Friday, November 25, 2011

Where to find angels

Upcoming places to find angels in Victoria:
  • Sat. Nov. 26, VIDEA Fair Trade Fair, First Metropolitan United Church, Balmoral at Quadra, 10-4, admission by donation
  • Thur. Dec. 1, World AIDS Day tables at Camosun College (in front of Fisher Building) and University of Victoria
  • Fri.-Sun. Dec. 2-4, Hillside Mall kiosk, between Sears & Purdy's, all mall hours
  • Sat. Dec. 3, Dickens Craft Fair, James Bay Community School, 140 Oswego St., 3-9 pm, admission by donation

Festival of Trees

Leadership students at Mt. Douglas High School in Victoria have made 200 angels and decorated a tree at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. This is part of the annual BC Children's Hospital fund-raiser, the Festival of Trees. The students are honouring a classmate who has been treated by the hospital.

The trees are on the main and lower floors at the Empress from now until January 6, open at all hours. You can vote for your favourite with a donation of $2 or more benefiting the hospital.

If anyone is inspired by the tree to buy an angel, Nathan and Laura found a new shop nearby to carry our regular angels. Check out Mazouna Moroccan Bazaar, 715 Douglas St, across from the Convention Centre.

News from Out-of-Town Groups

We are very grateful to the Out-of-Town group members who contribute to AIDS Angels fund-raising.
  • The small but mighty group in Parksville/Qualicum recently raised $900 at the KAIROS World Trade Bazaar, and continues to supply some local shops.
  • The Halifax group has a branch in Yarmouth which raised $442 at a craft sale. At a national sorority conference the Halifax group made $1013 plus some excellent contacts.
  • An angel-maker in Vancouver who supplied a table at Simon Fraser University for a few years couldn't continue, but some other angel-makers in Vancouver have taken it over.
These groups and others are extremely important to the funds that we send to southern Africa.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Open House Photos

Photos of some of the excellent angels seen at the Nov. 5 Open House are now in the Angel Gallery.

There are also some on our Facebook page.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hillside Mall December 2-4

Thanks to everyone who helped make our Open House on Nov. 5 a success. We are now looking for volunteers to help at the Hillside Mall kiosk on these dates:
  • Friday Dec.2
  • Saturday Dec. 3
  • Sunday Dec. 4
We need to staff all open hours of the mall, which is 9 am to 9 pm, except Sunday which ends at 6 pm.

If you can help for a few hours or have questions, contact Barb McKrow, Your name will go on a list and you will be contacted later about the schedule. Thanks!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Trees at Empress Hotel

Every year the BC Children's Hospital has a major fund-raiser at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria. The Festival of Trees on display for six weeks presents a special opportunity for groups and individuals to support the important work of the BC Children's Hospital.

This year a dedicated group of leadership students at Mt. Douglas High School are making African AIDS Angels to decorate their tree. They are contributing in honour of a fellow student who has been helped by the hospital, and later the angels will be available for African AIDS Angels fund-raising.

This event runs from November 22 to January 6. You can check it out and vote for your favourite tree. Thanks to board members Sandra Dennis and Nathan How for making this dual-purpose event happen, as well as to all the students involved.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Fair Trade on November 26

Saturday November 26th
First Metropolitan United Church Hall
932 Balmoral Road at Quadra St, Victoria
10am - 4pm
Come out and support over 35 local fair trade vendors, including African AIDS Angels. Make your holiday purchases with a conscience, enjoy great live music, food from the International Women's Catering Coop, good friends, door prizes and lots more! Admission is by donation and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

African AIDS Angels has enough volunteers for this table. Thanks to those participating.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Open House this Saturday Nov. 5

Be sure to attend our annual Open House in Victoria. See the clever handiwork of dozens of angel-makers, including standing angels for tabletop decoration.

Saturday Nov. 5
10 am to 3 pm
Swan Lake Nature House

Free admission and refreshments. Donations per angel are a minimum of $10 at this special event.

Bring a friend and combine the Open House with a stroll along Swan Lake's refreshing boardwalk.

Angel-making Sessions

Please join these upcoming angel-making sessions. They are drop-in events with instruction provided, and you do not need to bring anything. For maps and future dates, check the Calendar at the bottom of this page.
  1. EVENING Thursday Nov. 3, 7 pm, Holy Cross Parish Hall ( behind the church), 4049 Gordon Head Road
  2. Wed. Nov. 16, 1-3 pm, Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont Ave, beside Claremont School
  3. Mon. Nov. 21, James Bay Community Project, 547 Michigan Ave.
  4. Student group every Tuesday evening, 6:30 pm at UVic Student Union Bldg, lower floor, except during Reading Break.

You may also drop off completed angels at these times.