We look for the same qualities in our community that we look for in an investment – smart, sustainable, well-run organizations that make a positive impact.
The Blue Heron Advisory Group has been a proud sponsor of the Belfry Theatre since 2013.
The Blue Heron Advisory Group has been a proud sponsor of Community MicroLending since 2013. Community Micro Lending makes loans to people who have a good idea and the ability to carry it out, but don't qualify for credit at a bank. They work with people to develop a business plan and budget. Applicants make pitches the Community MicroLendings loan committee and it's usually an inspiring hour of Q and A. The loan committee deliberates and if it approves the loan, they post a profile on their lending page describing the applicant and the business. People read about the business and make a loan right there. Canada's first online peer-to-peer micro lending! Lenders can lend a minimum of $500 and when the loan is fully raised they disburse it to the borrower. The borrower repays Community Micro Lending and they repay the lender. And the local economy flourishes.
Making Miracles In Communities Across Canada
Terri is a proud participator of "Paddle for Health" for four years running. Paddle for Health is a not for-profit team of volunteers dedicated to enhancing the lives of cancer patients and their families through paddle sport events and fundraisers. They are located in Victoria, British Columbia. Since 2008 a dedicated group of volunteers and participants has passionately combined their love for paddling with philanthropy through an annual fundraising event in the waters off Victoria British Columbia. In 2014 Paddle for Health was officially born; building on the tremendous success and popularity of our annual paddling fundraiser, they now promote healthy outdoor living through year-round paddling events. They are proud to partner with the Vancouver Island chapter of the BC Childhood Cancer Parents Association to benefit families of children living with cancer and blood disorders.
Run. Share. Think Pink.
The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men's health and to helping fund programs working to improve the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues. Neil and Graham both participate on our Victoria branch Movember team and it's more than an excuse to grow a fine piece of moustachery all November, it's about creating conversations while raising funds and awareness for men's health. In 2014, "The Victorian Gentlemen of Wood Gundy" raised $6921 making them the 2nd place fundraisers in Greater Victoria!
Courtney participated for the CIBC "Wood Gundy Warriors" team at Victoria's Woman2Warrior event on August 30, 2015. Woman2Warrior is a non-timed run covering about 5km of trails and terrain. The course features obstacles to test your strength, agility, balance, and sense of adventure. The event is owned and operated by the British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities to raise funds to benefit the Society's Easter Seals Camping Program for children with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. The CIBC Wood Gundy Warriors were the top fundraising team in 2015, raising over $6800! Learn more here.
We are proud sponsors of Bowl for Kids' Sake, which is Big Brothers Big Sisters' signature, nation-wide fundraising event! The annual BFKS fundraiser gathers local businesses and caring community members together to form teams, collect pledges, and have a night of bowling fun, pizza, and a silent auction. As Canada's leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens. Learn more here.
Meet the Team
In the News