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2023 Forest of Wishes

Give the gift of helping Victoria’s less fortunate

What is the Times Colonist Christmas Fund?

The Times Colonist Christmas Fund provides financial support for community organizations on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Much of the money is used to buy food, but it can also be used to buy toys or for other needs. The fund was started by the Daily Colonist in 1956 as the “500 Fund”, and was designed to help the 500 least-fortunate families in Victoria.

Learn more about this Times Colonist initiative here: A Christmas Message from Times Colonist



Give a little & enter for a chance to win a lot!

This Christmas, Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites is once again supporting the Times Colonist Christmas Fund  to help bring hope to local families in need. We want to do our part, so have donated a suite of sweet prizing to the cause.  We hope you support the campaign with a donation and a wish.

By donating here you will be entered into the prize draw or you can simply post your wish for our Forest of Wishes on our hotel Facebook page here for your chance to win one of 5 great prizes! Total prize value of over $3500! Make sure to include your wish in your comments!

You can also come into the hotel to make your donation in person and personally fill out a wish ballot to hang on our Forest of Wishes tree display!

*no purchase necessary – to enter without donating, please tag us on our FB campaign post

*contest closes December 31st, 2023 – winners to be announced Jan 5th, 2024.


1st Prize

2 nights in a Penthouse suite plus Chef’s dinner for 4 people at Vista 18, including parking (Valued at $1,700)

2nd Prize

2 nights in a one-bedroom suite with Breakfast for 2 people at Vista 18, including parking (Valued at $900.00)

3rd Prize

1 night in a one-bedroom suite with Breakfast for 2 people at Vista 18, including parking (Valued at $450.00)

4th Prize

$100 Gift Certificate to Vista 18 Restaurant + Lounge

5th Prize

$100 Gift Certificate to Clive’s Classic Lounge

Make a Wish & Donate Today