Love From Jenn the cause at 1st Tuesday fundraiser

Comox Valley singer-songwriter Pamela Tessmann will be the guest performer at this month's 1st Tuesday Fundraiser Sept. 6 at the Mex Pub.

PAMELA TESSMANN PERFORMS Tuesday at the Mex Pub in a fundraiser for Love From Jenn.

PAMELA TESSMANN PERFORMS Tuesday at the Mex Pub in a fundraiser for Love From Jenn.

Comox Valley singer-songwriter Pamela Tessmann will be the guest performer at this month’s 1st Tuesday Fundraiser Sept. 6 at the Mex Pub.

The evening starts at 7:30 p.m. with an opening set by hosts Judy and Bruce Wing, and admission is by cash donation.

The Mex Pub has sponsored these fundraisers on the first Tuesday of each month for the past three years, with local performers raising money for their favourite local charities and non-profit groups. Food donations are also accepted at the door as admission, in support of the Comox Valley Food Bank Society.

This month, guest performer Pamela Tessmann has chosen to support Love From Jenn with the evening’s cash donations.

Love From Jenn is a new foundation being formed in the Valley in memory of Jenn Zahavich, who passed away in March of this year.  Jenn was a young wife and mother, who shared her cancer experience with friends and family through her online blog. There, she shared her thoughts as a young mother, the lonely challenges and bright spots of her journey, as well as her hopes and aspirations.

One of those aspirations was the publishing of her children’s book, Kisses for Later. The other was to leave behind a legacy of love and hope that would allow her to express her appreciation and to “pay forward” her thanks for the love that supported her.

A quote from her blog reads,  “I want to start a foundation. A local charity foundation that I will call, ‘LOVE FROM JENN.’ My vision is to set up a foundation, so that if there is a family in my communty that finds themselves in a similar situation as ours, a cancer situation, I want there to be an option available to that family for them to consider naturopathic medicine.”

Like Jenn, Tessmann is also a young mother, and she is choosing this musical occasion to support Jenn’s wishes.

“Her story hits close to home for me because, as you know, we are a young family now and I just can’t imagine having to go through such a terrifying experience,” says Tessmann. “I also can’t imagine leaving my son.”

The money collected on Sept. 6 will be deposited into the Love From Jenn account at the Coastal Community Credit Union, where the seed money for new community resource will grow.

Tessmann creates beautiful music that is fresh, rhythmic and mesmerizing, with a smooth contemporary style that combines beautiful clear vocals with thought-provoking lyrics and imagery.  Her debut CD Maybe features songs that visit familiar scenes of love and life and the community around us.

Joining Tessmann for her set will be talented percussionist Jim Stepan, so whether you enjoy music for the “feel” or the “content,” you’ll enjoy this concert setting.

Visit Tessmann’s website at or find the Love From Jenn page on Facebook.


— 1st Tuesday Fundraiser



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

One of the rescues at CATS - Cat Advocates Teaching & Saving Society’s new location on Knight Road in Comox. Photo by Erin Halushak
Feline rescue organization growing into new space

Cat Advocates Teaching & Saving Society opens new facility on Knight Road

Comox Valley RCMP had access to 20 Street blocked off between Cousins and Choquette avenues as they conducted a raid of a house on the block. Photo by Terry Farrell
Comox Valley RCMP raid Courtenay problem house, several arrests made

Neighbours have reached out to media on several occasions with complaints about the property

A vial of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a family doctor office, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 in Paris. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Christophe Ena
Tentative COVID-19 vaccine site chosen in the Comox Valley

B.C. is moving into Phase 2 of its COVID-19 mass immunization plan

Cumberland is considering downtown densification proposals, and with that comes questions around parking, among other things. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Water bottling ban, parking key changes for Cumberland zoning

Bylaw on amendments still need adoption following March 2 hearing

Arzeena Hamir, working her booth at the Comox Valley Farmers Market. LUSH Valley was recognized last month as a partner of the year by the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets. Photo by Bill Jorgensen
LUSH Valley recognized for collaboration with Comox Valley Farmers’ Market

They won Partner of the Year award by the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets

VIDEO: Courtenay Nissan hosting YANA fundraiser

Courtenay Nissan is hosting a special YANA fundraiser all weekend long, from… Continue reading

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Burnaby Mounties responded to 56 complaints and issued 10 tickets to people flouting COVID-19 restrictions in February. (Patrick Davies/100 Mile Free Press)
COVID denier fined $2,300 for hosting gathering in her home: Burnaby RCMP

The woman told Mounties she does not believe the pandemic is real

Municipal Affairs Minister Josie Osborne speaks in the B.C. legislature, March 4, 2021. (Hansard TV)
B.C. Liberals, NDP sing in harmony on local election reforms

Bill regulates paid canvassers, allows people in condo buildings

The intersection of Melrose Street and Third Avenue. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Suspect in custody after two pedestrians struck in Port Alberni hit and run

RCMP asking for video footage, credit witnesses for quick arrest

The Courtenay Fire Department hopes to start a new recruit training program in mid-2021, pending Provincial Health Orders. Scott Stanfield photo
Courtenay Fire Department gets creative

Due to public health orders resulting from COVID, the Courtenay Fire Department… Continue reading

(National Emergency Management Agency)
No tsunami risk to B.C. from powerful New Zealand earthquake: officials

An 8.1 magnitude earthquake shook the north of New Zealand Thursday morning

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Pandemic stress, isolation key factors as to why Canadians turned to cannabis, alcohol

Study found that isolation played key role in Canadians’ substance use

Most Read