Back to School Picnic 2023

The Victoria Back to School Picnic was  August 26th, 2023, hosted again at Government House. At the Victoria Event, over 1100 backpacks were distributed. The BTSP team hosted smaller events, delivering supplies to Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Courtney, Campbell River and Mission. Across these communities, over 2100 school kits were distributed.

We thank all our Community Partners: Victoria Native Friendship Center, Hulitan Family and Community Social Services, M’akola Group of Societies, Island Métis Family & Community Social Services and the School District 61, along with our many staff community volunteers that make the events possible.

We raise our hands to Wush’q (Ron Rice) and the BTSP Coordination Team for their hours and efforts as well as our funders for their continued support and contributions to such an important event. When our children go back to school, our hearts go with them.

Please check back later for 2024 picnic announcements.