Have Your Say: Book Friends share with other community groups

The Comox Valley Book Friends recently held their annual fundraising book sale. Thanks to the generous donations of material, there was something for each of the over 1,500 people who attended.

The Comox Valley Book Friends recently held their annual fundraising book sale. Thanks to the generous donations of material, there was something for each of the over 1,500 people who attended. The group would like to thank Tiffany and Les of the Comox Centre Mall for their great assistance in making the sale possible. Proceeds of the sale are donated by the Book Friends to local non-profit groups. This year they are pleased to announce that $17,000 will be distributed to the following: 4R’s Education Centre, Comox Valley Adult Learning Centre, Anderton Therapeutic Gardens, Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue, L’Arche Mental Health Society, St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary, Therapeutic Riding, Comox Firefighters Association and Vancouver Island Regional Library. There will also be a student bursary awarded to a student graduating from Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School. Books are accepted year-round and may be dropped off at Good Vibrations — park at the corner of Fourth and England. Please take your good quality donations in bags or boxes that you can leave there. New volunteers are always welcome. For more information, please contact Ruth at ruth_dilts@hotmail.com or 250-338-2750.

Lone Wolf Roofing has been incorrectly listed in the Yellow Pages with the prefix 338. This has lost him a lot of business and been a thorn in the side of the resident whose number it is. Lone Wolf Roofing should be 250-339-3382. When 411 is called they do not have a listing. When Yellow Pages online is used it provides the correct number. For the book error there has been no apology, no compensation, and no assurance that the same error will not recur in the new book. To add insult to injury Canpages has followed suit with the same error.

A summer full of sunshine and happy days to the staff at Jet-FM for supporting The Salvation Army’s Dignity Project. What a privilege it is to partner with such a community conscience team! Thanks so much for all you do for our community. The Salvation Army Family Services would like to thank Diane of Royston Roasting Company for continually donating their amazing coffee to our Emergency Food Services and to use in our staff coffee area!  We are more awake and productive thanks to the generous donation! The Salvation Army’s Tuesday Hot Lunch Program would like to send a bouquet of flowers and sunshine-filled summer days, to the Cumberland Bakery for their donation of bread and treats for us to serve our guests!

I would like to send a huge bouquet of highly precise jewel-encrusted flowers to Grahams Jewellers on Fifth Street. Faced with what I feared was an impossible task they quickly, cheerfully, and cheaply repaired my treasured watch. What great service!

Street Smart Kidz of Canada would like to thank and show our appreciation to Mayor Phelps of Courtenay and public liaison officer Const. Nicole Hall of the Comox Valley RCMP for their incredible patience, guidance and good-natured humour while they helped us create our video trilogy about Kids and Crime. With their support and help, we were able to create three educational video’s showing kids what happens when they break the law, the repercussions of their actions, how it affects their parents and the community they live in. Vandalism is not a victimless crime. Tagging buildings, breaking windows and snapping trees have consequences. After much editing due to my mistakes, not the mayor’s or constable’s, the videos have finally been released on YouTube and the streetsmartkidz.ca website. Videos gave been picked up by over 1,000 schools across Canada and the United States, to date.

The Comox Valley Food Bank would like thank the organizers and participants of the Comox Valley chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society for their recent “24 hour relay for life” event. They contributed over 400 pounds of non-perishable food. We appreciate all the effort everyone spent, to help the less fortunate in our communities.

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