Telethon offers Canucks tickets

Hockey fever and the annual Children’s Telethon just seem to go hand in hand.

SCOTIABANK TELETHON SUPPORTERS and new corporate sponsors of the Canucks show off the Deluxe Raffle Basket and snap up the first Canucks Raffle tickets. Scotiabank district vice-president for Vancouver Island Purdy McDonald

Hockey fever and the annual Children’s Telethon just seem to go hand in hand.

The Comox Valley Child Development Association is raffling two tickets to the March 8, 2014 Vancouver Canucks v.s. Calgary Flames game. The lucky winner will also collect deluxe accommodation for two at the Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel.

Raffle proceeds support the annual Comox Valley Children’s Telethon, now in its 38th year.

Only 300 tickets will be sold for the Canucks/Rosedale package so the odds of winning are excellent. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Child Development Association, 237 Third St. in Courtenay or by phone at 250-338-4288.

The winning ticket will be drawn at the telethon, live on Shaw TV, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sid Williams Theatre.

The Child Development Association has a second way for you to win big and support the Telethon.

Imagine a huge basket stuffed with over $2,500 worth of local treats  — gift certificates for restaurants, spas, salons, and speciality shops; passes for skiing and golf; handmade truffles, beauty products, travel accessories, handcrafted quilt, Santa, and art cards; children’s books, toys and games — and much more.

No, you are not dreaming, it’s the Child Development Association’s annual Deluxe Raffle Basket. Local businesses and artisans have generously donated gift certificates and merchandise to stuff this year’s basket with a fabulous assortment of quality winnings to support the annual Children’s Telethon.

Keep all the great prizes for yourself or share your good fortune with family and friends — gift giving couldn’t be easier.

Raffle basket tickets are available at the Child Development Association, 237 Third St. in Courtenay or by phone at 250-338-4288. In addition, the basket and ticket sales will be making the rounds at various locations around the Comox Valley over the next few weeks. Tickets are only $2 each or 3 for $5, with the lucky winning ticket to be drawn at the Telethon, live on Shaw TV, Nov. 3 at 7:30 pm at the Sid Williams Theatre.

A third way to win is by bidding on one of the fabulous Silent Auction items donated by local artists and businesses. Local First Nations artist Randy Frank is donating a cedar carving which will be finished on site at the Telethon. I-Hos Gallery has donated a magnificent copper pendant by Don Lancaster. These items, plus gift certificates for Two Eagles Lodge, Black Rock Resort, and Coastal Black Winery, and more will be in the Silent Auction at the Telethon. For more info about the Silent Auction, and to place an advance bid, visit the CVCDA website at www.cvcda.ca.

And the fourth way to win?

The real winners in this venture are local children with special needs and their families. Like the Telethon, all monies raised by the Raffle Basket, the Hockey Raffle, and the Silent Auction stay in the community to support programs and services for local children with special needs and their families.

Therapy equipment, specialized toys, support resources for parents including books, videos, and hands on training — these are just some of the areas that the Child Development Association puts these earnings to work.

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, call 250-338-4288 or check out the website at www.cvcda.ca.

— Comox Valley Child Development Centre

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