Team Inspire – partnered with the Nanaimo Airport and the Nanaimo Motocross Wastelands to present the Happy Trails Motor Sports Awareness Day.
Team Shift Happens – worked with the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association and the Town of Ladysmith to get the community engaged in the 10% Shift Campaign that puts local business first.
Team Spirit – partnered with Providence Farms to put on a volunteer appreciation day and to develop a commemoration wall honouring the Farm’s history and street signs to honour the 4 founders of the Society that runs the Farm.
8th year - 2012/13 ~ Community Projects included:
Team ALOT (Acknowledging Leaders of Tomorrow), “Supporting Youth Leadership”. In partnership with Volunteer Cowichan developed, planned and implemented the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards, a youth volunteer recognition program. *LEGACY PROJECT*
Team Cura, “Spreading the News about Soup Share”. In partnership with Nanaimo Foodshare, completed a feasibility study for the community partner regarding their potential soup program.
Team Hardy Buoys – unique situation, one participant relocated to Port Hardy and wanted to complete program, so he partnered with Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish and organized a group of Hardy Buoys employees to create fundraising ideas for them to take part in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
Team LDI (Let’s Do It), “The Labyrinth of Leading”, project sponsors Coastal Community Credit Union and Nanaimo Rotary Daybreak enabled the team to build a Labyrinth at Fairview Community School in Nanaimo.
Team Resolve, “Food Security for Our Children”, partnered with John Barsby Community School for the Food Matters Project in an effort to build a sustainable food program for their students.
9th year - 2013/14 ~ Community Projects included:
Team Cohesion, “Bridging the Gap”, partnered with BC Children’s Hospital Community for Kids (a local volunteer committee in partnership with BC Children's Hospital Foundation). They raised public awareness and funds through two community events to spotlight the many ways in which the Community for Kids helps sick children and their families in our community.
Team I.M.P.A.C.T., Community Partners - Help Fill A Dream Foundation, Harbour City Football Club and the Nanaimo Child Development Centre, created and held an awareness event.
RAK Squad, partnered with the Secret Santa Nanaimo to help create an expandable set of tools and a refined program design to enhance the “Secret Santa” project.
Team WIP (Walk In Providence) – partnered with Providence Farm to create a historical, self-guided walking tour of Providence Farm. The project was completed to coincide with the 35th anniversary of Providence Farm.
10th year: 2014/15 ~ Community Projects
Team B.E.A.R., “CDC Extreme Makeover”, partnered with the Nanaimo Child Development Centre to increase the organization’s visibility in the community.
Team Raise a Little Bed, working with Community Partner, Providence Farm, rebuilt and revitalized the St. Anne’s Garden Club program area.
Team Volunteers ‘R’ Us, partnered with Volunteer Nanaimo to organize and deliver a Volunteer Fair in Nanaimo.
11th year: 2015/16 ~ Community Projects
Team Empower Rangers, “The Empowerment Project”, partnered with Nanaimo Women’s Centre to construct a wheelchair accessible washroom and a kitchen space for their community partner, making the organization eligible to apply for specific grants and offer enhanced programming.
Mid-Island Manifestors, “Toolbox for Change”, partnered with the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre and commissioned a Coast Salish artist to create travelling toolboxes containing a variety of books on local Indigenous culture, to be shared with businesses in the community.
Team Seed, renovation project for the Clay Tree Society, creating a new space for the community partner’s Bridges Program.
12th year: 2016/17 ~ Community Projects
Team Bright Futures, “Bright Futures for All Children”, partnering with VIU’s University Relations department, to increase awareness and registration for the Canada Learning Bond.
Team More Cow Bell, “Bee Aware. Bee Active.” Partnering with the Nanaimo Beekeepers Association to make their community more educated on the importance, preservation and reasons for the decline of honey bees.
Team LaFFter, “Find it. Grow it. Cook it. Eat it.” Partnering with Ladysmith Family and Friends to connect underprivileged families to good, community-inspired nutrition.