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Dwayne Buckle finished his 1,400 km “Hike for the Cure” on Sunday (Jan. 10) by walking down Highway 19 all the way to Carrot Park, and then jumping into the freezing cold Tsulquate ocean. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: Icy plunge marks end of Red Deer firefighter’s trek across B.C. for cancer

Dwayne Buckle completes 12-week march from Red Deer to Port Hardy

 

Rick Kellow, with his trusty walking stick, will be walking 90 kms in 90 days to mark his 90th birthday and raise funds for YANA. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay man to walk ‘90 in 90’ for YANA to mark his 90th birthday

While Rick Kellow walks regularly, this is his first time on a fundraising walk

 

The fundraising campaign stopped for dinner at Browns Socialhouse in Courtenay on one night and ended up with not only a meal but some more fans and donations to the cause. Facebook photo

Comox Valley Christmas Light Trucks raises more than $20,000

Campaign collected funds instead for food bank on almost nightly trips

 

Karen McKinnon introducing her heart-felt photo presentation tribute of a local YANA family at the Big Love Benefit. Photo submitted

YANA rolls out plans for 2021 virtual Big Love Gala

It’s the year of reinvention for the way we collectively do things,…

  • Dec 22, 2020
Karen McKinnon introducing her heart-felt photo presentation tribute of a local YANA family at the Big Love Benefit. Photo submitted
Sharon Lambert, seen here with service dog Toby on Dec. 11, 2020, has set up a fundraiser to help pay for the costs of training him and so he can hopefully live with her full-time. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. organization looking for donations to help get service dog into home of Fraser Valley woman

Epic Service Dogs is hoping to give a Christmas miracle to Sharon Lambert of Chilliwack

Sharon Lambert, seen here with service dog Toby on Dec. 11, 2020, has set up a fundraiser to help pay for the costs of training him and so he can hopefully live with her full-time. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Two fundraisers have been set up to help Edna Cuthbert after a devastating fire claimed her home on Dec. 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Fundraisers set up to help 75-year-old Cowichan Valley fire victim

75-year-old woman lost everything in Dec. 8 blaze

Two fundraisers have been set up to help Edna Cuthbert after a devastating fire claimed her home on Dec. 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
4R’s Education Centre Society and On The Fly Cafe at the Comox Valley Airport have partnered to help you with your baking and gift-giving needs this Christmas season. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

On The Fly Café holding fundraiser for 4R’s Education Centre

4R’s Education Centre Society and On The Fly Cafe at the Comox…

  • Nov 29, 2020
4R’s Education Centre Society and On The Fly Cafe at the Comox Valley Airport have partnered to help you with your baking and gift-giving needs this Christmas season. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Lake Cowichan’s Oliver Finlayson, second from left, and his family — including grandma Marnie Mattice, sister Avery, mom Amie Mattice and dad Blair Finlayson — were all smiles on Nov. 16 when their pool arrived, thanks to lots of fundraising and the generosity of the Cowichan Lake community. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Lake community comes together to help family get vital pool

Oliver Finlayson, 9, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy and hydrotherapy is a big help

Lake Cowichan’s Oliver Finlayson, second from left, and his family — including grandma Marnie Mattice, sister Avery, mom Amie Mattice and dad Blair Finlayson — were all smiles on Nov. 16 when their pool arrived, thanks to lots of fundraising and the generosity of the Cowichan Lake community. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes looks positive as he finishes his 98th lap of the Cowichan Sportsplex track on Sunday, Nov. 15, the first day of his bid to break the Canadian six-day running record. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Six-day running record bid still going strong at Cowichan Sportsplex

Two records have already fallen as Jerry Hughes pushes on

Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes looks positive as he finishes his 98th lap of the Cowichan Sportsplex track on Sunday, Nov. 15, the first day of his bid to break the Canadian six-day running record. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jack Amos (left) and Joe Robertson (right) will be running from Port Hardy to Victoria beginning Sunday, to raise funds for a Victoria based charity that supports single parents. Photo courtesy, Joe Robertson.

Vancouver Island pair running the length of Vancouver Island to fundraise for single parents

Runners Joe Robertson and Jack Amos will begin on Nov. 15 from Port Hardy and end at Mile Zero, Victoria

Jack Amos (left) and Joe Robertson (right) will be running from Port Hardy to Victoria beginning Sunday, to raise funds for a Victoria based charity that supports single parents. Photo courtesy, Joe Robertson.
Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes is taking aim at the Canadian six-day running record later this month. (Submitted)

Vancouver Island ultramarathoner takes aim at 130-year-old record for charity

Jerry Hughes will run for six days at the Cowichan Sportsplex this month

Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes is taking aim at the Canadian six-day running record later this month. (Submitted)
Widget, RASTA's senior potbelly pig, enjoying his treats. (Photo submitted)

Smashed pumpkins provide a royal Thanksgiving feast for animals at Island sanctuary

Substantial community donations to purchase pumpkins surpasses the initial goal

Widget, RASTA's senior potbelly pig, enjoying his treats. (Photo submitted)
First Golden Ticket redeemed in 2020 Valley Vonka

First Golden Ticket redeemed in 2020 Valley Vonka

Birthday girl Debbie Casavant has redeemed the first Golden Ticket in this…

First Golden Ticket redeemed in 2020 Valley Vonka
Corinne and her son, Evan, have been part of the YANA family for the past five years. Photo supplied

YANA support ‘life-changing’ for Corinne and Evan

Valley Vonka fundraiser now on at participating sponsors throughout the Comox Valley

  • Sep 6, 2020
Corinne and her son, Evan, have been part of the YANA family for the past five years. Photo supplied
Comox Rotary’s Ducky 500 winners announced

Comox Rotary’s Ducky 500 winners announced

The winners for the 2020 Rotary Club of Comox Ducky 500 have…

Comox Rotary’s Ducky 500 winners announced
Local breweries are battling it out to see who’s tops in hops. Black Press file photo

Comox Valley beer-makers battle to see who’s best in local brews

Contest will also raise funds to support Dawn to Dawn organization

Local breweries are battling it out to see who’s tops in hops. Black Press file photo
People take part in the Parkinson SuperWalk on Sept. 9, 2017 in Chilliwack, B.C. The 30th annual fundraiser for Parkinson Society British Columbia is going virtual this year on Sept. 12 and 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Parkinson SuperWalk goes virtual throughout B.C. due to COVID-19

People encouraged to walk around their neighbourhood, along community trails, through parks, forests

People take part in the Parkinson SuperWalk on Sept. 9, 2017 in Chilliwack, B.C. The 30th annual fundraiser for Parkinson Society British Columbia is going virtual this year on Sept. 12 and 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Colwood’s Alf Todd, centre, and group of family members and supporters, were heading to Port Alberni on their bikes on Aug. 11 in a one-day trip as a fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease. In the rear, from left, are Todd’s grandson Bret Schuuman, supporter Andy Robinson, Todd’s cousin David Peters and daughter Cindy Todd. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Alf Todd on a mission to fight Parkinson’s disease

Todd and group hope to raise $10,000 riding bikes to Port Alberni

Colwood’s Alf Todd, centre, and group of family members and supporters, were heading to Port Alberni on their bikes on Aug. 11 in a one-day trip as a fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease. In the rear, from left, are Todd’s grandson Bret Schuuman, supporter Andy Robinson, Todd’s cousin David Peters and daughter Cindy Todd. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The YANA fundraiser at Charlie’s Auto Wash (beside Value Village) 380 Old Island Highway, in Courtenay, runs until August 31st. YANA will receive $2 from each Gold wash and $1 from each Silver wash. Photo supplied

Charlie’s Car Wash in Courtenay raising funds for YANA

Michael Seib the owner of Charlie’s Auto Wash (beside Value Village) in…

  • Aug 10, 2020
The YANA fundraiser at Charlie’s Auto Wash (beside Value Village) 380 Old Island Highway, in Courtenay, runs until August 31st. YANA will receive $2 from each Gold wash and $1 from each Silver wash. Photo supplied
The Courtenay Return-It recently matched donations to help a former employee (fourth from right) diagnosed with cancer. The depot has new features and protocols in place to keep employees and clients safe. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Refreshed recycling depot offers a 5-star experience

Courtenay Return-It Depot builds community, one bottle at a time

  • Aug 3, 2020
The Courtenay Return-It recently matched donations to help a former employee (fourth from right) diagnosed with cancer. The depot has new features and protocols in place to keep employees and clients safe. Photo by Mike Chouinard