Game Day Guests

Our charity hockey game on Saturday, October 5 at The Q Centre is less than 2 weeks away. We are excited to have some very special guests join us for game time fun with the Boston Bruins Alumni taking on the Greater Victoria Firefighters. We are pleased that Mitzi Dean,...

Game Day Roster

We've got the final roster of the Bruin Alumni players that are coming to play in our October 5 charity hockey game. Drum roll please.... Ray BOURQUE Al IAFRATE Bob SWEENEY Dave SHAW Andrew RAYCROFT Colton ORR Ken LINSEMAN Larry MELNYK Roy NOLAN Get your ticket...

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...

Victoria Royals 2019/20

Sharlene and Bronwyn picked up the Royals season tickets tonight. Every year, the Umbrella Society provides hockey tickets to our supportive recovery housing residents. They are all excited to cheer on the Royals and and get out on the town with fellow residents in recov...

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...

SMART Recovery

Umbrella is excited to announce that we are hosting a weekly SMART recovery meeting at our office starting Wednesday, August 21 at 12noon to 1:30. This drop in recovery support group is welcome to all and is facilitated by Lesley and Adrian. Lesley has been faciliating ...

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...

YT5 Team

Today at our weekly staff meeting, Amy was our chair and the new YT5 team joined us. This youth outreach team is supporting youth clients between 13-19 with an integrated team approach providing support, services and system navigation to our youth population. Lorna, the...

Look what we grew!

Last night the guys at Cooper House sent us this photo of the potatoes they grew. They have other veggies growing too, but I was particularly impressed by these potatoes. It is amazing to see the new interests, passions and skills our residents learn when they are no lo...

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre

Every Wednesday Umbrella has a team meeting, and we rotate the chair of the meeting among the staff. This week, Louise was our chair and she had arranged for Victoria Sexual Assault Centre to come and share more about the great work they are doing in the community. Sama...