W̱MÍYEŦEN Nature Sanctuary

(wh-my-eh-then: Place of the Deer)


(formerly Mary Lake)


Local Environmental Stewardship our most valuable legacy

What a great living legacy you will be giving to your family and loved ones, the local community, South Vancouver Island Region and future generations as a protector of this gorgeous wilderness corridor and sanctuary for nature and humans.

When giving to WNSS, you can choose where your gift will be invested:

  • Land and Watershed Protection
  • Area of Greatest Need

To Donate by Mail

Send us a cheque by mail. Please indicate which fund you wish to support on the notes line.

W̱MÍYEŦEN Nature Sanctuary Society
1772 Millstream Road, Victoria B.C. V9B 6E4

Tribute / In Memory / In Honour

Today, many people want to provide a lasting impact to their community.
The idea behind it is that the flowers will fade, but a donation to a charity, such as WNSS, will help in perpetuity.

Donations can be made in memory of a loved one. Your memorial gift is a fitting way to express love, thoughtfulness, remembrance and recognition

An acknowledgement will be sent to the family, with the name of the donor indicated. A letter with a charitable tax receipt will be sent to you the donor for tax purposes.

Notices stating you would like donations in lieu of flowers to be made to WNSS – for the  W̱MÍYEŦEN Nature Sanctuary – can be captured in the obituary, or even over the telephone to family members, friends, and business associates.

Gifts of Stocks and Securities

Donations of publicly listed stocks, shares or securities are an efficient and cost-effective way to help GVGS. A gift of securities can have significant benefits:

  • It is the most tax-effective way to donate, because it removes the taxation of capital gains.
  • You will receive a tax receipt for the market value of your donation.
  • The tax efficiencies of gifts of publicly traded securities may allow you to give more than you might have thought possible.
  • While 2011 tax rules modified the tax benefits on gifts of flow-through shares, these remain an attractive gift alternative. Please seek advice from your financial advisor on donations of flow-through shares.

 You can download the form below to instruct and authorize your broker to transfer the Stock to the GVGS Raymond James Ltd. brokerage account.

​​Employer Matching Program

Did you know that your gift to GVGS may be doubled or even tripled? Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. If your company offers matching gifts, request a matching gift form from your employer.

Send the completed, signed form along with your cheque to

W̱MÍYEŦEN Nature Sanctuary Society

1772 Millstream Road, Victoria, B.C. V9B 6E4

Donations in lieu of wedding gifts

You and your guests can contribute to the conservation of the beautiful natural area at W̱MÍYEŦEN Nature Sanctuary by donating to the WNSS a local non-profit and charitable organization.  For more information, please contact us at [email protected]

Personal Information – We’d Like You to Know

“Personal Information” is any information that can be used to identify (or infer the identity of) a specific person, including, for example, your name, address, birth date, gender, etc. In order for us to recognize your gift, it is important to provide the information requested. For example your home address, so we can issue you a charitable receipt, or your email so we can keep you apprised of the impact your contribution is making. By providing personal information to us, you are providing consent for the collection and use of your information. Please be assured that WNSS does not sell, share or trade your information with any third party.

We respect your right to control your personal information — please email us at [email protected] if you want us to stop contacting you.

W̱MÍYEŦEN Nature Sanctuary

1772 Millstream Rd,
Victoria, BC V9B 6E4

[email protected]

W̱MÍYEŦEN Nature Sanctuary Society 1772 Millstream Rd.
Victoria, BC. V9B 6E4
Registered Charity BN: 11894 6953 RR0001

WSÁNEC Coast Salish

W̱MÍYEŦEN Nature Sanctuary lies within the traditional territories of the WSÁNEC (Saanich) Coast Salish Peoples.

​We recognize the integral role the ancestors of the WSÁNEC Coast Salish Peoples play as past stewards of the Highlands lands.

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