The Sidney Fine Art Show 2015 will be held Oct 16,17 and 18


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The 2015 Sidney Fine Art Show will be held October 16,17 and 18thth at the Bodine Family Hall at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Presented by the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula, this Show is a world-class juried art show for serious artists and patrons of the arts. The first Show in 2003 was an outstanding success and each year the Show has attracted thousands of visitors to the town of Sidney.

Every year approximately 6,000 people come and admire the art and the town. Each year we receive approximately 1,250 pieces of art to adjudicate, and our dedicated jury selected close to 400 of the best to show. In 2011, we wrote cheques back to the artists for over $112,000 for art that was sold during the show. This was money that went directly back to our island artistic community. Through the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula, we also contributed funds to support the diverse programs of the CACSP.

Almost 300 volunteers, many of them artists, were directly involved, helping to make the show successful, as well as having fun meeting artists and neighbours, and making new friends.

As a community focused show, it is extremely important to us to communicate with you, and we encourage you give us your feedback and ideas – it is through your input and participation that we can become even better, and, in doing so, help the arts community to grow and flourish. If you have any comments or suggestions on the new site please post a comment to the home page, or use the contact tab at the top of this page to send your comments or suggestions to us.


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There are 7 essential Principals that you must practice to start a successful business


There are seven essential principles that you must practice as an entrepreneur throughout your business life if you are to achieve maximum success. They have been taught and repeated in thousands of books and articles over the years, and here they are.

  1. Clarity: You must be absolutely clear on who you are and what you want. You need written goals and plans for every part of your life. As Zig Ziglar would say, you must become a “meaningful specific” rather than a “wandering generality.”

Begin with your values. What do you believe in and stand for? What is most important to you in life? What would you pay for, fight for, suffer for and die for? What do you really care about? Someone once wrote, “Until you know exactly what you would do if you only had one hour left to live, you are not prepared to live.”

What is your vision for yourself and your future? What is your vision for your family and your finances? What is your vision for your career and your company? Peter Drucker once wrote, “Even if you are starting your business on a kitchen table, you must have a vision of becoming a world leader in your field, or you will probably never be successful.”

What is your mission for your business? What is it that you want to accomplish for your customers? What is it that you want to do to improve the lives and work of the people you intend to serve with your products and services? You need a clear vision and an inspiring mission to motivate yourself and others to do the hard work necessary to achieve business success.

What is your purpose for your life and your business? Why do you get up in the morning? What is your reason for being? And here’s a great question: What do you really want to do with your life?

Finally, what are your goals? What do you want to accomplish in your financial life? What are your family goals? What are your health goals? What difference do you want to make in the lives of others? And here is the best question: What would you dare to dream if you knew you could not fail?

The greater clarity you have regarding each of these issues–values, vision, mission, purpose and goals–the greater the probability that you will accomplish something wonderful with your life.

  1. Competence: To be truly successful and happy, you must be very good at what you do. You must resolve to join the top 10 percent in your field. You must make excellent performance of the business task your primary goal and then dedicate all your energies to doing quality work and offering quality products and services.

To be successful in business, according to Jim Collins, author of Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap . . . and Others Don’t, you must find a field that satisfies three requirements. First, it must be something for which you have a passion-something you really believe in and love to do. Second, it must be an area where you have the potential to be the best, to be better than 90 percent of the people in that field. Third, it must involve a product or service that can be profitable and enable you to achieve all your financial goals.

According to the Harvard Business School, the most valuable asset a company can develop is its reputation. Your reputation is defined as “how you are known to your customers.” And the most important reputation you can have revolves around the quality of the products and services you offer and the quality of the people who deliver those services and interact with those customers.

  1. Constraints: Between you and your goal, whatever it is, there will always be a constraint or limiting factor. Your ability to identify the most important factor that determines the speed at which you achieve your business goals is essential to your success.

The 80/20 rule applies to constraints in your business. Fully 80 percent of the reasons that you are not achieving your goals as quickly as you want will be within yourself. Only 20 percent will be contained in external circumstances or people.

What are your constraints? What holds you back? What sets the speed at which you achieve your goals? And what one thing could you do immedi-ately to begin alleviating your main constraint? This is often the key to rapid progress.

  1. Creativity: The essence of successful business is innovation. This is the ability to find faster, better, cheaper, easier ways to produce and deliver your products and services.

Fortunately, almost everyone is a “potential genius.” You have more intelligence and ability than you could ever use. Your job is to unleash this creativity and focus it, like a laser beam, on removing obstacles, solving problems and achieving your goals.

The essence of creativity is contained in your ability to solve the inevitable problems and difficulties of business life. Colin Powell said, “Leader-ship is the ability to solve problems.” Success is the ability to solve problems. And remember: A goal unachieved is merely a problem unsolved.

The way of the successful entrepreneur is to focus on the solution rather than the problem. Focus on what is to be done rather than what has happened or who is to blame. Concentrate all your attention on finding a solution to any obstacle that is holding you back from the sales and profitability you desire. And the more you think about solutions, the more solutions you will think of. You will actually feel yourself getting smarter by focusing all your energies on what you can do to continually improve your situation.

  1. Concentration: Your ability to concentrate single-mindedly on the most important thing and stay at it until it is complete is an essential prerequisite for success. No success is possible without the ability to practice sustained concentration on a single goal or task, in a single direction.

The simplest way to learn to concentrate is to make a list for each day before you begin. Then prioritize the list by putting the numbers 1 through 10 next to each item. Once you have determined your most important task, immediately begin to work on that task. Discipline yourself to continue working until that top task is 100 percent complete. When you make a habit of doing this–starting and completing your most important tasks each day–you will double or triple your productivity and put yourself solidly on the way to wealth.

7 Secrets to Success

  1. Courage: Winston Churchill once wrote, “Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it, all others depend.” It takes tremendous courage to take the entrepreneurial risks necessary to become wealthy. In study after study, experts have concluded it is the courage to take the “first step” that makes all the difference. This is the courage to launch in the direction of your goals, with no guarantee of success. Most people lack this.

Once you have begun your entrepreneurial journey, you also need the courage to persist. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “All great successes are the triumph of persistence.”

The word entrepreneur means “one who undertakes the risks of a new ven-ture in pursuit of profit.” Fully 90 percent of the population will never have sufficient courage to launch a new venture, to start a new business, to boldly go where no one has gone before. You need, first of all, the courage to begin, to move out of your comfort zone in the direction of your goals and dreams, even though you know you will experience many problems, difficulties and temporary failures along the way.

Second, you need the courage to endure, to hang in there, to persist in the face of all adversity until you finally win. When you develop these twin qualities–the ability to step out in faith and then to persist resolutely in the face of all difficulties–your success is guaranteed.

  1. Continuous Action: Perhaps the most outwardly identifiable quality of a successful person is that he or she is in continuous motion. The entrepreneur is always trying new things and, if they don’t work, trying something else. It turns out that most entrepreneurs achieve their success in an area completely different from what they had initially expected. But because they continually reacted and responded constructively to change, trying new methods, abandoning activities that didn’t work, picking themselves up after every defeat and trying once more, they eventually won out.

Top people, especially entrepreneurs, seem to have these three qualities. First, they learn more things. Second, they try more things. Third, they persist longer than anyone else. The good news is that, because of the law of probabilities, if you learn more things, try more things and persist longer, you dramatically increase the probability that you will succeed greatly. If you launch toward your goal and resolve in advance to never give up, your success is virtually guaranteed.

The Ultimate Reward My friend Jim Rohn once said, “The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire in the first place.”

To have more, you must first be more. For you to set out on the way to wealth and become a self-made entrepreneurial millionaire, you will have to develop many qualities at a higher level than you ever have before. You will have to become an exceptional person. You will have to become more than you ever imagined possible for you.

To realize your full potential and achieve all your financial goals in your own business, you must develop the virtues of integrity, courage and persistence to a much higher level than you have up to now. You will have to practice the qualities of clarity, competence, creativity, concentration and continuous action until they are as natural to you as breathing. You will have to accept complete responsibility for your life and everything that happens to you, and especially for the way you think in every area.

When you develop these qualities and become a completely different person, you will eventually achieve all your goals in life, including financial success. The best part of becoming an extraordinary person is that, if something happens and you lose it all, it won’t really matter. Because you have become a different person, you will be able to make it all back again and more, far faster than the first time.

Welcome to The Way to Wealth. You are about to embark on a grand adventure that may last for the rest of your working lifetime. But if you have the courage to begin and the persistence to endure, nothing can hold you back from achieving all your goals and dreams. If you decide that, no matter what, you will never give up, you will eventually become unstoppable.

Action Plan Take these steps to get going on your business goals.

  1. Decide exactly what you want in life in each area, and write it down. Make your goals clear, specific and measurable.
  2. Specify the most important skill you could develop to move you into the top 10 percent of people in your field. Then do something immediately to begin developing that skill.
  3. Identify the major constraint or limiting factor inside yourself or in your world that is setting the speed at which you achieve your most important goal, and begin working on removing that constraint today.
  4. Determine your single biggest problem or obstacle in your business or personal life. Then focus all your time and attention on the possible solutions.
  5. Make a list of what you would want to be, do and have if you had no limitations and you were absolutely guaranteed success.
  6. Accept complete responsibility for your life. From this day forward, refuse to make excuses or blame anyone for anything. Instead, take action to make your goals a reality.
  7. Reaffirm and visualize your goals of financial success, excellent health and personal happiness as a reality. Remember, the person you see is the person you will be.
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Reprinted from The Way to Wealth, Part I: The Journey Begins–Success Strategies of the Wealthy Entrepreneur by Brian Tracy (Entrepreneur Press)


Supporting the BC Cancer Agency

News and Breakthroughs
How can I donate?
What events are happening?
Where does my money go?

All Fundraising Events

View all of events benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation!

Lose the Booze
Feb 01 to Feb 28, 2015
A 28-day alcohol-free challenge
Workout to Conquer Cancer
Apr 25, 2015
a day-long fitness challenge at the Richmond Olympic Oval, to support of life-saving cancer research taking place at the BC Cancer Agency.
Ride to Conquer Cancer
Aug 29 to Aug 30, 2015
The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a powerful movement — one of hope, healing, celebration, and optimism. Ride with us in 2013.

Participate or donate to a fundraising event to support breakthrough cancer research in BC.

February 12, 2015
BC Cancer Agency researcher—inspired by her own family cancer experience—leads study to help those at risk of deadly hereditary stomach cancer
January 02, 2015
BC Cancer Foundation raises $6.5 million to secure first-in-Canada treatment technology at the BC Cancer Agency
December 15, 2014
BC Cancer Agency Researchers Co-Lead $60 Million National Initiative for Innovative Cancer Treatments
December 05, 2014
$905,005 raised at BC Cancer Foundation’s Jingle Mingle accelerating immunotherapy clinical trials
December 01, 2014
BC Cancer Agency scientists make internationally significant discovery, mapping the evolution of breast cancer ‘avatars’

Read the latest news and research breakthroughs happening at the BC Cancer Agency

Organize an Event
Raise funds for us by hosting your own fundraising event.
In Memory
A gift in memory is a meaningful and lasting tribute to a loved one, friend or co-worker.
A Gift in Your Will
Discovery needs willing partners. Consider leaving a gift in your will.
Doug Nelson, BC Cancer Foundation
Monthly Donations
“For as little as $10 per month, you can bring us closer to our vision of world free from cancer.”
BC Cancer Foundation at Your Door
Monthly giving is a powerful way to support cancer research.

Your donations support innovative cancer research and compassionate enhancements to patient care.

A message from Douglas Nelson, President & CEO, BC Cancer Foundation

2014 Report to Donors

This year, over 115,000 donors gave to the BC Cancer Foundation enabling us to raise $36.3 million for research and enhancements to patient care.

This year, more than 115,000 donors gave to the BC Cancer Foundation enabling us to raise $36.3 million dollars for innovative research and enhancements to patient care at the BC Cancer Agency.

Thanks to this support, BC researchers are global leaders in new discoveries as a result in strategic investments in teams of brilliant investigators and the use of cutting-edge technology. From lymphoid cancer to immunotherapy to rare and hard to treat cancer subtypes, our donors are helping researchers break new ground in our understanding of cancer and improving the lives of cancer patients here in BC and giving hope to patients all around the world.  

Our donors share their lives and stories with us, their losses and triumphs, and remind us daily of the importance of our cause because they believe as we do, that together, we can achieve our vision of a world free from cancer.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for supporting cancer research in B.C.,and thank you for being our partners in discovery. 


A message from Douglas Nelson, President & CEO, BC Cancer Foundation
Annual Report to Donors
View our Report to Donors see what your donor dollars have helped achieve this past year
Distribution of Funds
View a sample of research projects BC Cancer Foundation funded this year
Dr. Janessa Laskin, BC Cancer Agency
Funding Priorities
View the research projects that have been identified as funding priorities this year
Research Discoveries
Highlights of past research discovieries donor dollars have funded
World-Class Research
The BC Cancer Agency — an international leader in cancer research

See how your donations are being used to enable the great work at the BC Cancer Agency to continue.


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Annual Report to Donors

This year, more than 115,000 British Columbians partnered with the BC Cancer Foundation to raise  $36.3 million dollars for innovative research and enhancements to patient care at the BC Cancer Agency.

We invite you to view our annual report and read about what donor dollars have helped to support this year.

View 2014 Annual Report

You can view our previous annual reports here:

2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
You can also download our full audited financial statements:

2014 Audited Financial Statements (PDF)
2013 Audited Financial Statements (PDF)
2012 Audited Financial Statements

2011 Audited Financial Statements (PDF)
2010 Audited Financial Statements (PDF)

The BC Cancer Foundation is accredited by Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program

View our Canada Revenue Agency filing here.

Thank you for being our partner in discovery.

If you have any questions about our Annual Report or if you would like to receive a hard copy of our Audited Financial Statements, please contact us at 604.877.6040 or toll free 1.888.906.2873.

Costs to Fundraising for Cancer


Your donations make an impact

For every dollar you give:

Total revenues for 2013/14 = $35 million

Cost to raise a dollar

Find out more 


Of the 65¢ we spend

on our mission, we invest:

To read our full financial

statements, T1030 and annual

report, visit

NOTE: This number is based on:

Fundraising Costs ($11 million*)

Total fundraising revenue ($29 million)

* Direct ($7.19 million) plus Supporting Fundraising

Costs ($3.95 million) = $11 million

65¢ ($23 million) is invested in our mission

20¢ to Research

32¢ ($11 million) is invested in fundraising costs

10¢ to Prevention

3¢ ($1 million) is invested in administration

5¢ to Advocacy


Thanks to our very generous donors, the Canadian

Cancer Society makes the most impact against

cancer in communities in British Columbia and

Yukon and across Canada.

This year we raised over $35 Million in British Columbia

and the Yukon.

Our fundraising efforts allowed us to direct $23 million to fund important research, Prevention and

support programs across British Columbia

 This is a $3 million or 15% increase from last year

We were able to invest additional funds for the Canadian Cancer Sodiety Research Institute

 (CCSRI) grants, the nationwide Prevention

 strategy and the Cancer Prevention Centre (CPC).

We also welcomed our first clients into our newest lodge —the Koryban Lodge in Prince George BC

Many of our donors ask us how much we spend on fundraising.

In 2013/14, we invested $7.19 million directly in our fundraising activities such as Relay For Life Cops for Cancer, our Daffodil Campaign and Planned and

Major Giving. We also spent

$3.95 million in supporting fundraising costs to ensure good management, financial, humanresources and information Technology systems

 We make careful decisions about how

much we need to spend on fundraising and administrative costs in order to produce the

 maximum amount of revenue

and make the most impact with our donor dollars.

This resulted in a total fundraising revenue of over $29 million and the cost to raise a dollar was 37 cents

and the cost to raise a dollar was 37¢.

As a result of this investment we were also able

 to engage communities across British Columbia.

helping people reduce their risk of cancer and

increase awareness of the services we offer those facing cancer.

The Society is committed to accountability and transparency and strategically spending the dollars that are so generously donated every

 year to lead the fight against cancer.

30¢ to Quality of Life and survival

20   to Research

10   to Preventation

  5   to Advocacy


Cost to raise a dollar  37 cents
Find out more
Of the 65¢ we spend
on our mission, we invest:
To read our full financial
statements, T1030 and annual
report, visit
NOTE: This number is based on:
Fundraising Costs ($11 million*)
Total fundraising revenue ($29 million)
* Direct ($7.19 million) plus Supporting Fundraising
Costs ($3.95 million) = $11 million
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WellnessFits, a comprehensive workplace wellness program was

launched with League Financial, the City of Nanaimo, the Capital

Regional District and Kardel Consulting.


Tanning is Out was implemented in six schools on Vancouver Island.

Some 1,700 high school students pledged to be tan-free.


We successfully forged new collaborative relationships with the

municipalities of Saanich, Central Saanich, View Royal and Colwood to

distribute postcards to residents on the dangers of asbestos exposure.


A cigarette butt clean-up was held at UVIC. Students collected

over 2,000 butts in 45 minutes and raised awareness about UVIC’s

smoke-free campus policy. Another clean up occurred at Thetis Lake

to raise awareness about the need for a smoking ban in parks and



The Society supported the annual Traditional Foods Conference which

attracted over 500 people from First Nations communities throughout

Vancouver Island. Participants came to celebrate their culture, and

learn about healthy eating in culturally relevant ways.




We are proud of our long relationships with several independent

fundraisers across the Island. Dedicated groups like the 17-year strong

Alex Campbell Conquer Cancer Classic and the Cowichan Golfers

Against Cancer that just celebrated 25 years of giving to the Society.

Wells War Against Cancer in Nanaimo fundraise 6 months a year and

donate on average $20,000 annually to the Society. The Dashwood

Volunteer Fire Department in Qualicum has hosted head shaves for

17 years and have donated over $40,000 to date.


Relay For Life  $ 445,872


Cops for Cancer$ 1,322,557


Daffodil Campaign (including door-to-door$ 265,413


Independent Fundraising Event $ 141,953




Volunteer drivers transport patients to and from cancer treatments

Number of client311

Number of drivers (Society volunteer182

Number of drivers (Freemasons  210


Financial Support

Financial assistance for travel and accommodation during treatment

Client 147

Amount  $ 61,139

Subsidized symptom management drugs

(provided by BC Cancer Agency)

Client 70



Convenient, affordable accommodation near cancer treatment centres

Client stays 991

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Cancer Information Service

Up-to-date information about cancer and local services

Client 833



Emotional assistance from trained survivors

Client �132


Camp Goodtimes

Client 68

Volunteers 13