Comox Valley Yacht Club Commodore, Don Somers, shown presenting a $1000 cheque to Comox V alley Marine Rescue Society President, Dick Leach. The donation goes towards the operation of the fast response rescue vessel ‘Cape Lazo’ shown in the background.

Comox Valley gives back to the community

What’s your group up to? The Comox Valley Record wants to recognize the many events that make our community a better place to live. Email your photos and submissions to editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com

 

Courtenay CUPE 556 recently made $500 donations to both the LINC Youth Centre, and the Cozy Corner Preschool, $500. Pictured. From left to right- Alexis Forbes ( LINC), Lynne Woolley (Cozy Corner), David Craven (CUPE 556 unit vice-president) and Roberta Churchill (Cozy Corner).

Twila Skinner (left front) general manager, Comox Valley Farmers’ Market Association presents North Vancouver Island Chefs Association (NVICA) president Lesley Stav with a bursary cheque for $1,000. Junior NVICA members and NIC culinary students (from left) Ivan Martinez, Yolanda MacLaren, Andrew Bouzane were awarded the bursary to attend the NVICA-sponsored charcuterie workshop, led by John Van Der Lieck, founder of Oyama Sausage Co., Vancouver. The bursary from the Farmers’ Market is given in recognition of the chef’s collaboration on the FoodFest events at the Farmers’ Market.

Sunnydale Golf and Country Club’s annual Sunnydale Men’s Tillicum Open doubled as a fundraiser for YANA this year.. Congratulations to Jordan Rallison for defending his Champions title and to Gavin Haigh for shooting a career round and capturing the Low Net title. As a result of the efforts by Rob Speer Golf and the Sunnydale Men’s Club, the Tillicum Committee is very happy to be able to donate $1000.00 to YANA (You Are Not Alone) to aid in all the great work the non-profit does in the Comox Valley. We would also like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers who helped make the tournament a success.

This past spring, Comox Valley’s Gladstone Brewing Co. partnered once again with Brad Harris, a full-time family physician by day and self-taught brewer by night (and owner of the Royston Nano Brewery) for the brew-based fundraiser that resulted in production of Love Potion NEVI (North East Vancouver Island) IPA. Now that final sales have been tallied, more than $5,500 of Gladstone’s proceeds from the beer were split between You Are Not Alone (YANA) Comox Valley and BC Children’s Hospital Oncology – causes close to the hearts of the brewers. Pictured, YANA president Kelly Rusk, Gladstone Brewing Co. marketing manager Marissa Johnson, Royston Nano Brewing brewmaster Brad Harris, YANA community relations co-ordinator Deanne McRae, Gladstone Brewing Co. owner Daniel Sharratt, YANA executive director Kelly Barnie.

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