Campbell River and North Island Transition Society
FUNDRAISING AND EVENTS
CRNITS works diligently to provide the best services for women and children on the North Island. We have experienced a significant gap in funding over the past several years as needs and costs increase. Our fundraising efforts are necessary to fill the gap in order to continue providing our programs and services. We rely on community support. Click on Our Summary of Operations to read about the services we provide.
THE CRNITS 2019 RAFFLE FOR A REASON
Be the change for women in our community!
Amanda has been empowered to get her children back in her care and has been almost three years sober. Your donation to the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society has helped Amanda and many other women like her to achieve their goals.
You can see more on Amanda in her own words at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgIkookDGGY
Tickets: $10.00 each, can be purchase at Transitions Thrift Store located at 830 13th Avenue
Draw Date: December 20, 2019 at 3:00pm to be held at Transitions Thrift Store located at 830 13th Avenue
First Prize: 2 tickets to anywhere West Jet Flies & $250.00 cash
Second Prize: Signed Brandon Sutter Canucks T-Shirt
Third Prize: 2 tickets for Campbell River Golf and Country Club including cart rental/$100.00 cash
Fourth Prize: 2 Alpine lift tickets at Mount Washington & $100.00 cash
SUPERSTORE GROCERY BAGGING FUNDRAISER
Mark it on your calendars! September 28th from 11:00am till 4:00pm we will be at Superstore trying our hand at bagging groceries by donation. If you're interested in volunteering it's fun, it's easy, and you don't need any experience or talent - just a smile and a willingness to work towards raising money for CRNITS programs! An hour or two would make all the difference. If you are intersted in helping out, please contact our Society Office at 250-287-7384 or email us at to volunteer.
CAMPBELL RIVER MIRROR CHARITY JAZZ & BLUES WEEKEND 2019
The Campbell River Mirror presents its Jazz & Blues Charity Weekend with the band Time Well Wasted! Join us on July 27th from 7:00pm-9:00pm and enjoy this live concert by donation at the Campbell River Spirit Square! This is a family friendly event! Remember to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on!
THE CLOTHESLINE PROJECT 2019
The public is invited to Spirit Square on Thursday, April 18 from 11am-3pm to view the Clothesline Project - a moving display of decorated T-shirts created by people who have been affected by abuse. Coffee and treats will be served.
What is the Clothesline Project?
The Clothesline Project, which began in the U.S. in 1990, is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions and experience by decorating a T-shirt. The shirt is then hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others, as testimony to the problem of violence against women. It’s a display of society’s ‘dirty laundry’ that aims to take the issue of violence against women out of the shadows.
The Clothesline Project and Prevention of Violence Against Women Week (April 15 – April 21) is an opportunity for our community to reflect on violence against women and to speak out against it. Living without violence is a basic human right, but studies show that 760,000 or four per cent of Canadians over the age of 15 have experienced abuse from an intimate partner. Women are more likely than men to experience severe and frequent violence from a spouse or someone they are dating.
COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR 2019
About the Event:
We walk because only the weather should be cold.
The Coldest Night of the Year is a fun, family-friendly national walk that helps you raise funds for charities that serve hungry, homeless and hurting people in your community.
Funds raised in Campbell River help support programs run by Campbell River and North Island Transition Society.
We walk in the cold and dark to support all those in our community who are being crushed by struggle, trauma, shame and loneliness. To them - and to the community that witnesses our trek in the dark - we declare together that “Everybody matters. Everybody belongs. And yes, we need each other.”
Since 2011, CNOY has raised over $21,500,000!
This year, the Coldest Night of the Year will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
In most locations, registration opens at 4:00 pm, with walkers released by 5:15 pm. Walkers return an hour or two later for a warm cup of stew, chili, or soup. Find out details about your specific location.
Participants register online to walk 2, 5, or 10 km on a safe, looping 5 km route that has been mapped out and signed for them. There will be a rest stop or two, and route marshalls will be patrolling along the way to guide them safely.
Children 0-10: No fee
Youth 11-17: Fundraise minimum $75, or pay reg fee.
Adults 18+: Fundraise minimum $150, or pay reg fee.
Reg fee increases from $25 to $40 on Monday, February 18th (the last week of the event)
Who Can Walk:
Everyone is welcome! CNOY is very family-friendly - walkers range in age from toddlers with parents to active seniors. There is a route for everyone to enjoy.
How to Get Involved:
Teams and participants register online and use our world-class online Fundhub to set up their fundraising page, add a photo and message, and email to thank their donors. Donors are receipted within minutes of their secure online gift.
The Lasting Impact:
By walking at dusk during a cold winter's night, you'll feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness during winter. And, by fundraising, you'll be contributing much-needed money to a charity in your town that is bringing hope and help to people in your community who need support.
CAMPBELL RIVER MIRROR CHARITY JAZZ & BLUES WEEKEND 2018
This family-friendly event is happening on Saturday, July 28th at Spirit Square. Donate $5 to benefit the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society and enjoy live music from 7pm-9pm. Don't forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on! We hope to see you there!
The 2018 Charity Jazz and Blues Fest at Spirit Square was a hit! Our organization, the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society, was the recipient of $1,400 fundraised through the festival on Saturday. Wow! Big thanks to the Campbell River Mirror for sponsoring this event and to Jen Hodge All Stars for the live entertainment! Shout out to Campbell River Toyota too for their generous donation of $250! We love Campbell River!
CAMPBELL RIVER SALMON DERBY BY ROYAL LEPAGE 2018
Royal LePage Advance Realty will present the 2018 Campbell River Salmon Derby on Saturday, June 9th. The 2017 Derby was a huge success with over 700 registered to fish, $20,000 in cash and prizes given away, and over $47,000 raised for the Campbell River Salmon Foundation and Campbell River and North Island Transition Society. Tickets on sale now at www.crsalmonderby.com! Join the event on Facebook at 2018 Royal LePage Advance Realty Campbell River Salmon Derby.
The Campbell River and North Island Transition Society is looking for volunteers to work 2-hour shifts supervising children's play in the "Kid Zone" at the 2018 Royal LePage Advance Realty Campbell River Salmon Derby on Saturday, June 9th. If you are interested in helping out, please contact our Society Office at 250-287-7384 or email us at email@example.com to volunteer for 1 or more shifts. The shifts are as follows: 10:30am-12:45pm, 12:30pm-2:30pm, and 2:15pm-4pm.
Royal LePage Advance Realty presented the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society with a cheque for $31,000 from the proceeds of their 3rd Annual Salmon Derby. Thank you Royal LePage for organizing this awesome event, and thank you Campbell River community for coming out to support our cause!
FUNDRAISING BARBECUE & SILENT AUCTION
A silent auction and barbecue at Merit Home Furniture Saturday, May 5 will benefit the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society!
Come down to Merit Home Furniture between 12 p.m and 2 p.m. for a hotdog or hamburger and music from local band Kin Fo. You’ll have the chance to bid on some fabulous items for your home from Merit Home Furniture and Transitions Thrift Store from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Hot dogs will be available for a suggested donation of $2.00 and hamburgers for $4.00 each. The Transition Society is grateful to Associated Tire for the use of their barbecue and Quality Foods for their food donations.
The Society is also delighted that Kin Fo will be performing! Kin Fo is a hillbilly band that play homemade instruments along with a wide variety of traditional instruments. Kin Fo plays popular music with jazz, blues , folk and roots influences using homemade or improvised instruments.
The Campbell River and North Island Transition Society operates the Ann Elmore Transition House as well as Rose Harbour, which provides second-stage housing to women and children at risk of homelessness. They also provide outreach services, child and youth counselling, safe homes in remote communities, and much more.
For more information, contact:
Transitions Thrift Store
THE CLOTHESLINE PROJECT 2018
This year the display will take place on Thursday, April 19th, from 10am-4pm at Spirit Square. There will be hot dogs, refreshments and goodies by donation. This event is happening during Prevention of Violence Against Women Week, April 15th-21st, 2018. Rose Harbour will be hanging up t-shirts around the building that have been decorated by women affected by abuse.
What is the Clothesline Project?
The Clothesline Project, which began in the U.S. in 1990, is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a T-shirt. The shirt is then hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. It’s a display of society’s ‘dirty laundry’ that aims to take the issue of violence against women out of the shadows. In Campbell River, there is also an annual display called ‘These Hands Don’t Hurt’ where non-abusive males trace their hands on a white sheet in support of this cause.
Decorated T-shirts may be a statement against any kind of violence, or a statement of hope for the future. Blue and red T-shirts represent sexual abuse, yellow or beige T-shirts represent abuse by a partner, white T-shirts represent murder, purple T-shirts represent assault because of sexual orientation and green T-shirts represent children who have been affected by violence. Throughout Prevention of Violence Against Women Week, T-shirts will also be displayed on the balconies and public areas of Rose Harbour, the second-stage housing provided by the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society on Dogwood Street.
The Clothesline Project and Prevention of Violence Against Women Week (April 16 – April 22) is an opportunity for our community to take a stand against violence against women. Living violence-free is every woman’s basic human right, but studies show that 760,000 or four per cent of Canadians over the age of 15 have experienced abuse from an intimate partner. Women are more likely than men to experience severe and frequent violence from a spouse or someone they are dating.
COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR 2018
The Coldest Night of the Year is a super-fun, family-friendly fundraiser that raises money for local charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting families and youth in 120 communities across Canada. Since 2011 CNOY communities have raised over $16,500,000!
The WALK is held on Saturday, February 24th, 2018, and provides each participant with the opportunity to:
walk 2km or 5km
fundraisefor a local CNOY charity
feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness during winter.
THE SHOEBOX PROJECT 2017
The Shoebox Project for Shelters, supported by Dream, collects and distributes gifts in the form of shoeboxes to women who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness in communities across Canada and the US. Each thoughtfully created and decorated shoebox is filled with items valued at $50 that can enhance self-esteem and reduce feelings of isolation for women in crisis.
Drop off shoeboxes from November 30th to December 8th:
In Campbell River at...
- Coastal Community Credit Union (Discovery Harbour)
- La Tee Da Lingerie (Shoppers Row)
- Sundance Java Bar (Sunrise Square at Willow Point)
In Port Hardy at...
- North Island Crisis & Counselling Center Society (Beverly Parnham Way)
For more information on The Shoebox Project:
* Visit www.shoeboxproject.com
* In Campbell River, contact Alison at (250) 203-9360
* In Port Hardy, contact Marina at (250) 949-8900 or at
* Find us on Facebook at The Campbell River Shoebox Project
THE REDRESS PROJECT 2017
The Campbell River and North Island Transition Society (CRNITS) will host the REDress Awareness Campaign and Installation. From October 1st-7th, the REDress Awareness Campaign and Installation, which will be visible in Campbell River at Rose Harbour, seeks to recognize and inform the public about the increasingly high numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls throughout Canada. The REDress Project was started in 2010 by Metis artist Jamie Black to raise awareness about the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. If you would like to show your support it’s as simple as hanging a red dress in your front yard or your place of business or store front. The CRNITS encourages you to share this information with friends, family, co-workers and within your community and hang a red dress. For more information contact Susan Trayler at 250-287-7384 or