Avalanche Centre fundraiser Jan. 25

The Vancouver Island Avalanche Centre has been delivering three times weekly avalanche bulletins.

Whereas public avalanche safety information is delivered in the remainder of the province by sizable agencies such as the Canadian Avalanche Centre and Parks Canada, on the Island we fill this need in true grassroots style.

The Vancouver Island Avalanche Centre has been delivering three times weekly avalanche bulletins to the public as well as special avalanche warnings all thanks to the support if the very islanders who use the service.

Funding for the bulletin comes from the generous support of Island-based businesses and from the users of the bulletin through their participation in annual fundraising events that keep the Avalanche Centre going.

The first of two events scheduled for this winter is coming up Jan. 25.

The fifth annual Party for the Bulletin gives bulletin users a chance to support their source of avalanche safety information by having a lot of fun and scoring great deals on back country gear, ski passes, heli skiing and much else.

The formula is quite simple: Anyone who wants to support the bulletin first buys a ticket and then comes to the Riding Fool Hostel in Cumberland on Jan. 25  at 8 p.m. Once at the event all the supporter needs to do is enjoy a cold beer from Phillips Brewing, dance to the sounds of the Paisley Bandits, PK and Old Soul with Brodie Dawson and bid on lots of awesome silent auction items from the likes of Back Country Access, Elan Skis, Tyax Lodge Heli Skiing, Mount Washington, Musicfest and too many others to mention here.

Tickets are available from Tarbell’s Deli in Cumberland, Bop City Records in Courtenay or by phone from Island Alpine Guides at 250-400-2870.

– Vancouver Island Avalanche Centre

Just Posted

Basket raffle a Comox Valley Child Development Association Children’s Telethon tradition

One-stop Christmas shopping with Winner Takes All Basket rffle

Comox Valley gives back

A look at some of the organizations and individuals who help out in the community

Golden anniversary for G.P. Vanier Thursday

It was a day of celebration for students, educators and administrators past… Continue reading

Comox Valley RCMP seeking witnesses of attempted sexual assault

The Comox Valley RCMP is looking for witnesses after an attempted sexual… Continue reading

Singer k.d. lang receives Alberta’s highest honour

Celebrated singer-songwriter k.d. lang received the Alberta Order of Excellence in Edmonton

Comox Valley gives back

A look at some of the organizations and individuals who help out in the community

Enbridge aims for mid-November to finish B.C. pipeline repair after blast

A natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned near Prince George caused an explosion and fireball

How to get government cheques if Canada Post staff go on strike

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said members could go on rotating strikes as early as Monday

Anti-SOGI school trustee files defamation lawsuit against BCTF president

Barry Neufeld says Glen Hansman’s words caused him “indignity,” “personal harassment,” and “anxiety”

Ocean ‘blob’ returns to B.C.’s North Coast

A 2,000 kilometre patch of warm ocean water could signal a warm winter in Prince Rupert

Pot sales down by nearly 70% on Day 2 of legalization in B.C.

Several products on BC Cannabis Store are still sold out

B.C. jury finds man guilty of Japanese exchange student’s murder

Natsumi Kogawa was found at empty heritage mansion shortly after she was reported missing in 2016

B.C. man accused of killing Belgian tourist along Highway 1 appears in court

Sean McKenzie, 27, made second court appearance since his arrest in connection with the murder of Amelie Sakkalis

Most Read