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HeroWork: A Shining Example of Community Spirit
November 20, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Luncheon with special guest speaker Peter Smither of HeroWork
HeroWork harnesses the power of community to transform lives. The organization inspires volunteers from all walks of life to donate their time and resources to charitable agencies that are often operating in dilapidated old buildings.
Peter Smither will reveal the intricate planning that lies behind the success of events HeroWork calls Radical Renovations – think of modern-day barn raisings – where dozens of companies and hundreds of volunteers come together in synchronized teams. In a matter of hours and days, HeroWork completes projects that would normally take weeks or months. From building trades to the Royal Canadian Navy, from retired professionals to local company teams, people across Victoria are stepping in, picking up hammers and paintbrushes, and making a huge difference to the charities that are helping the most vulnerable citizens in Victoria.
In just a few years, close to $3 million worth of non-profit renovations have transformed spaces for local charities such as the Mustard Seed Food Bank, Anawim House homeless shelter, Threshold housing for youth, and Casa Maria housing for refugees.
HeroWork provides a shining example of how much can be done, when people work together with common vision and good planning.
The luncheon is open to the public. Reservations are required by November 16
Reservations: Phone (250) 370-1837 or reserve on Eventbrite