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...

Charity Hockey Game

What a day! What a game! What an amazing first fundraiser for Umbrella. Umbrella is just blown away by the charity hockey game yesterday. The snow held off, the game was fun and the mascots were a hit! We cannot thank the Canadiens Alumni enough for coming to Victori...

Our Premier

Sharlene, Evan and the rest of Umbrella were thrilled our Premiere, John Horgan, attended our charity hockey game to drop the ceremonial puck! John stayed for the game and rooted for the Greater Victoria Firefighters who were being beat by the Canadiens. Thank you for c...

Pucks a plenty

Our big charity hockey game is just about a month away and we are learning a lot about organizing a hockey game. It has been a steep, but oh-so-fun learning curve! Today we got the game pucks - how cool are these? Make sure you get your tickets - there are lots of rese...

Mr. November

There was a great fundraiser, a 2019 calendar, done by Bespoke Blossoms to raise awareness and funds for Island Community Mental Health. Our own Evan is representing the month of November. To learn more about the florist and where to purchase your own calendar, check ou...

Gift Wrappers!

Today Team Umbrella spent the day with the great folks at United Way of Greater Victoria wrapping gifts at The Bay Centre. We had a lot of fun, wrapped a lot of gifts and as always, enjoyed our time together while helping a great cause! The morning shift: Sharlene, Bron...

Umbrella Christmas 2018

Tonight Umbrella staff and board celebrated another year of great work being done in our community. This annual Christmas event is a highlight for both board and staff. Everyone enjoyed an evening of food, games and fun - and a reflection of how much we have grown! A h...

Our Premier John Horgan

Umbrella is thrilled to announce that our Premier, John Horgan is joining us at our charity hockey game on February 10, 2019. We are excited that he has agreed to "drop the puck" to get the game started and we know he will be cheering on our firefighters as they take on ...