Huge fundraising garage sale for Baby Grant this weekend

Volunteers still needed for set-up; donations still being accepted

  • Feb. 26, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Seven-month-old Baby Grant continues to make progress since being rescued from the Puntledge River Jan. 30. A huge garage sale fundraiser is planned for this weekend at NIC College

Terry Farrell

Record staff

There is a huge garage sale-type of fundraiser happening for Baby Grant this weekend.

The garage sale will take place at the North Island College cafeteria (Tyee building) Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 28, March 1) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

This is an opportunity for the entire community to help the Weaver family with the costs stemming from Baby Grant’s rehabilitation, after his dramatic rescue from the Puntledge River on Jan. 30.

There are plenty of ways to get involved in the two-day fundraiser.

Organizer Ashley Anness is still accepting donations, and she is also in need of volunteers to help with certain parts of the event.

“I can still take donations at my house today, or at the college between 1-4 p.m. tomorrow,” said Anness. “I could use some volunteers for Sunday afternoon, but I do have lots for Saturday.”

Anness is also looking for help to set up the fundraiser. She has a carport full of donated items to get to the college and a couple of pick-up trucks would make the job easier.

“I have two little children so I have to transport them as well as my loads so it will be load up, unload, load up, unload, up and down the hill, with two little ones in tow,” she said. æAnd there is a lot of stuff to get over there. My carport is pretty much full and it’s spilling out onto the sidewalk now.”

To help in any way, call Anness at 250-218-1117/

For more information on the fundraiser, see the Facebook page at




Baby Grant update

Baby Grant was transferred from the BC Children’s Hospital to the Sunny Hill Rehabilitation Centre on Feb. 19.

Grant’s father, Doug Weaver, posted this update Wednesday night:

“So grant will be at Sunny Hill for another week or so before moving to Victoria. As usual he is getting stronger and a bit happier everyday.

My mother and I are coping as well as one would expect while ‘residing at the hospital’. Really I cant complain!

“……and to all our friends and supporters in the Comox Valley; we will be coming to visit on a regular basis as soon as possible. This move to Victoria isn’t forever!”

The seven-month-old has been making a miraculous recovery since being pulled from the waters of the Puntledge River on Jan. 30.

Grant’s mother and Doug’s wife, 26-year-old Veronika Sophie Weaver, perished in the incident. It remains unclear as to how the two wound up in the river.

A crowdfunding campaign has been set up to help with the expenses associated with Grant’s recovery.

The update on the crowdfunding campaign is also positive.

As of Thursday morning, there has been $20,518 raised.

To contribute, or to follow Doug’s posts, go to


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