North Nanaimo Pumpkin Patch

Every year we host the North Nanaimo Pumpkin Patch as a fundraising event full of family fun for the whole community raising funds for the Erica Murphy Athletic Bursary at VIU and KidSport Nanaimo. This event is dear to our hearts and we can't thank all our sponsors, volunteers and the generosity of the community enough for helping us. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are unable to host for 2020 but hope to continue in the future.


Erica Murphy Athletic Bursary at VIU

This charity is the reason this whole event began.

Erica was an incredible athlete and coach to many up and coming athletes. She helped facilitate the road to post secondary education and competitive sport for many stars.

In March of 2008, Erica lost her courageous and long fought battle with breast cancer. Today, we continue to keep her legacy alive through events with former players and team mates through events like this one.

On - Line donations

  1. Click on link:
  2. DONATION - enter dollar amount
  3. LEAVE A COMMENT – Erica Murphy Athletic Bursary 
  4. DESIGNATION - click drop box and choose “other”
  5. ENTER – Erica Murphy Athletic Bursary
  6. Enter personal information –address - card etc.

Mail in donations


Despite the many opportunities that exist, hundreds of children and youth in Nanaimo are still unable to participate in organized sport due to financial barriers. KidSportTM Nanaimo provides young people in Nanaimo with a chance to experience the countless benefits that participation in organized sport promotes - including developing a healthy self esteem, being part of a team, learning dedication and discovering personal excellence.

On - Line donations

  1. Click on link :
  2. Click to donate online
  3. Enter personal information –address - card etc.