Comox Valley Special Olympics celebrating 30 years

Gala Celebration and Fundraiser April 23 at Crown Isle Resort

This year marks 30 years that Special Olympics has been providing year-round training and competitive sport opportunities for individuals with an intellectual disability in our community.

Comox Valley Special Olympics provides program services to over 90 athletes in the sports of swimming, bowling, floor hockey, curling, alpine skiing, rhythmic gymnastics, bocce, softball, and track and field – you’ve no doubt seen those green and gray jackets around town.

Local chapters of Special Olympics receive no public funding and as a result, rely heavily on the generosity of private and corporate citizens to fund their  programs.

A Gala Celebration and Fundraiser is being sponsored by Crown Isle Resort, who will host a buffet dinner in their ballroom on April 23. The local business community has donated a vast array of goods and services that will be part of a silent auction at the gala, and local musicians Silk Pajamas are providing entertainment for the evening.

Tickets are available at Codes Country Lanes and Long & McQuade, or by calling fundraising coordinator Agnes Knowles at 250-898-1153. There’s still time to donate items for the silent auction – call Agnes for pick-up.

Where else will $50 buy you a fabulous evening of food, fun and laughter, all while supporting an amazing program and our own local athletes?


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