Courtenay centennial committee chair Ron Webber presents a $1

Centennial proceeds support youth programs

Centennial Legacy Endowment receives first contribution

  • Mar. 17, 2015 2:00 p.m.

The enthusiasm that local residents are showing for the City of Courtenay’s centennial celebrations has been tremendous so far, and the centennial celebration committee is hard at work planning more community events and fundraising initiatives.

All proceeds from the centennial celebrations will be added to the Centennial Legacy Endowment, a fund that will be donated to the Comox Valley Community Foundation, where it will be directed to fund programs that specifically support youth.

“We want to support Courtenay’s youth and provide them with a community experience they will value as they go through life, no matter where their future takes them,” said former Courtenay Mayor Ron Webber.

One of the fundraising initiatives that will contribute to the Legacy Endowment Fund is the sale of Courtenay centennial T-Shirts, which will soon be available for sale at the Lewis Centre and the Florence Filberg Centre. You can find updates to more upcoming fundraisers on the City of Courtenay website at www.courtenay.ca, or on Facebook and Twitter using the official hashtag #Courtenay100.

Also coming up is the Citizens of the Century Award nomination deadline on March 31. If you’d like to acknowledge the contribution of a volunteer in your family or business, past or present, there’s still time to nominate them for this prestigious award.

The awards are sponsored by the Canadian Western Bank, and the eligibility requirements and nomination form are available online on the City of Courtenay website.

For more information about business sponsorship or volunteer opportunities for upcoming events, contact the Courtenay Centennial Celebration Committee at 100years@courtenay.ca or call 250-334-4441.

 

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