Left to right: John Newman, president of Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North, authors Ken McBeath, Kathy Mason, Jackie Holt from Anderton Gardens, author Marlet Ashley, Alla McQueen from Habitat for Humanity, authors Cathy M. Doyle, Sharon McInnes, and Kunio Yamageshi. Absent, author Penelope Rokeby. The phot was part of a  cheque presentation for the two local non-profits, from funds raised the the sale of a collaborative book by the authors.

Book launch nets more than $750 for Comox Valley non-profits

All funds from Recollections support Habitat for Humanity and Anderton Gardens.

“We live in an amazing community,” say The Group of Glacier Writers.

The book launch for Re-Collections, short stories by authors Ken McBeath, Kathy Mason, Kunio Yamagishi, Penelope Rokeby, Sharon McInnes, Cathy M. Doyle, and Marlet Ashley, was a grand success due to the interest and generosity of the more than 50 people who attended the launch at Anderton Gardens on Sept. 25. Pieter Molenaar, local artist, painted “Comox Glacier” for the cover of Re-Collections, and donated the original painting as a prize at the launch. The lucky winner was Judy Raume of Courtenay (Photo below).

All profits from sales of the book go to Habitat for Humanity and to Anderton Gardens, and the writers were proud to give over $750 with continued profits to be sent annually.

The Group of Glacier Writers, part of the Comox Valley Writers Society, an organization open to all who are interested in writing, thank the CVWS for their support. Re-Collections is available at Laughing Oyster in Courtenay and Blue Heron in Comox. Both bookstores are selling Re-Collections for $20 with all funds going to support Habitat for Humanity and Anderton Gardens. Books are also available from Marlet Ashley at 2marz@live.ca

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“Comox Glacier” by Pieter Molenaar won by Judy Raume at Re-Collections Book Launch, Anderton Gardens.

Re-Collections is an accumulation of short stories by the Group of Glacier Writers who live and write in the Comox Valley.

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