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Comox Rotary 'proud' to assist Filberg

COMOX ROTARIANS MADE made a cheque presentation at the Filberg Lodge Saturday. From left: Rotarian Paul Witt, Comox Rotary president Victor Anasimiv, FHLAPA chair Mo MacKendrick and Filberg Festival producer Susan Lewis.  - PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD
COMOX ROTARIANS MADE made a cheque presentation at the Filberg Lodge Saturday. From left: Rotarian Paul Witt, Comox Rotary president Victor Anasimiv, FHLAPA chair Mo MacKendrick and Filberg Festival producer Susan Lewis.
— image credit: PHOTO BY SCOTT STANFIELD

The Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park Association is $15,000 richer thanks to Comox Rotary.

Funds will go towards rebuilding the festival mainstage in the park in the spring. It will be named the Comox Rotary Stage.

19 Wing Comox will construct the stage, which is used for the annual Filberg Festival and for the summer concert series.

"It offers yet another thing to attract people to use this park," association chair Mo MacKendrick said Saturday in an announcement at the park. "Music is very much a part of our festival. This (project) will open the door for other uses."

The stage will be a timberframe structure on a concrete pad. It will have better capabilities for acoustics and lighting.

A smaller donation from the Comox Valley Community Foundation has enabled the association to start the concrete work.

"I'm proud of the Comox Rotary Club for getting involved in this," club president Victor Anasimiv said. "All Valley residents will get to use this for decades to come."

"We still have some fundraising to do," MacKendrick added. "We're about halfway there."

 

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