Go the #DistanceForDixon at the 2020 Scotiabank Vancouver 5K and Half-Marathon!

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Addressing COVID-19

We recognize the great impact that COVID-19 will have on the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, one of our most significant fundraisers. Though Canada Running series has postponed their spring races, their current goal is to proceed with their summer events as planned, including the Scotiabank Vancouver 5K and Half-Marathon.

For now, we remain focused on prioritizing those most at-risk in our community, in particular women and children fleeing violence. Going the #DistanceForDixon ensures that children fleeing violence have access to vital supports during their stay at Dixon: COVID-19 has not changed this.

We see the Scotiabank Charity Challenge as an opportunity to stay healthy and active even amid social distancing practices, to escape the stress of the pandemic, and most importantly, to continue supporting women and children fleeing violence in our community.

As the situation continues to evolve, we are in contact with Canada Running Series about their plans for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, and we look forward to keeping you up-to-date on the latest news.

Do you enjoy walks along Vancouver’s glorious English Bay? Or perhaps you’re a seasoned athlete, looking to best your last half-marathon time.

Are you dedicated to ending violence against women and children?

Do you believe the work that Dixon does to support women and children fleeing violence is important?

Then join us for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge!

This year, all the funds raised for Dixon Transition Society during the Scotiabank Charity Challenge (yes, 100% of what we raise goes straight to our programs!) will go to our Child Support program.

Why Child Support?

Many of the children who come to us have often witnessed violence, if not directly experienced it. We know that children who grow up to respect women and learn how to express emotions in a healthy way are an indicator of the cycle of violence being broken. We want the children in our care to grow up safe and happy, with every opportunity to succeed and go the distance.

Because of this, we design programs with their mental and emotional well-being in mind. Dedicated Child Support Workers at Dixon Transition House and Wenda’s Place model healthy behaviour for the children. Our child support program also offers fun and educational group activities, like arts and crafts sessions and workshops.

Unfortunately, the funding for this vital program has been entirely eliminated. This is the first year that the children of Dixon rely completely on donor generosity.

This year, our goal is to raise $25,000 during the Scotiabank Charity Challenge so we can keep the child support program running at Dixon!

About the Event

The Scotiabank Vancouver 5K and Half-Marathon presented by Canada Running Series is a highlight in the city every year. Scotiabank is an amazing community partner that is excited about seeing charities thrive and collective impact happen, so each year they sponsor the event so that charities can recruit teams and carry out peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns. The best part? Scotiabank covers all of the processing and administrative fees for funds raised so that everything you raise or donate goes directly to the need!

2020 Race Date: June 28, 2020
Location: Stanley Park and UBC (Half-Marathon)

Sign me up!

When you register for the race through Canada Running Series, you will get to the Scotiabank Charity Challenge section where you will be given the option to choose a charity for whom you would like to raise funds (HINT: make sure you pick Dixon!)

When you register at this link, $5 of your registration fee goes directly to our programs.

When you’ve finished the entire race registration process, you will have your very own fundraising page that you may then share with your network and begin to rally support. All funds raised through your site (as well as any personal cash and cheques that you raise), go directly to Dixon. Tax receipts will be issued accordingly.

Questions? Give us a call at 604-433-4191 or email us. We’d love to chat more! 


8th Annual Christmas Jazz Concert

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Dixon Transition Society is thrilled to present our 8th Annual Christmas Jazz Concert, where incredible local artists Miles Black, Glenda Rae, and Brett Wade will once again put on a fantastically festive show. This always joyous evening also includes a silent auction, refreshments, and merriment.

Date & Time: Sunday, December 8th at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:30
Location: The Sanctuary in Brentwood (1600 Delta Ave, Burnaby)

All proceeds raised go to Dixon House—our 10-bed emergency shelter for women and children fleeing violence. The transition house is staffed 24/7. Our trained and compassionate staff provide practical and emotional support for the women and their children. While at the house, women access food, clothing, basic personal and household supplies, workshops, counselling, and so on, all at no cost.

A special thank you to:

  • Rev. Dr. Brian Fraser and the Sanctuary in Brentwood for hosting this event, and for their continued generosity and support of our work
  • Miles Black, Glenda Rae, and Brett Wade for donating their time and talent for yet another year

Tickets are $25 on Eventbrite and $30 at the door.

We acknowledge that this event, and our work at Dixon Transition Society, takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Thank you to our sponsors

Logos of Remedi Wellness & Spa (top left), Vancity Burnaby Heights Branch (top right), ExecutiveSpeak Coaching International (bottom)

You can still support Dixon Transition House.

When you make a donation to Dixon Transition Society…

  • You make it possible for women and children to find safety at Dixon, as well as the excellent support services offered by our experienced staff.
  • You enable a continuum of care beyond temporary housing so that women’s success can be sustained.
  • You show women that you believe in them and their right to be safe. You show women that you want them to have every opportunity to build a healthy, thriving life free from violence.

Go the #DistanceForDixon!

Category : Events

Do you enjoy walks along Vancouver’s glorious English Bay? Or perhaps you’re a seasoned athlete, looking to best your last half-marathon time. Maybe you’re dedicated to ending violence against women and children. Maybe it’s a little bit of everything! Regardless of your motive, we have a spot for you on Team Dixon.

This year, all the funds raised for Dixon Transition Society during the Scotiabank Charity Challenge (yes, 100% of what we raise goes straight to our programs!) will go to our Child Support program.

Why Child Support?

Many of the children who come to us have often witnessed violence, if not directly experienced it. We know that children who grow up to respect women and learn how to express emotions in a healthy way are an indicator of the cycle of violence being broken. We want the children in our care to grow up safe and happy, with every opportunity to succeed and go the distance.

Because of this, we design programs with their mental and emotional well-being in mind. Dedicated Child Support Workers at Dixon Transition House and Wenda’s Place model healthy behaviour for the children. Our child support program also offers fun and educational group activities, like arts and crafts sessions and workshops.

Unfortunately, the funding for this vital program is about to be entirely eliminated.

This year, our goal is to raise $20,000 during the Scotiabank Charity Challenge so we can keep the child support program running at Dixon!

About the Event

The Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon and 5K presented by Canada Running Series is a highlight in the city every year. Scotiabank is an amazing community partner that is excited about seeing charities thrive and collective impact happen, so each year they sponsor the event so that charities can recruit teams and carry out peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns. The best part? Scotiabank covers all of the processing and administrative fees for funds raised so that everything you raise or donate goes directly to the need!

2019 Race Date: June 23, 2019
Location: Stanley Park

Sign me up!

When you register for the race through Canada Running Series, you will get to the Scotiabank Charity Challenge section where you will be given the option to choose a charity for whom you would like to raise funds (HINT: make sure you pick Dixon!)

We also have a 15% registration discount if you’re racing for Dixon, so get in touch with us and let us know that you would like to go the distance for Dixon if you would like the code! 

When you’ve finished the entire race registration process, you will have your very own fundraising page that you may then share with your network and begin to rally support. All funds raised through your site (as well as any personal cash and cheques that you raise), go directly to Dixon. Tax receipts will be issued accordingly.

Questions? Give us a call at 604-433-4191 or email us. We’d love to chat more! 


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