CVCDA telethon happens Nov. 3

The Comox Valley Child Development Association announces that Mary Ruth Harris has joined its board of directors.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE executive director Lorraine Aitken

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE executive director Lorraine Aitken

The Comox Valley Child Development Association announces that Mary Ruth Harris has joined its board of directors.

Harris brings a wealth of expertise from her role as host for Shaw TV’s Go Island program, which goes inside island communities with stories on local people, places and events.

Harris’ first big job as director is to join the telethon committee, which is responsible for staging the huge annual fundraiser that is so important for supporting the 700 children with special needs and their families that the CVCDA serves each year.

Harris’ talents will be put to good use, as she is brimming with fresh ideas to keep the annual telethon lively and entertaining and to keep things running smoothly behind the scenes.

The 38th edition of the telethon happens Nov. 3 and promises to be terrific, as performers and volunteers alike look forward to returning to the Sid Williams Theatre.

The Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) provides services for children with developmental delays and disabilities including physical, cognitive, communication, social/emotional and behavioural needs. Family-centred services include assessments, individualized supports and intervention.

For more information visit the CVCDA website at www.cvcda.ca or call 250-338-4288.

— Comox Valley Child Development Association