Tapas for TAPS - 2018

Please join us on Thursday, June 7, from 5 - 7, for our much-loved fundraiser, Tapas for TAPS, at the Heron Rock Bistro in James Bay. 

This year’s event will feature delicious appetizers, a local craft beer tasting, live entertainment, and a live and silent auction featuring fabulous neighbourhood packages from some of our favourite Victoria businesses. 

Proceeds from this event directly support TAPS in providing legal advocacy services to low-income people in the Greater Victoria Area, with the guiding purpose of eradicating poverty in our community.


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This year we are lucky to be joined by Master of Ceremonies Jody Paterson, a long-time journalist in Kamloops and Victoria, and Executive Director at Peers Victoria from 2004 to 2007. In 2012, Jody received an honourary doctorate in laws from the University of Victoria for her social justice work, and that same year was part of a Times Colonist investigative team that won the Michener Award for their work on the chaos and dysfunction in the provision of basic services in B.C. for people with disabilities. 

We are also pleased to announce that this year’s event will feature a tribute to Kelly Newhook, TAPS’ first ever Executive Director, who recently departed TAPS for new opportunities. Kelly has been instrumental in guiding TAPS to its place today as one of the largest providers of face-to-face advocacy services in British Columbia, and we’ll be showing her our appreciation for all the hard work she has done. 

Tickets for the evening are $80.00 per person; which includes a $55.00 Charitable Tax Receipt.  

Please join us! You can get your tickets for this year's event in the following ways:

  • In-person at our office, by either cash or credit card.
  • Space permitting, at the door on the night of the event. 

We also welcome donations and the purchase of ‘sponsor’ tickets for our volunteers if you are unable to be with us for this event.

Thank you from all of us at TAPS. We hope to see you there!





Heron Rock Bistro

Event Fee: 


Date & Time: 

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 10:00 to Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 22:00