Annual Gala Dinner & Auction
Lifetime Networks regrets to announce that the 17th Gala, Dinner and Auction will be postponed until 2021.
This event forms the bulk of Lifetime Networks’ fundraising each year. If you would like to support people with diversabilities in the community, please participate in the Steps Challenge or donate directly to Lifetime Networks today.
The 16th Annual Lifetime Networks Gala Dinner & Auction was a resounding success! Our Gala Dinner and Auction took place at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort on June 15th, 2019 from 6:00 – 10:30 pm.
Year after year, this event proves to be a major fundraiser for Lifetime Networks
(Registered Charity # 873 660 625 RR0001) and an annual highlight for those who attend.
We were pleased to again have MAX Furniture and The Wilson’s Group join us as our Co-Title Sponsors and to have had Country Grocer step up again to sponsor our dinner!
Thank you sincerely to all of our generous supporters for continuing to make our Gala and Auction possible.
Gifts from our sponsors are instrumental in our ability to achieve our mission: to foster networks of friendship and support for people with diversabilities to enhance community.
For photos from the 2019 Gala, please visit the photo gallery !
“We can feel greater confidence about Drew’s future knowing there are caring, supportive people in his life and an increasing sense of hope that his independent life can continue for all or most of his life.” – Patricia
“Carolina was lonely before she had a Network and when her Network was not so well established as it is now. Now she has a blooming social life thanks to all the dedicated people in her Network.” – Janine
The DeviANTs are a self-named musical theatrical comedy troupe that rose out of Lifetime Network’s Drama Club program. Featuring adult artists with developmental disabilities, they have been creating and performing for the last 2 years and will present completely original songs and sketches created over the last 4 months.
They also performed as a majority of the cast of “The Great Big Show” at the McPherson Theatre in February 2018. The show was an enormous hit, selling over 1000 tickets and changing audience’s perceptions of people with diversabilities.
The DeviANTs’ production, “Journey to Breakfast Sandwich Island,” was performed on Friday, May 10, 7:00 pm at the Langham Court Theatre.
“Santa’s Sick Seasonal Spectacular,” was onstage at the Langham Court Theatre. November 29 at 7 pm, and November 30 at 2 pm.
A YouTube Live performance by the troupe will take place on May 15 at 7pm! Please email info@LNV.ca for the link. The show will still be available to watch after the live performance!
Join with the Lifetime Networks family, Best Buddies, social groups and many others for a wild evening of singing, fun, and ice cream!
The last karaoke rocked with over 100 participants, some great singing, some enthusiastic singing, and loads of laughs! Hope you can join us next time!
Our next Karaoke Party will be held :
November 25, 2019 from 6:00-8:00PM
in the Vertigo Room, Student Union Building (SUB) at the University of Victoria.
Holiday Breakfast Buffet
Each year before Christmas, Lifetime Networks friends and family gather together and share in a breakfast buffet, sing some festive songs and even enjoy a visit from Santa. It’s a morning you won’t want to miss!
Where: 1550’s Restaurant
1550 Cedar Hill Cross Rd
We are at capacity for this event!
GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon
The 2020 Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon has been cancelled due to public health directives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lifetime Networks is a benefiting charity (Registered Charity # 87366 0625) with the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon.
Year after year we are proud to be involved with the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. In 2015, the Lifetime Network Cruisers won 2nd place in the half-marathon Check Charity Pledge, and one of our runners won 1st place in crossing the finish line with a visual impairment! In 2016, our Team raised $11,000 for Lifetime Networks Bursary Program.
For any other questions please contact Carlene at 250-477-4112 or Carlene@Lnv.ca.
Thank you sincerely for helping to make a difference!
Monthly Meetings / Events
Lifetime Networks’ ongoing meetings / events
- Board meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month from 5-6 pm at Lifetime Networks.
- Our Annual General Meeting will be held remotely over Zoom, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm on Wednesday June 17, 2020. RSVP to info@LNV.ca for the meeting details!
- Clothing Donations – We are currently NOT accepting clothing donations and small household items at our clothing bins. If you have donations to share – please call us at 250-477-4112.
- Karaoke! Our next Karaoke Party for friends of Lifetime Networks and Best Buddies (UVic Chapter) is TBA.
- Wills and Trusts, information sessions with Network Manager, Heather Bergink and Lawyer Dustin Marnell from Horne Coupar occur frequently at Lifetime Networks. Information includes conversations on future planning, wills, and trusts. Our last meeting was on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Lifetime Networks, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.
Earth Day Donation Drive
Get involved this Earth Day with Lifetime Networks’ donation drive!
Lifetime Networks invites you to celebrate Earth Day by removing thousands of kilos of used clothing, small household items and refundable drink containers from the environment.
We will accept clothing, small household items and bottle donations through its recycling program and turn them into money to support more participants at Lifetime Networks.
Where: Lifetime Networks 102-4090 Shelbourne st. & Sooke Elementary School
When: Saturday April 13th 9am-3pm at Lifetime & 9am-2pm at Sooke Elementary
Please bring donations to the school by April 12th. If you are unable to drop off donations please call Lifetime Networks at 250-477-4112 to organize pick up.
In addition to helping our planet, these donations will also help Lifetime Networks continue to support more members of our community, with over $3000 raised in 2018!
Are you a parent/caregiver wanting to connect with other parents? Join us for Table Talk!
- – Social networking and interesting connections
- – Share resources and ideas
- – Sometimes there may be an educational component.
- – And always good company and snacks!
The last annual picnic took place at the end of August 2019.