From the Heart is generously funded by
Uptown is a proud community contributor pleased to donate space to From the Heart. Built as a LEED gold Neighbourhood Development, Uptown has over 50 retail, services and offices currently open. Uptown hosts free community programming every weekend this summer in Town Plaza. Centrally located between Douglas and Blanshard.
You will love shopping again.
First†Metropolitan United Church of Canada
First Metropolitan United Church seeks to be a centre for spiritual nurture and community engagement. Some of our community partnerships include a 74 unit special housing facility and the Out of the Rain program for Street Youth. The church began the Open Door outreach ministry which has evolved into Our Place. FirstMet is known for its annual Epiphany Explorations conference featuring presenters such as Stephen Lewis, Mary Ellen Turpel Lafond, Puente Theatre and Shelagh Rogers (Truth and Reconciliation Commission official witness). We invite others to share in our journey as we seek to be an effective ministry in our city and our world. We have been part of the downtown for more than 150 years, regularly renewing our vision and our activities.
Aboriginal Neighbours is an ecumenical organization initiated by the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia. As its name implies, the organization was formed out of its members’ concerns for the First Peoples and the future of aboriginal children. Present partners in Aboriginal Neighbours include the Anglican Church of Canada, British Columbia diocese; the United Church of Canada, Victoria Presbytery; and Vancouver Island Monthly Meeting of the Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers). Membership is drawn from Vancouver Island and includes Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, many of whom have considerable background working in these areas in British Columbia and elsewhere. We welcome people who share a desire to build relationships and trust between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.
iD2 Communications, Inc.
iD2 has been providing award-winning communications services since 1997. Our Victoria-based firm specializes in sustainable solutions designed to help small businesses and organizations reach their marketing and communications objectives. We operate using an integrated quadruple bottom line business model. The quadruple bottom line adds culture to the “three pillars of sustainability” (people, planet, profit) and moves us from values to end goals through integration.
Bayshore Home Health
Bayshore Home Health has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, dignity and independence of Canadians in their homes since 1966. Canadian owned and operated, we are the country’s largest provider of home and community health care services, with more than 50 home care offices, 20 community care clinics and 8,000 employees.
Christine Lintott Architect
Principal, Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP
specializing in exceptional clients
UVic’s Department of Theatre is proud of alumnus Will Weigler, a PhD graduate from our acclaimed Applied Theatre program. Applied Theatre educates students in the use of drama skills for the purposes of teaching, bringing about social change and building a sense of community, all of which Will has exercised in From the Heart. UVic’s comprehensive theatre curriculum blends academic study and practical experience in all aspects of theatre. Home to the Phoenix Theatre, students gain invaluable hands-on experience both on stage and behind the scenes of our mainstage productions. We welcome you to attend the Phoenix Theatre and experience the youth, talent and energy of our students!
Located in Victoria’s Historic Chinatown District, Silk Road is an award-winning tea destination! Explore the ‘Great Wall of Tea’, which contains over 100 locally made, organic loose teas. Discover an exquisite selection of teapost & teaware. Be rejuvenated at our award-wining in-store spa (Canada’s Best Organic Spa), and pamper yourself with our locally made, organic skin & bodycare products.
Silk Road Teas are created and blended in Victoria. Fresh botanicals from around the world as well as the West coast are carefully prepared to yield a superb tea experience.
1624 Government Street, Victoria, BC Tel: 250 704-2688 (Retail store and Spa)
Van Isle Floral
Van Isle Floral Wholesale is a locally owned and operated company serving the floral industry on beautiful Vancouver Island since 1995. 5471 Hamsterly Road, Victoria. Tel: 250-658-1778
A BC-based company established in 1915, we’ve been part of the Victoria community since 1986. 3510 Blanshard Street, 250-475-3300, and 100 – 172 Wilson Street. Tel:250-389-6115
Boston Pizza restaurants offer a casual dining setting with over 100 menu items including gourmet pizzas made with our signature hand pressed dough. #102 – 3510 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC, (250) 477-5561
Clif’s love for bread is evident in his commitment to producing the finest loaves around from his humble beginnings in his basement baking to his current digs at the Dockside. 101-398 Harbour Road, Victoria (Dockside Green, across the Johnson St. and Bay St. bridges). (250) 477-8882