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Raise the Roof for Shelter is a Victoria fundraiser started by the Modern Real Estate Team in 2013. The money raised supports the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and the funds are redirected back into our community to support four local women's shelters: Victoria Women’s Transition House, The Cridge Transition House for Women, Margaret Laurence House and Sooke Transition House Society.  Thank you to everyone who has supported the cause over the last seven years, we have raised over $62,000 to date! These funds are crucial for shelters which give women a safe place to escape domestic violence. Together we are breaking the cycle of the violence and creating a stronger community. 

The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs. Each year the foundation helps more than 30,000 women and children who are served by the shelters and support programs.

2020 Pumpkins for Shelter

In an effort to continue supporting our local women's shelters throughout this global pandemic, we will be hosting an outdoor "pumpkin patch" in front of our Estevan Village office. There will be pumpkins for pick up, treats provided by Ruth + Dean, and a great family "photo op" with Nunn Other Photography, all by donation with proceeds benefiting local women’s shelters. Please register for the event below so we know to expect you!

2020 Online Silent Auction

We always look forward to our annual Raise the Roof for Shelter fundraiser every fall, however, this year has to look a little bit different. Supporting local women's shelters remains a core value of our team so we have pivoted our fundraising efforts in the face of COVID-19. From June 15th to June 29th, 2020, The Modern Real Estate Team hosted our first ever an online silent auction in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. With the support of our wonderful community, we raised over $4000! 

For many people during this pandemic, staying home means staying safe but for so many women and children, home is not a safe place to be. Domestic violence cases are on the rise globally and our local women’s shelters need our help more than ever. The brave women and their children who leave a violent home must rebuild their lives and they need help to do so.⁠ We cannot wait to see you all NEXT year at our 8th annual Raise the Roof for Shelter which will be better than ever!⁠ Be kind, be calm and be safe. 

6th Annual - 2018 

Wow, what a night! Thank you to everyone who joined us on October 12, at John Fluevog Shoe Store in Victoria. We not only laughed a lot and ate well, but we also raised the most amount yet for our local women's shelters! This year we raised $15,386 and this would not have been possible without the willingness to collaboate and generosity of John Fluevog Shoes who donated 50% of shoe sales to our cause! 

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors:


5th Annual - 2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 5th Annual Raise The Roof for Shelter fundraiser in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation which took place on September 22, 2017 at the Robert Batemen Centre. We couldn't do these events without the support of our local businesses! The mixer style evening included delicious hors d'oeuvres from Kitchens of Distinction, amazing cheese platters donated by Ottavio's and Charelli's Cheese Shop, beverages from Spinnakers and Sea Cider, photos by Cassidy Nunn from Nunn Other Photography and an amazing silent auction. We raised a record breaking $12,000 in two hours and all the money will support our local women's shelters. 



4th Annual - 2016


Thank you to all who attended our 4th annual event on Septemeber 23rd 2016 at Swan's Saffron Room. We are thrilled to announce we raised $7000 in support of our local shelters. 80% of the funds raised will stay with our local shelters and 20% of the funds raised will support national violence prevention programs! 





3rd Annual - 2015

We hosted our 3rd annual Raise the Roof for Shetler at the Oswego hotel in October 2015. We raised $5,040 in two hours! Thank you to all our sponsors who made this event possible and all the amazing silent auction donations! 




2nd Annual - 2014

Thank you to all those who attendend our 2nd Annual Raise the Roof for Shelter fundraiser on October 21st, 2014 at The O Bistro in the Oswego Hotel in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. We raised a total of $3340 in 2 hours to support local women's shelters! 

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