Chris Paul, internationally acclaimed Coast Salish artist designed a beautiful image, “Our Gift” specially for the Creating Community Wellness Society (the Wellness Charity) and to support the charitable work of the Victoria Health Co-op.  And they donated 50 signed, numbered copies. The print is really lovely, and their generosity outstanding.  And it gives all of us an opportunity to build on this generosity.

The Wellness Charity is asking Victoria Health Co-op members and the wider community to donate a minimum of $100.  The Wellness Charity will reciprocate with a “thank you” gift of one of the 50 prints. If you wish to donate a larger amount, probably between $300 and $500, the thanks can be in the form of a framed print. You can also, if you wish, receive a charitable donation receipt. This is the same way it works for Knowledge Network etc.

Chris Paul and his partner Dr Krysta Stogryn, have created this wonderful gift as a totally unexpected and unprecedented “thank you” to the Co-op and the Charity.

Kriysta and Chris, you are astoundingly generous.    Co-op members and friends, will you follow their lead by making a donation to the Wellness Society?    Please chose the option most convenient for you – mail a cheque to CCWS, c/o Treasurer Chris Mather, 1287 Boulderpath Rd, Victoria, BC. V9C 3X5, or call us for a pick-up.  250.415.9272, or drop your donation at the Front Desk of 547 Michigan St.  We appreciate the James Bay Community Project for facilitating this. or then click on the Canada Helps or PayPal button.  Take a look at “Our Gift Donations”.

For any information about the financial aspects of donating or about receiving your charitable donation receipt, please contact Chris at  or 250-516-5831.  For information about the upcoming programs and events of the Creating Community Wellness Society and the Victoria Health Co-op, call me!

And to Meet the Print, the lovely art work entitled “Our Gift” visit us at 547 Michigan, 5 – 10pm Saturday 24th or Sunday 25th as part of the James Bay WindowWanderland.  And come to the Victoria Health Co-op AGM, 10 – 2, March 10th at New Horizons, 234 Menzies.

Thank you in advance,

Vanessa Hammond    Chair   250.415.9272