Community Leadership

KidStart needs male mentors! There are 30 kids on the waitlist in the Comox Valley. Call or text Tammie at 250-898-4842 if you can help out. Photo by Bluetree Photography.

Comox Valley KidStart is in need of male volunteers

Are you a guy over age 19 who is optimistic and has…

 

Filberg Lodge and Park, in Comox. Jennifer Blyth photo

Comox Community Listening Event aims to reconnect residents

Event takes place at Filberg Park in Comox, May 29

  • May 26, 2022

 

Comox Mayor Russ Arnot presents Pam Moughton with the Sovereign’s Medal, in recognition of her volunteer hours at the Comox Museum. Photo supplied

Comox Museum volunteer receives special award

While some may think that Friday the 13th is unlucky, this was…

 

A large donation of $113,000 was presented to the Creative Therapists Program at Providence Living - The Views. This cheque was accepted by Kelly Romeril, Director of Resident Lifestyle and Community Programs and presented by Sandy Dreger, co-ordinator of the Auxiliary Gift Shop and Stephanie Walters, co-ordinator of the Auxiliary Thrift Shop. Thank you to our community for supporting the Auxiliary Society for Comox Valley Healthcare!

Comox Valley gives back

The Comox Valley Record wants to recognize the many events that make…

  • May 13, 2022
A large donation of $113,000 was presented to the Creative Therapists Program at Providence Living - The Views. This cheque was accepted by Kelly Romeril, Director of Resident Lifestyle and Community Programs and presented by Sandy Dreger, co-ordinator of the Auxiliary Gift Shop and Stephanie Walters, co-ordinator of the Auxiliary Thrift Shop. Thank you to our community for supporting the Auxiliary Society for Comox Valley Healthcare!
Comox Valley Dodge general manager Carson Grant (right) presents the Coal Hills BMX Association with $6,150 to help with repairs to the track, after vandals damaged the site. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Dodge spearheads fundraiser to repair damages to Cumberland BMX park

Business matches crowdfunding campaign total, raising $6,150 for repairs after vandals damage site

Comox Valley Dodge general manager Carson Grant (right) presents the Coal Hills BMX Association with $6,150 to help with repairs to the track, after vandals damaged the site. Photo supplied
A Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association volunteer gets set to take a load to the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre during the association’s annual spring roadside cleanup, April 22. Photo by Gail Eggiman

Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association members clean up well

Organization’s annual spring roadside cleanup hauls more than two tonnes to the landfill

A Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association volunteer gets set to take a load to the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre during the association’s annual spring roadside cleanup, April 22. Photo by Gail Eggiman
Left to right: Jessica Aldred, executive director of the Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation, Lindsey James from North Island Hospital Comox Valley campus (CVH), Shelagh Kantor from CVH, Lezlie Chasse from Peninsula Co-op, Murray Endert from CVH, and Wendy Gibson from CVH as Peninsula Co-op presents a $5,000 cheque to the CVHF for the purchase of a Resusci Anne, used in training.

Comox Valley gives back

The Comox Valley Record wants to recognize the many events that make…

  • Apr 15, 2022
Left to right: Jessica Aldred, executive director of the Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation, Lindsey James from North Island Hospital Comox Valley campus (CVH), Shelagh Kantor from CVH, Lezlie Chasse from Peninsula Co-op, Murray Endert from CVH, and Wendy Gibson from CVH as Peninsula Co-op presents a $5,000 cheque to the CVHF for the purchase of a Resusci Anne, used in training.
The École Robb Road Grade 4 class had a pizza party, thanks to Rachel Orthner’s winning entry in the Comox Valley Record Design An Ad contest.

École Robb Road Grade 4 class wins Comox Valley Record’s Design An Ad pizza party

École Robb Road Grade 4 student, Rachel Orthner, was the winner of…

  • Mar 14, 2022
The École Robb Road Grade 4 class had a pizza party, thanks to Rachel Orthner’s winning entry in the Comox Valley Record Design An Ad contest.
Anita and Dave White receive their AED from a Comox firefighter. Photo supplied

Comox Firefighters Association partners with building owners to add another AED in town

Anita and Dave White, owners of a commercial building in Comox have…

Anita and Dave White receive their AED from a Comox firefighter. Photo supplied
Jan Kotyk raised $5,125 for the Children’s Health Foundation by way of a 12-hour “stepathon” at the Goose Spit stairs. The Merville ultra-marathoner started climbing the stairs at 4 a.m. on Jan. 9 and continued until 4 p.m. For the most part, he would walk up and run down. He is pictured here at the Goose Spit stairs with his wife Erin and son Asher.

Comox Valley gives back

The Comox Valley Record wants to recognize the many events that make…

  • Feb 16, 2022
Jan Kotyk raised $5,125 for the Children’s Health Foundation by way of a 12-hour “stepathon” at the Goose Spit stairs. The Merville ultra-marathoner started climbing the stairs at 4 a.m. on Jan. 9 and continued until 4 p.m. For the most part, he would walk up and run down. He is pictured here at the Goose Spit stairs with his wife Erin and son Asher.
Left to right: Jessica Aldred, executive director of the Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation, Lindsey James from North Island Hospital Comox Valley campus (CVH), Shelagh Kantor from CVH, Lezlie Chasse from Peninsula Co-op, Murray Endert from CVH, and Wendy Gibson from CVH as Peninsula Co-op presents a $5,000 cheque to the CVHF for the purchase Resusci Anne, used in training.

Peninsula Co-Op donates $5,000 to Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation

Research shows improvement in response times to a cardiac arrest increases the…

  • Feb 15, 2022
Left to right: Jessica Aldred, executive director of the Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation, Lindsey James from North Island Hospital Comox Valley campus (CVH), Shelagh Kantor from CVH, Lezlie Chasse from Peninsula Co-op, Murray Endert from CVH, and Wendy Gibson from CVH as Peninsula Co-op presents a $5,000 cheque to the CVHF for the purchase Resusci Anne, used in training.
Myrna Logan of the Rotary Club of Comox Valley presents a $7,000 cheque to James McKerricher of LUSH Valley Food Action Society. The funds were raised during the Rotary Club of Comox Valley’s Everyone Eats Raffle. Photo by Bonner Photograph

Comox Valley Food Bank and LUSH big winners in Rotary’s Everybody Eats raffle

In December of last year, the Rotary Club of Comox Valley announced…

  • Feb 15, 2022
Myrna Logan of the Rotary Club of Comox Valley presents a $7,000 cheque to James McKerricher of LUSH Valley Food Action Society. The funds were raised during the Rotary Club of Comox Valley’s Everyone Eats Raffle. Photo by Bonner Photograph
Comox Valley Child Development Association is one of 32 community organizations receiving a grant this year.

Comox Valley Community Foundation grant recipients announced

The Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) hosted a virtual community celebration on…

  • Jan 28, 2022
Comox Valley Child Development Association is one of 32 community organizations receiving a grant this year.
Get Fit in 30 Comox helps out the community. During our 2021 Comox Valley Food Drive held Nov. 15-31 we collected 1,5374 pounds of non-perishable food and cash donations. Many, many thanks to all who donated. Our goal was to increase our total from 2020 which was 1480 pounds.

Comox Valley gives back

The Comox Valley Record wants to recognize the many events that make…

  • Jan 15, 2022
Get Fit in 30 Comox helps out the community. During our 2021 Comox Valley Food Drive held Nov. 15-31 we collected 1,5374 pounds of non-perishable food and cash donations. Many, many thanks to all who donated. Our goal was to increase our total from 2020 which was 1480 pounds.
Chantal Stefan and her adult EDAS team (left, Ryan Titley - teacher admin from Heritage Online Christian School; right, David Randall, art teacher at G.P Vanier Secondary School) load up the van and head out to Vancouver for the final run of 2021. Photo by Chantal Stefan

1,298 packages delivered during Comox Valley’s 2021 Everybody Deserves a Smile campaign

With the last of the 1,298 Christmas parcels of hope delivered, Everybody…

Chantal Stefan and her adult EDAS team (left, Ryan Titley - teacher admin from Heritage Online Christian School; right, David Randall, art teacher at G.P Vanier Secondary School) load up the van and head out to Vancouver for the final run of 2021. Photo by Chantal Stefan
Hundreds of holiday-themed bags await filling at the 40th Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner. Photo by Erica Farrell

40th annual Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner the largest yet

Neither COVID, nor snow, not even a major power outage could stop…

Hundreds of holiday-themed bags await filling at the 40th Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner. Photo by Erica Farrell
École Puntledge Park students from Mrs. Greenlaw’s K/Grade 1 class show their envelope designs, before filling them with essentials such as socks, toques, toothbrushes and dental floss, to be delivered to those in need. Photo by Terry Farrell

EDAS brings the entire Comox Valley community together to help those in need

On Thursday, Dec. 9, École Puntledge Park students spent the day putting…

École Puntledge Park students from Mrs. Greenlaw’s K/Grade 1 class show their envelope designs, before filling them with essentials such as socks, toques, toothbrushes and dental floss, to be delivered to those in need. Photo by Terry Farrell
Left - Grade 7 student, Zan Oliphant, and his team members put up the Everybody Deserves a Smile bulletin board at École Puntledge Park to launch this year’s campaign. Top right, a beautifully designed bag. Bottom right, a student works on a message of hope. Photos supplied.

Comox Valley students help the homeless through Everybody Deserves a Smile

Marcie Dumais Special to the Record Students in 20 schools throughout the…

Left - Grade 7 student, Zan Oliphant, and his team members put up the Everybody Deserves a Smile bulletin board at École Puntledge Park to launch this year’s campaign. Top right, a beautifully designed bag. Bottom right, a student works on a message of hope. Photos supplied.
Left to right: John Newman, president of Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North, authors Ken McBeath, Kathy Mason, Jackie Holt from Anderton Gardens, author Marlet Ashley, Alla McQueen from Habitat for Humanity, authors Cathy M. Doyle, Sharon McInnes, and Kunio Yamageshi. Absent, author Penelope Rokeby. The photo was part of a cheque presentation for the two local non-profits, from funds raised the sale of a collaborative book by the authors.
Left to right: John Newman, president of Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North, authors Ken McBeath, Kathy Mason, Jackie Holt from Anderton Gardens, author Marlet Ashley, Alla McQueen from Habitat for Humanity, authors Cathy M. Doyle, Sharon McInnes, and Kunio Yamageshi. Absent, author Penelope Rokeby. The photo was part of a cheque presentation for the two local non-profits, from funds raised the sale of a collaborative book by the authors.

Book launch nets more than $750 for Comox Valley non-profits

All funds from Recollections support Habitat for Humanity and Anderton Gardens.

Left to right: John Newman, president of Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North, authors Ken McBeath, Kathy Mason, Jackie Holt from Anderton Gardens, author Marlet Ashley, Alla McQueen from Habitat for Humanity, authors Cathy M. Doyle, Sharon McInnes, and Kunio Yamageshi. Absent, author Penelope Rokeby. The photo was part of a cheque presentation for the two local non-profits, from funds raised the sale of a collaborative book by the authors.
Left to right: John Newman, president of Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North, authors Ken McBeath, Kathy Mason, Jackie Holt from Anderton Gardens, author Marlet Ashley, Alla McQueen from Habitat for Humanity, authors Cathy M. Doyle, Sharon McInnes, and Kunio Yamageshi. Absent, author Penelope Rokeby. The photo was part of a cheque presentation for the two local non-profits, from funds raised the sale of a collaborative book by the authors.
Comox Valley Transition Society executive director Heather Ney (centre) with shop owners Deanne McRae (left) and Mackenzie Gartside (right) — at Uplifters, a philanthropic shop (Downtown Courtenay).

Uplifters doing uplifting things in the Comox Valley

Recent sale netted $1,000 donation to Lilli House

Comox Valley Transition Society executive director Heather Ney (centre) with shop owners Deanne McRae (left) and Mackenzie Gartside (right) — at Uplifters, a philanthropic shop (Downtown Courtenay).