The Kiwanis Club of Courtenay ordered, packed and delivered a complete year of supplies for 297 Comox Valley elementary school children in September, at a cost of $9,500.

Courtenay Kiwanis Club celebrates 70 years

New members always welcome

Courtenay Kiwanis is 70!

The Kiwanis Club of Courtenay has been dedicating service to the Comox Valley since 1949.

It celebrated its anniversary on Sept. 28.

Kiwanis is a service club and part of an international organization of volunteers dedicated to serving the world one child and one community at a time.

The Kiwanis Club of Courtenay is well known in this area for its many ongoing projects such as the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program; annual Sing-A-Long movie productions at the Sid-fund raiser for the Comox Valley Hospital Foundation; bursaries for North Island College and our secondary schools; Operation High Jump (sports day) for those with disabilities; 15 years of donating school supplies to 300 children; Healthy Babies; huge quarterly garage sales; Relay for Life; support for elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disorder and Tetanus worldwide; annual sold-out Trivia nights and the total management of its 64 unit affordable senior housing on Pidcock Avenue. Kiwanis is a service club and part of an international organization of volunteers dedicated to serving the world one child and one community at a time.

Every year, Kiwanis worldwide sponsor nearly 150,000 service projects, complete more than 18.5 million hours of volunteer service and raise more than $100 million for community needs. As a global project in co-ordination with UNICEF, members and clubs fundraised more than $80 million toward global elimination of iodine deficiency disorders and the Eliminate Project dedicated to wiping out maternal and neonatal tetanus.

The Kiwanis Club of Courtenay is a driving force in the Comox Valley community and welcomes new members. The 7 p.m. Thursday evening meetings at the Kiwanis Village Social Centre on Pidcock Avenue is an open invitation to anyone wanting to join in to see if this is for you with no obligation. Courtenay Kiwanis involves itself in many interesting and worthwhile projects depending on the needs of the people who surround us. Kiwanis dedication to our community is well known and respected. Additionally, Kiwanis meetings have interesting programs and speakers. The Kiwanis Club of Courtenay is passionate about making a difference and having fun along the way.

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