SOS Podcast #1 – Child, Youth & Family Programs + #SOSTeenShop Event

SOS Podcast #1 – Child, Youth & Family Programs + #SOSTeenShop Event

Welcome to our FIRST Podcast from the VidPod Studio in Parksville! This will be a monthly series, sharing SOS news and information with you, our local community. Through this Podcast you’ll get a closer connection to our community, as you learn about the local issues that SOS is working to address, our events, programs, volunteer opportunities and more!

Click here to watch our April 27 Podcast, featuring Alice Tulia, SOS Child, Youth and Family Programs Manager.



#SOSTeenShop Event

#SOSTeenShop Event

Join us on May 1, 4:30 – 6:30 pm for another fabulous #SOS Teen Shop event!

Available for all youth ages 12 – 19, visit the SOS Thrift Shop for awesome deals, food, prizes, selfie stations and more!

With special guest, DJ Connor!

We hope to see you there!

SOS Learning Series Play and Recreation = Healthy Development

SOS Learning Series Play and Recreation = Healthy Development


Join us for a free interactive seminar to learn how recreation can help kids thrive now and in the future! Child-minding services available.


Join us on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to noon, at the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville for a free seminar where you will learn how you can help support local kids to grow and thrive!

Studies show that when children and youth participate in recreational activities, they benefit from more than just physical development. Play teaches important life-skills such as cooperation, leadership and how to handle adversity. It builds self-confidence and a sense of belonging.

Learn from and ask questions of an esteemed group of panelists for this interactive discussion. Panelists include representatives from KidSport BC, Jumpstart, RDN, a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and the SOS Child, Youth & Family Program Manager.

Free child-minding services available on-site for this event! Our SOS Child, Youth & Family team will keep your kids happy and busy so that you can enjoy the seminar. Please come 10-15 minutes early so that you and your children have time to settle in.

Pre-register here by April 18 – capacity limited to the first 50 registrants.

Complimentary refreshments will be available.

For health and safety reasons, please be scent-aware.


SOS Impact Makers Gala

SOS Impact Makers Gala

Tickets are on sale now!

Get your tickets

On June 7 at 6 pm, join us at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort for a memoriable evening to support programs for local seniors to overcome financial emergencies, access advocacy, and maintain social connections.

Tickets are $150, available for purchase on Eventbrite website, (click the link above).

Featuring special guest: Tom Jackson, renowned Canadian actor, musician, activist, and Companion of the Order of Canada. There will be music, entertainment, dinner, silent auction and raffle draws.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Title Sponsor: Quality Foods

Hospitality Sponsor: Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre

#SOSTeenShop Event

SOS Mixers for the Middles Updates

The SOS Mixers for the Middles Group have been working hard on planning and holding quarterly events per year. Recently, we held a Ticket to Ride Board Game Night at Railyard Games. It was a success! With many participants aged 22 – 65, whether they were new or experienced players, everyone had a fabulous time.

Our next event will be in the Spring – To be announced. Follow our social media for more details.

See below some photos from our Ticket to Ride Board Game Night – February 28