Community Involvement – Giving Back
At Beacon Law Centre we believe in giving back to our community and are proud to have contributed to the following causes and programs in 2018:
Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation
The Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life on the Saanich Peninsula by promoting and increasing responsible, effective and accessible philanthropy. The Foundation uses entrusted funds to serve the interests of all Saanich Peninsula residents in education, welfare, culture, environment, health and recreation.
Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundation
The Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundation is a registered charity that raises funds in support of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. The Saanich Peninsula Hospital provides local access to a variety of health care services, ranging from emergency service to general surgery and a long-term care unit.
ORCCA Dental Clinic
ORCCA Dental Clinic’s purpose is to provide children and adolescents under 19 years of age from low-income families access to oral care in a not for profit setting. It is based on the beliefs that all children and adolescents have the right to healthy oral care and that effective oral care positively transforms the health and lives of children and adolescents.
Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea – Monte Carlo Night
The Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea has been in Sidney since 1994 and supports local causes as well as international projects. Through social events and activities they offer networking opportunities to help build personal and professional connections. The “Monte Carlo Gala” is the club’s premier fund raiser of the year, and enables Rotarians to support many charitable projects. For the 2018 Gala, proceeds supported the Peninsula Youth Health Clinic, Mt. Newton Centre Society, and Sidney Elementary School.
BMO Lanes & Lyrics Sponsorship – BC Children’s Hospital
BMO bankers from across the BC raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and Kids Help Phone at the annual Lanes & Lyrics. Teams compete to raise the most funds by performing on stage and lacing up their bowling shoes.
Brentwood Bay Community Association
The Brentwood Bay Community Association is a non-profit society formed by a group of residents and volunteers. The purpose of this Society is to strengthen the community of Brentwood Bay by providing arts and cultural events for all ages. Some of the Society’s events include; Music in the Park, The Brentwood Bay Community Festival, Christmas Light Up in Brentwood Bay, Barney Bentall’s Cariboo Express and The Empourium Sessions.
The Balfour’s Friends Foundation aims to assist people in need by receiving and maintaining funds in order to provide supplementary aid to pet owners in need to ensure proper veterinary care can be supplied to their pet. The Foundation is non-profit and relies on donations to support pet owners.
World Vision Canada
For over 12 years, the team at Beacon Law Centre have had the option to wear jeans to work on Friday’s for a small donation. These funds go directly to a World Vision sponsor child in a developing county. At the end of the year with the leftover funds, the team gets to decide on a special gift for our sponsor’s community.
Firm Management Charity Golf Tournament
Each September, Firm Management hosts the Firm Management Corporation Charity Golf Tournament at the Cedar Hill Golf Course. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation and Victoria Hospice Foundation. The event provides a perfect opportunity to give back to the community while enjoying one of Victoria’s most beautiful courses, capped off with dinner among friends.
Angel Flight of BC
Angel Flight of BC provides free air transportation to cancer patients requiring travel to treatment at cancer clinics and hospitals in Vancouver, Victoria and other cancer centres within the approved Angel Flight areas of operation. They are an entirely volunteer-led organization with no paid employees.
Island Swimming provides a swimming community in Greater Victoria where success is measured beyond podium results. Island Swimming operates programs for swimmers of all ages in Victoria, Saanich and Colwood. They believe in the potential of all athletes and promote swimming as a long-term development and life long skill.
Sidney Piranhas Swim Club
The Piranhas Swim Club is a competitive swim club on the Saanich Peninsula that promotes the sport of swimming in a safe and enjoyable environment. The goal of the club is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from beginner and intermediate to Provincial champions.
Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue
Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue was founded in 2006 because of the acute need for rescue services for animals with special needs, such as serious medical conditions. They rescue, rehabilitate, spay/neuter, and re-home distressed, abandoned, or neglected cats and dogs considered unadoptable because of health, age, appearance, or temperament.
Wounded Warriors Canada
Wounded Warriors Canada honours and supports Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families. With support of caring Canadians and Canadian businesses from across the country, they are able to deliver a national slate of mental health programs and services that are adaptive, innovative and evidence-informed.
I just wanted to extend my thanks for your absolutely first class service. When we were purchasing our home, as you know, we had many obstacles to overcome and actually thought in the last two days that our deal might not go through. It was a very stressful time in our lives and I want you to know that we’ll always appreciate your calm, caring, professional manner and how you made us feel at ease and that it would all work out because we had you representing us.
You and the rest of your team are awesome, and this is why I will continue to refer you to anyone I know who needs legal representation. As a realtor being able to refer my clients to someone who I know without a doubt will provide them with the best legal advice and service adds to my confidence in terms of the overall service I am providing.
You have, in essence become a key element of my business team and I look forward to building on what is already a successful business relationship.”
Over the past year Lianne Macdonald has provided excellent legal advice to my real estate clients. I am always impressed with the quality of her services, as well as the care shown by Lianne and her staff. Lianne is always available if I have any questions or concerns. Her sound advice and legal counsel has greatly helped me in difficult and unusual situations. Lianne Macdonald is a proactive lawyer, an honest and caring person and a trusted friend. Without hesitation, I would recommend Lianne’s services to others, and will continue to use her service where they pertain.
Lianne, thank you so much for your excellent work on our conveyance. Your extra work helped save us thousands of dollars.
Dear Mr. Elgersma, I want to thank you and your team for all your help during my recent sale in Victoria. My lawyer here in Ontario was very impressed by your fee and said it was a very good deal in his experience. Thank you very much.
I recently had the experience of selling my condo. As I am not in the habit of frequently buying and selling my home I find the whole process a bit unnerving. To add to my unfamiliarity with home transactions, I was due to be out of the country on the completion date of my sale. Needless to say this was somewhat worrisome to me.
I hired Del to handle the legal transaction of my sale. What a great decision this turned out to be. Del and I got together a week prior to my trip and completed the necessary paperwork. There are a lot of papers to sign when selling a home and Del took the time to explain each document to me and answered all the questions I had. He then assured me that he had everything he needed in order to handle the transaction in my absence.
Del had explained everything so clearly to me and made me feel so at ease about the process that I felt completely comfortable leaving my legal interests in his hands while I was off vacationing. This made quite an impression on me as I have never felt comfortable leaving my fate in the hands of others, especially the likes of lawyers!
Previously I would have worried about everything going smoothly on the actual day of my home sale but to my delight and surprise on the completion date of this sale I laid in my hammock and drank champagne in the sunshine celebrating with complete confidence that the transaction would be handled just fine. I returned home only to have my suspicions confirmed . . .yes, in my absence, money had been quietly deposited to my account!
Thank you Del for allowing me to let go of the stress and worry around this large, important and infrequent type of event in my life.