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 ...

Our Anawim Tree

Everyone at Umbrella is getting a bit more excited every day for the holiday season. And nothing makes us feel more Christmassy than tree shopping at Anawim. Evan stopped by Anawim with morning to chat with their Executive Director, Terry Edison-Brown, about all things...

Christmas at Umbrella!

This afternoon, to celebrate the Christmas season, the team took some time to enjoy lunch and have a fun afternoon together. We rarely get to spend time just relaxing and laughing while sharing stories and playing games. Umbrella has the best team, and we love to spend ...

Happy birthday Keith!

The last staff meeting of each month is saved for cake! This month we celebrated Keith with a delicious chocolate cake made by Sharlene and decorated by Robyn. Blake surprised us with some homemade dumplings too! Apparently the last staff meeting of each month is saved...

Hudson House turns 1!

Happy Birthday Hudson House! One year ago today we opened a women's recovery house, and one year later we are happy to report Hudson House is a success! There is a lot of solid recovery at the house, with three of the women having over a year free from drugs and alcohol...

No tricks, just treats

The last staff meeting of each month is when we celebrate special occasions, holidays, and have some fun. This staff meeting we had a lot to celebrate. We welcomed back Blake from a brief parental leave after the birth of his son. We celebrated Amy's birthday with cake...