Belmont Secondary Visit

Yesterday, Conor and Sean visited Belmont for a day of awareness and information. These two were fielding lots of questions, engaging with lots of youth and highlighting the good work Umbrella is doing in our community. Thanks to both of these guys for being there for t...

Thank you Rotary Club!

Yesterday, bright and early, Sharlene joined the Sidney by the Sea Rotary Club for coffee and a generous check presentation. We are truly grateful for the support for our housing program and for the Rotary members who do such great work in our community Thank you all.

THANK YOU is not enough

Umbrella had our second fundraiser last weekend and we need to take a few moments to acknowledge our gratitude for the support and generosity of many. Bear with us, the list is long, as it takes a community to pull off a hockey game. Thanks to the Boston Bruins Alumni ...

Our two favourite people…

...are definitely Tess and Chris from 100.3 The Q. There are not enough wonderful adjectives that can describe these two! They joined us Friday night at our recovery house and hung out with the residents and Bruins alumni while we all shared some pizza and hockey storie...

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...

Robyn

  Today was Robyn's last day at Umbrella. Robyn has been a dedicated and relatable outreach worker with the Umbrella Society for the past two years. During that time, she has shared her kindness, wisdom and humor with everyone. We are incredibly grateful that she ...

Justin

We want to tell you about Justin. Justin, who just whizzed through his probationary period and nailed his three month review, is our newest employee. This guy, who is so incredibly dedicated to his daughter, is part of our SAMI team and was hired directly from his pract...

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 ...

So, you hate the Bruins?

So, you aren't a Bruins fan but you still want to support Umbrella? Well you are in luck! Blake, our corrections outreach worker and housing manager extraordinaire is lacing up his skates to play against the Bruins as part of the Greater Victoria Firefighters Team. Co...

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...