Children’s Telethon in 37th year

A poster featuring Benoit Rousseau bouncing on a trampoline is appearing around the Comox Valley.

THE CHILD AMBASSADOR for the Comox Valley Child Development Association’s annual Children’s Telethon 2012 is Benoit Rousseau.

A colourful, eye-catching poster featuring a smiling Benoit Rousseau at one of his favourite activities, bouncing on a trampoline, is appearing around the Comox Valley.

It promotes the Comox Valley Child Development Association’s annual Children’s Telethon, now in its 37th year.

Each year the Comox Valley Child Development Association asks a local family if they would like their child be the Child Ambassador for the Telethon.

The Child Ambassador is the ‘face’ of the Telethon and represents the 800 local children and families who annually receive services at the CVCDA.

Benoit’s family didn’t hesitate, saying, “The Child Development Association has done so much for us, we are really happy to do this in return. We have been involved with the CVCDA since Benoit was diagnosed with special needs.”

Mark Nov. 4 on your calendar for this year’s telethon at the Old Church Theatre in Courtenay. There are many ways to support the telethon from making a donation, to buying a ticket on the Deluxe Raffle Basket.

Something new and exciting this year allows you to buy a ticket to try to win two tickets to the 100th Grey Cup game in Toronto and a round trip travel voucher for two to any WestJet destination.

The Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) provides services for children with developmental delays and disabilities including physical, cognitive, communication, social/emotional and behavioural needs. Family-centred services include assessments, individualized supports and intervention.

For more information, visit the CVCDA website at or call 250-338-4288.

— Comox Valley Child Development Association

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