Fundraising Events


Barnard Club Breakfast

Eddy C. Carmack

Topic: "Canada and the Rapidly Changing Arctic Ocean: A Personal Perspective"

Eddy Carmack is a Senior Research Scientist Emeritus for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, British Columbia, who first ventured into Canada’s Arctic in 1969.

He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the 2007 Massey medallist of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, the 2010 Tully medalist for the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, and served as Sydney Chapman Chair at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, from 2006 to 2016. He was Chief Canadian scientist for co-operative studies of the subarctic North Pacific with Russia, for the 1994 Canada/US expedition to the North Pole, for recent international studies in the Northwest Passage and Canada Basin, and the ‘Canada’s Three Oceans’ project for the International Polar Year.


Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel

Pacific Ballroom

728 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC

Date: May 31, 2018
Time: 7:00am to 8:30am

Contact: Chuck Salmon 

Registrar: Ken Silvester

Chair E: barnardbreakfast(at)

Registrar E: barnardbreakfast(at)

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Apple Day

Apple Day is the traditional fundraising event that started right here in Canada! Through Apple Day youth receive donations from the public and present an apple in appreciation. Each Group has a designated area to canvass including neighbourhood stores and other travelled areas.
Location: Various Date: TBD
Time: 9am - 4pm
Contact: Grace Seabrook  E: appleday(at)

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Christmas Tree Sales


Plans are in place to once again fill the garden lot at View Royal Can Tire with beautiful Cowichan Valley trees!  PLEASE take a shift-our customers love to see the kids assisting too.  A great way to support Camp Barnard and log some service time too!

The funds raised will be used directly to support operations and development at Scouts Canada owned Camp Barnard in Sooke. This 251 acre camp is used by Scouting and other youth groups.


Canadian Tire View Royal Garden Centre
1519 Admirals Road (at Craigflower)
View Royal, BC, V9A 2P8

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 4:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Contact: Grace Seabrook      


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Volunteers are needed to sell trees. Select from the schedule below and email to confirm your times.

Day Date Time Who                                              


Wreath Workshop

  Camp Barnard Wreath Workshop

Take a break from the pre-Christmas frenzy at the annual Wreath Workshop.  Make a beautiful, natural wreath with materials from Camp Barnard.  No experience is necessary -- all materials provided.  Enjoy hot apple cider and light refreshments.  Invite your friends! This event is open to everyone.
Admission is by donation with all proceeds devoted to the nature interpretation project at Camp Barnard.
Let us know you plan to attend!  Send a message to wreaths(at) with the number of people in your party.
Location: Scout House, 505 Marigold Date: TBD
Time:  TBD
Contact: Alan Clark E:wreathworkshop(at)

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Polar Bear Swim 

Camp Barnard Polar Bear Swim

Yes, it is time... to start training for the POLAR BEAR SWIM! What better way to show your love and support of Camp Barnard?
The funds raised from this event will go towards repairs, maintenance, and on-going development at camp. Don’t think about how cold the water of the lake might be on New Years Day; think about the heated washroom building next to Mor, hot showers at Keego bathroom, the nice new porch at McPherson Lodge! These are the kinds of camp improvemments your fundraising supports! 
Ways to particpate in the Polar Bear Swim;
  • Sponsor someone to take the plunge on January 1st.
  • Sponsor someone to not swim… total pledges in the “don’t have to swim column” allows the participant to avoid a refreshing dip in the lake if they want to… but why would they want to do that?
  • Challenge others to take part… who can raise the most money to support Camp Barnard?
  • Can’t swim? Bring your canoe or kayak out.
  • Out of town on January 1st? why not make a direct donation to Camp Barnard or sponsor someone else to swim? Or take the plunge wherever you are!

Willy has agreed to host a swim at Camp Barnard again this year, and will reserve the right to postpone the swim if conditions dictate. Please let Willy know if you will be swimming at camp  Everyone taking part at camp is responsible for their own first aid. We'll get a bonfire going and heat up the hot chocolate. 

The badge for this event is a beauty and each year that you participate, you will get an additional year bar. 
See you on January 1, 2018!
Location: Camp Barnard Date: January 1   Time: 2:00pm
Contact: Grace Seabrook

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Pledge Form