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Comox Valley cowgirls raise money for seniors

A group of four Comox Valley women, known as the Cowgirls for Seniors, embarked on a Valentine’s fund-raiser to help vulnerable, isolated seniors in the community.

The women and their horses — decorated in lights and festive attire — gathered Wednesday evening (Feb. 10) at Driftwood Mall in Courtenay, from where they rode along Fitzgerald Avenue to the Comox Valley Senior Support Society on 8th Street.

The Cowgirls for Seniors are Tonie Davis, Tami Corrigall-Austin, Megan Schofield and Cheryl Jones Burroughs. They presented their friend and riding coach Becky Martens with funds and goods needed for this “amazing group of volunteers to take care of our seniors,” Davis said.

The women raised $11,100 for the society, along with a truckload of items such as blankets, toiletries, food and books.

After the delivery, the cowgirls carried on down the road to the Kiwanis Village to say hello to some of the seniors who live in the Courtenay neighbourhood.