thank you for joining us on the evening of February 15 for

Only a Heartbeat Away

This fun-packed fundraiser was a family event to remember; guests enjoyed the mesmerizing talents of renowned local magician Jason Verners, the beautiful and whimsical balloon art creations of Paula Jans Designs, the energetic sounds of the wildly entertaining Tipsy Canoe Band, and get hands-on with a one-minute perogie lesson from the PPOV founder herself! Best of all, 100% of proceeds benefitted the International Network of Hearts, an incredible organization working to restore the lives of children who survived human trafficking.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Kristen Yarker Nutrition

Registered dietitian Kristen Yarker, MSc, RD is a nutrition professional with 24 years of experience. Kristen has a unique ability to bring together the science of nutrition, the psychology of food, and behaviour change expertise to help you have success in adopting healthy eating habits (that actually stick). Kristen believes in crafting practical, custom solutions for busy individuals to accomplish eating for both performance and pleasure.

Blue Heron Art

Suzanne Heron is an artist with a passion for community, using art to celebrate places that people love to be part of. She uses a digital painting method to bring iconic places to life; by using art to document and share local places that have special meaning for people, Suzanne is collecting places and also stories about them and our own collective relationship to this special place.

Vancouver Island Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a form of drug-free, non-invasive, manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating all systems of the body framework. Its aim is to positively effect the body’s musculoskeletal, nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems to promote efficient and healthy body function.

Jason Verners Magic

Jason Verners has been called the magician for the millennial. Born in the West Coast of Canada, Jason spent his childhood years mastering the art of sleight-of-hand and now at just 20 years-old, he has spent the past decade performing his magic all across North America.

Paula Jans Designs

A home based business specializing in air-filled and helium balloon decor and designs for all your gifting, party and convention needs.

Connect Hearing

At Connect Hearing there’s a reason we bring together the best hearing professionals in Canada with the most advanced hearing technology. Simply put, we believe every sound connects us to our world.

Tipsy Canoe Band

A Victoria BC cover band playing upbeat tunes to get your feet moving and keep you on the dance floor all night. Rock n Roll from the 50's to now.

Nishka Rose

Nishka Rose is dedicated to helping customers achieve spiritual wellness. We provide readings with a skilled Medium, by appointment and other services.

Victoria Grizzlies

Victoria’s local Junior A hockey league team.

One particular Beachcomber

A local artist making beautiful creations from sea glass.

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