Involvement in community based activities is just one way that SmartMove strives to give back to the community and help the organizations that support us all. If you would like any information about the organizations we support please contact:
Public Relations and Marketing
(250) 380-6683 or email
Big Bike Ride
For 7 consecutive years SmartMove participated in the Heart and Stroke Foundations Big Bike Ride. Our team gathered pledges and enthusiastically ride the 30 person bike around downtown Victoria to help boost awareness.
Mustard Seed Food Bank
Since 1995 SmartMove employees have volunteered to serve the Mustard Seed's Christmas Dinner. This annual event is held at the beginning of December at the Bay Street Armories. The dinner ensures that they less fortunate receive a hot turkey dinner and a sense of the holiday spirit. This December will be our 15th consecutive year. We always look forward to this event.
Queen Alexandra Hospital for Children
Since its inception in 2000 SmartMove has participated in the Queen Alexandra Foundations "Bear Wear". Approximately 50 bears parade their inventive costumes and incentives.. The event showcases Teddy Bears that have been dressed up by various Businesses and are auctioned off to raise funds for the foundation.
Members of the public visit the Hotel Grand pacific where the event is hosted and place bids on their favorite bears through a silent auction.
A Teddy Bears Picnic is also held where the participating children decorate their own gingerbread bears, play in a bouncy castle, experience face painting and balloon animals, entertainment and a special visit from Santa at the end of the event all in the Hotel Grand Pacific's Ballroom.
Cheryl Brown sits on the Fundraising/Special Events Committee for Foundation and enjoys participating in the fundraising activities.
In 2007 Gary Brown - owner of SmartMove celebrated his 40th birthday and instead of accepting gifts he accepted donations on behalf of the foundation and raised $1100.
University of Victoria Athletics Department
SmartMove contributes to both women's and men's soccer and basketball teams and are regular contributors to the Guy Vetrie Memorial Fund.
Gary Brown owner of SmartMove Realty is an avid football fan and alumni of the Victoria Payless Football club now known as the Victoria Rebels. It is very important to Gary and SmartMove to give back to those who have contributed to our staff and realtors lives. For this reason SmartMove is a very enthusiastic supporter and contributor to the Victoria Rebels. Follow the link for more information on the team, the 2010 schedule and season ticket info
Kerry Park Islanders
SmartMove is a Gold Sponsor of the Kerry Park Islanders hockey team - Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League 2006 Champions. For more information on the team, schedule and ticket information please visit their website
SmartMove Proudly Sponsors the Following Teams:
Juan de Fuca U-13 Girls Gold Soccer Team
Juan de Fuca U-8 mixed soccer Team
Langford Lightening Pee Wee Girls Fastball Team
JDF Lacrosse Novice Team
Victoria Cougars Football
SmartMove Proudly Supports the Following:
MADD-Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
BC's Children's Hospital
Victoria Firefighters Burn Fund
Rock Solid Tour de Rock- Cops for Cancer
Willway Elementary School