A CLEANUP SATURDAY starting at 10 a.m. is expected to include some of the most beautiful sites in the Comox Valley such as Nymph Falls (pictured).

A CLEANUP SATURDAY starting at 10 a.m. is expected to include some of the most beautiful sites in the Comox Valley such as Nymph Falls (pictured).

Comox Valley cleanup on Saturday

After local sites tidied up, there will be concert at the Waverley Hotel

A locally organized cleanup of Comox Valley Valley swimming holes and shorelines will happen this weekend at the same time as the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

“After noticing an accumulation of trash in some pretty spectacular spots, I figured why not try to mobilize my friends and the friends of my friends to all get together for a day and give the Valley a little post-summer polish,” says Matthew Brown, who’s spearheading the locally organized effort.

“I figured we might need something to do after the cleanup and thought, ‘Why not make it a fundraiser for a decent cause?’ ” he adds.

“I contacted Avigdor (Schulman) from Cumberland Village Works and brought the idea to him and he liked it. So now local rockers Dirty Animal and DJ Skian are volunteering their services to play a show at the Waverley Hotel with all proceeds going to livingoceans.org.”

  • Trent Falls, Nymph Falls, Barber’s Hole, the Medicine Bowls, Goose Spit and Lil Mexico are among the Comox Valley recreation sites that Brown hopes people will tidy this Saturday starting at 10 a.m.
  • “Let’s all get together and help to preserve her (Comox Valley’s) beauty by cleaning up some of the rubbish left after another great summer. We will be out for a day of cleanup with a focus on the shorelines and rivers.
  • “From the Plateau to Trent Falls, Gartley Point to Goose Spit, pick your favourite swimming hole and let’s get together and have a time polishing our paradise.
  • Brown praises local businesses for supporting the project.

    “We’ve got a ton of sponsors who have donated items to raffle/silent auction to help raise money as well Adanac Surfers Union, Big Island Fishing, JumpCamp, Forbidden Snowboards, Volcom, Westcoast Pirates, and onethirtythree to name a few.”

     

     

     

    • After the cleanup, Cumberland Village Works will host Dirty Animal and Skian Ian Thomas at the Waverley. All proceeds will go to livingoceans.org, with a $5 minimum donation at the door. There will be door prizes donated by local businesspeople.
    • “So tell all your friends and come help clean up your town and then dance the night away. See ya out there.”
    • Anyone interested in helping should contact Brown at mh.brown@shaw.ca or 250-898-9853. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/events/542224252516785.

     

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