Glacier View Lodge executive director Wanda McMillan accepted this generous donation from the Courtenay Legion Branch 17. The gift of $5,000 will go a long way to helping us meet our living room redesign goals. Our grateful thanks to Courtenay Legion Branch 17. This is how donations to the annual Poppy Campaign benefit our local Community. Every dollar donated stays in our Community to support Veterans, their families, and the Comox Valley. Local COBS Bread owner, Charlotte Seal (left) presented a donation in the amount of $338 to Comox Valley Child Development Association president, Diane Daigle (right). The funds represent proceeds from the sale of hot cross buns through Cob’s annual Doughnation Day. My Tech Guys are proud to be keeping used electronics with life left in them out of the Landfill. They thank their customers who donate used iPads, tablets, phones and other electronics with life still left in them for them to erase, clean and prep to get them to non-profit societies like the Comox Valley Transition Society. This helps My Tech Guys mission to keep electronics out of the Landfill while helping our community. Do you have used electronics sitting unappreciated from when you upgraded to the newest model? Bring them into My Tech Guys and they will evaluate, erase, clean and get it to a new home. Thanks to Heather Ney and her team for all they do for families in the Comox Valley. You can visit www.cvts.ca for more information on services they provide to the Comox Valley. After a very informative presentation by Maurita Prato, executive director of LUSH Valley Food Action Society, the Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club was pleased to make a donation to this society to support their tremendous efforts to make a difference at this time of increased need in the Comox Valley. Pictured here is Lion president Ken Hand making the presentation to Maurita along with Lions Frank Price, Gerd Brockelmann and Ron Walraven. Since its creation in 2016, Glacier Newcomers Alumnae Association (GNAA) has been pleased and honoured to support charities in the Comox Valley. To date the club has donated over $12,000 along with much needed items such as canned food, clothing and personal hygiene supplies. Funds are collected via donations from its 100+ members. This past year, while facing the challenges of COVID, GNAA was able to give a cash donation of $5,683 to Care-A-Van. Past presidents Cindy Dixon (far right) and Ruth Collison (left) along with outgoing president Barb Larson (next to Ruth) presented a cheque to Sabina Acheson, co-ordinator, Comox Bay Care Society. GNAA looks forward to its ongoing support of agencies helping those in need in the Comox Valley. Roxanne O’Brien, owner and operator of the historical landmark Fanny Bay Inn Pub made a $1,500 donation to Union Bay Fire Rescue recently. The donation is part of the pub’s regular charitable contributions resulting from their Toonie Draw. The 50/50 Toonie Draws are held Thursday evenings with a total of $30,000 being raised to date in the support of the local community. Union Bay Fire Fighter Association Chair, Alexis Royer informed Roxanne that the donation will be targeted towards essential equipment and training. Fire Chief Ian Ham stated, “he is deeply touched by the significance of this donation especially given the challenges of the pandemic.” Chief Ham thanked Roxanne and her staff and the FBI patronage for their outstanding generosity.
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