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Comox Valley Family Services celebrated its first annual fundraiser

‘It was amazing’: The non-profit amassed over $10,000
CVFSA marked its 50th anniversary on May 3 with its inaugural fundraiser. Executive Director Diane Daigle (right) addressed the attendees at the event, which raised over $10,000. Photo courtesy of Kirk Friedrich.

The Comox Valley Family Services Association (CVFSA) celebrated its 50th anniversary of providing support to the region’s children, youth and families, on the night of May 3.

The non-profit marked this half-century milestone with its first annual fundraiser: a ’70s-themed dine-and-dance dinner.

The event was a great success for CVFSA’s executive director Diane Daigle.

“It was amazing, even overwhelming, and beyond expectations,” said Daigle. “We had a full house. The music, by Time Well Wasted, was amazing, the food was excellent, and the venue was beautiful.”

Amassing $10,051, the executive director stated that the total amount raised exceeded the non-profit’s expectations.

“We had an online auction and it (also) exceeded our expectations,” said Daigle. “It appears our silent auction made… close to $6,000. Our goal for the auction was $4000.”

Thankful for all the donations, Daigle explained that every dollar will go towards cementing the non-profit’s presence in the Valley.

“Our long-term plan is that we need a new building because our (current one) has many issues that we need to deal with,” said Daigle. “We’re also constantly looking for funding to (enhance existing) programs and get more services.”

Recognizing that this event couldn’t have been possible without the community coming together, Daigle thanked everyone who made this event possible.

“It’s all about the people who have supported us through this process and the folks who have attended the event,” she said. “(I also want to thank) our staff and board members.”

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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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