HAVE YOUR SAY: Operation Highjump big success last week

Kudos to the Kiwanis Club and Comox Recreation for hosting Operation Highjump — a huge success!

Kudos to the Kiwanis Club and Comox Recreation for hosting Operation Highjump — a huge success! Seeing the joyful looks on the faces of these “special needs” athletes was an unforgettable treat. Anyone considering volunteering for a worthy cause — this is up there with the most rewarding. The lunch and water supplied by award-winning Quality Foods was greatly appreciated. A great day!

A huge thank you to members of the Comox Valley who supported World Ostomy Day by dropping off unused ostomy supplies to our Comox Valley Ostomy Support Group table at Pharmasave on Sept. 29. These desperately needed supplies will be sent to ostomates in Third World countries via the non-profit group Friends of Ostomates Worldwide. Your response to our call for supply donations was wonderful. Thank you!

The Comox Valley Aquatic Club held their biannual Tag Day on Sept. 29 at various businesses in the local area. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their overwhelming generosity. The funds raised will be put to very good use with the  purchase of much needed equipment and will help with travel expenses associated with attending swim meets out of province. In turn, the Comox Valley Aquatic Club has donated $400 to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program, which provides opportunities for underprivileged children to participate in organized sport and recreation.

Big bunches of garden mums to thank everyone who has voted for MARS (Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society) this year. This has been an amazing season with trying to fundraise for our projects to help wildlife through gaining votes online. Shell Fuelling Change has been ongoing now since April and ends at the end of this month. This is a great way to raise funds for your favourite charity without having to make a cash donation. And now we are asking you to vote again — this time for Aviva. If you are not sure how, then visit www.wingtips.org. Just go on line to cast your vote, often. Its that easy! Those who have voted and helped with promoting this new funding endeavour — we take our hats off to you!

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