The staff at Cobs Bread in Driftwood Mall have been busy ever since the Courtenay location opened, earlier in July. Photo supplied

New Courtenay bread shop giving all proceeds from Saturday sales to the Comox Valley Child Development Association

COBS Bread opened in Driftwood Mall in July

The Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) will be joining in on the festivities this Saturday, July 20, as COBS Bread hosts its Community Day and grand opening in Driftwood Mall, next to Quality Foods.

COBS Bread is regularly celebrating fresh, so Community Day is a day to celebrate its arrival to the Comox Valley, and give back. To kick off the celebrations, 100 per cent of proceeds from purchases made throughout the day (open to close, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.) will be donated back to the CVCDA.

Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the CVCDA board and staff members will donate their time to host activities, offer information and help guests to decorate their own Fun Buns. Additionally, COBS will be providing lots of samples, chances to win bread for a year and more fun for the whole family.

New owners/operators, Charlotte and Dean Seal, along with their two children moved to Canada from England in 2013, and made their way to the Valley in 2017. They were immediately drawn to the idea of owning a franchise for a fast-growing, nationally recognized brand with over 100 locations across Canada. The ‘fresh baked daily’ philosophy practised by COBS with quality ingredients, no added preservatives and scratch baking techniques captured their entrepreneurial imagination.

“The aim of community day is to introduce ourselves to the community in a fun and engaging way,” said Charlotte. “We are overjoyed to have the CVCDA, such an important local organization, participate in our first big event and fundraiser since opening in early July.”

And the giving goes far beyond Saturday’s grand opening.

“Beyond the event, COBS had said they would set the CVCDA up as recipient for ongoing fundraising through their ‘Dough Raiser Program.’ Whenever someone makes a purchase there and mentions the CVCDA, they’ll donate five per cent of the purchase value to us,” said CVCDA spokesperson Brooklyn Galloway.

The Comox Valley Child Development Association is non-profit organization locally supporting children with special needs and their families for 45 years. In 2018, over 1000 Comox Valley children and their families used services at the CVCDA. All of the CVCDA’s programs are designed to not only enrich the lives of the people who access these services but also to contribute to a stronger Comox Valley that welcomes and includes everyone who lives here.

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