Community Events & Fundraisers
Canada Day and the BC Day long weekend finds our members
up at the crack of dawn serving up fresh made pancakes with bacon and sausage. with over 1000 people served every year.
As well, we host the Robbie Thompson Charity Slo-Pitch held in September each year. The tournament began in the fall of 1997 (AKA “The Robbie”) as a fundraiser for a an infant with a a severe heart disorder. The community banded together help the Thompson family, raise needed funds to help with their living in Toronto while they waited for their son’s heart transplant. The first tournament had raised $15,000 to help the family. Robbie has now attending university (we are so proud of you), so the funds raised from the tournaments have gone to help many other charities such as Special Olympics, YANA (You Are Not Alone), Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society, just to name a few.
In October 2019 the Comox Valley Kin Club was delighted to present a Campbell River Kinette banner to the newly chartered Campbell River Kinette club.
In November 2019 we provided a donation to the Lake Trail Community Education Society to provide a weekly salad bar (free of charge) to the students for an entire month. This program provides a healthy alternative to junk food for lunch.
December 2019 we donated $500 to purchase a pallet of food from Thrifty Foods for the Comox Valley Food Bank. This was done through a challenge drive hosted by one of our local radio stations, 98.9 Jet FM.
In December also, we donated money towards the Stuff the Stocking project led by Terry Chaney – providing stockings filled with essentials and goodies for the less fortunate in the Valley.