Vancouver Island Region Porsche Club Of America


Our VIRPCA Community

Our Charities

Since we became a region in 1996 the club has supported many charities and continues to support a number of charities on Vancouver Island. The funds are raised as part of our current major multi day & region event, Black Rock or smaller drives and 50/50 draws at events such as our annual general meeting. Since the club became a region various events have been held that raised money for our charities. In spite of the Pandemic we still managed to include raising funds for a couple of charities. With the return of Black Rock in 2022 we look forward to once again raising more money for those charities.  

Current Charities

Christmas Dinner 2022
We’ve made a tradition of hosting a holiday dinner in December to raise funds for CFAX Santa’s Anonymous. The event is very well attended and we’ve managed to raise more funds each year. We hosted this year’s event December 4th 2022 at the Uplands Golf Course, a private golf club in Victoria situated on 120 scenic acres.

We raised $10,000 total. $2,700 in raffle sales, $4,000 from our donations page, and a $3,000 member donation. We presented the charity with a cheque

Port Alberni 2022 Charity Drive
      Western Vancouver Island Industrial Heritage Society $325.00
Gold River 2022 Charity Drive
     Gold River Food Network $500.00
25th anniversary Porsches on the Pitch - 2022
     $945 for the Shawnigan Lake Historical Society 

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort 2022
Black Rock is our premier multi-region weekend getaway which took place May 12th - 15th 2022. Porsche enthusiasts descended on the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet, British Columbia to participate in autocross, high-performance driver educa-tion track events, wine tastings, Show and Shine, and local drives on and off road, to take in the breathtaking scenery. Ucluelet is located on the Pacific Ocean side of Vancouver Island tucked away in old growth forest.

We raised $18,712 for Cops of Cancer and $7,724 for the Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade (UVFB) for a total of $26,436. We presented each charity with a cheque at the end of the weekend during our fare-well dinner. Funds were raised by providing meals to members like hamburger lunch-es at the track, a pancake breakfast, and a salmon BBQ dinner. Members pay the UVFB directly. Funds for Cops for Cancer were raised via silent and live auction items. 

Christmas Dinner 2021 - was held at the Uplands Golf Club in Victoria and raised $7,500 for Santas Anonymous.

Annual General Meeting 2021
A great turnout for this event meant that we were able to raise $325 from the 50/50 draw for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock

Black Rock 
This multi day event started in 2010 and ran until 2018 with a hiatus taken in 2019. Then the Pandemic happened and the event was cancelled for 2020 & 2021. There was also a $1,000 donation to the Tour de Rock in 2009 when a tour stopped at Black Rock and met the group of riders. Unfortunately we don't have a record of funds raised for 2013 - 2015. The event is scheduled to take place in 2022. The charities supported are;

     Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Department(2010 - 2018)
     2011 - $3,400
     2012 - $3,000 
     2015 - $5,700
     2016 - $6000
     2017 - $5,900
     2018 -  $8,300 

     Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock (2010 - 21) 
     2012 - $6,000
     2015 - $12,400
     2016 - $11,600
     2017 - $13,900
     2018 - $23,381

Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children (2011)
     2011 - $1,050

Gold River Charity Drive
     Gold River Food Network (2020, 21) - Gold River Drive
     2020 - $600
     2021 - $360


Events and Charities over the years

German Car Picnic/European Car Picnic - 2003 - 2012
Queen Alexandra Hospital - This event ran from from 2003 and was originally held at Gyro park. The first event raised over a $1000 for the Queen Alexandra Hospital. in 2004 the event moved to the grounds of the QA Hospital and raised $5,000. Up to 2008 the event had raised over $95,000. In 2009 the event was a huge success and raised $100,000 and again in 2010 raised $43,000 for Jeneece place. Both of those efforts resulted in community service awards at Parade in 2010 and 2011.

Porsche for Pets
This event supports the Comox Valley SPCA 
2016 - $760
2017 - $2,065

The Ice Cream Sunday at Beacon Hill Park was held from 1997 - 2002 in Victoria raising funds fir the Victoria General Hospital Children's ward and the Kidney Foundation.
Victoria general Hospital Children's Ward (2000) - Ice Cream Sunday
Kidney Foundation of BC (2000) - Ice Cream Sunday
In 2003 the event moved to the Waterwheel park in Chemainus and raised over $600 for the local food bank.

Fall Autocross/Chili Challenge - 2009-2018
This annual fall event was dedicated to raising funds for the Goldstream Food Bank. The first record of it is in 2009 and raised $250.
2018 - $700 - Island Kids Cancer Association