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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reprinted from The Way to Wealth, Part I: The Journey Begins–Success Strategies of the Wealthy Entrepreneur by Brian Tracy (Entrepreneur Press)
View all of events benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation!
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Your donations support innovative cancer research and compassionate enhancements to patient care.
See how your donations are being used to enable the great work at the BC Cancer Agency to continue.
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.
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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 cancer.ca.
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
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 assistance for travel and accommodation during treatment
Amount $ 61,139
Subsidized symptom management drugs
(provided by BC Cancer Agency)
Convenient, affordable accommodation near cancer treatment centres
Client stays 991
Cancer Information Service
Up-to-date information about cancer and local services
Emotional assistance from trained survivors