a bit of guidance from Brianna, but Evan eventually got the hang of it. He might need a bit more training before Evan can add admin skills to his repertoire, but he is getting there!

Justin moves on

Tonight was an emotional night at the weekly Foundation House meeting. Long time resident and previous Senior Resident Justin, is moving out tomorrow and tonight, we said goodbye. We welcomed staff, Cooper House guys and some alumni to the house as everyone thanked Just...