Its summer at BeConnected and we have been making the most of the sunny weather!

BBQ's, gardening, and even a couple trips to the mainland have been keeping us busy. 

Check out what we've been up to for the past couple months!

BeConnected acknowledges and respects the traditional and unceded territories of the Lkwungen (Songhees), Xwsepsum (Esquimalt), WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), Hul’qumi’numon (Cowichan), and K’ómoks (Comox) Nations on which we provide our services and supports.

Summer at BeConnected

Julia celebrating her birthday

Janice taking care of the garden

Tara rolled 100's of km's this summer!

Helen and Claire out for lunch

Martin keeping cool on the deck

Alex walking the breakwater

Mel enjoying her coffee

Bert celebrated his 51st birthday!

Jim enjoying his new accessible pool!

Recent Events

Challenger Jamboree

Our Hampton Challengers closed out the season with a trip to Mission for the 2022 BC Challenger Jamboree! But wait there's more! Victoria Challenger Programs will be playing one final game at OneDay! Come and cheer them on!

BeCommunity Art Show

Our annual BeCommunity Art Show was held at the Spiral Cafe for the month of June and was a huge success!

A community member even bought one of Alex's paintings right off the wall at our Grand Opening and posed for a photo with the artist! (Below)

Friends & Family Picnic in Celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day

We had such a great time celebrating with friends and family for our annual Indigenous Peoples Day BBQ. 

Summer BBQs

Our Indigenous Peoples Day BBQ was just so much fun that we decided to host a few more Summer BBQs! SABF hosted their annual summer BBQ and BeConnected's Community Inclusion Programs hosted not one but TWO summer bbq's. 

And we aren't done yet, We are planning a THIRD bbq for Friday September 23rd at Esquimalt Gorge Park from 11:30am-1:00pm. (weather permitting).

Join us!

Gelato Truck 

This year we hired a gelato truck to show our appreciation for persons served and contractors in the Cowichan Valley!

Team Building Activities with the

Leadership Team! 

After a long two years we were so excited to be able to safely host a couple team building events for BeConnected's Leadership Team!

We took over the double decker bus at the Victoria  Harbourcats Game and showed off our golfing skills at Ardmore Golf Course.

BeSocial Group Vancouver Trip

BeConnected's BeSocial Group had a blast on their latest Vancouver trip. This time they went to see the BC Lions!

Get Growing Victoria

This year the City of Victoria distributed 104,000 veggie and herb seedlings to 67 different organizations. 

BeConnected was happy to be one of these organizations and started up some veggie gardens at our programs.

Andrea and Christina with their veggie gardens

Upcoming Events

OneDay 2022

We are so excited that OneDay is back to celebrate with the community for 2022!

One Day is a FREE outdoor community event for all ages, which provides live music; fully accessible games and activities; a children’s fun zone featuring bouncy castles, mini golf, and games; and special guests! One Day also features a low-cost BBQ.

Please join us in celebrating the diversity in our community through this fun, free, and family oriented event!

Saturday September 10th   ~   11am-3pm   ~   Topaz Park

Fall Step Challenge

We had so much fun in May with our Fit in Fitness Step Challenge that we are doing it again!

Download our Step Challenge Participation Sheet and get walking! Get a team of up to 5 people together for more chances to win with our Team Challenge!


Welcome New Personnel

BeConnected creates loving homes and empowering programs for persons served by recruiting and hiring only the most qualified and caring individuals.

We are excited for you to meet 23 outstanding new professionals who recently joined the BeConnected team:


Caleb M.

Carolann L.

Chantelle S.

Dan B.

Esther O.

Fraser P.

Jessica G.

Karan B.

Mackenzie S.

Oginni O.

Quill S.

Sacha N.

Shon P.

Simeon O.

Taranjit S.

Valeria Q.


Elladee K. (Community Inclusion)

Jack K. (Community Inclusion) 

Jocelyn W. (Home Share)

Paola B. (Home Share)

Ryan T. (Home Share)

William and Joan M. (Home Share)

Employee Spotlight

Tamarack House Home Coordinator Ginger Prettie is embarking on trip to Europe to walk the Camino. Learn more about the Camino and hear what Ginger has to say about her upcoming trip!

"I am walking the Camino de Santiago Portuguese Coastal Route.

The Camino is a pilgrimage that has been walked by millions of people over many centuries. It follows the route of the apostle St. James across Portugal and Spain ending at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostella and the tomb of St. James. Traditionally the pilgrims carried scallop shells to identify themselves as pilgrims and receive food and water from the residents along the way. Today, people from all over the world walk the Camino following markers with yellow arrows and the scallop shell. 

During the walk you collect stamps from various places along the way in your Camino Passport (or Credencial), which identifies you as a pilgrim. When you arrive at the Cathedral de Santiago you present your Credencial and they award you with a Compostella Certificate and a Certificate of Distance indicating you have completed the Pilgrimage and to show off to your friends when you get home! 

There are many routes you can walk. I chose the Portuguese Coastal Route and will start at the Cathedral in Porto, Portugal and will be walking up the coast of Portugal, through historical villages alongside the Atlantic Ocean then cross over into Spain and continue along the Galician coast until I reach the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostella, Spain. The total distance is 280 km, however I am also walking the Spiritual Variant which adds another 98 km. 

Wish me luck! Or better yet, wish me a Buen Camino!"

Kristen Kay

Director, Programs and Service Quality

BeConnected Support Services

Head Office

240-4243 Glanford Ave | Victoria, BC | V8X 2J5

Ph: 250.727.3891 | Fx: 250.721.2571 |

Duncan Office

202-321 Festubert St | Duncan, BC | V9L 3T1

Ph: 250.748.3858 | Fx: 250.748.3859

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