Douglas Weekly – December 4

Victoria Hospitals Foundation Visions Gala 2023


Victoria Hospitals Foundation Surpasses Donation Milestone

Just over a week ago at their annual Visions Gala, the Victoria Hospitals Foundation — a charity that supports Royal Jubilee, Victoria General and Gorge Road hospitals — raised a record $2.51 million. Funds will help upgrade MRI, CT, SPECT/CT and C-Arm scanners at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals, part of the Foundation’s Imaging is Power campaign. 

“Our whole community gains from the generosity espoused by the sponsors and guests of Visions,” said Charlotte Salomon, Vision Gala’s Steering Committee Chair. “The funds raised here stay in our local hospitals, ensuring the care teams, who so diligently care for others, have access to the best equipment available.”


The Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit is a Car-Lover’s Playground

This is the place for driving enthusiasts, friends and businesses to socialize, meet and dine among like-minded aficionados. Situated in the Cowichan Valley north of Duncan, the circuit offers professional training, trackside support, defensive driving skills and driver’s education to increase confidence and safety on and off the track. With 19 corners and an 11-per-cent change in elevation, the circuit proves just how technical a track can be. Its impressive fleet of high-performance vehicles includes Porsche Caymans, BMW M2s and a sporty Alfa-Romeo 4C convertible. 

Read more about the circuit here.


December 5: Public Sector Innovation Show

December 7: Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Chair’s Reception

December 8: Nanaimo’s Biggest Small Business Christmas Party

December 11: Island Women in Science and Technology General Meeting

December 14: Victoria Newcomers Virtual Networking Night

January 11: Food Business Planning Workshop

January 21-24: Impact Sustainability Travel and Tourism Summit 

January 25: Business and Technology Career Fair

February 1: Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Membership 101

March 6-7: Tourism Industry Conference

March 6-8: South Island Prosperity Partnership Rising Economy Conference  

March 21: Saanich Peninsula March Mixer

April 18: Saanich Peninsula April Mixer

June 11-13: Local Government Management Association Conference