Elly and Michael Ruge have been active in many local and international charities. Their travels have taken them to India to participate in “Polio Plus” immunization as well as South America and Central America to be “hands-on” in some of the local charities enroute. Bringing people together to make the world a better place is what they live to do.

Adopt a Family – no website

AIDS Canada

Alzheimer Society of Canada


Dragon Boat Team

Breast Cancer

Cancer Society

Nature Federation

Canadian Therapeutic Riding Assoc

CNIB Canadian National Institute for the Blind

Covenant House

Drugs & Addiction info on fighting the war on drugs in our community

Heart & Stroke Foundation

M S Society


Ouelessebougou-Utah Alliance village revenue project loans

PAWS Progressive Animal Welfare Society

PETA People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Providence Farm

Reach for Unbleached making pulp
mills clean up by promoting clean paper


Ronald McDonald House

Rotary Club

Scouts Canada

Shawnigan Lake Online Community website for Shawnigan Lake

TB Vets key tags

Trapper Trails Council Boy Scouts of America

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War Amps

WSPA World Society for the Protection of Animals