9th Annual Christmas Fundraiser

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Message from Board Chair, Anita Webster

Dixon Transition Society is thrilled to present our 9th Annual Christmas Fundraiser! This Silent Auction features a variety of exciting and highly valuable bundles you wouldn’t want to miss out on! Bidding is open now, until midnight, Dec 14th! Want to get involved in more ways than one? Test your luck by purchasing tickets for our 50/50 Raffle Draw ($10 for 5 entries/$25 for 15 entries)!

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

Please note that in light of the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases and the announcement made by Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer on Thursday, Nov 19th, outlining the new restrictions and recommendations aimed at getting the spread of the pandemic back under control, we are unable to host our Christmas Jazz Concert at this time (click for more details). However, we are happy to be able to continue with our online Silent Auction! The women we serve are in need of your help, now more than ever; your contributions help us give them the support and resources they need to battle the effects of this pandemic.

A special thank you to:

  • Our very generous sponsors and donors, who make it possible for Dixon to continue to provide support and services to women and children fleeing domestic violence

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.

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.

2020 Scotiabank Charity Challenge: Go the distance for Dixon!

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Update (Apr 6, 2020): Cancellation of in-person event

On April 3, 2020, Canada Running Series decided to cancel the 2020 Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5K. 

Though we are disappointed that we will not be able to gather our incredible supporters together in-person like usual, we are dedicated to supporting women and children fleeing violence, and we remain committed to raising the funds needed to support our essential services. 

Even though the in-person race has been cancelled, the Scotiabank Charity Challenge will continue. We are grateful to Scotiabank and Canada Running Series for keeping their fundraising platform available, especially at a time when charities like us need the community support most. 

We are currently communicating with Canada Running Series on the next steps. Going the distance for Dixon will look slightly different this year, but you will still have a chance to support women and children fleeing violence this summer while keeping your physical “distance for Dixon.”  


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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.

COVID-19: We continue to provide vital services for women and children fleeing violence during the pandemic. More Info

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