Courtenay’s Glacier View Lodge to turn on Christmas lights Dec. 6

Glacier View Lodge (GVL) residents and families will gather on Dec. 6 to decorate the Christmas tree and turn on the outdoor lights that will shine over the Comox Valley through December.

Over the years, thousands of people and their caregivers from the Comox Valley have been impacted by the care and services that the lodge has provided. Many of these lights shine in remembrance or honour of those we have loved. Originating with the Soroptimist International of Courtenay, the Lodge’s “Book of Lights fund” is a tradition that is now in its 33rd year.

Funds raised through the Book of Lights have been directed over the years to a variety of programs. More recently donations have allowed GVL to add equipment for its Restorative Care Program, replace shade awnings, replace a specialty bathtub and update the furniture in one of the care units. In 2020, the lodge hopes to replace the aging furniture in its main living room. The estimated cost of this project is $45,000.

Make a donation of $10 or more to purchase a light in memory or honour of someone you loved. When you look up at the lights shining from Back Road over the Valley this Christmas season, you will know your gift shines a light in remembrance and helps to make the lives of those who live at the lodge richer.

The creation of Glacier View Lodge was inspired by community members in 1946. This initiative was followed by tremendous gifts of land, money and labour that resulted in the building of the first Glacier View Home in the 1950s. Since 1981, the Lodge has been stewarded by the Glacier View Lodge Society. We continue to seek the support of community members in honouring the intent of the original gift. This allows us to provide the highest and best use of our facility and programs for seniors and their caregivers in the Comox Valley. Glacier View Lodge is a not for profit society and a registered charity. All donors receive a charitable gift receipt. Your gifts truly make a difference.

To submit a donation, please visit the Glacier View Lodge reception office at 2450 Back Rd., weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or download and mail the printable donation form at

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