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Comox Valley Family Services Association celebrates its 50th anniversary

This organization will host a dance-and-dine dinner and a silent auction fundraiser
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Comox Valley Family Services Association is celebrating 50 years in the Comox Valley with a dance-and-dine and silent auction event. The event will be held at the Comox Valley Curling Centre, on May 3. Photo submitted.

Comox Valley Family Services Association (CVFSA) is celebrating 50 years of support to the region’s children, youth and families.

Marking this milestone with a celebratory fundraiser, the organization will host a dine-and-dance dinner with live music from Comox Valley’s own Time Well Wasted.

CVFSA’s executive director Diane Daigle invites everyone to put on their best retro dancing attire for this event, to be held at the Comox Valley Curling Club on May 3, starting at 6 p.m.

“(Our organization was) born in 1974, so (we will) have a ’70s-themed event,” said Daigle. “This year is our first major event that will kick off, hopefully, what will become an annual fundraiser. It’s really important for us to let the community know who we are and what we do.”

Partygoers will also have the opportunity to partake in an online silent auction (www.32auctions.com/CVFSA) to raise additional funds.

As a non-profit, Daigle highlights the crucial role of community support in ensuring CVFSA’s sustainability and mission.

“This is our first major annual fundraising event ever,” said Daigle. “We need one (because) our goal is to reach every individual child, youth and family that struggles in this community (and) to do that, we need folks to know who we are and what we do. We need the support of our community to reach as many people as we possibly can.”

Since CVFSA’s first program in 1974, the volunteer-run non-profit has grown into a supportive organization that provides a range of programs and services for Comox Valley families.

“We have five core programs and we work with some of the most at-risk people in the Valley (including) individual families, children and youth,” said Daigle. “Some of our programs are specialized services (for victims of) sexual and domestic violence. (We also have programs for) pre and post-natal families at risk (and more).”

Tickets are going for $100 each or $600 for a table of eight.

To buy tickets or for more information about the event, contact info@cvfsa.org, call (250)-338-7575, or visit comoxvalleyfamilyservices.com.

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Olivier Laurin

About the Author: Olivier Laurin

I’m a bilingual multimedia journalist from Montréal who began my journalistic journey on Vancouver Island with The Comox Valley Record in 2023.
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