Representatives from the Comox Firefighters Association presented a cheque for $1,000 to St. George’s United Church as a donation to our kitchen renovation. From left, Elsa Gilroy, Lydia Wilson (co-ordinator of the St. George’s team of the Sonshine Lunch Club) and Bill Windram.

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Pearl Ellis Gallery president Pat Stauffer presents Mackenzie McLeod, from GP Vanier (top) and Telia Marie Paige, of Mark Isfeld, with $900 bursaries on behalf of the Comox art gallery. The bursaries are given each year to secondary school grad students who are going on to a post-secondary education in the fine arts.

The Comox Valley Child Development Association was a huge benefactor of the COBS grand opening in Driftwood Mall. The owners of COBS donated all of their sales proceeds for the day to the CVCDA, accounting for a grand total of $4,548.28. Pictured, CVCDA executive director, Joanne Schroeder (centre) receives the cheque from owners/operators, Charlotte and Dean Seal.

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