President Sean Specht presenting a $500 donation to the Comox Valley Food Bank in 2023
Community Events & Fundraisers
Canada Day 2022 found our members at 8 am dawn serving up fresh-made pancakes with bacon and sausage. We usually serve over 1000 people every year.
As well, we hosted the 2022 Robbie Thompson Charity Slo-Pitch in September. The tournament began in the fall of 1997 (AKA “The Robbie”) as a fundraiser for an infant with a severe heart disorder. The community banded together to 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 is 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 addition, in 2022, we have made several donations to local non profit organizations – MARS (avian rescue), Wheels for Wellness, and the Comox Valley CareAVan (a mobile outreach health unit).
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 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.
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.
While Covid had an effect on our annual fundraising efforts, we are thrilled to be back and serving the community’s greatest needs.
Every December, we contribute towards the Stuff the Stocking project providing stockings filled with essentials and goodies for the less fortunate in the Valley.