The Big, Bad Boston Bruins

Umbrella is beyond thrilled to announce our second fundraiser taking place October 5, 2019 at The Q Centre. We have invited the Big, Bad Boston Bruins Alumni, led by Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque, to come to Victoria and play a charity hockey game with all funds goi...

MHSU Awards

Yesterday was the 4th annual MHSU Community Service Awards ceremony. Our ED, Sharlene, is the Chair of that committee and was at on hand to present awards to two amazing community members. This years recipients were Judge Ernie Quantz and Cafe owner Lori Tronko, and the...

Umbrella’s Angels

Umbrella now has some angels looking over our third stage housing residents. Starting this month, a group of caring citizens that call themselves "Angels" are living up to their name. These kind helpers are shopping with our residents to provide healthy, nutritious meal...

Road Trip!

Today Sharlene and Evan headed to Campbell River to present to Island Health's Board of Directors about recovery houses. It was a long drive, but totally worth the view and the opportunity to present about our housing model. Grateful!

Game Night

Tonight is the sold out Victoria Royals Fan Appreciation game night at Save-On Foods Memorial Arena. Umbrella is hosting the Chuck-A-Puck, continuing to raise funds to purchase the recovery house we currently rent. Come out and support the Royals and Umbrella and if you...

Louise is back!

Yesterday Umbrella welcomed Louise back to RAAC with flowers and hugs. Louise was instrumental in the start up at RAAC and last year took a position at the Supervised Consumption Site. Although Louise stayed on as a casual with Umbrella, we missed her terribly. When a p...

Susan retires

Today was the final day of work for the amazing Susan Ward. Susan who has been a nurse for 50 years, with 30 of them in Withdrawal Management has touched so many people's lives. Today, her coworkers at Detox had a lovely tea for her and Evan, Sharlene, Lesley, Mike and ...

And the total is…

Although we are waiting on a couple of final numbers, it is safe to say that the charity hockey game fundraiser, the very first fundraiser ever for Umbrella, was a massive success! Early numbers indicate we raised $35,000!!!     A HUGE thank you to Captain Brian...

Hockey photos

Premiere John Horgan dropping the ceremonial puck for Mike Weaver from the Canadiens and Captain Brian Bell from Langford Fire Department. Sunday was a great day at The Q Centre. Mike and Mike from M2 Photography captured some great shots from the game, and shared a f...

Chris saves the day!

I would be remiss if I didn't give The Q's roadie, Chris Loran, a massive shout out for being awesome yesterday! The Q was on location at our charity hockey game, and Chris came in from the cold to check out the game. During the third period we went to order 30 hot dogs...