Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SOS is only offering essential services at this time. SOS Thrift Shop is closed until further notice. SOS Community Services Centres are closed, but we are able to continue our Meals on Wheels program, Emergency Assistance & Advocacy (by phone) and Seniors Advocacy (by phone). Ministry clients can call about using a drop-off/pick-up service for report cards. The Homeless Prevention program will continue support for existing clients. All Child, Youth & Family programs are suspended. For more information or for assistance, call 250-248-2093. We wish you good health and hope to reconnect again soon.

SOS Golden Jubilee recognized by The Queen

 

Although she couldn’t make it to our Golden Jubilee event on Nov. 4, Queen Elizabeth II sent “warm good wishes” in a letter, along with regrets that she couldn't make the event. A wonderful time was had by all at the Golden Jubilee event, complete with cupcakes, balloons, flowers and friends. Although the Queen was unable to attend, SOS affectionately refers to Founding Member Edith Chamberlayne as our “Queen”, and Chamberlayne was in attendance at the Parksville Community Centre for the event. Chamberlayne gave a radiant speech, and we also heard some nice speeches from local dignitaries. A new SOS 50th Anniversary Video was also revealed at the event and an excerpt from a new SOS book, which will be published next Spring, was also read at the event.

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