Comox Valley Record

Charity calendar sales help many groups in Comox Valley

Filled with stunning photos of classic cars in various locations around the Valley, the Comox Valley Classic Cruisers' Charity Calendars make a great gift — and help local groups.

The calendars are available at various locations around Courtenay for a $10 donation.

This year funds generated will go to Courtenay Youth Music Centre, Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society, the Secret Santa campaign and bursaries for Vanier and Highland secondary students.

"One hundred per cent of the proceeds go to these groups because our wonderful sponsors pay for the cost of everything," says CV Classic Cruisers treasurer and calendar committee member Irene Mattson, adding sponsors this year are First Insurance, A&W, Mid Isle Drywall, Thrifty Foods and Comox Valley Dodge.

Calendars can be picked up at First Insurance (Eighth Street location), A&W (Cliffe Avenue location), Hot Chocolates, Ski and Surf Shop, Coastal Community Credit Union (Fourth Street branch), Hub Barber Stylists or from CV Classic Cruisers members.

The calendars will be on sale until all 2,000 are gone.

Mattson notes the Comox Valley Camera Club took the photos and they turned out very well.

"They did all the pictures and they did just a wonderful, beautiful job of them," she says.

Vehicles showcased in the calendar range in models and years; a 1967 Mustang is featured for June, a 1976 Ford F-250 4x4 is featured for August, a 1938 McLaughlin Buick Opera Coupe is featured for September and the year finishes off with a 1959 Corvette.

Comical tips and instructions for use are featured near the back of the calendar, including dos and don'ts such as, "When using the calendar one month follows the next. Turn pages appropriately," or "Do not taunt and take out personal problems on this calendar because you wrote the wrong date," or "When not in use this calendar appreciates hanging around the house."

This is the fifth year the CV Classic Cruisers have created the Charity Calendar, and Mattson says the group simply enjoys helping out the community each year.

"We all like to give back to a community that we all love," she says, adding the CV Classic Cruisers would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year — and she urges people to pick up one of the calendars. "The more calendars we can sell, the more (money) we can give away."

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