Over $16,000 Raised: SeaFirst’s Pay It Forward Campaign

Over $16,000 Raised: SeaFirst’s Pay It Forward Campaign

Pay It forward Campaign

As we enter May, the continuing COVID-19 Pandemic has put many of our community members and local businesses in an uncertain situation. At Seafirst Insurance we believe that if we assist our local businesses, clients, and friends we can emerge from this pandemic with the least amount of heartbreak and as a more united community. Therefore, in March, we created “The SeaFirst Pay It Forward Campaign”. We are proud to announce through the “Pay It Forward” campaign that our staff and company-matched purchases have combined to over $16,000 spent supporting local businesses!

For those unfamiliar with this campaign, here is how it works: Employees can go out and buy up to $100 of services or gift cards from a local business. We encourage staff to use their imagination!  Once staff have made their “Pay It Forward“ purchase, SeaFirst will give a matching donation for staff to make an additional purchase from a second business. Our Commercial Producer Steve Pearce and his Think Local First team have also launched the Support Local YYJ website. This website gives you the opportunity to purchase gift cards for many of the local businesses in Victoria.

We also would like to encourage other businesses to join us on our “Pay it Forward” journey with their staff. We are in this together, get creative, and support our fellow local businesses!  We have listed the businesses we have supported so far below, and we plan for this list to continue to grow.

Supported Businesses:

Charitable Organizations:

  • Cowichan Valley Basket Society
  • Rainbow Kitchen Donation
  • Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank
  • Sun Peaks Community Fund
  • The Dahlia Society/Mustard Seed
  • Victoria Foundation

Clothing & Accessories:

  • Baggins Shoes
  • Front Runners
  • Outlooks
  • Something More Clothing
  • The Cobbler
  • Whistle and Flute

Food & Drink:

  • Bard & Banker
  • Berryman Brothers Butcheries
  • Bin 4
  • Brentwood Village Empourium
  • Brewskys Taphouse
  • Bubby Rose’s Bakery and Café
  • Bistro Suisse
  • Café Beauregard
  • Country Bee Honey
  • Dutch Bakery
  • Farmers Daughter
  • Fernwood Coffee
  • Fox Glove Farms
  • Fresh Cup Roastery Café
  • Hecklers Bar & Grill
  • House of Boatang
  • Il Terrazo
  • Jack’s Place
  • Japanese Village
  • Merridale Cidery
  • Moon Under Water Brew Pub
  • Romeos Hillside
  • Seaside Restaurant
  • Symphony Vineyards
  • The Good Food Box Victoria
  • Twist of Fate Victoria
  • Village Pizza
  • Zambri’s Restaurant

Health & Beauty:

  • Brentwood Barber Shop
  • Cordova Hair and Barbershop
  • Erin Louise Hair (at Victoria Rose Cosmetics/Salon)
  • Glo Hair and Body
  • Heath Essentials
  • Kashmir Hair Salon
  • Miss Bliss Boutique – Sidney
  • Nezza Naturals
  • Paul’s Hair
  • R Place Hair Design
  • Saanichton Barber Shop
  • Salt Spring Soapworks
  • Simple Remedies
  • Station 105 Collective Hair Salon


  • Beacon Hill Children’s Farm
  • Buddies Toys
  • Christa’s Daycare
  • Tumblebums Playcenter

Specialty & Other

  • Atlas Video
  • Fan Tan Home & Style
  • Freefall Sun Peaks
  • Glen Lake Auto
  • Max Furniture
  • McTavish Academy of Art
  • Nirvana Pet Resort
  • Oak Bay Flowers
  • Prairie Inn Saanichton
  • Poppies Flowers
  • Robinson’s Sporting Goods
  • Sun Peaks Independent News
  • Tally-Ho Carriage Tours
  • Tanners Books