Fundraising Events

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      


 Additonal Information 

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

Day Date Time Who                                              
Friday  Dec 1  4pm-8pm  Gary Hendren, Ken
Saturday  Dec 2  9am-1pm  
Saturday  Dec 2  1pm-5pm Scout-10 JDF Alex Meikle 
Sunday  Dec 3   9am-1pm  
Sunday  Dec 3   1pm-5pm 14th JDF Scouts-Ben Krop 
Monday  Dec 4  4pm-8pm  
Tuesday  Dec 5  4pm-8pm  
Wednesday  Dec 6  4pm-8pm  5th Juan de Fuca Scouts
Thursday  Dec 7  4pm-8pm  
Friday  Dec 8  4pm-8pm  14th Juan de Fuca-Curtis Becker
Saturday  Dec 9   9am-1pm  
Saturday  Dec 9   1pm-5pm  
Sunday  Dec 10   9am-1pm  14th JDF Beavers, Kyle Jamieson
Sunday  Dec 10   1pm-5pm  
Monday  Dec 11  4pm-8pm 2nd Fort Vic Scouts-Alan Clark 
Tuesday  Dec 12  4pm-8pm  
Wednesday  Dec 13  4pm-8pm  5th Juan de Fuca Scouts
Thursday  Dec 14  4pm-8pm  5th Juan de Fuca Venturers
Friday  Dec 15  4pm-8pm  
Saturday  Dec 16   9am-1pm  
Saturday  Dec 16   1pm-5pm  Penny, Kathy, Kim
Sunday  Dec 17   9am-1pm  
Sunday  Dec 17   1pm-5pm  Randy Maze, Mike Tomczak
Monday  Dec 18  4pm-8pm  
Tuesday  Dec 19  4pm-8pm  
Wednesday  Dec 20  4pm-8pm  
Thursday  Dec 21  4pm-8pm  
Friday  Dec 22  4pm-8pm  
Saturday  Dec 23   9am-1pm  


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: December 2, 2016
Time:  11am - 2pm
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 now we have new washrooms next to Mor... the next plan is for 3 hot showers in a new washroom building at Keego! This is an important fundraiser for the camp so don't delay...
Ways to support;
  • 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. 

Location: Camp Barnard Date: January 1   Time: 2:00pm
Contact: Grace Seabrook

Additional Information

Pledge Form


Barnard Club Breakfast

Plans are already underway for the 12th annual Barnard Club Breakfast. Stay tuned!

Location: TBD Date: TBD
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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