Axe throwing

Tonight for a bit of fun, the Foundation House residents and a few of the housing staff went to Axe and Grind and threw some axes around. The house counsellor Terry is away so we snuck the boys out of the house for some fun instead of their weekly house meeting. We have...

2 years sober!

Last night some staff from Umbrella many Foundation House and Cooper House residents and a very special guest, Justin's mom, all gathered to celebrate a very special day. Justin, who lived at Foundation House for 18 months and was the senior resident for much of that ti...

Housing Provider of the Year!!

On Sunday, November 17 Umbrella was awarded the Housing Provider of the Year award! Sharlene and Blake, Housing Manager, were at the event to accept the award. This is a true honour to be recognized for our housing program, the staff, board and all our residents are gra...

Halloween at our houses

The residents had a lot of fun this Halloween preparing for the tricker-treaters. Hudson and Cooper house carved up their pumpkins and Foundation House did things a little different. One of the residents had some fun in his gorilla costume... You may have seen him givi...

Happy One Year Erik!

Last night we celebrated Erik's one year sober! Erik is the senior resident, a leadership role, at Foundation House. Erik's journey began with a connection with Lesley on Saltspring Island and continued with Erik moving into Foundation House last December. Watching Er...

And the total is…

On October 5 Umbrella hosted our second ever fundraiser charity hockey game with the Boston Bruins Alumni helping us raise money for the downpayment on our recovery house we are purchasing. Well the numbers are in and we are thrilled to be adding $26,000 to our downpayme...

Foundation House Visit

Tonight, the Bruins alumni came over to Foundation House to meet the residents, see the house and eat some pizza that was donated by Boston Pizza! We heard some amazing stories, filmed a video with Tess and Chris from 100.3 The Q and had some big laughs. The team did no...

Mark Stone

  One more sleep until Game Day! We are excited to have an autographed Mark Stone jersey from the Las Vegas Knights. This is just one of the incredible silent auction items that we will have up for bid tomorrow. Don't miss you chance, this game is going to be a hoc...

6 days and counting…

Saturday is game day! If you haven't got your tickets, you should get on that! VIP are sold out and only general admission are left get your tickets here.  The Bruins are ready and their roster is confirmed. Ray BOURQUE Geoff COURTNALL Al IAFRATE Bob SWEENEY Dave ...

Hockey Game Update

One week tomorrow is the big charity hockey game at The Q Centre with the Greater Victoria Firefighters taking on the Boston Bruins Alumni. We are ready to welcome NHL legends like Ray Bourque, Al Iafrate, Geoff Courtnall, Andrew Raycroft, Bob Sweeney and many more! As ...