Comox Valley Community Foundation gala approaches

The Comox Valley Community Foundation holds its 17th annual gala event Oct. 20 at the Native Sons Hall.

RAEANN HARTMAN  and Ron Webber are ready for the Comox Valley Community Foundation annual gala. This year's theme is Old Hollywood.

RAEANN HARTMAN and Ron Webber are ready for the Comox Valley Community Foundation annual gala. This year's theme is Old Hollywood.

The Comox Valley Community Foundation holds its 17th annual gala event Oct. 20 at the Native Sons Hall.

This year’s theme is Old Hollywood.

“The gala has become one of the best evenings of celebration for our community,” said RaeAnn Hartman, gala chair and a foundation director. “This event promotes the work of the foundation, raising the profile of our determination to enrich life in the Comox Valley.”

With a little more than 200 seats available, the event sells out each year at $100 per person. Cocktail and appetizer hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing at 9 p.m.

Attire is semi-formal, black tie optional – recreating the sophisticated style of Old Hollywood.

Local band Time Well Wasted will supply the music. 
The evening includes a dinner and draws, including two Canuck hockey tickets and airfare to Vancouver.

Tickets can be purchased by e-mailing

The foundation was founded in 1996 as a collection of funds that form a permanent endowment for charitable purposes. It receives gifts from bequests, living donors, endowments and non-profit organizations. Funds are then invested and income is used to make grants to community groups.

The foundation also manages funds for charitable groups, and several scholarships and bursaries.

The gala event is the foundation’s only fundraiser.

Since 1996, more than $1.8 million has been disbursed through grants. This year, 14 organizations shared in grants exceeding $56,000.

For more information, visit

— Comox Valley Community Foundation

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