Fundraiser for expectant couple

A fundraiser Oct. 6 in Courtenay will help Jen Nordhus and Jordan Fielder following a biking accident that left Jordie paralyzed.

FRIENDS WILL HOLD a fundraiser Oct 6. to help Jen Nordhus and Jordan Fielder.

A fundraiser Oct. 6 in Courtenay will help Jen Nordhus and Jordan Fielder following a biking accident in Fort McMurray that left Jordie paralyzed from the chest down.

Jen is eight months pregnant with their first son, Logan, due to be born Oct. 22.

Jen grew up in the Comox Valley, graduating in 2000 with friends who still live here.

Since the accident, Jen has relocated to Edmonton, say friends of the couple. Jordie was at the University of Alberta hospital for several weeks following spinal reconstructive surgery, and is now an inpatient at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital.

Jordie is slated to finish rehab in Edmonton on Oct. 4. They are looking for a different home to return to in Fort McMurray for the winter, as their home was three storeys and not wheelchair-accessible.

The couple plans to move home to the Comox Valley in the spring. With many physical, emotional and financial challenges ahead, friends in the Valley hope to help them financially as much as possible with the fundraiser Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Native Sons Hall.

Tickets cost $20 and are available at Happy’s Source For Sports in Courtenay, 4Cats Art Studio in Comox or online at

Expect appies, dancing and a silent auction as well as live music from the Mel Bay Band and Luke Blu Guthrie.

For more information, visit or visit the Facebook page Support for Jord – Fundraising Event.

Just Posted

Valley woman found guilty on three charges following 2016 collision in Courtenay

The woman involved in a trial for a multi-vehicle collision in which… Continue reading

High winds force several BC Ferries sailing cancellations

Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay, and Duke Point to Tsawwassen among closures

New wind warning for most of Vancouver Island

Forecasters are calling for strong winds up to 90km/h for some areas

Mount Washington opening for winter season this weekend

The resort’s original opening day was delayed due to lack of snow

VIDEO: Royals reveal the images on their Christmas cards

Prince William and his wife Kate are shown outside in casual clothes, their three young children in tow

Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20

Provincial tests are also being changed for students in Grade 10 to 12, the Education Ministry said

ICBC to apply for 6.3% hike to basic insurance rates

Crown Corporation said it will be submitting its next basic rate application to the British Columbia Utilities Commission Friday

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Canfor Corp. extending temporary curtailment of sawmills in B.C.; cutting hours

Vancouver-based company says the decision is due to declining lumber prices, high log costs and log supply constraints

Canada’s prospective world junior team members await final roster decisions

Thirty-four players were invited to the national junior selection camp

Family searching for B.C. professor last seen at Colombian salsa club

Ramazan Gencay, a professor in economics at Simon Fraser University, was last seen in Medellin

Rash of bomb threats a learning opportunity for response capacity, Goodale

Thursday’s wave of bomb threats swept across communities on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border

Mike Duffy can’t sue Senate over suspension without pay, judge rules

Duffy’s lawsuit sought more than $7.8 million from the upper chamber

Most Read