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Location:Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville Street
Victoria BC
Date:Tuesday May 23, 2017
Time:4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT
Cost:$65.00
Contact:Kate Mansell
(250) 478-3872
katemansell@shaw.ca

Honorary Chairs Ted & Helen Hughes invite you to attend the 2017 Iris Reception, the sixth annual event in which Investors Group (Downtown) and the Victoria branch of the BC Schizophrenia Society (BCSS Victoria) have partnered to raise awareness that there is hope for recovery from mental illness and to reduce the stigma around these much misunderstood illnesses. But another very important goal is to raise money to support the programs that BCSS Victoria offers that give people hope and help them find the road back to a meaningful life. Funds raised at the event will be directed to programs supporting youth.

Our keynote speaker is Bernard Richard, BC’s Child and Youth Representative. Also speaking will be Cam Webster, a young man first diagnosed at 19 and received help from a peer supporter who had “been there” in his own recovery. Cam then completed his own Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) course to further enhance his hope, wellness and develop a relapse prevention plan. Overall, Cam said that “It was very comforting to converse with people of all different age groups about mental health and how they were recovering from their own battles with it.” Cam now provides community presentations for BCSS Victoria’s partnership program while working part time and going to school. He is also undergoing training so he can facilitate workshops for others. Cam’s hard work and willingness to give back and inspire others is so admirable.

There are many ways for you to Invest in the Mental Wealth of Youth – buy a ticket or table, contribute an auction item, provide a sponsorship, or make a cash donation – every contribution helps BCSS Victoria support youth and others affected by mental illness!

ItemDescriptionValueDonated ByHigh Bid
Oh My Aching Back!Oh My Aching Back!Stronglite Ergo Pro Portable Massage Chair$500Gwen Van Schaik$0
"Blue Bridge Ascending""Blue Bridge Ascending"Wood cut printPriceless!Gwen Van Schaik$0
Wine 'n WheelsWine 'n WheelsGift certificate and luxury wine tour for 2.$358LA Limousines$0
A Night at One of Victoria's FinestA Night at One of Victoria's FinestOne night's stay for two and a gift certificate for $30 to Zambri's$330Chateau Victoria
Zambri's
$0
Time to be Spoiled!Time to be Spoiled!One night stay in Superior King Room and a $50 gift certificate for Veneto$300Hotel Rialto$0
"Screen Owl in Pine Tree""Screen Owl in Pine Tree"Robert Bateman Etching$275Boshkung Inc$0
Fine Dining at the Coast Harbourside Hotela Dine and StayFine Dining at the Coast Harbourside Hotela Dine and StayGift certificate for dinner for two$200Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel$0
Dinner TheatreDinner TheatreOak Bay Beach Hotel - Tickets for Dinner Theatre$198Oak Bay Beach Hotel$0
A Treat for your TressesA Treat for your TressesSirens Hair Salon - Gift certificate $175$175Sirens Hair Salon$0
A bit of Bling - Silver JewellryA bit of Bling - Silver JewellryAly Dahl Designs Jewellery Set in Sterling silver$160Aly Dahl Designs$0
Dinner for two at Hotel Grand PacificDinner for two at Hotel Grand PacificGift Certificate for two - Hotel Grand Pacific$150Hotel Grand Pacific$0
Estee Lauder Gift PackageEstee Lauder Gift PackageEstee Lauder gift package including 50ml Night Repair serum$150Ms. Kate Mansell$0
PendantPendantPendant$150Wendy Wingerter$0
Butchart Gardens and Tea for twoButchart Gardens and Tea for twoComplimentary Admission & Tea for two$140Butchart Gardens$0
A Bike Trip by Boat!A Bike Trip by Boat!Two Adult Passengers with Bicycles round trip with Blackball Ferries/Coho$140Black Ball Ferries$0
Fore! Round of Golf for TwoFore! Round of Golf for TwoRound of Golf for Two$130Arbutus Ridge Golf & Country Club$0
Ceramic Bowl by Cheri LambCeramic Bowl by Cheri LambLarge Ceramic Bowl with Lid by Cheri Lamb$125Ms. Wendy Brooks$0
Celebrating Canada's 150!Celebrating Canada's 150!Alamode Canada motif pillow; 1 Jane Urquhart...$120Barbara Sutherland$0
Beacon Books Two 50$ Gift CertificatesBeacon Books Two 50$ Gift CertificatesTwo $50 Gift certificates, Beacon Books/Military$100Beacon Books$0
Front Runners Gift PackFront Runners Gift PackGift Pack$100Front Runners (Shelbourne Plaza)$0
Market on Yates Gift CardMarket on Yates Gift CardGift Card to Market on Yates$100Market On Yates$0
Glen Meadows Golf passesGlen Meadows Golf passes2 2-for-1 Green Fee Passes$94Glen Meadows Golf & Country Club$0
Royal BC Museum outing for twoRoyal BC Museum outing for two2 Adult Passes, The Legacy - art book, Emily Carr...$92Royal BC Museum$0
The Belfry Theatre for twoThe Belfry Theatre for two2 Ticketes to Mainstage Show$73The Belfry Theatre$0
Paradise Fun Park gift card for 4Paradise Fun Park gift card for 4GC for mini golf and bummper boats for 4 people$62Paradise Fun Park$0
Seattle Mariners Autographed photo James PlaxtonSeattle Mariners Autographed photo James PlaxtonAutographed photo Pitcher James Plaxton$60Seattle Mariners$0
Fireweed Designs Jewelry SetFireweed Designs Jewelry SetJewelry Set$60Fireweed Designs$0
Charelli's Gift CertificateCharelli's Gift CertificateGift Certificate$50Charelli's$0
Hoodie, EB games gift Card, earbudsHoodie, EB games gift Card, earbudsHoodie, EB games gift Card, earbuds$50Ms. Marion Gibson$0
Viking Air gift bagViking Air gift bagGift Bag$50Viking Air Ltd$0
Bench Seat CoverBench Seat CoverBench Seat Cover$40Bosley's$0
Noodle box gift certificateNoodle box gift certificate2 Gift Certificates$30Noodle Box$0
J.J. Morgan Gift CertificateJ.J. Morgan Gift CertificateGift certificate$25J.J. Morgan$0
Let's Cover Those Windows!Let's Cover Those Windows!Gift Certificate towards window coverings$500Budget Blinds$0
Let's Raise the VolumeLet's Raise the VolumeSamsung 230W Giga sytem (MX-J630)$240Stella & Dave Meredith$0
Clipper VacationsClipper VacationsRound trip fare for 2 on the Clipper$375Clipper Vacations$0
Sonicare ToothbrushSonicare ToothbrushSonicare Toothbrush$79Dr. David Christie$0
Hand Crafted Wooden BowlHand Crafted Wooden BowlHand turned maple bowl.$150Chris Caleb$0
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