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.

 

Just Posted

Four-hour ferry delay on Buckley Bay-Denman Island route

BC Ferries reported the cable ferry is experiencing issues with the head shieve.

Air quality statement in effect for Comox Valley

Smokey skies could mean a high risk on the air quality health index

Additional funds allocated to over-budget Cumberland fire hall design

Council approved the addition of $125,000 for pre-construction work

Local musicians inducted into Comox Valley Walk of Achievement

Seven local musicians have earned their spot among some of the Comox… Continue reading

Average Canadian family spends 43% of income on taxes: study

Fraser Institute’s consumer report shows taxes accounting for larger chunk of income each year

‘It’s like a party in your mouth’

B.C. creator’s Milkshake Burger makes its debut at the PNE

Vehicle catches fire near Vancouver Island provincial park

Fire shut down Highway 4 in both directions

Get involved in the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count

Environmental organization develops app to help with the nationwide count

Pesticides linked to bee deaths will be phased out in Canada, sources say

Neonicotinoids, or neonics, are a class of pesticides used by farmers and hobby gardeners alike

Wildfire smoke blankets B.C. and Alberta, prompting air quality advisories

About 25 new wildfires were sparked between Monday morning and midday Tuesday

Big bucks for painting of small B.C. town

A 1965 painting of Ashcroft by E. J. Hughes exceeded its pre-auction estimate at a recent sale.

Most Read