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Caelan McIntosh was involved in the 2021 Comox Bike Co YANA Ride, three weeks before his birth. Photo supplied.

McIntoshes paying it back at this year’s YANA Ride, after paying it forward in 2021

Lina Konovalov Special to the Record Last week, Beckett Williamson was introduced…

 

The 2022 Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride will culminate Aug. 21 with a Party in the Park. Photo supplied

2022 Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride will culminate Aug. 21 with a party at Marina Park

By Lina Konovalov Special to the Record You’ve registered, you’ve rallied, and…

  • Jul 21, 2022

 

Balfe Martin Private Wealth of RBC Dominion Securities is making the most of the Comox Bike Co YANA Ride fundraiser by offering to double ALL donations over $100 from July 5-15. Photo submitted

YANA Ride donation doubler hopes to raise $10,000 in 10 days

Balfe Martin Private Wealth of RBC Dominion Securities is making the most…

  • Jul 6, 2022
Balfe Martin Private Wealth of RBC Dominion Securities is making the most of the Comox Bike Co YANA Ride fundraiser by offering to double ALL donations over $100 from July 5-15. Photo submitted
The 2022 Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride will be a hybrid of the pre-COVID in-person events and the virtual rides of the past two years. Photo supplied

2022 Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride combines live and virtual versions

The 2022 Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride is around the corner and…

The 2022 Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride will be a hybrid of the pre-COVID in-person events and the virtual rides of the past two years. Photo supplied
YANA executive director Kelly Barnie accepts a cheque for $19,250 from Comox Valley Record publisher Artur Ciastkowski, with Hot Chocolates owner, Jorden, and team leader, Shuka, looking on. The proceeds came from the purchase of Valley Vonka chocolate bars by Comox Valley residents. Photo by Terry Farrell

2022 YANA Valley Vonka contest most successful yet

The 2022 YANA Valley Vonka contest came to a conclusion on Tuesday,…

YANA executive director Kelly Barnie accepts a cheque for $19,250 from Comox Valley Record publisher Artur Ciastkowski, with Hot Chocolates owner, Jorden, and team leader, Shuka, looking on. The proceeds came from the purchase of Valley Vonka chocolate bars by Comox Valley residents. Photo by Terry Farrell
Comox Valley family doctor Brad Harris brewed beer for charity, starting his own campaign It’s Not Just Beer, It’s Love. Photo submitted

Valley doctor’s legacy lives on through YANA

Hundreds of beloved friends and family recently gathered to honour Dr. Brad Harris

Comox Valley family doctor Brad Harris brewed beer for charity, starting his own campaign It’s Not Just Beer, It’s Love. Photo submitted
The Lesage family has needed YANA’s services on multiple occasions, and every time, the organization has come through. Photo supplied

Comox Valley family a repeat benefactor of YANA’s services

No matter how many times you call, You Are Not Alone

  • Apr 13, 2022
The Lesage family has needed YANA’s services on multiple occasions, and every time, the organization has come through. Photo supplied
The Lutter family: Haley, Jason, and Henry. YANA helped the Lutters when Henry’s medical needs had them travelling to Victoria for treatment. Photo supplied

YANA assists Comox Valley family deal with first-born’s torticollis

Henry’s condition meant many trips to Victoria, and two years of physiotherapy

  • Apr 4, 2022
The Lutter family: Haley, Jason, and Henry. YANA helped the Lutters when Henry’s medical needs had them travelling to Victoria for treatment. Photo supplied
Aaron Hong with his mother, Michelle. Aaron had a life-altering diagnosis of leukemia last year. YANA was there to help the family. Photo supplied

YANA by family’s side when toddler receives leukemia diagnosis

‘The apartment (supplied by YANA) was exactly what we needed… more than what we needed.’

Aaron Hong with his mother, Michelle. Aaron had a life-altering diagnosis of leukemia last year. YANA was there to help the family. Photo supplied
Life hasn’t always been easy for Nikko Segriff, but YANA has been there to help. Photo supplied

YANA family says reaching out was the hardest part

Comox Valley mother was hesitant to ask for help

  • Mar 29, 2022
Life hasn’t always been easy for Nikko Segriff, but YANA has been there to help. Photo supplied
The YANA Big Love event kicks off with its online auction, starting Feb. 15 and running through to the live event, Feb. 25. Photo supplied.

Comox Valley’s YANA Big Love Benefit online auction opens Feb. 15

One ticket has everything you’ll need to participate in this year’s virtual…

The YANA Big Love event kicks off with its online auction, starting Feb. 15 and running through to the live event, Feb. 25. Photo supplied.
Tarn Blakely, 16, will be donating her hair to help a couple of worthy causes. Foundations Hair Salon will be doing the cut in late February. Photo supplied

Comox Valley youth getting first haircut at 16 for good causes

Tarn Blakely will donate the hair to Hair We Share while raising funds for YANA

Tarn Blakely, 16, will be donating her hair to help a couple of worthy causes. Foundations Hair Salon will be doing the cut in late February. Photo supplied
The 2022 YANA Big Love Benefit will take on a fully-virtual format again this year in support of Comox Valley families. (Photo supplied)

COVID restrictions extension forces YANA to return to virtual format for Big Love Benefit

The 2022 YANA Big Love Benefit will take on a fully-virtual format…

The 2022 YANA Big Love Benefit will take on a fully-virtual format again this year in support of Comox Valley families. (Photo supplied)
Nicole Vogelzang and Chris Wilson enjoy a stroll at Paradise Meadows, with their son. Photo supplied.
Nicole Vogelzang and Chris Wilson enjoy a stroll at Paradise Meadows, with their son. Photo supplied.
Mark the Gold Guy has generously donated a gorgeous co-ordinating pair of diamond rings, appraised by Tim Haley at Simply Timeless at over $5,500 as the 2021 YANA Christmas cracker grand prize. Photo supplied

YANA Christmas Crackers on sale throughout the Comox Valley

It was many years ago that YANA’s founder, Sandra Williams, gathered with…

Mark the Gold Guy has generously donated a gorgeous co-ordinating pair of diamond rings, appraised by Tim Haley at Simply Timeless at over $5,500 as the 2021 YANA Christmas cracker grand prize. Photo supplied
The Wells family - Bob, Connor, Megan, Michelle, and Quinn (in front) prepare for a YANA Ride. Photo submitted

Wells family forever grateful for YANA’s support in time of need

By Andrea Rose Special to The Record It was February of 2007,…

The Wells family - Bob, Connor, Megan, Michelle, and Quinn (in front) prepare for a YANA Ride. Photo submitted
13-year-old Tori Boelk has benefited from YANA's services throughout most of her life. Photo supplied

Comox Valley family overwhelmed by 10+ years of community support through YANA

By Andrea Rose Special to The Record Nobody plans for their child…

13-year-old Tori Boelk has benefited from YANA's services throughout most of her life. Photo supplied
Ali and Blake Usher are grateful for all the support YANA has given their family since Blake’s birth, and will be participating in this year’s Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride as a way of giving back to the charity. Photo supplied

Usher family participates in Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride as a way of saying ‘thanks’

Andrea Rose Special to The Record Team McQueen is decked out and…

Ali and Blake Usher are grateful for all the support YANA has given their family since Blake’s birth, and will be participating in this year’s Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride as a way of giving back to the charity. Photo supplied
Cyclists of all ages take part in the Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride every year. Photo supplied

Re-imagined Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride offers flexibility

The 2021 Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride is just around the corner,…

Cyclists of all ages take part in the Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride every year. Photo supplied
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