Lions clubs raise money for Child Development Association

Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club president Rick Grinham presented a cheque for $2,000 to the Child Development Association.

Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club president Rick Grinham presented a cheque for $2

Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club president Rick Grinham presented a cheque for $2,000 to the Child Development Association at their 38th annual telethon Sunday.

The Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) is a non-profit society that has served children who need extra support for over 36 years.

The CV Monarch Lions Club has had a long relationship with the Child Development Association, starting when the CVCDA was located in Cumberland. Annually, the Monarch Lions assist in selling raffle tickets for the gift basket of donated prizes and man the telephones at the CVCDA Telethon.

The Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club is a service club organization whose members are all volunteers.

The club is involved in local projects and distributes grants: High Schools Student Bursaries, North Island College Student Bursary, Coal Hills BMX, the Courtenay Recreational Association, Sid Williams Theatre, Child Development Association, CV Therapeutic Riding, Boys and Girls Club, Santa’s Workshop, Senior Peer Counselling, Relay For Life, Comox Valley Hospice, St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, Glacier View Lodge, Courtenay Low Income Housing, Salvation Army, CV Community Foundation, Sonshine Lunch Club, Courtenay Museum, Food Bank, Comox Valley Search and Rescue, Comox Bay Care-a-Van and other donations within the community.

Details are at e-clubhouse.org/sites/comoxvm.com.

The Monarch Lions Club members thank the community for their continued support of their fundraising projects. They have just launched their annual Christmas Cake sales and continue with their 911 Reflective Address Sign community/fundraising project to help keep families safe (www.911reflectivesign.ca).

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At the end of their annual trek Sunday up Highway 19A, the Baynes Sounds Lions presented the CVCDA with a cheque for $8,888.88. The annual wheelbarrow walk starts from Fanny Bay in the morning and ends at the Sid Williams Theatre around 4 p.m.

— Comox Valley Lions

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