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District 69 Society of Organized Services (SOS) delivers over 30 programs in service to kids, teens, adults & seniors living in Parksville, Nanoose Bay, and Qualicum Beach. Follow our latest news.

SOS Thrift Shop Anniversary and Customer Appreciation

Date: Thursday, Sept. 21. Location: SOS Thrift Shop, 188 Hirst Ave. W. Parksville. Time: 10 am-3 pm. SOS Thrift Shop has been at its current location on Hirst Avenue for 20 years and it continues to be the main funder of all SOS programs and services. It is a...

Ramblers Band Benefit Concert

Ramblers Band is hosting its 4th benefit concert for SOS! Take in some great live music and support local children and youth in the community by attending this show on Saturday, Sept. 16! See the poster for details. Read an article in the PQB News about the concert...

SOS Teen Shopping Event

We are hosting our third teen shopping event held exclusively for young adults at our Thrift Shop in Parksville on Thursday, Sept. 7! This free event is for local youth ages 12-19. We want to provide something fun for local youth to do and also give them an...

National Indigenous Peoples Day Event

We were honoured and proud to host our National Indigenous Peoples Day event. It was great to see everyone coming together in the last dance of the evening! Thank you again to the MCs, the dancers, Chief Michael Recalma, and the public for attending and making the...

55th Anniversary Legacy Events

On June 28, Tom Jackson entertained at Berwick Parksville, the host partner for the SOS Legacy Reception and Concert. Raymond James Qualicum Beach Branch sponsored Jackson’s performance. The evening began with the private Legacy Reception on the sixth floor in the...

100 NextGen Who Care

This movement will focus on preparing the next generation of dreamers and leaders for the problems we will face and will need to solve in the next few decades.

2023 Annual General Meeting

SOS is hosting our AGM on June 26 at 6 pm at the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville. To attend, please RSVP by calling 250-248-2093 ext. 231 by June 16. To read the AGM package, including proposed amendments to bylaws, and the introduction of nominees for...

Spring Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon 2023

See below the highlights of the Spring Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Thank you everyone for coming to our annual SOS Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon! To all the volunteers, dignitaries and our special musical guest Jesse Epp, thank you for celebrating with us...

SOS Spring Community Impact

Please enjoy our Spring Community Impact Report. We have a good news story from our Homeless Prevention Program, a spotlight on events this year, information about the GradWear program, and more! SOS Spring Community...

SOS Savings Book Fundraiser

SOS is working with Blue Sky Fundraising to help fundraise for SOS. They are a local company who produce savings books to help raise funds for charities and local schools such as SPCA and Ballenas Secondary School. Each book will retail at $20 each and sold at SOS...

SOS Personal Growth Group starts Jan. 31

Dreaming of a better you this year? This is the place to begin. The SOS Personal Growth Group helps residents enhance their quality of life and develop their potential while gaining new skills and confidence. Outcomes include: a better connection with yourself and...

Red Apple Fill the Sleigh Day

Red Apple Fill the Sleigh Day A big shoutout to Red Apple, all the staff there, and everyone who supported their Fill the Sleigh Day and Toy Drive for SOS this year SOS received a cheque for $1,203 from 10% of the sales on Dec. 5, PLUS $1,520 in cash donations...

Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive 2022

Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive Thank you everyone who came out to the Tigh-Na-Mara Christmas Toy Drive this year! We received an outstanding and record-breaking amount of cash and gift card donations this year! And it's the most toys we have received in the last few years!...

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