The Oak Bay Beach Hotel prides itself on serving the local community, whether through the support of the local arts scene, community fundraisers or broader partnerships that extend to Victoria and beyond.
The David Foster Foundation
In 2012, we began a partnership with the David Foster Foundation (DFF) – a charitable organization that funds the non-medical expenses of Canadian families with children undergoing lifesaving organ transplants. We officially opened the David Foster Foundation Theatre on May 15, 2013, and through our ongoing partnership have committed to donating a portion of the proceeds from every event that takes place in the hotel’s Theatre to the Foundation.Video Link
The fine art in the hotel’s public areas and our guest suites have been thoughtfully selected by the Oak Bay Beach Hotel in collaboration with Victoria’s Winchester Galleries. The public areas in the Oak Bay Beach Hotel feature a rotating gallery of prominent Canadian artists while our guest rooms feature a collection of important British Columbia artists, including the largest single collection of Onley serigraphs ever amassed.
We have partnered with local PBS station, KCTS-9 (Seattle) to offer our guests first access to a number of events held at the hotel throughout the year. Since opening in 2012, we have screened the season premieres of the wildly successful Downton Abbey, and have played host to events for Rick Steve’s and Ken Burns’ latest documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.
Canadian College of Performing Arts
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is a strong supporter of the Canadian College of Performing Arts, a higher learning institute in Victoria, BC with the goal of preparing young Canadians for careers in the performing arts. The hotel has been a proud partner of the school since reopening in 2012.