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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 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!...

M&N Mattress Giveaway

Do you know a local family in need of a mattress for their child? M&N Mattress & Sofa Gallery is partnering with SOS this year to provide the gift of good sleep to residents in need. M&N Mattress & Sofa Gallery will donate 12 mattresses, mattress...

Silver Spur Toy Ride 2022

Join us this Sunday, Nov. 20, to see the magical annual Silver Spur Toy Ride. Witness the wonderful Christmas spirit as up to 40 horses and riders (dressed up in their Christmas attire) parade through the streets of Parksville. During the event, they will collect...

Project ReConnect Health Fair

The Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness (OTFH) is relaunching the Project Connect Health Fair Wednesday, Oct. 12 in the hopes of reconnecting those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with essential community resources and supports.   The Project...

PQB News Walking Club

Thank you to our partners at the PQB News for including SOS as recipients in their new "Walking Club - Delivering a Strong Community." Please contact the PQB News for more...

Free SOS Learning Series

  SOS is launching a free quarterly series of public learning seminars starting this fall. This series will discuss topics that are most important to the social safety net that supports the wellbeing of our residents now and in the future. The first seminar...

#SOSTeenShop

  Our first ever #SOSTeenShop event was so much fun! Coinciding with SOS Thrift Shop's 19th anniversary at its current location, around 60 local youth enjoyed live music, food and a shopping extravaganza at SOS Thrift Shop on Sept. 8. “We were really pleased...

#SOSTeenShop

We are hosting our first ever #sosteenshop! This event, for local 13-19 year-olds, will be held at SOS Thrift Shop on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5-7 pm. We will offer great back-to-school deals, plus we will have live music, food, a DJ, prizes, a scavenger hunt,...

Rambler’s Benefit Concert for SOS

You are invited to listen to some outdoor rock n' roll by local band The Ramblers on Saturday August 20 from 2 to 4 pm in Qualicum Beach. A Donation box will be available to contribute to SOS and the valuable community programs and services it provides to District...

SOS AGM 2022

SOS AGM to take place June 29, 2022 SOS will be hosting our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 29 at 5:30 pm.The AGM will take place at the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville. For more information on attending and how to RSVP, please click here....

Free Strategic Giving Workshop

Connect, engage, and learn howyou can make a lasting difference This event is intended for people who want to learn ways their estate planning can help save money on taxes while at the same time invest in the good works of charities you care about.  Click here to...

Ken Kirkby Art Fundraiser for SOS

Renowned Canadian Painter Ken Kirkby is helping SOS meet needs in our community this Christmas! Follow this link to our Facebook Group Page Ken Kirkby Art Fundraiser for SOS. Select "Photos" and you'll find 10 Original Oil on Canvas paintings by Ken Kirkby. Then...

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