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CRD Helps Hotel Grand Pacific Adopt Solar Water Heating System

Aug 14, 2014

(News Release) VICTORIA – Deriving a portion of its hot water heating needs from solar power is the latest addition to the award-winning Hotel Grand Pacific’s list of attractions.

Victoria’s top-rated hotel accessed funding for an eight-panel rooftop solar thermal water heating system through the Capital Regional District’s (CRD) Solar CRD program. The hotel acquired the solar hot water heating system with the assistance of a $4,750 rebate sponsored by the Solar CRD program, making it the first hotel in the region to take advantage of the rebate program.

“It’s impressive what those panels are doing,” says Reid James, Hotel Grand Pacific General Manager. “Solar is one of the best fits for the hotel industry in BC, since we have more occupants from May to September when we have the most sunshine hours so the sun “mirrors” the high operation season of the hotel.”

Captured solar energy from the rooftop panels is supplying 2,700 litres of the Hotel’s domestic hot water and pool heating.

“Solar energy is a renewable resource that can displace fossil fuel use and reduce greenhouse gases,” says Nils Jensen, Chair of the CRD Environmental Services Committee. “The CRD Solar incentive program is great news for anyone wanting to control their future energy costs and contribute to sustainable communities. Greenhouse gases from buildings account for 37% of the total emissions generated in the region.”

The Solar CRD program is funded by the Government of Canada’s Clean Energy Fund and is a partnership between the City of Colwood and the CRD. More than 75 grants remain and are available on a first come, first serve basis across the Capital Region to help homes and businesses go solar.

“We congratulate the Hotel Grand Pacific for their leadership,” says Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin. “Cities, working with their citizens and businesses, have the greatest opportunity to affect climate change. The City of Victoria is proud to support the Solar CRD program, encouraging businesses and individuals to make choices today that will benefit our environment and community for generations to come.”

“Investments in clean energy technologies will help maintain Canada’s competitiveness and reduce energy costs while helping protect the environment,” said the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources. “Our Government is investing in this project to encourage clean energy innovation and help create high-quality jobs for Canadians.”

The solar program incentives cover up to a third of the cost of a solar hot water system. After incentives, eligible solar systems cost $5,500 on average, or $56 per month, with financing. Lower priced seasonal systems are also available.

To be suitable for solar, a home or business needs to be in a location with little to no shade on the roof. There also has to be between two and five square metres of space available on the roof for the solar panels and space inside for a second hot water tank for solar pre-heated water.

Visit www.crd.bc.ca/solar to learn more and find a Registered Installer.

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Aurinia Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Aug 14, 2014

(News Release) VICTORIA -- Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX:AUP) has released its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. All financial numbers are presented in U.S. dollars.

On June 26, 2014 the Company announced enrolment of the first patient in its planned Phase 2b clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of voclosporin as a treatment for lupus nephritis (LN). LN is an inflammation of the kidneys, that if inadequately treated can lead to end-stage renal disease, making LN a serious and potentially life-threatening condition.

The Company in the second quarter also filed an application with NASDAQ to list its shares on the NASDAQ Global Market. Upon meeting the remaining criteria required by NASDAQ the Company expects to begin trading on this exchange shortly thereafter.

On July 29, 2014, Mr. Charles A. Rowland, Jr. was appointed to the Board of Directors and has assumed the role of Audit Committee Chair. Mr. Rowland, a CPA, has over 32 years of diversified financial experience. Most recently, Mr. Rowland was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ViroPharma Inc., which was acquired in January of 2014 by Shire PLC for over $4.2 billion. Mr. Rowland brings a high level of financial expertise and a breadth of experience within our business sector and in the U.S. marketplace which will be invaluable as the Company proceeds with its planned NASDAQ listing.

The Company is in a strong financial position with cash and cash equivalents of $39.1 million at June 30, 2014. Aurinia believes its cash position will be sufficient to finance its operational needs until at least December 31, 2016. However, future cash requirements could vary materially from current estimations due to a number of factors including the costs associated with its clinical trial and strategic opportunities.

The Company reported a consolidated net loss of $4.0 million, or $0.13 per common share, for the three months ended June 30, 2014, compared with a consolidated net loss of $970,000, or $0.24 per common share, for the three months ended June 30, 2013. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the consolidated net loss was $9.2 million, or $0.35 per common share, compared with a consolidated net loss of $1.8 million, or $0.45 per common share, for the comparable period in 2013. The higher consolidated net loss reflects a significant increase in operational activities in 2014 when compared to 2013 as the Company moves forward with its Phase 2b LN trial program.

Research and development expenditures increased to $2.5 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $442,000 in the second quarter of 2013. The Company incurred net research and development expenditures of $3.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, compared with $777,000 for the same period in 2013. The increase in research and development costs in 2014 are directly related to launching the Phase 2b LN clinical trial into the recruitment and enrollment phase of the trial.  These costs included initial and ongoing payments to the various Contract Research Organizations and consultants, drug labelling and distribution costs and other third party clinical costs. There were no clinical trials in process during the comparable periods in 2013.

Corporate, administration and business development expenditures increased to $1.7 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared with $491,000 for the second quarter of 2013. The Company incurred corporate, administration and business development expenditures of $4.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, compared with $985,000 for the same period in fiscal 2013.

Corporate, administration and business development expenditures in the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 were higher than the comparable period in 2013 due to increased business activity levels as the Company implemented its strategic plan.  The Company recorded non-cash stock compensation expense of $435,000 compared with $45,000 in 2013; recorded a one-time initial Toronto Stock Exchange listing fee of $182,000 and incurred shareholder meeting costs in the second quarter of 2014. The Company also incurred higher wages and benefits, director fees, travel expenses, and professional fees in the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 compared to the same period in 2013.

For further discussion of the Company's financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements and the management's discussion and analysis are accessible on Aurinia's website at www.auriniapharma.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

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Victoria, B.C. in Top Three Friendliest Cities in the World

Aug 07, 2014

(News Release) VICTORIA – From people-watching to biking on the Galloping Goose Trail, Condé Nast Traveler readers gush about all the things to see and do in Greater Victoria, and ranked the city as the third friendliest in the world.

In their annual online survey, Condé Nast Traveler unveils results from its 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards about friendliest and unfriendliest cities. Among the results, Victoria is ranked #3 in their Friendliest Cities in the World. Coming in behind Auckland, New Zealand, and Melbourne, Australia, Victoria is the only Canadian city to make the cut. The ranking is up 11 spots from 2013, jumping from #14 to #3.

More than 46,000 readers gave their opinions in this annual survey and described Victoria as a destination you “need at least a week to see” that has a great setting. Readers also raved about the variety of activities from walking to biking to exploring the Inner Harbour.

“It’s an honour to be recognized by Condé Nast Traveler,” says Paul Nursey, President & CEO of Tourism Victoria. “It sparks conversation about our destination and shows Greater Victoria is truly a region that is full of life and a destination of choice amongst travellers worldwide. We look forward to building on this momentum to inspire the world to experience our destination.”

Earlier this year Victoria was ranked the 5th Best Destination in Canada by TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards and in the top 20 Most Romantic Cities in Canada by Travel + Leisure’s readers.

For the full list of the Condé Nast results, please see below:



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UVic Oceanographer Leads New Radioactivity Monitoring Network

Aug 07, 2014

(News Release) VICTORIA — University of Victoria chemical oceanographer Jay Cullen is leading the formation of a new marine radioactivity monitoring network that will engage scientists in Canada and the US, health experts, non-governmental organizations—and citizen scientists along the British Columbia coast.

The InFORM Network—which stands for Integrated Fukushima Ocean Radionuclide Monitoring—is being funded by $630,000 over three years by the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR).

Since the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, there’s been widespread concern along the coast of western North America about the potential danger posed by low-level radioactivity crossing the Pacific Ocean.

“There’s great public demand for information about the impact of the Fukushima disaster on the marine ecosystem and on the health of British Columbians,” says Cullen. “Our goal is to provide the public with the best information possible about risks to the environment and their health.”

Research partners in the network include: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts; Health Canada; the University of Ottawa; the University of British Columbia; and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).

Ocean circulation models disagree on the timing and concentrations of radioactive elements expected off BC. The radioactive plume of seawater arrived along our coast in June 2013, and levels detected so far don’t pose a health risk.

“In the next few years, as the highest concentrations from this plume arrive, we need to know what the concentrations are and what kind of risks they pose,” says Cullen. “And we won’t know that unless we monitor the situation properly.”

The network will involve NGOs such as the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, the Georgia Strait Alliance, the Raincoast Education Society, the Living Oceans Society and the David Suzuki Foundation, which will help with public outreach, information transfer, and recruitment and training of citizen scientists.

The plan is to set up 10 to 15 community sites along the BC coast where volunteer citizen scientists will collect water and seafood samples monthly or bimonthly for analysis.

Those samples will supplement measurements already being taken offshore by DFO and an existing citizen scientist network coordinated by Woods Hole that extends from the Bering Strait to San Diego.

"End-user involvement is a key pillar of this network,” says Cullen. “By engaging directly with the public, we’re inviting those with a stake and interest in marine environmental risk assessment to get involved.”

Cullen says results will be disseminated online and through community town hall meetings up and down the coast. He’s currently setting up an InFORM website, and results will also be posted on the www.ourradioactiveocean.org/ website hosted by Woods Hole.

MEOPAR is a team of Canadian researchers in the natural and social sciences who are trying to better understand and predict the impact of marine hazards on human activities and ecosystems. It’s hosted by Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and funded by the federal Networks of Centre of Excellence Program.

For more information on the InFORM network, visit www.FukushimaInform.ca, follow @FukushimainFORM and Facebook or contact Jay Cullen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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Surprising Summer Sales for Victoria and Area Real Estate

Aug 01, 2014

(News Release) VICTORIA – The Victoria Real Estate Board today released its monthly report on real estate activity in the Victoria area for July 2014. 681 properties sold in the region in the month of July 2014, compared to 583 last year in July – an increase of nearly 17%. June 2014 saw 680 sales. When compared with year-to-date sales in 2013, 2014 shows a 10% increase.

“I think the activity in July has surprised a few people,” Victoria Real Estate Board President Tim Ayres says. “Traditionally the summer market is slower than the spring, but numbers are tracking closely to March and April sales this year. Last year sales in July were 12% lower than in June – and June was the peak of the market in 2013. This year we see slightly more sales in July than in June. This is the first year since 2003 that July numbers have beaten June.”

The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) benchmark value for a single family home in the Victoria Core area in July was $562,000 – 2% higher than last year’s average value for the same home - $550,900.

“I’m looking forward to August numbers. With the diverse inventory on the market, stable pricing and the reasonable interest rates,” adds President Ayres, “I think the busy sales season could last into fall.”

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Coombs Farmers' Institute receives Century Farm Award

Aug 01, 2014

(News Release) COOMBS  — In recognition of the 100 years of supporting local agriculture on Vancouver Island, Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell, on behalf of Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick, is presenting a Century Farm Award to the Coombs Farmers' Institute.

Brought together in February 1914, the Coombs Farmers' Institute started as a small group of producers dedicated to supporting and fostering local agriculture. Today, the organization has 20 members ranging from poultry, mixed fowl, cattle and goat producers to forage crops, fruit, vegetable and shellfish producers.

The Coombs Farmers' Institute hosts the Annual Farm Livestock and Equipment Auction providing consignors the opportunity to sell quality, farm-related merchandise to local farmers and ranchers from all over Vancouver Island and other nearby islands. The auction raises upward of $5,000 a year, which is returned to the community as scholarships or as funding for local projects. As part of its mandate, the institute grants one to two scholarships annually, benefiting students furthering their education in an agricultural field.

Money raised at the auction supports the Arrowsmith Agricultural Association who host  the annual Coombs Fall Fair. In 2013, the institute granted $6,000 to the association for the purchase of a mobile stage. As well, the institute continues to provide funding year after year in support of local agriculture and the community.

Century Farm Awards honour agricultural organizations that have been active for 100 years. Each Century Farm Award celebrates the rich heritage of farming and ranching families and organizations in B.C. The Century Farm award program was created in 1994 to mark the centennial of the Ministry of Agriculture.


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MAC Renovations Earns 11 CARE Awards Nominations

Aug 01, 2014

(News Release) VICTORIA – MAC Renovations Ltd., Victoria’s professional home renovation specialist, has earned a remarkable 11 finalist nominations in the 2014 Construction Achievement and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards. Hosted by the Victoria Residential Builders Association, the annual awards celebrate the finest in West Coast design and craftsmanship. Finalists are selected by a panel of industry professionals who evaluate each entry in areas such as design, workmanship, creative use of space and energy efficiency.

“We are truly humbled by the association’s recognition of our work and we our very proud of our clients’ homes,” MAC founder and president Ed McDonald said of the company’s recent success. “This business is about relationships and it wouldn’t be possible without the friendship and partnership of our talented staff, sub-trades and suppliers.”

MAC Renovations will vie for 11 Gold CARE Awards:

• Best Outdoor Living Space

• Best Small Budget Renovation

• Best Residential Renovation or Restoration $300,000 to $500,000 (Two entries)

• Best Traditional Kitchen (New or Renovated) under 225 sq. ft.

• Best Contemporary Kitchen (New or Renovated) over 250 sq. ft.

• Best Bathroom (New or Renovated) under 100 sq. ft.

• Best Bathroom (New or Renovated) over 100 sq. ft.

• Best Master Suite (New or Renovated) under 500 sq. ft.

• Best Interior - Residential under 2,800 sq. ft.

• Best Interior - Residential 2,800 - 4,000 sq. ft.

Serving Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island for more than 34 years, the award-winning MAC Renovations has built its reputation on designing and building exceptional custom home renovation projects. MAC Renovations’ most recent CARE Awards honours come during a period of sustained growth in which McDonald’s son, Blaise McDonald, has also joined the company as Operations Manager.

The Victoria Residential Builders Association will announce the 2014 CARE Awards Gold winners at a Sept. 26 gala at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

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Poll Shows that residents of the Capital Region favour amalgamation

Jul 30, 2014

(News Release) VICTORIA — Today the Capital Region Municipal Amalgamation Society (Amalgamation Yes) released the results of an online poll done in the Greater Victoria area. The results were overwhelmingly clear. Residents of the Capital District are largely in favour of amalgamation.

The poll was carried out by Angus Reid Global in order to provide greater insight into what residents of the Greater Victoria area felt about the governance structure of the Capital District and how they felt about amalgamation in general. 441 adults from respondents in the 13 communities that comprise the capital region were surveyed online between July 16 –17, 2014. The sample is balanced to census on age and gender. A probability sample of this size would carry a margin of error of a +/-4.7%, 19 times out of 20. Every municipality was sampled and a strong majority in every district supported the idea of amalgamation, and highly supported having a non-binding referendum question on amalgamation on their ballots in the upcoming November election.

“What this poll demonstrates is that the people of Greater Victoria are ready to begin seriously considering amalgamation. This is what they want today.” said Susan Jones, Chair of the Society. “A strong majority felt that amalgamation would improve the quality and delivery of a number of municipal services to our region. Clearly the taxpayers of this area feel that the day-to-day business of local government would benefit from reducing the number of municipalities through amalgamation.”

Over two thirds of respondents believe that amalgamation will save taxpayers money and ninety percent of respondents agree that having 13 municipalities and a total of 91 mayors and councilors just doesn't make sense for our regional population of 340,000. They also say the status quo is not working. People of this area want change. It's time to move forward and get this issue on the ballot. The Society hopes that with such a clear indication of public support, the mayors and councils of the 13 municipalities will follow the will of the people and place a non-binding referendum question on their respective ballots in the coming November elections.


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LED Lights to Brighten B.C. Streets

Jul 17, 2014

(News Release) VICTORIA - Shared Services BC is now offering an innovative new procurement program to support the purchase of energy efficient LED street lighting in B.C. communities. Beginning today, B.C. is the first province in Canada to offer municipalities and broader public sector organizations the opportunity to select from a short list of pre-qualified LED street light products.

By switching all 360,000 street lights in the province to LED, the public sector could save about 105 GWh of electricity per year - enough to power about 10,000 homes, or a city like New Westminster for one year.

The voluntary program includes Corporate Supply Arrangements with multiple suppliers that offer a range of functional, technical and price variations to meet individual requirements. The program will create opportunities for British Columbia companies to provide consultation, distribution and installation services.

Communities, big and small, will be able to access a suite of resources including lighting consultants and pre-qualified suppliers to simplify a potentially complex purchase of this new technology.

Benefits include:

  • Co-ordination with BC Hydro’s Power Smart Program that offers incentive funding to assist with conversion costs.
  • Guidance, advice and support for purchasing LED street lights.
  • An online financial tool that will calculate a pay-back period and generate a report for both a business case and a preliminary Power Smart application.
  • Access to pre-qualified lighting consultants.
  • Eligible public sector organizations will have the opportunity to select a professional lighting designer to assist with the procurement and implementation.
  • A choice of LED street lights vetted by lighting specialists and municipal engineers.

LED street lights have many benefits over traditional lights including significant energy savings, lower maintenance costs and a substantially longer lifespan. Installing LED street lights can save enough money to recover the initial cost within eight years. Adopting LED technology can also help reduce light pollution and provide better visibility for pedestrians and motorists, making B.C.’s roadways safer for citizens.


This innovative procurement service is the result of collaboration between Shared Services BC, the Ministry of Environment’s Climate Action Secretariat and BC Hydro’s Power Smart Program. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, LightSavers Canada at the Canadian Urban Institute and the cities of Burnaby, Port Moody, Surrey and Vancouver also provided expertise.

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Neverblue Celebrates a Decade in Victoria

Jul 16, 2014

(News Release) VICTORIA — Victoria’s first performance marketing company is proudly celebrating its ten year anniversary in the Victoria community.

In 2004, four local Victorians started Neverblue. Ten years later, Neverblue has grown to become one of the most recognizable names worldwide in digital and performance marketing. With offices now in London, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, Neverblue employs nearly 200 people with headquarters remaining in Victoria, B.C.

“With the digital space constantly changing, celebrating ten years in digital marketing is such an extraordinary accomplishment in the industry, as well as in the community,” said Bjorn Hougaard, Vice President of Neverblue. “Victoria has a thriving technology industry that we’ve proudly been a part of and contributed to over the last ten years.

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2014 CARE Awards Finalists Announced

Jul 16, 2014

(News Release) VICTORIA — The finalists for the 2014 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards of Vancouver Island were announced today by the Victoria Residential Builders Association. The finest in sustainable West Coast design and construction is represented in new homes, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor living spaces.

“The CARE Awards is the industry’s premier event showcasing outstanding West Coast design and craftsmanship,” says Wilf Gorter, Chair of the 2014 CARE Awards. “These finalists demonstrate the range of possibilities through innovation and sustainable building practices.”

CARE Awards finalists are selected by a panel of industry professionals using criteria such as architectural design, quality workmanship, creative use of space, and energy efficiency. The categories are Residential Planning, Design & Construction; Interior Design; Commercial Planning & Design; Customer Service; Sales & Marketing; Special Achievement; and Special Interest.

The Gold winners will be announced at the CARE Awards gala on Friday, September 26, Fairmont Empress Hotel. The public will select the winner of the People’s Choice Award from finalist photos displayed at Tillicum Centre from August 25 – September 7, and online at www.careawards.ca until Sept 14. Voters are entered to win a stay at Long Beach Lodge Resort, 2002 CARE Awards Project of the Year.

“The People’s Choice Award offers the opportunity to view the very best in West Coast living,” says Casey Edge, Executive Director, VRBA. “From affordable family communities to waterfront dream homes, we invite the public to vote for their favourite."

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Ho Kim Selected as EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Finalist

Jul 16, 2014

(News Release) VICTORIA – CAMACC Systems is pleased to announce that Ho Kim, President and Chief Executive Officer, has been selected as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 finalist in the Pacific region.

“I’m thrilled because this is a team accomplishment,” says Ho Kim. “CAMACC has a great product, but what really makes us successful is the support and service provided by every team member. In my experience, no entrepreneur can be successful without an amazing work family that embraces innovation and ‘can do’ attitude.”

EY Entrepreneur of the Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only global award of its kind, Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities, in more than 60 countries.

The Canadian program is in its 21st year of honouring the country’s most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business. Award finalists are chosen based on their vision, leadership, financial success and social responsibility.

“The future of entrepreneurship in Canada — and here in British Columbia — is brighter than ever,” says Lui Petrollini, EY’s Pacific Entrepreneur Of The Year program director. “Our Entrepreneur of the Year finalists defy the odds, and the impossible, to reach new heights — for themselves, and their country.”

In a new survey, EY found that Canada’s 2013 program finalists recorded average revenue growth of 37% year over year in 2012. That’s above the global average of 29% for developed countries. Seventy-four percent also have an international footprint — compared to 41% in Australia.

“Our finalists continue to achieve incredible economic growth and make a name for Canada on the world stage,” says Petrollini. “But it’s their role in job creation that really makes us proud. Our survey shows that last year’s finalists created jobs at an average pace of 25% in 2012.”

High-growth entrepreneurs create new markets and industries, contributing job growth in the economy. This year’s 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year finalists in the Pacific region represent close to 5,000 jobs in Canada. Together with all other finalists coast to coast, that number grows to 37,000.

Of the 24 finalists from the Pacific region, only two entrepreneurs – including Ho Kim – are based outside of the Lower Mainland. “Victoria is a great place to live and run a successful technology company with an international footprint,” says Ho Kim. “From local manufacturing and customer service to North America-wide design, installation and service, headquartering on the West Coast has always been a good decision for CAMACC.”


The Pacific region award winners of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 will be revealed on September 30 at “the Academy Awards of entrepreneurship” gala in Vancouver. The overall Pacific winner will represent the region at the national gala held in Toronto on 25 November.

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Angel Investor Group Establishes Local Loan Fund

Jul 16, 2014

(News Release) VICTORIA — For the past eight years, a group of local investors has been lending money internationally through KIVA.org helping micro startups around the globe. Now, they’re bringing their money home to Victoria.

The Victoria Micro Lending Association – a group of local angel investors – is ending its global lending program and donating all cash that has been invested to date to Community Micro Lending to create a Local Micro Loan Fund. Local business leader and founding member of the lending group Cedric Steele says, “We have watched Lisa Helps over a number of years and we are impressed that her organization has grown and it has helped many local entrepreneurs.”

Vu Ndlovu, Community Micro Lending Executive Director is thrilled with the creation of the loan fund. “This fund will supplement our peer-to-peer lending process,” says Ndlovu. “And it will help ensure that the loans are filled faster and get more small businesses off the ground more quickly.”

As global loans are repaid over time, those monies will be added to the Local Micro Loan Fund to support micro-entrepreneurs in Greater Victoria.

The local investors will present a cheque to Community Micro Lending at a Golf Tournament this Friday July 18. Prospect Lake Golf Course is turning 40 and is holding a fundraising tournament in support of Community Micro Lending. Shawn Steele, Cedric and Dorene’s son and golf course manager is also a big supporter of small-business start-ups through micro loans.


Join Community Micro Lending and their supporters to golf this Friday. Spots still available. The 9-hole, best-ball “Texas Scramble” format starts at 3:00pm - no experience necessary! And, at almost every hole you'll get to meet one of Community Micro Lending's entrepreneurs also known as great community success stories! Register here: http://communitymicrolending.ca/events

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