Community Leadership

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).
In their inaugural concert, the Quarantones men’s octet presented a rip-roaring program of sea shanties to a lively audience at The Gardens on Anderton. The men generously offered the net proceeds of the event to the Comox Valley Children’s Choir with a $1,000 donation - thankfully paid in a cheque, not doubloons! This donation will go towards the development of the next generation of singers in the Comox Valley and was presented by Bob Udell of the Quarantones to members of both the Children’s and Youth Choirs - who are inviting new singers to join them this fall. Visit them at www.comoxvalleychildrenschoir.com for more info and keep an eye out for the next Quarantones concert in January!

Comox Valley gives back

Groups, businesses and individuals give back to the community

  • Nov 5, 2021
In their inaugural concert, the Quarantones men’s octet presented a rip-roaring program of sea shanties to a lively audience at The Gardens on Anderton. The men generously offered the net proceeds of the event to the Comox Valley Children’s Choir with a $1,000 donation - thankfully paid in a cheque, not doubloons! This donation will go towards the development of the next generation of singers in the Comox Valley and was presented by Bob Udell of the Quarantones to members of both the Children’s and Youth Choirs - who are inviting new singers to join them this fall. Visit them at www.comoxvalleychildrenschoir.com for more info and keep an eye out for the next Quarantones concert in January!
Susan Auchterlonie (CVCF) presents Maurita Prato (LUSH) with a cheque for a $75,000 impact loan towards the down payment for LUSH’s new space.

Comox Valley Community Foundation agrees to $75K impact loan for LUSH Valley

The Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) is playing a major role in…

  • Oct 13, 2021
Susan Auchterlonie (CVCF) presents Maurita Prato (LUSH) with a cheque for a $75,000 impact loan towards the down payment for LUSH’s new space.
The Comox Box sent 4 boxes of goodies to the NICU families at Ronald McDonald House.

Comox Valley gives back

Comox Valley businesses, organizations and individuals helping improve the lives of others

  • Oct 7, 2021
The Comox Box sent 4 boxes of goodies to the NICU families at Ronald McDonald House.
Sarah Robinson’s spirit lives on in the newly formed Sarah Robinson Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Sarah Robinson Foundation carries on the work of departed Indigenous women’s advocate

A fundraiser in Vancouver on Aug. 7, Sarah’s 36th birthday, helps the charity take flight

Sarah Robinson’s spirit lives on in the newly formed Sarah Robinson Foundation. (Submitted photo)
Glacier View Lodge executive director Wanda McMillan accepted this generous donation from the Courtenay Legion Branch 17. The gift of $5,000 will go a long way to helping us meet our living room redesign goals. Our grateful thanks to Courtenay Legion Branch 17. This is how donations to the annual Poppy Campaign benefit our local Community. Every dollar donated stays in our Community to support Veterans, their families, and the Comox Valley.

Comox Valley gives back

Comox Valley businesses, organizations and individuals helping improve the lives of others

  • Jul 18, 2021
Glacier View Lodge executive director Wanda McMillan accepted this generous donation from the Courtenay Legion Branch 17. The gift of $5,000 will go a long way to helping us meet our living room redesign goals. Our grateful thanks to Courtenay Legion Branch 17. This is how donations to the annual Poppy Campaign benefit our local Community. Every dollar donated stays in our Community to support Veterans, their families, and the Comox Valley.
Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)

Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for application

Get your creative, community-driven project funded for up to $500

Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)
The Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club donated a pickup load of winter clothing from the club members and friends of the Club to the Comox Bay Care Society (Care-A-Van) to disburse to the less fortunate in the Valley. President Ken and Service Chair Cathy are shown giving the clothes to Peter from the CBCS.

Comox Valley gives back

Comox Valley businesses, organizations and individuals helping improve the lives of others

  • Feb 10, 2021
The Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club donated a pickup load of winter clothing from the club members and friends of the Club to the Comox Bay Care Society (Care-A-Van) to disburse to the less fortunate in the Valley. President Ken and Service Chair Cathy are shown giving the clothes to Peter from the CBCS.
The Courtenay Legion recently presented the Comox Valley Health Foundation with a cheque for $20,000. The Legion was going to have it support specific upgrades, however, given everything that is happening right now, they decided to use the funds to support our Foundation’s Area of Greatest Need. “The Legion is one of our longest, largest, and most dedicated donors over the years. They have supported St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, and now the Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation for more than 20 years,” said CVHF executive director, Colt Lon. “We were thrilled to hear that the Courtenay Legion are using this extremely generous $20,000 gift to support Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation’s Areas of Greatest Need. Their dedication over the last 20+ years, providing monumental support to healthcare in the Comox Valley has had a profound effect on our community. We truly value, and are proud of the tremendous relationship we have with the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 17, of Courtenay”.

Comox Valley gives back

Comox Valley businesses, organizations and individuals helping improve the lives of others

  • Jun 2, 2020
The Courtenay Legion recently presented the Comox Valley Health Foundation with a cheque for $20,000. The Legion was going to have it support specific upgrades, however, given everything that is happening right now, they decided to use the funds to support our Foundation’s Area of Greatest Need. “The Legion is one of our longest, largest, and most dedicated donors over the years. They have supported St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, and now the Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation for more than 20 years,” said CVHF executive director, Colt Lon. “We were thrilled to hear that the Courtenay Legion are using this extremely generous $20,000 gift to support Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation’s Areas of Greatest Need. Their dedication over the last 20+ years, providing monumental support to healthcare in the Comox Valley has had a profound effect on our community. We truly value, and are proud of the tremendous relationship we have with the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 17, of Courtenay”.
Gathered around the Keeping it Living Award are (from left to right) - Project Watershed Board member Don Castleden, Morrison Creek Streamkeepers Kathryn Clouston, Piet Rutgers of the Comox Valley Land Trust, and Project Watershed estuary co-ordinator Jennifer Sutherst. Photo by Isadora Datt

Two Comox Valley groups share annual Project Watershed award

Keep It Living Award given to Morrison Creek Streamkeepers and Comox Valley Land Trust

  • May 26, 2020
Gathered around the Keeping it Living Award are (from left to right) - Project Watershed Board member Don Castleden, Morrison Creek Streamkeepers Kathryn Clouston, Piet Rutgers of the Comox Valley Land Trust, and Project Watershed estuary co-ordinator Jennifer Sutherst. Photo by Isadora Datt
On the heels of the first Regional Youth Climate Action Conference, there will be a Youth Leadership Summit coming to Courtenay in March. Black Press file photo

Inaugural Comox Valley Youth Leadership Summit coming to Courtenay

Be prepared to be impressed and be inspired! The inaugural Comox Valley…

  • Mar 5, 2020
On the heels of the first Regional Youth Climate Action Conference, there will be a Youth Leadership Summit coming to Courtenay in March. Black Press file photo