We’re delighted to announce Saanich Neighbourhood Place as the winner of Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union $50,000 #SimpleGenerosity community grant! It’s our way of celebrating #Canada150 and reinvesting in the heart of Canadian culture—our local communities. Saanich Neighbourhood Place provides important support services to Island families. They will be transforming the underutilized woodsy space behind G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre into a natural wonderland called “The Little Woods” for very young children to enjoy. As part of the makeover they’ll be removing invasive plant species, adding forts, platforms and other fun play structures, and building perimeter fencing to provide a secure outdoor play area for Victoria families. We can’t wait to see the final result! Thank you to all the organizations that applied for our community grant and all our caring community members who voted. Congratulations to Saanich Neighbourhood Place!